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Distinct Event Planning is a premier full-service event planning and design company serving clients in the Midwest and beyond. Whether we’re designing a wedding, themed party, or corporate affairs, we deliver the wow factor at events large and small. Be a guest at your own event and let us take your vision to the next level!

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Ms. Williams has established an incredible network of resources and was able to accomplish the most complex of tasks, often in a limited timeframe. Her team is truly incredible , and their overall dedication is commendable. - Lark Mallory

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3 words to you my friend: You Are Incredible!!! It was absolutely phenomenal. My mom called me and Lucretia she was crying...it was so much more than she expected and she raved about you. Again, from the bottom of my heart thank you for making an evening for my mom so very special. Love you. – Jodi E. 
 

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We presented Ms. Williams with our concept, she listened, brought back ideas, received our feedback, generated more ideas, accepted our tweaks, and created an event that was beyond anything we could have imagined or envisioned. No detail was left unturned and our guests remarked that it was the “event of the year". - Jami Ervin

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When Ergo — a New York-based firm — decided to host a conference in Columbus, Ohio on four months’ notice, we knew we needed someone on the ground with a wealth of experience, strong connections, and absolute professionalism. That combination of traits is exactly what Lucretia and WillaMarie bring to the table every day. DEP worked with us on an extremely tight timeline to secure a world-class venue that fit our needs exactly and brought in premier local vendors. As our vision for the conference evolved, Lucretia and WillaMarie exhibited tremendous patience, adaptability, and responsiveness. - Ergo Staff

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Lucretia is passionate about planning, creative, professional and responsive! Her services exceeded our expectation from our first meeting through the entire event and final event wrap up and review. Lucretia was a joy to work with and took the stress out of the equation, so that I could enjoy our guests and the event. I highly recommend her services! – Darnita Bradley 
 

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We deliver a stress-free experience, from the brainstorming phase to the concept realized. Let us capture your vision and bring it to life. We specialize in designing corporate conferences, retreats, team meetings, employee and client appreciations, galas and more. We collaborate with your team to design a customized package that allows you fulfill your company’s vision while maintaining your budget and creating the highest impact for your attendees. 

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  corporate + nonprofit events

We will handle all of the planning details for your ultimate celebration. We will give you peace of mind by offering sound, professional advice and we will act as a liaison with your various vendors. Our experience, coupled with your ideas, can ensure your event goes just as you envisioned from the beginning stages of planning to the last dance at the party. 

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social events

Your planning is done. Now it’s time to bring to life the look and feel of your event. That’s where we add our Distinct touch! We’ll start with your initial concept and let the creativity flow. We’ll inspire you with fresh takes on color palettes, textures, florals, lighting, and décor. We’ll help you tap into those “uniquely you” elements to create an unforgettable visual experience for your event. Let’s create the “WOW” factor your guests deserve! 

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This natural visionary is the founder, President and CEO of Distinct Event Planning, LLC (DEP), Lucretia Williams. Featured in Essence and on TV, as an event planning expert this designing extraordinaire has successfully planned hundreds of multi-day conferences, business development events and tradeshows. We are talking about Met Gala level exclusiveness here.

Her love of mixed patterns and lots of layered textures speaks to the amazing complexity of a woman and leaves her clients feeling like celebrities “all dressed in love.” As the G.O.A.T. of event planning, she has accumulated many accolades including a 99% satisfaction rate, raising millions of dollars for various non profits, and DEP is the only certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) event planning and design company in the State of Ohio.

In between designing unique events with all the flair, she sips on top notch coffee to fuel her day. Her love of faith filled devotionals has lifted her to the paramount level of 24 years of event planning experience. She has boldly established her events as unique as her variety of lipsticks. When she isn’t creating superior events, she can be found enjoying a beach vacation with her husband and daughters.

meet us

Hi, I’m Lucretia and welcome you to Distinct Event Planning (DEP)! Operating a premiere wedding and event planning business has been my dream from the moment I planned my first wedding. Now with 20 years of event planning experience behind me, I realize my own “dream come true” with each incredible event. My team and I are passionate about delivering the ultimate guest experience from start to finish. I take pride in perfecting the details, creating unforgettable visuals and making every moment feel effortless and stress-free.

Having planned everything from weddings and parties, to conferences and high teas, my organizational skills have earned praise throughout Central Ohio and I have great relationships with local vendors. My dependability and my ability to direct the behind-the-scenes logistics, and coordinate with event professionals are just of a few of the tools I’ll use to make your event seem effortless.

I'm also passionate about sharing my knowledge and growing the planning industry. In 2017, I founded the EmpoWEred Planners Society to give planners a platform to learn from other pros. We’re taking the secrecy out of “trade secrets” and providing applicable tools for success. Our society hosts an annual conference and other professional development opportunities throughout the year.

