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Celebrations by Shari

Avon , OH
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LOCATION

1914 Pembrooke Lane, scaruso730@aol.com
Avon, OH US 44011 (map)

PHONE

440-213-7574

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ABOUT US

Are you getting married, thinking of renewing your wedding vows or looking for someone to perform a commitment ceremony? Do you want a special ceremony that is written specifically for... Read more
Are you getting married, thinking of renewing your wedding vows or looking for someone to perform a commitment ceremony? Do you want a special ceremony that is written specifically for the two of you? Would you like to have an officiant who will make sure your special day is done exactly the way you have dreamed of? Then look no further!

I am a non-denominational wedding officiant/celebrant residing in Avon, Ohio. As a mobile officiant, I come to you and your venue. Whether your ceremony is traditional or non-traditional, in a church, hotel, or garden, choose Celebrations by Shari to begin planning your new life together.

As a retired teacher of thirty years, I knew in selecting a new career it would need to be one that provided me with the same amount of joy teaching had. I suddenly realized that weddings are a perfect source of joy to brides, grooms, families, friends, and me. That is when I knew what the next chapters of my life should be spent doing -- working with couples to create a wedding ceremony that truly reflects who they are and the love they share.

I will work hard to personalize your wedding ceremony by reflecting the love and commitment shared by the two of you . I specialize in wedding, commitment, and vow renewal ceremonies. I believe your ceremony should be a reflection of the love the two of you share.

No two couples are the same. Therefore, each couple's wedding should be different, unique, and personal. I am able to write personal ceremonies, to suggest original ceremony ideas, and to assist you every step of the way with your wedding ceremony needs. I recently received the Top Officiant Award for the Cleveland Hot List.

Performing wedding ceremonies is my passion. Let my passion be your inspiration - together we will create a one-of-a-kind ceremony that you, your family and your friends will never forget. Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Christian (no denomination), Christian - Baptist, Christian - Catholic, Christian - Episcopalian, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Presbyterian
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
I am a mobile officiant which means I will marry you at the place you want to be married at. That can be a traditional place such as a chapel or non-traditional such as in the metro-parks. Your wedding . . . Your way!
What is your attire for the ceremony?
I allow you to decide what you would like me to wear. I have a white clergy robe, a black clergy robe, black pant suit and black dress that are most often selected by couples. However, if you have a special request, I will try to honor that. Most photographers prefer me to wear black because it will work better for your photos.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
This is your wedding and you should be allowed to exchange the words that best suit the two of you. I provide couples with numerous wording suggestions, but in the end, every word I say is because you selected it. I can provide you with options that are religious based or love based.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Absolutely. I love it when couples select to write their own vows. It generally leaves all in tears, including the officiant.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
I have many readings--religious and non-religious--that I share with couples. If you don't like the ones I suggest, I will even look for more until you are happy. I love a good challenge
How long are your ceremonies?
That depends on how long you want it. This is your day and I will make sure it meets all of your needs and wants. I have done ceremonies that only include vows and the pronouncing of husband and wife that last less than 5 minutes. I have also done ceremonies with bridal parties of 24, readings, music, and several specialty ceremonies making the wedding ceremony 30-40 minutes long. You tell me what you want and I will make sure it happens. No two couples are alike and therefore, neither should wedding ceremonies.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
I do not.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
I am always available to assist with a rehearsal. This can either be done one or two days before the actual ceremony for an additional $100 or several hours before the wedding at $50.
Do you supply a sound system?
I do have a sound system that can be used.

