$$$ – Moderate
Engagement Party, After Party, Bridal Luncheon, Bridal Shower, Day After Brunch, Rehearsal Dinner, Welcome Party, Rehearsals + Parties, Ceremony, Cocktail Hour, Reception, Rehearsal, Wedding
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Shari and her team are phenomenal!! I literally could not have made our day as amazing as it was without all their help. Shari helped me with design and decorating ideas as well as all the little details I would have never thought of! I also contracted for day-of coordinators and it was probably the best thing I could have ever done. The whole day went so smooth and easy for myself as the bride, my mom, my (now) husband and his mom too! People are still talking about how beautiful everything was and how much fun they had- and that's all I could ever want! I highly recommend Shari and her team and am so, so thankful for all their dedicated work!!
AMAZING! Linda and her team made our day perfect! We would totally recommend their services. They made our day more amazing than we could have ever imagined.
I hired a day of wedding coordinator, Andrea Byrnes. Although she was just a day of coordinator, it felt like she helped plan my entire wedding :) She helped me develop and finalize my timeline by working will all my vendors independently, which was a huge help! She was very responsive and flexible when communicating with me and others. In addition, she offered suggestions that we would not have even thought about or considered. Overall very satisfied and am so thankful I chose Perfectly Planned by Shari services for my special day!
It is really difficult to put into words just how grateful and lucky we feel that we found Shari and that she was able to plan our wedding. There are no words that could possibly describe how amazing Shari was as an wedding planner. My husband and I could not imagine our wedding being as wonderful as it was without Shari. We found Perfectly Planned by Shari through The Knot after seeing some good reviews. From the beginning Shari was so helpful, patient, and always knew exactly what I was trying to achieve. Knowledgeable, resourceful, and professional are just some of the few qualities that begin to describe her. She always went above and beyond what was asked of her. We were also in constant communication with her during the whole wedding planning process. She also had amazing recommendations for vendors. Most importantly, on the day of the wedding, she outdid herself and did a superb job. I didn't have to worry, and I was able to enjoy the entire day. Ever since I was a little girl, I dreamed about what my wedding would be like. Shari and her team gave my husband and I the wedding of our dreams. -Constance
If you are looking for a wedding planner and day of coordinator in Pittsburgh- Shari & Andrea are by far the best in the business!! Shari helped put my vision into reality, and is an expert in all things wedding. She has an answer to everything! Andrea, our day of coordinator was truly amazing. Her attention to detail, responsiveness, and overall calm demeanor kept me at ease during every step! She went above and beyond her role as "day of" coordinator, and was my sanity the week of the wedding calling all vendors and making sure everything was good to go! These ladies will end up making your day perfect and the planning process a breeze! Thanks again Shari & Andrea, we are forever grateful!
We were so thankful for everything that Shari and her staff did for the wedding. They were extremely professional, always on time and easily reached by phone or email. All vendor recommendations were superior and appointment scheduling was effortless. The reception venue was stunning. Shari and her staff turned a special day into a perfect day!!!
Honestly I have no idea where we would have been without Shari. She was with us every step of the way! She was very professional and recommended great vendors. I also appreciate how professional her staff was. They were amazing on our wedding day. Shari even shows up to help with the rehearsal. Any questions we had Shari answered in less than 24 hours. She is very responsive to emails and phone calls. I believe she is the best planner in the Pittsburgh area.
We used the "It's Your Day" service, for a 'day-of' wedding coordinator - and we're so glad that we did! Brittany was our day-of coordinator and we were so thankful to have her there! While the major wedding planning was done, we needed somebody to be there on the wedding day to direct the ceremony (tell everyone when to walk, keep track of programs, ushers, the marriage license, etc.) and keep the reception on track (let people know when to give speeches, do dances, and be where they needed to be) and to help gather our belongings at the end of the night. Brittany was a godsend! Having her there allowed myself and my husband to enjoy the day we had planned for so long and not stress about anything! We had an outdoor ceremony and Brittany was great with helping us to prepare for what we'd do in the event of poor weather (thankfully we didn't need to act on any of it - but it was a relief to have someone helping us to coordinate, just in case!). All in all, she made the day enjoyable and relaxing for us both; instead of having to stress over logistics of the day, we were able to enjoy ourselves and the day we spent so much time and money planning. THANK YOU, Brittany, for all your hard work and for being so easy to work with. You're the best!
Shari is amazing. She really made my dream wedding come to life. No question was too silly and no idea was shot down. She is so responsive and always got back to me so quickly. We had two years to plan and she did an amazing job of keeping us on schedule and getting the process started when we needed to for each piece. She set up vendor meetings based on my ideas and conversations with her and found me a florist, band, etc... that completely understood my vision. I also wasn't someone who knew exactly what I wanted and she helped me to sort through all of the possibilities to find what was right for me. She is the best wedding planner and we have already recommended her to friends who love her too!! We couldn't have done it without Shari.
