Sunday, January 30, 2011

Kleinfeld Bridal Blow Out Sale - Bridal Gowns up to 70% off

You have seen them on TLC's Say Yes to the Dress, now you get a chance to say YES.  On Tuesday, February 1 from 3 pm - 7 pm Kleinfeld Bridal will be having a bridal blow out sale.  No appointments are necessary and it is first come first serve.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Finding just the right wedding dress

“This is the dress!” These four words are voiced by every bride once she finds the wedding dress of her dreams. Before dragging your best gal pals to help you find the “dress” there are some things to consider before making this very important purchase.

Gown budget – There is nothing more frustrating than finding the perfect dress and it cost more than the budgeted amount. Be up front with the bridal boutique consultant about the price range you need to stay within. This can help them better service you.

Check the sample color – Make sure that the sample color is the color that you want for your dress. There are many shades of white, off white, and ivory. Ask for a swatch of the dress to add to your wedding planning book.

Can you sit in it? – Between the ride to the ceremony and reception and your first meal together as a married couple, you will be sitting. Make sure that you can sit comfortably in your dress.

Can you dance? – Having a great DJ means lots of dancing. Can you get your groove on in your “dress”? Try a couple of your favorite moves prior to paying for the dress.

Discuss alterations – Every bridal boutique has different rules and time restrictions on alterations. Be sure to know what the alteration schedule is at your location.

Get veil ideas – Check out the various veils available at the bridal boutique and try on your favorites with your dress. The veil should complement the dress and if it doesn’t that might not be the right veil for your special day.

Verify the date of arrival – Knowing the date which your dream dress will arrive is important, especially when scheduling alterations. Make sure there is enough time in case there is a problem with getting the dress in.

Know the cancellation / refund policy – In the event that the dress must be returned, it is important to know the cancellation / refund policy at the boutique where you brought your dress.

This special moment can be loads of fun and excitement, but being armed with the right tools will make it the very best.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Check us out on Wedding411 on Demand

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Distinctively Yours Event Management is proud to be one of the vendors on Wedding411 on Demand via Comcast.  As a vendor and a bridal expert, it gives us the oppportunity to share our experience and skills with new brides and potential clients.

We would love for you to check out our commerical.  We look forward to helping you plan your dream wedding.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Commitment Ceremonies - Celebrations of Love

Are you planning a commitment ceremony and have no idea where to begin?

Distinctively Yours Event Management can take away all your worries and make your celebration a wonderful expression of love. Although a lot of the same elements that are in traditional wedding ceremonies are present in commitment ceremonies – Greetings, vows, reading/musical selections, exchange of rings, pronouncement of marriage, and the reception – commitment ceremonies in most states are not legally binding but are rather public affirmation of the couples love and respect for one another.

The couple should include key elements that represent their love and style to make the ceremony uniquely theirs. We would love to help you customize for celebration.


Free Day of Coordination Contest Entry - Abigail and Darrell

Darrell and I met in High School when we ran on the same Cross Country team.  I had a crush on him, but if you ask him how he remembers me he would say "all knees and elbows." 

About 13 years passed and the end of a bad marriage brought me back to the area while he came home to help his mother who had been diagnosed with breast cancer.  One night I recognized his profile on MySpace and sent him a message.  We were soon our first date.  I waited five months and when I knew I wanted to be with him forever I introduced him to the most important people in my life, my son and daughter. 

 For the last four years he has been by my side.  It hasn't been easy.  We were separated for months when I helped my grandmother who broke her hip.  I've also underwent four surgeries to deal with chronic pain.  Then in 2010 my car was struck on two separate occasions by another car through no fault of my own.  I can't tell you how frustrating it has been dealing with even more pain while trying to plan a wedding.  Physical Therapy has greatly helped, but going three times a week is a huge time commitment. 

