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Distinct Occasions WEDDINGS

Toronto , ON
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ABOUT US

Distinct Occasions is a proud boutique Wedding Planning & Wedding Styling firm based in Toronto, Canada but available via virtual office worldwide. Our team approach to your wedding... Read more
Distinct Occasions is a proud boutique Wedding Planning & Wedding Styling firm based in Toronto, Canada but available via virtual office worldwide. Our team approach to your wedding means that no detail is too large or too small to escape our experienced eyes and ears.

Our weddings are so spectacular because because of YOU but we pride ourself on attention to detail unmatched in our industry. If you want something worldy inspired, creative, detailed, luxurious, elegant and intimate - you're going to love us.

Proudly offering services to clients worldwide we have satellite offices in Glasgow, Scotland and Perth, Western Australia to meet all of our jetsetting clients needs both here and abroad.

If you want a Distinct Occasion... look no further.

Distinct Occasions
416.562.6995
info@distinctoccasions.ca
http://www.distinctoccasions.ca
http://www.distinctoccasions.ca/blog

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INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What wedding events do you provide services for?
Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Day-Of Coordination, Event Design, Full Planning, Partial Planning
What types of weddings do you accomodate?
Civil, Cultural, Destination, Double Weddings, Eco-Friendly, Military, Non-Religious, Religious
How many planners are on your team?
6

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
From the moment I met Crystal I knew she would be the one that would be able to make our wedding day a reality. Our wedding came with more work than the ordinary wedding as it was on a Private Estate in Niagara. That meant we had many vendors including Tent, Decor, etc. She always responsded to all emails very quickly and was flexible in setting up meetings to meet our vendors. Leading up to the wedding and on the day of she was amazing. Our wedding day was absolutely flawless thanks to her and her crew (Gina and Gloria). We literally got to enjoy every single second of our special day and not worry because we knew we had Crystal to take charge and co-ordinate everyone on site. We highly recommend Distinct Occasions. Thanks again Crystal, and we definitely will be crossing paths again in the near future!
From the moment I met Crystal I knew she would be the one that would be able to make our wedding day a reality. Our Read more...
From the moment I met Crystal I knew she would be the one that would be able to make our wedding day a reality. Our wedding came with more work than the ordinary wedding as it was on a Private Estate in Niagara. That meant we had many vendors including Tent, Decor, etc. She always responsded to all emails very quickly and was flexible in setting up meetings to meet our vendors. Leading up to the wedding and on the day of she was amazing. Our wedding day was absolutely flawless thanks to her and her crew (Gina and Gloria). We literally got to enjoy every single second of our special day and not worry because we knew we had Crystal to take charge and co-ordinate everyone on site. We highly recommend Distinct Occasions. Thanks again Crystal, and we definitely will be crossing paths again in the near future! Read less
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katie
Wedding:
6/20/2015
5.0/5.0
Gina was incredible!! She went above and beyond to make our day absolutely perfect! The pre-wedding meetings and email's kept us on track and much more organized. We had an outdoor wedding at my parents house and our biggest fear was having our family running around the day of the wedding to finish little tasks. Gina and her assistant were on top of EVERYTHING! Never asked any questions and they never concerned us with anything. They were spectacular! Everything we had hoped for came true because of them. I would highly recommend Gina and Distinct Occasions Wedding planning to coordinate your wedding.
Gina was incredible!! She went above and beyond to make our day absolutely perfect! The pre-wedding meetings and email's Read more...
Gina was incredible!! She went above and beyond to make our day absolutely perfect! The pre-wedding meetings and email's kept us on track and much more organized. We had an outdoor wedding at my parents house and our biggest fear was having our family running around the day of the wedding to finish little tasks. Gina and her assistant were on top of EVERYTHING! Never asked any questions and they never concerned us with anything. They were spectacular! Everything we had hoped for came true because of them. I would highly recommend Gina and Distinct Occasions Wedding planning to coordinate your wedding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We LOVED working with Crystal for our wedding. Right from our first inquiry with her, she was enthusiastic about our wedding. We are an unconventional couple (who gets married on a Wednesday and on April Fool's Day to boot?!) and she helped us fulfill all of our wacky ideas for the big day. She responded to all of our questions quickly - often within an hour - which was really appreciated. On the day of the wedding, Crystal and Gina allowed our day to run smoothly without a hitch for which we are grateful for. They were professional and also a lot of fun to work with.
We LOVED working with Crystal for our wedding. Right from our first inquiry with her, she was enthusiastic about our Read more...
We LOVED working with Crystal for our wedding. Right from our first inquiry with her, she was enthusiastic about our wedding. We are an unconventional couple (who gets married on a Wednesday and on April Fool's Day to boot?!) and she helped us fulfill all of our wacky ideas for the big day. She responded to all of our questions quickly - often within an hour - which was really appreciated. On the day of the wedding, Crystal and Gina allowed our day to run smoothly without a hitch for which we are grateful for. They were professional and also a lot of fun to work with. Read less
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Fiona
Wedding:
1/24/2015
4.8/5.0
We had a very short timeline from when we got engaged to our actual wedding day.
Distinct Occasions provided exceptional service and professionalism and was able to make our Wedding Day one of the best celebrations for us, as well as our guests.
We would recommend them to any other couple getting married!
We had a very short timeline from when we got engaged to our actual wedding day.
Distinct Occasions provided Read more...
We had a very short timeline from when we got engaged to our actual wedding day.
Distinct Occasions provided exceptional service and professionalism and was able to make our Wedding Day one of the best celebrations for us, as well as our guests.
We would recommend them to any other couple getting married! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
10/18/2014
4.3/5.0
Crystal and her team were great in bringing everything at my wedding together. They particularly excelled on site - making sure everything was flawless, seamless, perfect. It was a highly memorable weekend and the Distinct Occasiosn team was so fast on their feet, thinking of everything, recommending great vendors, and even surprising us with beautiful touches like a gorgeous suspended floral wreath in the foyer of our venue that made it extra special. Crystal took care of every detail and kept us calm through the process. She delivered a truly wonderful, memorable, beautifully distinct wedding.
Crystal and her team were great in bringing everything at my wedding together. They particularly excelled on site - making Read more...
Crystal and her team were great in bringing everything at my wedding together. They particularly excelled on site - making sure everything was flawless, seamless, perfect. It was a highly memorable weekend and the Distinct Occasiosn team was so fast on their feet, thinking of everything, recommending great vendors, and even surprising us with beautiful touches like a gorgeous suspended floral wreath in the foyer of our venue that made it extra special. Crystal took care of every detail and kept us calm through the process. She delivered a truly wonderful, memorable, beautifully distinct wedding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
1.8/5.0
Distinct Occasions was by far the most disappointing part of my wedding. I found Crystal online and was impressed by the good reviews, but had a terrible experience working with her.

