Couture By Design (CBD Meetings & Events) is Washington DC’s turnkey solution to full service event planning, event production and event marketing. CBD is Washington’s Top Planner for the International community. We have proudly served 8 countries on 5 continents. CBD manages events for Diplomats, Nonprofits, Foundations and Associations, Corporations and Individuals..
CBD plans events in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area, nationally in Chicago, Atlanta, Miami, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and New York, in the Bahamas and for our international partners. Our turnkey approach to spectacular events is second to none. We staff graphic designers, logistics managers, Public Relations Specialists and have an in-house offset and digital printing component. We have floor plans and specs on nearly every venue, convention center and meeting space in the Washington, DC metropolitan area and great relationships with our third party vendors. We also offer translation services in Spanish, Portuguese, French and German.
Capabilities include guest list management through our online customer branded website or through the CBD pre-event registration system that ensures your guests are counted.
Event planning, production and execution is a serious process. Our trained event planners cover every small detail. Capabilities include: concept design, decor, and venue negotiation.
Floral design, prop production, event lighting, specialty linens and more are delicately selected by our design team staff. Whether a grand design or a modest design, they’ve got you covered.
All aspects of Marketing and Public Relations is handled by The Communications Agency. We offer a turnkey solution to branding, promotional products and messaging.
CBD has managed events at some of the most secure venues in Washington DC. We are experts at obtaining event permits, security clearances, guest arrival protocol and negotiation.
Sound and audiovisual requirements for filmed concerts and speaker presentations, small and large meetings. We support: PowerPoint presentations, Webinars, Skype, Digital and Social Media.
We design formal invitations, including: Letterpress, Cotton, Linen, Foil and custom services such as Calligraphy. We also sell card stock for DIY Invitations.
Special event lighting capabilities include uplights, pinpoint lighting, spotlighting, lit event furniture, lighting for filming and other specialty lighting (i.e. gobos, signage and etc.).
First impressions can either hype or spoil a guest’s mood. The CBD registration process has been carefully designed to provide an easy registration process.
Ivy and her team performed public relations and communications for the historical Sojourner Truth Unveiling with First Lady Michelle Obama. She and her team impressed beyond measure.
CBD is a fantastic event planning firm. We had an outstanding event in the US and the only we needed to do was show up. Ivy and her team did a spectacular job for the Government of Brazil.
The team did a fantastic job for our World Bank Private Sector central bank consolidation development seminars. We are in Africa so we were able to trust them to handle all of the details.