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Distinctive Occasions, LLC is a full-service wedding and event planning company based in Buffalo and serving clients throughout Western New York. The company unites the talent of multiple industry professionals and is recognized for creating awe-inspiring themed events.


Founded in 2007 and offering decades of combined experience in event planning, we’re proud to maintain long-term, trusted relationships with the finest specialists including chefs, musicians, florists, photographers and bakeries. We aim to inspire, helping clients host events that offer the greatest value without ever compromising style or quality. Services span counsel on etiquette and social graces to the creative, tactical and administrative. We’re perfectionists, striving to bring your distinct vision to life with perfect timing and organization. Experience the difference with Distinctive Occasions.

In 2007, while working in the corporate sector following six years in corporate and small event planning, Dawn Schregel, founder of Distinctive Occasions, realized her love for event planning and launched her consulting business. Through the years, Dawn has coordinated numerous events for a range of clients, earning a trusted reputation in the local community. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theatre from the University of Buffalo.


Melding her business experience and professional theatre background, Dawn is able to envision events from start to finish from both a logistical and creative standpoint. Each event planned and managed by Dawn is an intricately crafted production where no element is overlooked.


With her vibrant yet gracious personality and superior organizational skills, Dawn has an innate ability to make clients feel at ease and able to enjoy their important event. She’s certified as a Professional Bridal Consultant through the Association of Bridal Consultants.

Dawn Schregel

Owner/Principal Consultant


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