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Caryn
Wedding:
8/2/2014
5.0/5.0
Shari was absolutely a perfect fit for our wedding ceremony. She met with us and was extremely, professional and wonderful to work with. She could not have been easier to work with and is such a sincerely nice and kind person. You can tell she really loves what she does. I would HIGHLY suggest you hire Shari. She will make your wedding ceremony unique, will adapt any style you and your husband prefer and offer advice when needed. She also made a beautiful scrapbook for us and came to the rehearsal and was a big help. Hire her and you won't regret it!
Shari was absolutely a perfect fit for our wedding ceremony. She met with us and was extremely, professional and wonderful Read more...
Shari was absolutely a perfect fit for our wedding ceremony. She met with us and was extremely, professional and wonderful to work with. She could not have been easier to work with and is such a sincerely nice and kind person. You can tell she really loves what she does. I would HIGHLY suggest you hire Shari. She will make your wedding ceremony unique, will adapt any style you and your husband prefer and offer advice when needed. She also made a beautiful scrapbook for us and came to the rehearsal and was a big help. Hire her and you won't regret it! Read less
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Jacqueline
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Kristen Fitzhugh was very nice and professional we enjoyed every minute of our wedding, thank you so much for everything most definitely will recommend to my friends and family.
Kristen Fitzhugh was very nice and professional we enjoyed every minute of our wedding, thank you so much for everything Read more...
Kristen Fitzhugh was very nice and professional we enjoyed every minute of our wedding, thank you so much for everything most definitely will recommend to my friends and family. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We used her daughter Chelsea and she was so amazing!!!!! They are
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Amazing ladies who do great work Neither are pushy, and did what we wanted! Everyone complimented on how beautiful our ceremony was!!!! Thank u so much and I will tell everyone to use them:)
We used her daughter Chelsea and she was so amazing!!!!! They are
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Amazing ladies who do great work Neither Read more...
We used her daughter Chelsea and she was so amazing!!!!! They are
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Amazing ladies who do great work Neither are pushy, and did what we wanted! Everyone complimented on how beautiful our ceremony was!!!! Thank u so much and I will tell everyone to use them:) Read less
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Chrissy
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Shari was absolutely amazing! We cannot say enough great things about her. She gave us so many options to choose from in terms of wording for our special day. She worked with our schedules and arrived early to the ceremony to help get everyone together and in place. I, of course, was late. When I came in, frazzled and feeling rushed, she stayed in the background (unlike the other vendors) and waited for me to get myself together before she came in. She was so comforting and helped ease my nerves. The ceremony itself was perfect. Everything went just as expected. It was a nice touch to have the ceremony wording given to us in a little folder at the end of everything. We really appreciated the small touches Shari provided to help make a great day even more fabulous!
Shari was absolutely amazing! We cannot say enough great things about her. She gave us so many options to choose from in Read more...
Shari was absolutely amazing! We cannot say enough great things about her. She gave us so many options to choose from in terms of wording for our special day. She worked with our schedules and arrived early to the ceremony to help get everyone together and in place. I, of course, was late. When I came in, frazzled and feeling rushed, she stayed in the background (unlike the other vendors) and waited for me to get myself together before she came in. She was so comforting and helped ease my nerves. The ceremony itself was perfect. Everything went just as expected. It was a nice touch to have the ceremony wording given to us in a little folder at the end of everything. We really appreciated the small touches Shari provided to help make a great day even more fabulous! Read less
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Celebrations by Shari responded with the following comments:

Thank you for this wonderful review. May the two of you live happily ever after!
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Andrew
Wedding:
6/27/2014
5.0/5.0
My wife and I are so glad we chose Shari as our officiant for our wedding. Shari was as nice and professional as advertised. We both would highly recommend her for your ceremony.
My wife and I are so glad we chose Shari as our officiant for our wedding. Shari was as nice and professional as Read more...
My wife and I are so glad we chose Shari as our officiant for our wedding. Shari was as nice and professional as advertised. We both would highly recommend her for your ceremony. Read less
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steve and chris
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Very nice woman, Always there for us. Highly recommended for all your special occasions.
Very nice woman, Always there for us. Highly recommended for all your special occasions.
Very nice woman, Always there for us. Highly recommended for all your special occasions. Read less
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Celebrations by Shari responded with the following comments:

Thank you! You were a delightful couple and I am honored to have shared such a special moment with you.
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Kari and David
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
We are so happy we chose Shari for our wedding! She is such a lovely person! She made everything so easy and we felt so comfortable with her.....we were in good hands! Her price was very reasonable and she was very accommodating.
We are so happy we chose Shari for our wedding! She is such a lovely person! She made everything so easy and we felt so Read more...
We are so happy we chose Shari for our wedding! She is such a lovely person! She made everything so easy and we felt so comfortable with her.....we were in good hands! Her price was very reasonable and she was very accommodating. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
My first words would have to be absolutely amazing and unique! Shari, immediately contact me when I requested information about her services. She 100% helped customize our wedding day to fit our unique styles and personalities. We had a small intimate wedding and every intricate detail seemed to fall in place so perfectly with her guidance. She is very detail oriented and such a delightful, angelic person to work with. I would recommend anyone to use her for their wedding day! She is much like the icing on the cake!!
My first words would have to be absolutely amazing and unique! Shari, immediately contact me when I requested information Read more...
My first words would have to be absolutely amazing and unique! Shari, immediately contact me when I requested information about her services. She 100% helped customize our wedding day to fit our unique styles and personalities. We had a small intimate wedding and every intricate detail seemed to fall in place so perfectly with her guidance. She is very detail oriented and such a delightful, angelic person to work with. I would recommend anyone to use her for their wedding day! She is much like the icing on the cake!! Read less
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Kendra
Wedding:
4/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Shari was amazing she helped me stay calm and made our day special and sweet thanks Shari!
Shari was amazing she helped me stay calm and made our day special and sweet thanks Shari!
Shari was amazing she helped me stay calm and made our day special and sweet thanks Shari! Read less
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Andreea
Wedding:
2/22/2014
5.0/5.0
Sorry to write this review so much later than our wedding( we got married in February and this is August-lol were did time go)however, Shari was great. We meet before the wedding, then she was constantly available til the day of our ceremony. Very happy with the ceremony.
Sorry to write this review so much later than our wedding( we got married in February and this is August-lol were did time Read more...
Sorry to write this review so much later than our wedding( we got married in February and this is August-lol were did time go)however, Shari was great. We meet before the wedding, then she was constantly available til the day of our ceremony. Very happy with the ceremony. Read less
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Bethany
Wedding:
12/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Shari was FANTASTIC! Very professional, easy to work with, and we received nothing but great feedback from our guests. No wonder she's #1 in Cleveland! She made our day very easy and special and I didn't have to worry about a thing. She let us customize our wedding completely, responded quickly to my emails, and even provided a keepsake folder to us with our vows and everything! LOVED her and would recommend her to anyone! A++++++++!
Shari was FANTASTIC! Very professional, easy to work with, and we received nothing but great feedback from our guests. No Read more...
Shari was FANTASTIC! Very professional, easy to work with, and we received nothing but great feedback from our guests. No wonder she's #1 in Cleveland! She made our day very easy and special and I didn't have to worry about a thing. She let us customize our wedding completely, responded quickly to my emails, and even provided a keepsake folder to us with our vows and everything! LOVED her and would recommend her to anyone! A++++++++! Read less
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Celebrations by Shari responded with the following comments:

Thank you Bethany and Frank! It was an honor to share such a special time with the two of you.
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Jodi
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
When my husband and I were deciding on where to have our ceremony we were at a crossroads. I wanted a traditional church ceremony, and he wanted something outside and more personal. After interviewing a few pastors at some local churches--and having some very bad luck--I started to research officiants who would marry us at an outdoor venue. I saw so many amazing reviews about Shari...so I called--and I couldn't have been happier. My soon to be hubby (at the time) was skeptical about meeting with yet another person to marry us--but after what we figured would be a quick 20 minute meeting with Shari turned into almost 90 minutes--we were sold. We felt so welcome by Shari and couldn't imagine any other person being the one to help us start out new lives together. We left feeling like we had known Shari our entire lives and I was completely confident in the services that we were going to be receiving. I loved how we were able pick each aspect of the ceremony and truly tailor it to who we were as a couple. I love looking through the scrapbook that was made of our ceremony and wouldn't have changed one thing!! Thanks Shari!!
When my husband and I were deciding on where to have our ceremony we were at a crossroads. I wanted a traditional church Read more...
When my husband and I were deciding on where to have our ceremony we were at a crossroads. I wanted a traditional church ceremony, and he wanted something outside and more personal. After interviewing a few pastors at some local churches--and having some very bad luck--I started to research officiants who would marry us at an outdoor venue. I saw so many amazing reviews about Shari...so I called--and I couldn't have been happier. My soon to be hubby (at the time) was skeptical about meeting with yet another person to marry us--but after what we figured would be a quick 20 minute meeting with Shari turned into almost 90 minutes--we were sold. We felt so welcome by Shari and couldn't imagine any other person being the one to help us start out new lives together. We left feeling like we had known Shari our entire lives and I was completely confident in the services that we were going to be receiving. I loved how we were able pick each aspect of the ceremony and truly tailor it to who we were as a couple. I love looking through the scrapbook that was made of our ceremony and wouldn't have changed one thing!! Thanks Shari!! Read less
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Anthony & Christine
Wedding:
10/4/2013
5.0/5.0
From the moment we met her, Shari felt like someone we'd known for years. She was genuinely interested in helping us create a unique, meaningful ceremony, and it turned out wonderfully. We got so many compliments on what a nice ceremony it was, and she was a big part of that.

She can guide a ceremony in so many different ways, making her services versatile and able to be tailored to any couple. She was reliable, well-prepared, organized, always accessible, and very professional - a true joy to work with!
From the moment we met her, Shari felt like someone we'd known for years. She was genuinely interested in helping us Read more...
From the moment we met her, Shari felt like someone we'd known for years. She was genuinely interested in helping us create a unique, meaningful ceremony, and it turned out wonderfully. We got so many compliments on what a nice ceremony it was, and she was a big part of that.