There were lots of issues but I'll just give a couple of examples...
1. We worked together for almost a year, my wedding was in August. For months I asked for quotes for our marquee and she kept giving me excuses about why the companies couldn't come to make a site visit. Finally in July she said there was only really one company who could do the job for a price of $46k. I thought that was ridiculous so I called around myself and found this was not true. I got an equally beautiful marquee for $23 THOUSAND LESS!

2. I showed her pics of what I wanted which was mix-matched vintage furniture and she said she would take care of it. When I finally got the furniture quote , again in July, it was all new and matching. So I had to go online, find vendors and place the orders myself, which would have been fine, except had I known I would have done it much earlier. I was scrambling up until 2 days before my wedding to get all my contracts done. It would have been less stressful had I not had a planner at all because I would have taken care of the orders much earlier instead of waiting on Crystal only to find out last minute that things weren't sorted.

3. This is a small detail, but it shows the attitude- The florist put all the personal flowers for the ceremony together on a table. I was upstairs getting ready. One of my bridesmaids asked for the flower crown for the flower girl and Crystals asst. who was just standing around pointed to the other room and said "theres a pile of flower stuff over there" This was minutes before the ceremony. That "pile" was the mom's corsages and the men boutonnières which ended up getting left behind because no one bothered to pass them out.

There are many more examples, but I think you get the idea...I highly recommend looking elsewhere.
Distinct Occasions was by far the most disappointing part of my wedding. I found Crystal online and was impressed by the Read more...
Distinct Occasions was by far the most disappointing part of my wedding. I found Crystal online and was impressed by the good reviews, but had a terrible experience working with her.

There were lots of issues but I'll just give a couple of examples...
1. We worked together for almost a year, my wedding was in August. For months I asked for quotes for our marquee and she kept giving me excuses about why the companies couldn't come to make a site visit. Finally in July she said there was only really one company who could do the job for a price of $46k. I thought that was ridiculous so I called around myself and found this was not true. I got an equally beautiful marquee for $23 THOUSAND LESS!

