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Distinctive Occasions

Buffalo , NY
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3380 Sheridan Drive, #139
Buffalo, NY 14226 US (map)

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Make the moment distinctively yours! Full and partial planning services available.
Your vision...your day. Relax, and leave the details to us!

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Make the moment distinctively yours! Full and partial planning services available.
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Justin
Wedding:
5/30/2015
5.0/5.0
Cannot recommend Dawn and her team more highly. We were working from out of town and had trouble initially finding a planner we liked, and we feel very lucky to have found Dawn. Below was our e-mail to her shortly after the wedding.

"Wow!!! That was an amazing weekend - thank you so much! Not only did everything go off incredibly smoothly but all of the little touches (e.g. the coins on the notes, the flowers, candles, lighting, picture board) added up to an incredible and extremely memorable event. Everyone, including us, was blown away. We appreciated everything you did for us wholeheartedly - it is rare to find someone with such a great combination of creativity and organizational skills - we feel very lucky to have gotten to work with you."
Cannot recommend Dawn and her team more highly. We were working from out of town and had trouble initially finding a Read more...
Cannot recommend Dawn and her team more highly. We were working from out of town and had trouble initially finding a planner we liked, and we feel very lucky to have found Dawn. Below was our e-mail to her shortly after the wedding.

"Wow!!! That was an amazing weekend - thank you so much! Not only did everything go off incredibly smoothly but all of the little touches (e.g. the coins on the notes, the flowers, candles, lighting, picture board) added up to an incredible and extremely memorable event. Everyone, including us, was blown away. We appreciated everything you did for us wholeheartedly - it is rare to find someone with such a great combination of creativity and organizational skills - we feel very lucky to have gotten to work with you." Read less
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Jackie
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Dawn and her team were amazing. They were so easy to work with and knew exactly what I wanted. Our wedding day was perfect and our reception was more beautiful than I could have imagined, all thanks to the hard work of Distinctive Occasions. I can't thank them enough for making our wedding dreams come true and I'd recommend them to anyone!
Dawn and her team were amazing. They were so easy to work with and knew exactly what I wanted. Our wedding day was perfect Read more...
Dawn and her team were amazing. They were so easy to work with and knew exactly what I wanted. Our wedding day was perfect and our reception was more beautiful than I could have imagined, all thanks to the hard work of Distinctive Occasions. I can't thank them enough for making our wedding dreams come true and I'd recommend them to anyone! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Working with Distinctive Occasions was one of the BEST wedding decisions we made! We worked with Gina at the Wedding Planning Lite level. From the very start, Gina was responsive, professional, accessible, and very much on top of the details, scheduling, etc. We are fairly detail-oriented, and Gina kept us calm and put us at ease whenever we got overwhelmed by logistics and such. Gina, Jordan, and Dawn accompanied us to meetings with our venue and advocated for us when necessary. It was such a relief to know that we had them working with us to ensure that everything was exactly what we wanted. They also ran our rehearsal, which was unbelievably helpful and made the experience much less stressful. I can't imagine our wedding day without them--from corralling the boys to keeping an emergency kit to making sure we ate something before the ceremony--Gina, Jordan, and Dawn were integral to the overall success of the event and allowed myself, my husband, and mom to totally relax and enjoy the day.

Gina, Jordan, and Dawn are an absolute pleasure to work with. I highly recommend Distinctive Occasions- they are true professionals and will reduce your wedding-related stress by about 1000% :)
Working with Distinctive Occasions was one of the BEST wedding decisions we made! We worked with Gina at the Wedding Read more...
Working with Distinctive Occasions was one of the BEST wedding decisions we made! We worked with Gina at the Wedding Planning Lite level. From the very start, Gina was responsive, professional, accessible, and very much on top of the details, scheduling, etc. We are fairly detail-oriented, and Gina kept us calm and put us at ease whenever we got overwhelmed by logistics and such. Gina, Jordan, and Dawn accompanied us to meetings with our venue and advocated for us when necessary. It was such a relief to know that we had them working with us to ensure that everything was exactly what we wanted. They also ran our rehearsal, which was unbelievably helpful and made the experience much less stressful. I can't imagine our wedding day without them--from corralling the boys to keeping an emergency kit to making sure we ate something before the ceremony--Gina, Jordan, and Dawn were integral to the overall success of the event and allowed myself, my husband, and mom to totally relax and enjoy the day.