Our budget is less than $5,000.00 so almost all the details are DIY and I would be sad if any were forgotten on our wedding day and that is why I desperately need a day of coordinator.  We have a few friends who have offered to help and it would be great to have a professional to pull it all together on June 4, 2011 in Marietta, PA.  Thanks so much for the opportunity!  Winning this would make me feel less stressed and incredibly blessed!!!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Jewelry for the wedding and beyond

I think it is safe to say that most women LOVE jewelry.  Although taste vary regarding style, jewelry can be a perfect gift for you or for your friends, mothers, sisters, etc. To help keep you and your friends looking good whether going out for a night on the town or for a day at the office, Distinctively Yours Event Management is showcasing Stella and Dot jewelry.  Stella and Dot is making a splash in the fashion world and has been featured in numerous magazines, on talk shows, and have been photographed on celebrities. 

If you are interested in owning any of this great jewelry or hosting a Stella and Dot party, please contact us.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Ask the Expert - Wedding 411 on Demand

Are you recently engaged and have questions regarding your upcoming wedding?  Well look no further than Wedding 411 On Demand.

There are a variety of wedding professionals that can help you with your wedding planning needs and they are just a click away.  These wedding professionals can answer questions about wedding planning, florals, stationery, entertainment, and so much more.

For questions on wedding planning, please check out Distinctively Yours Event Management on Wedding 411 on Demand.

Distinctively Yours Event Management is Named to the 2011 Wedding Professional Hot List, one of the worlds leading wedding websites, has just announced that Distinctively Yours Event Management has been selected for the 2011 Wedding Professional Hot List.

The annual Wedding Professional Hot List recognizes excellence within the wedding industry, as determined by reviews from tens of thousands of brides and grooms. Distinctively Yours Event Management was among the best reviewed vendors in their area in the past year.

"The Wedding Professional Hot List recognizes best of class wedding professionals." said Geoff Evason, MomentVille's CEO. "Highlighting the success of the top wedding professionals is an exciting way to spread the word and help newly engaged couples find the right professionals for their own weddings."

About Distinctively Yours Event Management

Distinctively Yours Event Management is a full-service event management company that specializes in personalized event planning and coordination for individuals and organizations. It is our goal to exhibit a high degree of professionalism, integrity, and exceptional service with every event. We assist individuals and organizations in creating unique and memorable experiences.

About MomentVille offers engaged couples and wedding enthusiasts a one stop place for planning and sharing a wedding. Offering personal wedding websites, wedding planning tools, a gorgeous gallery of wedding pictures, a searchable list of reviewed wedding vendors, and lots of helpful and inspiring wedding content, MomentVille helps newlyweds with all aspects of their wedding. For more information contact

Monday, January 3, 2011

Come check out Distinctively Yours Event Management

Distinctively Yours Event Management will be at the following bridal shows to speak to you about your wedding planning needs. 

January 6, 2011 at 5:30 pm Crown Plaza Timonium
January 8, 2011 at 11:00 am Timonium Fairgrounds
January 9, 2011 at 12:00 pm Timonium Fairgrounds
January 11, 2011 at 5:30 pm Baltimore Museum of Industry

Please stop by and say hello!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Win a FREE Day of Wedding Coordination package

 In honor of your special day, we are sponsoring a contest! We will award one couple a FREE package of services:

This is your Day… Day of Wedding Coordination and Reception
This package is for the couple that has contracted all the required vendors and would like assistance in making your wedding day run smoothly.

Contest Rules

1. Must be 18 years or older to enter.

2. Contest will run from January 1 – February 13, 2011 with the winner being notified on February 14, 2011.

3. Only one entry is allowed.

4. Must not be under contract with any other wedding planner.

5. Must be getting married within 100 miles of Baltimore City.

6. Must follow You’re Invited, the blog for Distinctively Yours Event Management, LLC  during the duration of the contest.

7. Must submit a photo of you and your fiancĂ©(e) and a short essay (maximum of 300 words) indicating why you deserve to win. Feel free to write about your romantic proposal, the story of your courtship, or even some hardship that the two of you have overcome that has made your relationship stronger. Please submit your entry to with the subject line “Free Day of Wedding Coordination contest.”The photo and essay will be posted to the Distinctively Yours Event Management blog. Encourage friends and family to vote and comment on your entry.

8. Wedding must be scheduled between March 1, 2011 – December 27, 2011 (no holidays) and is subject to availability.

9. This is not a planning service - it is coordination only.

If you would like more information, please feel free to contact us.
(410) 905-6178