January, 2012

Perfectly Planned by Shari Named Winner in The Knot Best of Weddings 2012



PITTSBURGH, PA (JANUARY 31, 2012) – PERFECTLY PLANNED BY SHARI is pleased to announce they have been selected as a 2012 Winner in The Knot Best of Weddings, a special section in The Knot Pennsylvania magazine and on from The Knot (NYSE: XOXO;, the number-one wedding resource that’s most trusted by brides.

The Knot Best of Weddings 2012 provides a “by brides, for brides” guide to the top wedding professionals across the country, and is a must-have when it comes to selecting the best-of-the-best wedding resources. From New York florists and Seattle bridal salons to DC makeup artists, engaged couples will find detailed feedback on local wedding businesses reviewed by thousands of newlyweds who had great things to say.

“At Perfectly Planned, weddings are created to reflect the personality of the couple. From traditional to contemporary, a wedding brings family and friends together to celebrate in the BIG day. It is personal… it is significant… it should be perfect.
From the initial consult to the day of the event, Shari and her team work closely with the bride, groom and parents to stamp their identity into every detail.
When working with Perfectly Planned nothing is cookie cutter. Shari’s fresh outlook, new ideas, and industry experience put her on the forefront of Wedding Planning. So take a deep breath, contact us or request a quote, and rest easy knowing your wedding will be Perfectly Planned.”

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About XO Group Inc.
XO Group Inc. (NYSE: XOXO;, formerly The Knot Inc., is a global media and technology leader devoted to weddings, pregnancy and everything in between, providing young women with the trusted information, products and advice they need to guide them through the most transformative events of their lives. Our family of premium brands began with the #1 wedding brand, The Knot, and has grown to include, The Nest, The Bump and XO Group is recognized by the industry for being innovative in all media – from the web to social media and mobile, magazines and books, and video – and our groundbreaking social platforms have ignited passionate communities across the world. XO Group has leveraged its customer loyalty into successful businesses in online sponsorship and advertising, registry services, ecommerce and publishing. The company is publicly listed on the New York Stock Exchange (XOXO) and is headquartered in New York City.

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Perfectly Planned by Shari Wins “Wedding Wire Bride’s Choice Award 2012”

(Pittsburgh,PA) – January 23, 2012 – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding Marketplace, is excited to announce Perfectly Planned by Shari has been selected to receive the prestigious WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2012 for Wedding Planning!

The esteemed annual awards program recognizes the top local wedding vendors from the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism within the wedding industry. While many industry awards are selected by the organization, Perfectly Planned by Shari was selected based on its stellar reviews from past newlywed clients.

Perfectly Planned by Shari is recognized as part of the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire local vendor community, comprised of over 200,000 wedding professionals throughout the United States and Canada. The Bride’s Choice Award recognizes the best local wedding vendors across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on their overall professional achievements throughout the past year.

“WeddingWire is thrilled to honor the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Community,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “Since the launch of the Bride’s Choice Awards™ program four years ago, thousands of outstanding wedding professionals have been recognized by the bridal community for their supreme service and dedication to the wedding industry. It is with great pleasure that we congratulate Perfectly Planned by Shari for their continued professionalism and commitment to enriching the wedding planning experience for engaged couples.”

We are happy to announce that Perfectly Planned by Shari is one of the very best Wedding Planners within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Project Wedding,, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. Thanks to their positive feedback we were able to receive the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ for 2012.

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About WeddingWire, Inc.
WeddingWire™, the nation’s leading marketplace serving the $70 billion wedding industry, is the only online wedding planning resource designed to empower both engaged couples and wedding professionals. For engaged couples, WeddingWire offers the ability to search, compare and book over 200,000 reviewed wedding vendors, from wedding venues to wedding photographers. WeddingWire also offers a comprehensive suite of online planning tools for weddings, including wedding websites and wedding checklists, all at no charge. For wedding professionals, WeddingWire is the only all-in-one marketing platform for businesses online and on-the-go. WeddingWire offers one simple solution to build a professional network, improve search visibility, manage social media and reach mobile consumers. Businesses that advertise with WeddingWire appear on, and other leading sites, including (NYSE: MSO), and

Something Blue

Remember those stunning blue Manolo Blahnik’s heels in the “Sex and the City” movie? When I think of the perfect “SOMETHING BLUE”, those shoes always seem to come to mind.

However, today, I want to share a new “SOMETHING BLUE”  idea for those wedding day shoes!  It’s the idea of simply just having your beloved bridesmaids write words of love on the bottom of your wedding day shoes in a bold blue marker.

There are some Greek wedding traditions that involve the idea of writing on the bottom of your wedding day shoes. There are a couple variations that I have heard of. The first one involves have the bride write the names of all her bridesmaids on the bottom of her shoes. The number of names that rub off at the end of night determine how many children she will have. The second variation is each bridesmaid writes their name on the bottom of their own shoes. The names that have worn off by the end of the night are destined to be married.