Gina, Jordan, and Dawn are an absolute pleasure to work with. I highly recommend Distinctive Occasions- they are true professionals and will reduce your wedding-related stress by about 1000% :) Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
Dawn is absolutely the most attentive and organized planner I have ever met. You would have thought that I was her only client; she was always there for me and put up with me asking tons of questions and being a bit of a control freak. I had to plan my wedding from Madison WI, my wedding planning occurred well I was moving to Madison from Minneapolis, starting a new Job and buying a new home. Without Dawn there is no way that I could have gotten everything done she recommended vendors, who were absolutely the best of the best!! The day of our wedding Dawn and her team, Jordan and Sandy, we amazing. Every wedding has their story and ours was, the night of the rehearsal dinner I burnt myself in the middle of my forward. Dawn reassured me that all would be fine and to contact our make-up artist, Michelle Sperazz, that night to give her a heads up and that she would cover it, well she did no one knew what I did the night before. Then after pictures my Matron of Honor's zipper completely broke, her entire dress in the back was left open, do not trust Jcrew's quality (but that is another story). Dawn didn't panic at all, even though she only saw this once before. Her Intern Sandy had a fashion back round and jumped into sew her back into her dress. Our guest had no idea that this was all occurring and my Matron of Honor went on to have an amazing and fun night. I am not a girly girl who ever dreamed or envisioned what my wedding would be like; all I wanted was a fun and classy event. Dawn made this happen from the Save the dates, to the invitations, all stationary the day of the wedding to the flowers, cake and color scheme. Every guest comment on how beautiful everything was, in fact 3 weeks after the event myself and my mom are still getting calls commenting on how wonderful and fun that night was. We cannot thank Dawn enough and whether you are an out of town bride or a local bride you should reach out to Dawn!!!!! Thank You Again - Michelle & Joe Garvey
Dawn is absolutely the most attentive and organized planner I have ever met. You would have thought that I was her only Read more...
Dawn is absolutely the most attentive and organized planner I have ever met. You would have thought that I was her only client; she was always there for me and put up with me asking tons of questions and being a bit of a control freak. I had to plan my wedding from Madison WI, my wedding planning occurred well I was moving to Madison from Minneapolis, starting a new Job and buying a new home. Without Dawn there is no way that I could have gotten everything done she recommended vendors, who were absolutely the best of the best!! The day of our wedding Dawn and her team, Jordan and Sandy, we amazing. Every wedding has their story and ours was, the night of the rehearsal dinner I burnt myself in the middle of my forward. Dawn reassured me that all would be fine and to contact our make-up artist, Michelle Sperazz, that night to give her a heads up and that she would cover it, well she did no one knew what I did the night before. Then after pictures my Matron of Honor's zipper completely broke, her entire dress in the back was left open, do not trust Jcrew's quality (but that is another story). Dawn didn't panic at all, even though she only saw this once before. Her Intern Sandy had a fashion back round and jumped into sew her back into her dress. Our guest had no idea that this was all occurring and my Matron of Honor went on to have an amazing and fun night. I am not a girly girl who ever dreamed or envisioned what my wedding would be like; all I wanted was a fun and classy event. Dawn made this happen from the Save the dates, to the invitations, all stationary the day of the wedding to the flowers, cake and color scheme. Every guest comment on how beautiful everything was, in fact 3 weeks after the event myself and my mom are still getting calls commenting on how wonderful and fun that night was. We cannot thank Dawn enough and whether you are an out of town bride or a local bride you should reach out to Dawn!!!!! Thank You Again - Michelle & Joe Garvey Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Distinctive Occasions did a phenomenonial job with not only our wedding day but the whole weekend! Dawn and her team helped to plan our rehearsal dinner and Sunday brunch for our 268 guest list. Everything went perfect, not one hiccup! Everything was on schedule and organized. While during the planning process everything was so quick and her experience in the business helped out so much! She knew so much and where to go! All the vendors she choose were perfect!! We couldn't have asked for a better person to work with to plan our wedding! Our wedding at Holiday Valley was a dream!!!
Distinctive Occasions did a phenomenonial job with not only our wedding day but the whole weekend! Dawn and her team Read more...
Distinctive Occasions did a phenomenonial job with not only our wedding day but the whole weekend! Dawn and her team helped to plan our rehearsal dinner and Sunday brunch for our 268 guest list. Everything went perfect, not one hiccup! Everything was on schedule and organized. While during the planning process everything was so quick and her experience in the business helped out so much! She knew so much and where to go! All the vendors she choose were perfect!! We couldn't have asked for a better person to work with to plan our wedding! Our wedding at Holiday Valley was a dream!!! Read less
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lara
Wedding:
7/26/2013
5.0/5.0
The BEST decision we made in our wedding planning (aside from of course marrying each other:-) was hiring Distinctive Occasions, Dawn and her team are amazing. They thought of all the details we missed (there were a lot!) and every little element of the timeline (but not in pushy way). They were on top of the whole day quietly behind the scenes. We had chosen to do a later evening cocktail reception at restaurant/bar that hadn't done a wedding yet (and we had over 100 people) with a private cake baker. This meant someone had to make sure all the vendors (including rather extensive decorations, flowers, cake and uplighting) were where they were supposed to be when they were supposed to be and they did it perfectly. In addition there was a wedding right before ours at our venue( a screw up on the part of a former employee of the venue that couldn't really be helped) and they turned the place around in no time for our wedding. Lastly and maybe most importantly they kept us on schedule, as in telling the ladies to start getting dressed, have some champagne (stop drinking champagne:-), eat something, all the stuff that needs to happen to "get you to the church on time" would NEVER have happened without them...really, and they did it so nicely. All we felt was that the wedding just "happened" and we got to enjoy every moment without worry, truly because of Distinctive Occasions, we are so grateful!!!