2. I showed her pics of what I wanted which was mix-matched vintage furniture and she said she would take care of it. When I finally got the furniture quote , again in July, it was all new and matching. So I had to go online, find vendors and place the orders myself, which would have been fine, except had I known I would have done it much earlier. I was scrambling up until 2 days before my wedding to get all my contracts done. It would have been less stressful had I not had a planner at all because I would have taken care of the orders much earlier instead of waiting on Crystal only to find out last minute that things weren't sorted.

3. This is a small detail, but it shows the attitude- The florist put all the personal flowers for the ceremony together on a table. I was upstairs getting ready. One of my bridesmaids asked for the flower crown for the flower girl and Crystals asst. who was just standing around pointed to the other room and said "theres a pile of flower stuff over there" This was minutes before the ceremony. That "pile" was the mom's corsages and the men boutonnières which ended up getting left behind because no one bothered to pass them out.

There are many more examples, but I think you get the idea...I highly recommend looking elsewhere. Read less
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Gillian
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
The thought of having a destination wedding never really crossed our minds with either Canada (my home) or Australia (Brad’s home) being the obvious choices. We then talked with Destination Wedding Planner Extraordinaire, Crystal Adair-Benning and found ourselves, 1.5yrs later on the stunning island of Maui on a hidden gem property saying ‘I Do’ with surprise after surprise from her team. You see, we didn’t know what WE wanted but she somehow tapped in and just seemed to “know”. So we handed over our dream wedding to Crystal and let her make it a complete surprise. We gave a few guidelines – a colour palette, guest list, and of course my dress but everything else she hand designed, created and put her heart into asking us questions along the way. It was magic! She had found the most awe-inspiring place to tie the knot with our loved ones!
If you’re even thinking of a Destination Wedding, our advice is to have a Wedding Planner, even if they are halfway across the world! Our initial meeting was a simple coffee date in Canada, loosely tossing up the possibility of having a wedding in Hawaii and we didn’t meet up with Crystal again until the week of our wedding…in Maui! Of course there was plenty of texts, phonecalls, FaceTime and Skype in between!!
It all still seems so surreal to Brad and I. Thanks to the many avenues of communication and technology, everything was done overseas through Crystal. It sounds like it could have been complicated and stressful especially not being able to meet with the Wedding Planner and signing contracts galore for things like the venue that you hadn’t been able to visit and working with a budget…but as Brad says, for all the grooms out there, “Planning a wedding with Crystal is so easy. I don’t see why people don’t get a Wedding Planner”. We adored her so much, partway through planning it only seemed fitting to ask her to marry us!
We LOVED our experience with Distinct Occasions and wouldn't change a thing!
The thought of having a destination wedding never really crossed our minds with either Canada (my home) or Australia (Brad Read more...
The thought of having a destination wedding never really crossed our minds with either Canada (my home) or Australia (Brad’s home) being the obvious choices. We then talked with Destination Wedding Planner Extraordinaire, Crystal Adair-Benning and found ourselves, 1.5yrs later on the stunning island of Maui on a hidden gem property saying ‘I Do’ with surprise after surprise from her team. You see, we didn’t know what WE wanted but she somehow tapped in and just seemed to “know”. So we handed over our dream wedding to Crystal and let her make it a complete surprise. We gave a few guidelines – a colour palette, guest list, and of course my dress but everything else she hand designed, created and put her heart into asking us questions along the way. It was magic! She had found the most awe-inspiring place to tie the knot with our loved ones!
If you’re even thinking of a Destination Wedding, our advice is to have a Wedding Planner, even if they are halfway across the world! Our initial meeting was a simple coffee date in Canada, loosely tossing up the possibility of having a wedding in Hawaii and we didn’t meet up with Crystal again until the week of our wedding…in Maui! Of course there was plenty of texts, phonecalls, FaceTime and Skype in between!!
It all still seems so surreal to Brad and I. Thanks to the many avenues of communication and technology, everything was done overseas through Crystal. It sounds like it could have been complicated and stressful especially not being able to meet with the Wedding Planner and signing contracts galore for things like the venue that you hadn’t been able to visit and working with a budget…but as Brad says, for all the grooms out there, “Planning a wedding with Crystal is so easy. I don’t see why people don’t get a Wedding Planner”. We adored her so much, partway through planning it only seemed fitting to ask her to marry us!
We LOVED our experience with Distinct Occasions and wouldn't change a thing! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I got married a little under a year ago and Crystal was my wedding planner. Her creativity, attention to detail and fun personality (not to mention always prompt communication) made working with Crystal such a fantastic experience.