I am Samantha, an international student from China. As for a bride, I always wanted a Western wedding ceremony rather that a traditional crowded Chinese one. When I studied at Pitt, I love the Heinz Memorial Chapel a lot so my husband and I decided to have our wedding there after my graduation. At first, I thought I could handle all the wedding details by myself to save the money but then I figured out that mission impossible. I would have my wedding, my graduation project and final research paper at the same time! I would be an insane bride! So we started looking for wedding planners and Shari was the first one we contacted. Her professionalism, experienced attitude and thoughtful consideration really impressed us. After a few comparison with other wedding planners, we had Shari's assistant Andrea as our wedding planner. Andrea is the perfect one. She is nice, easy to communicate, thoughtful and very professional. I have no idea of how an American wedding goes like and she was so patient to explain all the details to me. She helped the most when we picking up all the vendors due to my budget. As my husband was working in Beijing, China by the time I was preparing the wedding, Andrea was the most helpful one to me. I can't thank her more for spending the last six months with me. Without her effort, I couldn't have such a beautiful wedding. I had a wedding prepare folder with 12 wedding vendors lists and she was always there when we had to meet with them. We almost spent every week together. I did a dual-language wedding ceremony and reception as our parents can't understand English. Andrea and her team coordinated that point with all the other vendors and we made it! Everything went through so well and our parents were grateful and happy too. For the wedding day, I just felt a little worried of the wedding party as we were not familiar with the American wedding. I knew Andrea would take care the rest of my wedding and make it perfect. I was so busy and anxious by the graduation ceremony on the morning and wedding on the evening. She helped all the other things as we planned and all of a sudden the dream came true. Thank you Andrea for being my wedding coordinator and being there with more as a friend and a sister. I wish you the best as always. 我是一个在匹大读书的国际生，一直梦想有一个西式的婚礼，因为我和我先生都不是很喜欢国内那样有点乱哄哄的婚礼。当我们参观过匹大的亨氏纪念堂以后，就决定要在这里举行婚礼。一开始我还以为自己能操办所有的事情，但看了下计划以后觉得就是变成超人也没办法在同一个时间段内又要结婚又要完成毕业设计还有最后的论文，所以我们就找了Shari作参考。在了解我们的预算以后，她推荐了她的助手Andrea作为我们的婚礼策划。 Andrea是一个非常细心，有耐心和易于沟通的人。我和她说自己不了解任何美国婚礼的习俗于是她不厌其烦地和我解释每一个细节应该怎么做，又代表了什么。在这半年的合作中，因为我先生一直在北京工作，所以Andrea反而变成了我最亲近的朋友和帮手。我们几乎每周都有见面去挑选各种婚礼需要定的合作方或者谈论婚礼细节和安排。她非常为我考虑方方面面，我们很感动。 因为有些从国内来的宾客，包括我们的父母不懂英文，所以婚礼仪式和晚宴都是双语的。Andrea与所有婚礼团队都很尽力去完成这一点并且让这个婚礼完美。我在婚礼当天除了担心一些人员安排以外其他都没有操心。Andrea让我们的婚礼梦想成真。 我想如果在这边的华人朋友需要找专业婚礼策划的话，Andrea和Shari都应该是有经验的可以提高国际服务的专业人员了。个人认为，虽然婚庆的价格和国内来说是比较贵的，但是真的非常值得。整个美国团队都很专业，让我们很放心。也没有什么坐地起价或者多要服务费等情况产生。合同书说的是什么，就是什么。 谢谢Andrea的辛勤付出，祝好！
ShariReviewed on 7/05/2015 Jared T
Shari was an excellent wedding planner. She was always responsive and ensured that we got the event that we wanted. We truly did not have to worry about anything the day of because we knew we had Shari behind the scenes working her magic. Since we were planning the wedding remotely, we particularly appreciated her ability to make sure that each time we came into town we met with several venders. Thus, we were able to maximize each trip. Additionally, we appreciated her willingness to set up meetings with venders that we found via research. She was always open to new ideas and worked with us each step of the way - a true partner. Thank you Shari!
mother of brideReviewed on 7/02/2015 Barbara C
A pleasure working with Shari. She has a lot of experience working with vendors in the area and guided us in the right direction. She was always available and gave honest and useful advice. She listened to the bride and groom and accommodated their vision for the wedding. She is always available by phone or email and does an excellent job of communicating what needs to happen next in the planning process.On the day of the ceremony and reception her staff were terrific and took care of every detail. Shari is energetic, upbeat and pays attention to details. I recommend her highly.