The BEST decision we made in our wedding planning (aside from of course marrying each other:-) was hiring Distinctive Read more...
The BEST decision we made in our wedding planning (aside from of course marrying each other:-) was hiring Distinctive Occasions, Dawn and her team are amazing. They thought of all the details we missed (there were a lot!) and every little element of the timeline (but not in pushy way). They were on top of the whole day quietly behind the scenes. We had chosen to do a later evening cocktail reception at restaurant/bar that hadn't done a wedding yet (and we had over 100 people) with a private cake baker. This meant someone had to make sure all the vendors (including rather extensive decorations, flowers, cake and uplighting) were where they were supposed to be when they were supposed to be and they did it perfectly. In addition there was a wedding right before ours at our venue( a screw up on the part of a former employee of the venue that couldn't really be helped) and they turned the place around in no time for our wedding. Lastly and maybe most importantly they kept us on schedule, as in telling the ladies to start getting dressed, have some champagne (stop drinking champagne:-), eat something, all the stuff that needs to happen to "get you to the church on time" would NEVER have happened without them...really, and they did it so nicely. All we felt was that the wedding just "happened" and we got to enjoy every moment without worry, truly because of Distinctive Occasions, we are so grateful!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
EXTRAODINARY!...Hiring Distinctive Occasions to do a full coordination for my daughters wedding was the best vendor decision we could have ever made! At first I went online and read some reviews... Distinctive Occassions was 5 out of 5 on every review... I shared it with my daughter... we interviewed Dawn... my daughter and she conntected and it was the best deicision we made. Dawn and her team are a 5+! It's a fact that stress does build up no matter what when planning, but Dawn made it painless. No matter what your budget is Dawn is worth every penny! Even on a very small budget, she can pull a vision together and somehow make it more perfect than you can even dream of. She skillfully guided us through every aspect of the planning process and I am so thankful for her. Her ideas and knowledge far surpassed anything that we could have done on our own, and I completely believe that she is one of the main reasons that my daughters day was so special. Not only is Dawn an amazing wedding planner, but she is also an amazing person. I recommend Distinctive Occasions to everyone no matter if it's a Wedding, Special Event or Corporate Event, Dawn can do it all!
EXTRAODINARY!...Hiring Distinctive Occasions to do a full coordination for my daughters wedding was the best vendor Read more...
EXTRAODINARY!...Hiring Distinctive Occasions to do a full coordination for my daughters wedding was the best vendor decision we could have ever made! At first I went online and read some reviews... Distinctive Occassions was 5 out of 5 on every review... I shared it with my daughter... we interviewed Dawn... my daughter and she conntected and it was the best deicision we made. Dawn and her team are a 5+! It's a fact that stress does build up no matter what when planning, but Dawn made it painless. No matter what your budget is Dawn is worth every penny! Even on a very small budget, she can pull a vision together and somehow make it more perfect than you can even dream of. She skillfully guided us through every aspect of the planning process and I am so thankful for her. Her ideas and knowledge far surpassed anything that we could have done on our own, and I completely believe that she is one of the main reasons that my daughters day was so special. Not only is Dawn an amazing wedding planner, but she is also an amazing person. I recommend Distinctive Occasions to everyone no matter if it's a Wedding, Special Event or Corporate Event, Dawn can do it all! Read less
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Karie
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Gina and Jordan are amazing!
I can not imagine our day going as smoothly as it did without the help of Gina and her assistant Jordan. I am a very crafty bride and while i needed less help with the "look" of the wedding, I was so happy to have help making sure everything went along with my vision. All I had to do on my wedding day was show up- the girls did the rest! I can not say enough good things or recommend distinctive occasions more! THANKS SO MUCH!!!
Gina and Jordan are amazing!
I can not imagine our day going as smoothly as it did without the help of Gina and her Read more...
Gina and Jordan are amazing!
I can not imagine our day going as smoothly as it did without the help of Gina and her assistant Jordan. I am a very crafty bride and while i needed less help with the "look" of the wedding, I was so happy to have help making sure everything went along with my vision. All I had to do on my wedding day was show up- the girls did the rest! I can not say enough good things or recommend distinctive occasions more! THANKS SO MUCH!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
We used Distinctive Occasions for our weekend planning. I can't say enough good things about Dawn and her team, my only wish - we used them to plan the entire wedding. They were so spot on and made wedding weekend run so smoothly!! I would recommend them to anyone, even if you think you don't need a wedding planner, trust me, you do. Its the best $$ we spent on any of our vendors!!!! They will keep you on time, help you with those little things you wont think about till they pop up, manage your vendors, they help with the run through at the Church (I would have no idea!!), they deal with any issues (which if there were issues, I have no idea what they were because Dawn must have taken care of them), they really made my day wonderful. I can't thank them enough!!