I found Crystal after searching through WedLuxe magazine weddings and finding an example of a wedding that I loved the style of. Crystal was the planner of it and so I contacted her. At the time that I reached out to her, my fiancé and I were traveling on the other side of the world. I was getting some cold feet about the venue I had picked and wanted to chat with a professional about other options and ideas so we could really get what we wanted for our day. Crystal was so lovely and emailed with me almost daily during this period and made me feel so much better about our venue choice (she even helped price out a few other options for us so we could compare). It was an easy decision after all of her help to officially hire her to help us fully plan our wedding!!

Crystal has a very creative mind and comes up with really unique and personalized visions for the wedding event. We found this at many points during our planning and it was always really exciting to develop these unique pieces with her! She took the time to get to known us and what our likes/dislikes and style were. Our wedding ended up being a beautiful showcase of us as a couple! Crystal included me at every point in the process but kept things really simple also. She picked vendors that she knew would work with the style of our wedding and were close in proximity to me so that I could visit them easily. All the vendors we worked with through Crystal were fantastic, from the flowers and decor, to the stationary and music. Everything more than exceeded our expectations.

Overall Crystal was fabulous to work with and my only regret is that I don't have more life events for her to plan!! She will absolutely go above and beyond for any of her couples!
I got married a little under a year ago and Crystal was my wedding planner. Her creativity, attention to detail and fun Read more...
I got married a little under a year ago and Crystal was my wedding planner. Her creativity, attention to detail and fun personality (not to mention always prompt communication) made working with Crystal such a fantastic experience.

I found Crystal after searching through WedLuxe magazine weddings and finding an example of a wedding that I loved the style of. Crystal was the planner of it and so I contacted her. At the time that I reached out to her, my fiancé and I were traveling on the other side of the world. I was getting some cold feet about the venue I had picked and wanted to chat with a professional about other options and ideas so we could really get what we wanted for our day. Crystal was so lovely and emailed with me almost daily during this period and made me feel so much better about our venue choice (she even helped price out a few other options for us so we could compare). It was an easy decision after all of her help to officially hire her to help us fully plan our wedding!!

Crystal has a very creative mind and comes up with really unique and personalized visions for the wedding event. We found this at many points during our planning and it was always really exciting to develop these unique pieces with her! She took the time to get to known us and what our likes/dislikes and style were. Our wedding ended up being a beautiful showcase of us as a couple! Crystal included me at every point in the process but kept things really simple also. She picked vendors that she knew would work with the style of our wedding and were close in proximity to me so that I could visit them easily. All the vendors we worked with through Crystal were fantastic, from the flowers and decor, to the stationary and music. Everything more than exceeded our expectations.

Overall Crystal was fabulous to work with and my only regret is that I don't have more life events for her to plan!! She will absolutely go above and beyond for any of her couples! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
1/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Crystal made planning our wedding an absolute breeze, but even more than that, she helped make our wedding day run so smoothly! My husband, family, wedding party and I didn't have to do a thing, except show up and have fun…. and that we did! Thank you Crystal :)
Crystal made planning our wedding an absolute breeze, but even more than that, she helped make our wedding day run so Read more...
Crystal made planning our wedding an absolute breeze, but even more than that, she helped make our wedding day run so smoothly! My husband, family, wedding party and I didn't have to do a thing, except show up and have fun…. and that we did! Thank you Crystal :) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.6/5.0
Crystal was the wedding planner for our garden wedding. Not only is she extremely creative and exceeded my expectations in every area but, she is also a sheer delight to work with. She turned my crazy vision into an "English Garden Wonderland. "
She is very organized, professional, and "Detail" should be her middle name. She worked with my other wedding vendors to lend support and expertise where needed. I highly recommend Crystal if you're planning a wedding, party, or other special occasion where you want every last detail to be perfect. She also has a wonderful group of vendors to refer you to.
Crystal was the wedding planner for our garden wedding. Not only is she extremely creative and exceeded my expectations in Read more...
Crystal was the wedding planner for our garden wedding. Not only is she extremely creative and exceeded my expectations in every area but, she is also a sheer delight to work with. She turned my crazy vision into an "English Garden Wonderland. "
She is very organized, professional, and "Detail" should be her middle name. She worked with my other wedding vendors to lend support and expertise where needed. I highly recommend Crystal if you're planning a wedding, party, or other special occasion where you want every last detail to be perfect. She also has a wonderful group of vendors to refer you to. Read less
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