She can guide a ceremony in so many different ways, making her services versatile and able to be tailored to any couple. She was reliable, well-prepared, organized, always accessible, and very professional - a true joy to work with! Read less
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Celebrations by Shari responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your wonderful review. Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness. I am truly honored to have been chosen as your officiant!
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Melanie
Wedding:
9/25/2013
5.0/5.0
When my husband and I started looking for an Officiant we didn't think it was going to be so hard to find one. We left multiple message with Officiants looking to obtain their services and never got called back. We even got stood up by one when asked to meet a specific location to discuss arrangements. Frustrated and upset we ended up making a call to Celebrations by Shari. I was so pleased when she answered the phone on my first try. She was so friendly and helpful. I felt like a few months worth of worries had just been lifted away. She gave me some great ideas and helped me through the process all the way till the end. I even changed our plans multiple times and Shari was more than willing to accommodate our needs to ensure that our special day was going to be perfect for us. Weddings are extremely stressful! If you are looking to relieve some of that stress I highly recommend letting Shari be your Officiant. She will take care of all the details about your ceremony so you can focus on other things. Thank you so much Shari for making our ceremony amazing!
When my husband and I started looking for an Officiant we didn't think it was going to be so hard to find one. We left Read more...
When my husband and I started looking for an Officiant we didn't think it was going to be so hard to find one. We left multiple message with Officiants looking to obtain their services and never got called back. We even got stood up by one when asked to meet a specific location to discuss arrangements. Frustrated and upset we ended up making a call to Celebrations by Shari. I was so pleased when she answered the phone on my first try. She was so friendly and helpful. I felt like a few months worth of worries had just been lifted away. She gave me some great ideas and helped me through the process all the way till the end. I even changed our plans multiple times and Shari was more than willing to accommodate our needs to ensure that our special day was going to be perfect for us. Weddings are extremely stressful! If you are looking to relieve some of that stress I highly recommend letting Shari be your Officiant. She will take care of all the details about your ceremony so you can focus on other things. Thank you so much Shari for making our ceremony amazing! Read less
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Celebrations by Shari responded with the following comments:

Thank you so very much for this wonderful review. Wishing you love and happiness and love forever!
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Christina
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Shari was, without a doubt, one the best things about our wedding. She is extremely professional- but what makes her standout is her warm, bubbly and loving personality! She made our ceremony so special; not only to my husband and me, but to our guests as well. We had so many comments on how beautiful and thoughtful our ceremony was.

Shari is very flexible and provides ample choices, advice and counseling to couples whether they want to write their own vows, or pick and choose from wording that she provides for you. No matter what you do, whether you want to make it long/short, religious/not religious, Shari helps you create a beautiful ceremony that is uniquely your own that you will remember for the rest of your life.

I would recommend her services to anyone!!
Shari was, without a doubt, one the best things about our wedding. She is extremely professional- but what makes her Read more...
Shari was, without a doubt, one the best things about our wedding. She is extremely professional- but what makes her standout is her warm, bubbly and loving personality! She made our ceremony so special; not only to my husband and me, but to our guests as well. We had so many comments on how beautiful and thoughtful our ceremony was.

Shari is very flexible and provides ample choices, advice and counseling to couples whether they want to write their own vows, or pick and choose from wording that she provides for you. No matter what you do, whether you want to make it long/short, religious/not religious, Shari helps you create a beautiful ceremony that is uniquely your own that you will remember for the rest of your life.

I would recommend her services to anyone!! Read less
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Celebrations by Shari responded with the following comments:

Being able to share such a special time with the two of you will always have a special spot in my heart. Love and happiness forever!
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Lisa
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
If you want an officiant that is helpful, has lots of great ideas and has that extra something you are looking for ( and who doesn't!) Shari is your lady! Shari was extremely attentive to our wedding details and made our ceremony go smoothly even without a rehearsal! She was an excellent communicator both on the phone, thru emails and on the day of the ceremony. Very professional and personable! Thanks Shari:)
If you want an officiant that is helpful, has lots of great ideas and has that extra something you are looking for ( and Read more...
If you want an officiant that is helpful, has lots of great ideas and has that extra something you are looking for ( and who doesn't!) Shari is your lady! Shari was extremely attentive to our wedding details and made our ceremony go smoothly even without a rehearsal! She was an excellent communicator both on the phone, thru emails and on the day of the ceremony. Very professional and personable! Thanks Shari:) Read less
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Celebrations by Shari responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your positive review. Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness.
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LeeAnne
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Shari married my husband and I in a small, intimate ceremony in our backyard yesterday afternoon. After the ceremony, every one of our guests came up to me and told me how unique, touching, and truly wonderful our ceremony was. They all said how fantastic a job they thought Shari did and I have to say we agree 110%. Shari was very quick to respond to all of my emails and any questions or concerns we had. She was very flexible with us and helped us to write our ceremony from scratch. What we got was exactly what we wanted - a unique ceremony with wording, readings, and a special unity cocktail ceremony that fit our non-traditional way of doing things and our quirky personalities.

She was always very friendly and professional with us and worked with us to create a ceremony that was truly one of a kind. Her warm and friendly personality made us feel as if we had known her for years when we had actually just met her. The keepsake scrapbook of our ceremony wording and vows was amazing! We can tell she put a lot of thought and effort into making it very special for us and we will treasure it always.

We cannot say enough wonderful, positive things about our experience with Shari. She is, without a doubt, the best in the business!


Tommy & LeeAnne Crawford, married 9/7/13
Shari married my husband and I in a small, intimate ceremony in our backyard yesterday afternoon. After the ceremony, Read more...
Shari married my husband and I in a small, intimate ceremony in our backyard yesterday afternoon. After the ceremony, every one of our guests came up to me and told me how unique, touching, and truly wonderful our ceremony was. They all said how fantastic a job they thought Shari did and I have to say we agree 110%. Shari was very quick to respond to all of my emails and any questions or concerns we had. She was very flexible with us and helped us to write our ceremony from scratch. What we got was exactly what we wanted - a unique ceremony with wording, readings, and a special unity cocktail ceremony that fit our non-traditional way of doing things and our quirky personalities.