If you are considering using Dawn and team, do it. I promise you will no regret this decision in your wedding planning!! And your mom will too - she will be able to enjoy your beautiful day!!
We used Distinctive Occasions for our weekend planning. I can't say enough good things about Dawn and her team, my only Read more...
We used Distinctive Occasions for our weekend planning. I can't say enough good things about Dawn and her team, my only wish - we used them to plan the entire wedding. They were so spot on and made wedding weekend run so smoothly!! I would recommend them to anyone, even if you think you don't need a wedding planner, trust me, you do. Its the best $$ we spent on any of our vendors!!!! They will keep you on time, help you with those little things you wont think about till they pop up, manage your vendors, they help with the run through at the Church (I would have no idea!!), they deal with any issues (which if there were issues, I have no idea what they were because Dawn must have taken care of them), they really made my day wonderful. I can't thank them enough!!

If you are considering using Dawn and team, do it. I promise you will no regret this decision in your wedding planning!! And your mom will too - she will be able to enjoy your beautiful day!! Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
We originally hired Dawn to help us plan our ceremony since we wanted an outdoor location and we lived out of town. We ended up switching our reception hall only a few months away from the wedding date to a place where we could have a ceremony outside on the grounds. Through all of this, Dawn was fantastic with recommendations and very flexible. She helped us search out many outdoor locations, even in the middle of winter, and was available to us via email or phone whenever we needed her. She was incredibly responsive and really understood what we were looking for. She also had fantastic recommendations for vendors, and we used several of them. Every single vendor we had worked out wonderfully, and she picked vendors that fit our price range too. We saved a substantial amount of money because of this. Dawn was also very helpful with coordinating all of our vendors. She helped us by having face to face meetings with them when we were out of town, she ensured all of the pricing was correct and that we had paid everyone on time. She obviously has a great professional relationship with all of the vendors we met, who reassured us that we had chosen the best wedding planner we could have. Our only mistake was not hiring dawn from the very beginning. Our wedding simply would not have been as phenomenal as it was without her! We couldn't recommend Dawn, and distinctive occasions more.