Having had some time to reflect after our wedding, I realize how indispensable Shari really was. When I first met Shari, I knew she was going to be my wedding planner- she shares the same appreciation for detail as I do. She did bring our vision into a reality. Shari was able to not only work with me, but also with my husband and parents. Despite a lot of strong personalities, she was able to navigate them while remaining my biggest advocate. She is extremely well organized, detail oriented and has a great sense for how to bring everything together. Shari was always accessible; she took the time to answer my twenty bullet point emails :) Shari has my ultimate endorsement, and my wedding could not have happened without her.
Mary Pat and Lee's Elegant Garden WeddingReviewed on 9/13/2013 Mary Pat S
Our perfect wedding would not have been possible without Shari. She coordinated everything both in advance of and on our special day. Because of our work schedules, it would not have been possible without her. She was flexible with her schedule in making sure things worked for us and she was able to come to rescue in making last minute changes of vendors on our wedding day. Most of all, we were comforted in knowing that we didn't have to worry about the details because we knew that Shari was taking care of it.
Ryan and Hila's weddingReviewed on 9/04/2013 Jodi L
Working with Shari was AMAZING from beginning to end!! She is totally professional, pays very close attention to every detail, politely steers you away from bad choices, recommends excellent vendors, works super hard on the day of the event, charges a very reasonable fee, and is sweet and lovely to work with. You will be thrilled with your wedding if you choose to work with Shari, she is unbelievably talented at the art of the wedding! Love Her!!!!
Perfectly Planned by ShariReviewed on 7/14/2013 Heather B
Shari Zatman of Perfectly Planned by Shari was the reason we had the wedding of our dreams! She is an excellent, creative, and hard working planner that navigated us through the stressful and complex world of planning a wedding. Her ability to recommend and work with the best vendors in the area (for the best value) is truly remarkable. Shari can translate an abstract theme or concept and make it a reality within a budget; she really has a sixth sense when it comes to events. She is amazingly responsive, and quickly answered our constant stream of emails, phone calls and meetings, always with patience and cheerfulness. As a bride with limited time outside the office and out of town parents and wedding party, it meant a lot that Shari was always willing to rearrange her schedule to fit mine. Shari makes you feel like you're her only client! On the morning of the wedding, I was able to wake up, be calm and enjoy getting married because I knew Shari had everything covered. Most importantly, Shari made the whole planning process easy and memorable, and it was so fun working with her. I would recommend her services to anyone looking for a stress-free event planning process!
Loved our wedding planner!Reviewed on 10/09/2012 Freya C
We had an absolutely perfect wedding day! Thank you to the great team at Perfectly Planned – you helped to make our day so special. Our wedding was unique in that not only did we have to plan one ceremony but we actually had two! Shari’s experience in this area really helped tie together all the details needed to make the whole day run smoothly. There are 3 main words I would use to describe Shari and her team at Perfectly Planned. Personal - She helped us fulfill our wedding vision by listening to our desires and ideas and used her creativity to enhance our wedding. Professional - She was always polite, timely, and had a great network of vendors that also delivered superb services. Worry Free - She was always on top of every detail and kept everything running smoothly so planning the wedding was a truly enjoyable experience. Shari was always available throughout the months up to the wedding to answer my questions or to give feedback and advice. I really enjoyed working with her and highly recommend her for wedding planning services. She made everything go off without a hitch! During the wedding week, Shari was with us every step of the way from final walkthroughs, the wedding and finally the reception. Every detail was covered, all ran 100% smoothly and the event was a total success.
Absolutely Wonderful!Reviewed on 10/02/2011 Nicole L
We hired Shari shortly after we got engaged to help us with planning our wedding. Shari presented as extremely professional, personable, and organized. We had several ideas that we wanted to incorporate into our wedding day and she helped make everything possible. She introduced us to wonderful vendors around Pittsburgh and was involved in every part of the planning. Shari was always available and prompt to respond to our questions. She helped coordinate appointments and helped us communicate our ideas to our vendors. The day of the wedding, Shari was absolutely amazing! She made sure everything ran smoothly and we did not have to worry about anything! It was such a comforting feeling knowing that she was there to make everything happen as planned. I would highly recommend Shari's wedding planning to services to any soon-to-be bride and groom and can't thank her enough for helping to make our wedding day so special!
Wonderful job!Reviewed on 9/30/2011 Edie M
I highly recommend Shari.
The glue that held the day together!Reviewed on 9/21/2010 Jessica C
Shari and her assistant were wonderful to work with. Shari was involved in all of the planning of our day which began almost a year prior. It was all worth it on our wedding day, when I can honestly say that I felt like a guest at my own wedding. I had the most incredible time and wanted the night to never end. There was not anything that I could have (or would have wanted to) complain about, which I credit a lot to Shari and her assistant.