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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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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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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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Hi, I'm WillaMarie Jackson, the Assistant Planner for Distinct Event Planning, LLC (DEP) - a premier event management & design firm. As a result of watching and assisting my mother create a variety of events from weddings, to church anniversaries, and school awards programs, I bring  25+ years of knowledge to the team. I am SO passionate about logistics and executing the vision no matter the scope of the project. Solving the problem before it becomes a problem is my specialty, along with providing excellent customer support.

I am also a part of the dynamic EmpoWEred Planners Society team where I have assisted in planning and executing conferences, meet-ups, and networking events, helping to curate experiences for creative professionals to grow in their craft while building impactful relationships. I am passionate about lifelong learning and empowering others to become the best version of themselves.

Faith, family, and travel are my essential cornerstones. When not planning events - you'll find me either cheering on my two boys who are active in the arts and sports, or on the sideline supporting my husband coach football.

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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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My husband and I got engaged July 5th 2017 and literally had the wedding of our dreams October 8th 2017! I remember the first phone conversation I had with Lucretia Williams and after I explained my vision for our special day, I asked her did she think it was possible in that time frame. She just chuckled and said “ Oh absolutely”. I mean, there was a point where I felt like I should’ve been doing more but she had it all handled. Our day turned out to be a stress-free beautiful day that will be cherished forever!  -De'Monique & Trey 
 

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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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 Lucretia played such an integral role in our lives way beyond this wedding day. You have sewn a seed of wisdom, strength, love, hope and a host of other encouragements. This day would NOT have been possible without YOU! I had followed DEP for months prior to our engagement hopeful to work with them. We thank you and we love you! Best bride advice: Hire a Lucretia! – Nicole & Derek
 

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I have so much I can say about Lucretia-owner of Distinct Event Planning!! First I would like to recommend her full Service package to every single bride who is planning a wedding and think they can do it themselves. Lucretia worked within our budget to create a beautiful ceremony and wedding for my husband and I from start to finish! Every detail matters on your big day and Lucretia ensured we were satisfied and gave advice when we were unsure. Our family and friends are still taking about how amazing our wedding day was. My husband and I are still smiling about how initiate and personal our day was! – Anique & Ali
 

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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 B. 
 

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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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Your planning is done. Now it’s time to bring to the 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. 

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Distinct Event Planning would be happy to assist you in planning a fabulous event. Please call or complete the contact form to set up your complimentary consultation. 
 
P.O. Box 175
Blacklick, OH 43004
PHONE: (614) 577-1844
EMAIL: info@distincteventplanning.com

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