This became most apparent to us during our wedding rehearsal and on our wedding day. Dawn and Jordan, her assistant, we're absolutely awesome. They were able to coordinate the rehearsal so everyone knew what to do the night before. On the day of the wedding, one thing I was not worrying about was whether or not everything would go smoothly because Dawn just had everything planned out and ready to go. They were key in keeping me calm that day, and for that I cannot thank them enough.

It was also great knowing that as we planned our wedding, no matter what aspect of it we were working on, Dawn was there to answer all of our questions and think of many of the important things that we might not have thought about, but that made our wedding day go flawlessly. Before we hired Dawn we were on the fence on whether or not to hire a wedding planner at all, but it was definitely worth it and one of the best decisions we made.
We originally hired Dawn to help us plan our ceremony since we wanted an outdoor location and we lived out of town. We Read more...
We originally hired Dawn to help us plan our ceremony since we wanted an outdoor location and we lived out of town. We ended up switching our reception hall only a few months away from the wedding date to a place where we could have a ceremony outside on the grounds. Through all of this, Dawn was fantastic with recommendations and very flexible. She helped us search out many outdoor locations, even in the middle of winter, and was available to us via email or phone whenever we needed her. She was incredibly responsive and really understood what we were looking for. She also had fantastic recommendations for vendors, and we used several of them. Every single vendor we had worked out wonderfully, and she picked vendors that fit our price range too. We saved a substantial amount of money because of this. Dawn was also very helpful with coordinating all of our vendors. She helped us by having face to face meetings with them when we were out of town, she ensured all of the pricing was correct and that we had paid everyone on time. She obviously has a great professional relationship with all of the vendors we met, who reassured us that we had chosen the best wedding planner we could have. Our only mistake was not hiring dawn from the very beginning. Our wedding simply would not have been as phenomenal as it was without her! We couldn't recommend Dawn, and distinctive occasions more.

This became most apparent to us during our wedding rehearsal and on our wedding day. Dawn and Jordan, her assistant, we're absolutely awesome. They were able to coordinate the rehearsal so everyone knew what to do the night before. On the day of the wedding, one thing I was not worrying about was whether or not everything would go smoothly because Dawn just had everything planned out and ready to go. They were key in keeping me calm that day, and for that I cannot thank them enough.

It was also great knowing that as we planned our wedding, no matter what aspect of it we were working on, Dawn was there to answer all of our questions and think of many of the important things that we might not have thought about, but that made our wedding day go flawlessly. Before we hired Dawn we were on the fence on whether or not to hire a wedding planner at all, but it was definitely worth it and one of the best decisions we made. Read less
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