She was always very friendly and professional with us and worked with us to create a ceremony that was truly one of a kind. Her warm and friendly personality made us feel as if we had known her for years when we had actually just met her. The keepsake scrapbook of our ceremony wording and vows was amazing! We can tell she put a lot of thought and effort into making it very special for us and we will treasure it always.

We cannot say enough wonderful, positive things about our experience with Shari. She is, without a doubt, the best in the business!


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Deena
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Shari married my husband and I on August 31, 2013 and we were very HAPPY with her services! Up until the wedding, Shari provided us with many options on different wordings for our ceremony which we found very HELPFUL! She was always quick to respond and available to answer questions and offer suggestions.

After the ceremony, I had many compliments on what a WONDERFUL job Shari did! My family and friends did not believe we just met her for the wedding! She has a great personality and did a great job at personalizing our ceremony just for us! She even made us the CUTEST scrape book which included the ceremony wording that we'll have forever!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Shari married my husband and I on August 31, 2013 and we were very HAPPY with her services! Up until the wedding, Shari Read more...
Shari married my husband and I on August 31, 2013 and we were very HAPPY with her services! Up until the wedding, Shari provided us with many options on different wordings for our ceremony which we found very HELPFUL! She was always quick to respond and available to answer questions and offer suggestions.

After the ceremony, I had many compliments on what a WONDERFUL job Shari did! My family and friends did not believe we just met her for the wedding! She has a great personality and did a great job at personalizing our ceremony just for us! She even made us the CUTEST scrape book which included the ceremony wording that we'll have forever!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Read less
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Hayley
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
From the moment we met Shari we knew she was the perfect person to officiate our wedding ceremony. She is organized and professional, which made the whole process very easy but most importantly she is extremely kindhearted. Shari made us feel taken care of, we didn't have to worry about one moment of our ceremony, it was easy and perfect. She provided many resources for building a thoughtful and special ceremony, which was exactly what we wanted. Shari was flexible with us when we changed our ceremony time, made an extra trip to be there for our rehearsal and created a beautiful keepsake book of our entire ceremony. We would recommend her to anyone looking for an officiant that feels like an old friend or family member, just lovely all around!
From the moment we met Shari we knew she was the perfect person to officiate our wedding ceremony. She is organized and Read more...
From the moment we met Shari we knew she was the perfect person to officiate our wedding ceremony. She is organized and professional, which made the whole process very easy but most importantly she is extremely kindhearted. Shari made us feel taken care of, we didn't have to worry about one moment of our ceremony, it was easy and perfect. She provided many resources for building a thoughtful and special ceremony, which was exactly what we wanted. Shari was flexible with us when we changed our ceremony time, made an extra trip to be there for our rehearsal and created a beautiful keepsake book of our entire ceremony. We would recommend her to anyone looking for an officiant that feels like an old friend or family member, just lovely all around! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Celebrations by Shari responded with the following comments:

It was an honor to share such a special time in your lives. It was a beautiful wedding and you are an adorable couple. I wish you a lifetime of love and happiness.
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Mrs V (Roe)
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Shari made our wedding feel personal and 'us'. She allowed us to create th type of ceremony wwe wanted and she helpe by being a wealth of information and source. Although we conduted the bulk of our business via email, when we met on the day of our wedding, she made me feel like we had known her for years.
Shari made our wedding feel personal and 'us'. She allowed us to create th type of ceremony wwe wanted and she helpe by Read more...
Shari made our wedding feel personal and 'us'. She allowed us to create th type of ceremony wwe wanted and she helpe by being a wealth of information and source. Although we conduted the bulk of our business via email, when we met on the day of our wedding, she made me feel like we had known her for years. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Kathryn
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
We liked Shari as soon as we met her. Her positivity is infectious. She supplied us with many resources that made it incredibly easy to create a wedding ceremony that was tailored to our wishes. There was a true feeling of deep love during the ceremony, not just between myself and the groom, but among all gathered. I'm sure that Shari's style of officiating contributed to that atmosphere. I would definitely recommend her services to any couple.
We liked Shari as soon as we met her. Her positivity is infectious. She supplied us with many resources that made it Read more...
We liked Shari as soon as we met her. Her positivity is infectious. She supplied us with many resources that made it incredibly easy to create a wedding ceremony that was tailored to our wishes. There was a true feeling of deep love during the ceremony, not just between myself and the groom, but among all gathered. I'm sure that Shari's style of officiating contributed to that atmosphere. I would definitely recommend her services to any couple. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Celebrations by Shari responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Kathryn. I doubt the Glidden House has ever experienced the love I felt between the two of you! It was a beautiful wedding and truly an honor to share with you and Christopher! I wish you a lifetime of love and happiness.
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Private User
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Shari was wonderful :) We couldn't have picked a better officiant to make our day perfect :) We also decided to use her husband as our photographer which worked out perfectly :) They are a wonderful couple and we were pleased to be able to share our special day with them. Anytime we had any questions or concerns Shari responded to us as soon as possible and went above and beyond with sending us extra wedding info and wording options :) I would recommend Shari Caruso and her husband Frank Caruso to anyone for their special day :)
Shari was wonderful :) We couldn't have picked a better officiant to make our day perfect :) We also decided to use her Read more...
Shari was wonderful :) We couldn't have picked a better officiant to make our day perfect :) We also decided to use her husband as our photographer which worked out perfectly :) They are a wonderful couple and we were pleased to be able to share our special day with them. Anytime we had any questions or concerns Shari responded to us as soon as possible and went above and beyond with sending us extra wedding info and wording options :) I would recommend Shari Caruso and her husband Frank Caruso to anyone for their special day :) Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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JENNIFER
Wedding:
8/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Words cannot express how amazing Shari is. She performed a beautiful ceremony for my partner and I in New York. Holly and I were kind of lost when we decided to get married. We had no clue what we wanted said during the ceremony but Shari gives you so many options. It was nice to have stuff in front of us that we could say "ooo we love that" or "eh thats not really our style" It was also nice that since we are a gay couple we felt so at ease and comfortable with her. We truly got to be ourselves and enjoy every moment of our special day. I wish we were able to giver her more than 5 stars!
Words cannot express how amazing Shari is. She performed a beautiful ceremony for my partner and I in New York. Holly and Read more...
Words cannot express how amazing Shari is. She performed a beautiful ceremony for my partner and I in New York. Holly and I were kind of lost when we decided to get married. We had no clue what we wanted said during the ceremony but Shari gives you so many options. It was nice to have stuff in front of us that we could say "ooo we love that" or "eh thats not really our style" It was also nice that since we are a gay couple we felt so at ease and comfortable with her. We truly got to be ourselves and enjoy every moment of our special day. I wish we were able to giver her more than 5 stars! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Celebrations by Shari responded with the following comments:

Although every ceremony I do earns a place in my heart. Yours will forever have a special place. The love you have for each other, the joy you bring to each others lives is truly what everyone deserves. It was such an honor to be part of such a wonderful celebrations!
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Holly
Wedding:
8/4/2013
5.0/5.0
When Jennifer and I first started talking about getting married we had no idea where to start. We contacted Shari and immediately felt at ease and knew we had found the right person. She gave us multiple options for each part of the ceremony along with the option to write our own wording, or combine options. After our ceremony Shari also gave us a custom scrapbook with all the wording from our wedding, along with our individual vows. I'm so happy to have this and share it with family and friends who were not able to be at our wedding.Our wedding was absolutely perfect and completely customized, just for us. There is not one thing I wish we had done differently. I would highly recommend Celebrations by Shari to EVERYONE!!
When Jennifer and I first started talking about getting married we had no idea where to start. We contacted Shari and Read more...
When Jennifer and I first started talking about getting married we had no idea where to start. We contacted Shari and immediately felt at ease and knew we had found the right person. She gave us multiple options for each part of the ceremony along with the option to write our own wording, or combine options. After our ceremony Shari also gave us a custom scrapbook with all the wording from our wedding, along with our individual vows. I'm so happy to have this and share it with family and friends who were not able to be at our wedding.Our wedding was absolutely perfect and completely customized, just for us. There is not one thing I wish we had done differently. I would highly recommend Celebrations by Shari to EVERYONE!! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Celebrations by Shari responded with the following comments:

Holly, you and Jennifer have touched my heart and life in a way I may never be able to describe. The love the two of you share along with the joy to bring to each other's life is something many people search their entire lives for. You will forever have a special spot in my heart!
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Laura
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Shari was exactly what we were looking for when trying to find an officiant. She provided lots of wording examples, but also encouraged us to find and create our own. She was incredibly organized and directed our rehearsal perfectly. On the wedding day she was prompt and energetic, and she did a fantastic job. We would definitely recommend Shari to anyone!
Shari was exactly what we were looking for when trying to find an officiant. She provided lots of wording examples, but Read more...
Shari was exactly what we were looking for when trying to find an officiant. She provided lots of wording examples, but also encouraged us to find and create our own. She was incredibly organized and directed our rehearsal perfectly. On the wedding day she was prompt and energetic, and she did a fantastic job. We would definitely recommend Shari to anyone! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Shana
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Shari was absolutely the best!! She was our rock throughout this process. She allowed us to completely personalize our ceremony which made it much more memorable for everyone in attendance. She reined in our bridal party of 17 no problem and even stayed and did our blessing at the reception. The day of the wedding she brought us a scrapbook with all the wording from our wedding in it, so special!! She responded to every email or phone call promptly and best of all she accommodated us last minute when our previously scheduled officiant fell through. I had so many guests tell me how great she was, I could not have been happier! I will recommend her to every bride I meet!
Shari was absolutely the best!! She was our rock throughout this process. She allowed us to completely personalize our Read more...
Shari was absolutely the best!! She was our rock throughout this process. She allowed us to completely personalize our ceremony which made it much more memorable for everyone in attendance. She reined in our bridal party of 17 no problem and even stayed and did our blessing at the reception. The day of the wedding she brought us a scrapbook with all the wording from our wedding in it, so special!! She responded to every email or phone call promptly and best of all she accommodated us last minute when our previously scheduled officiant fell through. I had so many guests tell me how great she was, I could not have been happier! I will recommend her to every bride I meet! Read less
Services Used: Officiant, Unique Services
Celebrations by Shari responded with the following comments:

Thank you so very much for this wonderful review. It was truly an honor to share your beautiful day with you.
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Erich
Wedding:
7/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Not only did we have a wedding to plan for, but we're also opening up our own business at the same time. So stressful to say the least. Shari was however, able to put our minds at ease by making the process easy. She gives you everything you need, and you simply select the wording for your ceremony that's best for you. Since we didn't have time to write our own vows, this was truly helpful to us.
Just a very nice lady who was a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend her to anyone! Thanks again Shari.

Ulrike & Erich 7/14/2013
Not only did we have a wedding to plan for, but we're also opening up our own business at the same time. So stressful to Read more...
Not only did we have a wedding to plan for, but we're also opening up our own business at the same time. So stressful to say the least. Shari was however, able to put our minds at ease by making the process easy. She gives you everything you need, and you simply select the wording for your ceremony that's best for you. Since we didn't have time to write our own vows, this was truly helpful to us.
Just a very nice lady who was a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend her to anyone! Thanks again Shari.

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Services Used: Officiant
Celebrations by Shari responded with the following comments:

And thank you for allowing me to share such a touching ceremony with the two of you and the girls. Love and happiness always.
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Jess
Wedding:
7/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Shari was the officiant for our wedding...and she was GREAT! We had never met before - in fact I found her through weddingwire.com and chose to contact her based on all of the glowing reviews! They didn't lie :) I had already started working on the wording for our ceremony and Shari was completely open to including the exact wording/flow/content that I wanted. Since we had never met in person before the rehearsal I was a little nervous (the officiant is a pretty major part of the wedding), but I never needed to worry. She went through the rehersal perfectly - even dealing with my "jokester" dad and rambunctious bridal party without a second thought. It was so nice to have her also join our rehersal dinner at which she got to know the family members a little better :) The wedding ceremony was perfect and she gave just the right notes of humor and gravity to my wording. I couldn't have asked for a better officiant, and I will definitely be recommending Shari to any future brides in the market for an officiant! Thanks again Shari, you made my wedding shine!
Shari was the officiant for our wedding...and she was GREAT! We had never met before - in fact I found her through Read more...
Shari was the officiant for our wedding...and she was GREAT! We had never met before - in fact I found her through weddingwire.com and chose to contact her based on all of the glowing reviews! They didn't lie :) I had already started working on the wording for our ceremony and Shari was completely open to including the exact wording/flow/content that I wanted. Since we had never met in person before the rehearsal I was a little nervous (the officiant is a pretty major part of the wedding), but I never needed to worry. She went through the rehersal perfectly - even dealing with my "jokester" dad and rambunctious bridal party without a second thought. It was so nice to have her also join our rehersal dinner at which she got to know the family members a little better :) The wedding ceremony was perfect and she gave just the right notes of humor and gravity to my wording. I couldn't have asked for a better officiant, and I will definitely be recommending Shari to any future brides in the market for an officiant! Thanks again Shari, you made my wedding shine! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Celebrations by Shari responded with the following comments:

Thank you so very much! I am truly touched by your kinds words and beautiful recommendation. Have you share a lifetime of love and happiness.
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Diane
Wedding:
7/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Shari did such a wonderful job with our wedding ceremony. From beginning to end, she is always available via phone or e-mail and is willing to meet in person too to help you plan a special ceremony. She is very kind and encouraging and extremely creative and professional. I highly recommend her!
Shari did such a wonderful job with our wedding ceremony. From beginning to end, she is always available via phone or Read more...
Shari did such a wonderful job with our wedding ceremony. From beginning to end, she is always available via phone or e-mail and is willing to meet in person too to help you plan a special ceremony. She is very kind and encouraging and extremely creative and professional. I highly recommend her! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Austin
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Shari was amazing. We don't attend church too often so we were forced to go this route, and were very pleased we did. She gave orders when needed (this was incredibly helpful as many of us have never been in a wedding party before). She wasn't bossy though, she sensed that we needed direction and gave it. Very affordable. I recommend having her for the rehearsal as well.
Shari was amazing. We don't attend church too often so we were forced to go this route, and were very pleased we did. She Read more...
Shari was amazing. We don't attend church too often so we were forced to go this route, and were very pleased we did. She gave orders when needed (this was incredibly helpful as many of us have never been in a wedding party before). She wasn't bossy though, she sensed that we needed direction and gave it. Very affordable. I recommend having her for the rehearsal as well. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Dustin
Wedding:
6/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Quality Of Service: We were able to select everything on our own. The quality of the service was a reflection of beautifully written words and sections.
Responsiveness: Emails were returned very promptly
Professionalism: Extremely polished and we felt like we knew her for years!
Value: For the quality of the service, there isn't a better value, especially if you want there to be flexibility in the service
Flexibility: We couldn't have been happier with how flexible things were from beginning to end.