DEP is also expanding its reach. Our events have been featured in magazine spreads, articles and blogs. And now I’m touring internationally as a speaker and educator. I love developing professionals and I welcome opportunities to speak at conferences, seminars and workshops!

We have so much to offer and we’d love to learn about your next big event. Contact us today. Let’s create together!


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WillaMarie is a Harley riding event planner now DEP’s Director of Operations. She enjoys training new staff to become the cream of the crop event planners and leading them to success with the assistance of her handy Trello board. As the epitome of the ultimate problem solver, she can identify the problem before it occurs. Consider it handled as she calmly exits the room while drinking passion fruit lemonade.

Don't let the tough exterior fool you because this Jesus girl’s favorite color is Rose Gold which symbolizes love, also a reflection of her faith and passion that she brings to projects everyday. She enjoys designing a whimsy/classical/ bohemian mix that seems natural but is structured in unexplainable beauty. Add some pops of color and #BoomPow you have her favorite design element.

This seasoned, strategic, dynamic and independent spirit has always championed people’s needs first as a counselor, then as an event planner and now as the lead organizational maven.

When she is not getting staff into formation, she enjoys a date night ride with her husband on his Harley and spending time with her 2 sons.

Hi, I’m Lucretia and welcome you to Distinct Event Planning (DEP)! Operating a premiere wedding and event planning business has been my dream from the moment I planned my first wedding. Now with 20 years of event planning experience behind me, I realize my own “dream come true” with each incredible event. My team and I are passionate about delivering the ultimate guest experience from start to finish. I take pride in perfecting the details, creating unforgettable visuals and making every moment feel effortless and stress-free.

Having planned everything from weddings and parties, to conferences and high teas, my organizational skills have earned praise throughout Central Ohio and I have great relationships with local vendors. My dependability and my ability to direct the behind-the-scenes logistics, and coordinate with event professionals are just of a few of the tools I’ll use to make your event seem effortless.

I'm also passionate about sharing my knowledge and growing the planning industry. In 2017, I founded the EmpoWEred Planners Society to give planners a platform to learn from other pros. We’re taking the secrecy out of “trade secrets” and providing applicable tools for success. Our society hosts an annual conference and other professional development opportunities throughout the year.

DEP is also expanding its reach. Our events have been featured in magazine spreads, articles and blogs. And now I’m touring internationally as a speaker and educator. I love developing professionals and I welcome opportunities to speak at conferences, seminars and workshops!

We have so much to offer and we’d love to learn about your next big event. Contact us today. Let’s create together!


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Evin Moss is an Assistant Event Planner that is “the one”. Like Neo, she can not only see the matrix but develop the impossible through her detailed event planning. Her enjoyment in watching the Grammy’s smooth production of lighting, set design and performances fueled her passion to work behind the scenes.

She brings that same excitement to her work with a creative eye, meticulous execution of events, and superior designed graphics which yield high engagement rates across social media platforms. Vendors and clients experience her warmth and unrivaled customer service skills first hand throughout the event planning process- Flawless Victory! Although she slays the impossible daily with her natural inclination for seamless synchronization, she has a soft spot for romantic design; boho glam and practicing calligraphy in her spare time.

As a self proclaimed high functioning Introvert, she fuels her work day with an iced caramel macchiato.

Hi, I’m Lucretia and welcome you to Distinct Event Planning (DEP)! Operating a premiere wedding and event planning business has been my dream from the moment I planned my first wedding. Now with 20 years of event planning experience behind me, I realize my own “dream come true” with each incredible event. My team and I are passionate about delivering the ultimate guest experience from start to finish. I take pride in perfecting the details, creating unforgettable visuals and making every moment feel effortless and stress-free.

Having planned everything from weddings and parties, to conferences and high teas, my organizational skills have earned praise throughout Central Ohio and I have great relationships with local vendors. My dependability and my ability to direct the behind-the-scenes logistics, and coordinate with event professionals are just of a few of the tools I’ll use to make your event seem effortless.

I'm also passionate about sharing my knowledge and growing the planning industry. In 2017, I founded the EmpoWEred Planners Society to give planners a platform to learn from other pros. We’re taking the secrecy out of “trade secrets” and providing applicable tools for success. Our society hosts an annual conference and other professional development opportunities throughout the year.

DEP is also expanding its reach. Our events have been featured in magazine spreads, articles and blogs. And now I’m touring internationally as a speaker and educator. I love developing professionals and I welcome opportunities to speak at conferences, seminars and workshops!

We have so much to offer and we’d love to learn about your next big event. Contact us today. Let’s create together!


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