What is “Event Design”?

Have you ever wondered what the difference between “event planning” and “event design” really is? While both aspects are very important to a quality event experience, there are very real differences. Event Planning pertains to the organizational details of the actual event. This could even be considered an aspect of “project management”. This would include…

The Benefits of Hiring Your Own Wedding Planner Versus Using The Venue’s Coordinator

Many engagements have recently taken place and there are couples currently looking in droves to book their wedding venues. During this time, we wanted to offer some important advice about the benefits of hiring your own Wedding Planner versus being swayed into believing that the coordinator provided at the venue will provide the same assistance…

Designer Table for Braddock Feast

Click the photo above to view the gallery. The first Braddock Feast was held in the town of Braddock, PA on Sunday, September 27th. It was a community event with area restaurants, caterers and businesses being showcased with samplings of food and beverage. As part of the event, several Event Designers were asked to design…

Book a 2016 Wedding + Receive a Luxury Gift Package!

Perfectly Planned by Shari is offering a Luxury Gift Package to Brides who contract full service wedding planning for 2016 weddings with us between now and the New Year. The gift includes the following: – Complimentary Engagement Photo Shoot with Rhaina  Taylor Photography – Complimentary Hair and Makeup Trial with Studio Booth – Complimentary Fitness…

5 Top Reasons Why Venues Should Encourage Couples to Hire a Wedding Planner

The International Special Events Society Pittsburgh Chapter held an Industry Forum for the first time at their April Meeting. This provided an opportunity for members and guests to submit questions in advance which became “Hot Topics” posed to the group for industry discussion. As the Vice President of Programming and Education for the chapter and…

Holiday Gift Giving Guide

The holidays have arrived and I am sure you will be giving many presents and hostess gifts during this season. We put a list together of some of our favorite sweet and savory treats for your friends and family. We hand-picked a few of our personal favorite local edibles from Pittsburgh and the surrounding area…