Overall an amazing experience. People say you don't really remember much about the officiant, but that isn't the case here. We are so happy we made the decision to have Shari officiate our wedding and suggest them to all of the brides we work with (we are both wedding photographers that got married and have a business together).
Quality Of Service: We were able to select everything on our own. The quality of the service was a reflection of Read more...
Quality Of Service: We were able to select everything on our own. The quality of the service was a reflection of beautifully written words and sections.
Responsiveness: Emails were returned very promptly
Professionalism: Extremely polished and we felt like we knew her for years!
Value: For the quality of the service, there isn't a better value, especially if you want there to be flexibility in the service
Flexibility: We couldn't have been happier with how flexible things were from beginning to end.

Overall an amazing experience. People say you don't really remember much about the officiant, but that isn't the case here. We are so happy we made the decision to have Shari officiate our wedding and suggest them to all of the brides we work with (we are both wedding photographers that got married and have a business together). Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Celebrations by Shari responded with the following comments:

Thank you! It was truly an honor to share such a special time with the two of you. I wish you a lifetime of love and happiness.
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Nicole
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
We got married at the Western Reserve Historical Society in Cleveland and we are so happy that we had Shari be a part of it. She did such a wonderful job! During our rehearsal my family was concerned that everyone wouldn't be able to hear us because we decided not to use a microphone. This was NOT the case! Shari spoke loud enough for EVERYONE to hear. People who stood in the far back could hear the whole ceremony. She is such a sweet and amazing person to work with. Any questions we had she was right there to answer. I have recommended her already to a few people!

Thank you so much Shari for being part of our wedding and making it very special and memorable!

Nicole & DJ Vanek
We got married at the Western Reserve Historical Society in Cleveland and we are so happy that we had Shari be a part of Read more...
We got married at the Western Reserve Historical Society in Cleveland and we are so happy that we had Shari be a part of it. She did such a wonderful job! During our rehearsal my family was concerned that everyone wouldn't be able to hear us because we decided not to use a microphone. This was NOT the case! Shari spoke loud enough for EVERYONE to hear. People who stood in the far back could hear the whole ceremony. She is such a sweet and amazing person to work with. Any questions we had she was right there to answer. I have recommended her already to a few people!

Thank you so much Shari for being part of our wedding and making it very special and memorable!

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Services Used: Officiant
Celebrations by Shari responded with the following comments:

It was a beautiful venue and you are an adorable couple. It was truly an honor to share such a special and important life-event with the two of you!
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Private User
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Shari was nothing short of a miracle! Our officiant had to back out due to a pregnancy and she swooped in to save the day! She has fabulously original ideas and was a dream to work with. Questions were always answered within 24 hours and I will recommend her over and over again!
Shari was nothing short of a miracle! Our officiant had to back out due to a pregnancy and she swooped in to save the day! Read more...
Shari was nothing short of a miracle! Our officiant had to back out due to a pregnancy and she swooped in to save the day! She has fabulously original ideas and was a dream to work with. Questions were always answered within 24 hours and I will recommend her over and over again! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Abby
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Shari was the perfect piece to my wedding day puzzle. I’m a former student of hers, and was so excited to find out that she was available to be our officiant. She is extremely friendly and professional with great energy, and her sweet personality helps make everyone feel comfortable (even my kind-of-shy groom!) She provided everything I could need to help me plan the ceremony, including all kinds of suggestions from vows and readings to ceremony music. She also made a beautiful scrapbook of the entire ceremony wording, which is a wonderful keepsake for such an important moment in life. Thanks again, Shari, for helping make our wedding day so amazing!
Shari was the perfect piece to my wedding day puzzle. I’m a former student of hers, and was so excited to find out that Read more...
Shari was the perfect piece to my wedding day puzzle. I’m a former student of hers, and was so excited to find out that she was available to be our officiant. She is extremely friendly and professional with great energy, and her sweet personality helps make everyone feel comfortable (even my kind-of-shy groom!) She provided everything I could need to help me plan the ceremony, including all kinds of suggestions from vows and readings to ceremony music. She also made a beautiful scrapbook of the entire ceremony wording, which is a wonderful keepsake for such an important moment in life. Thanks again, Shari, for helping make our wedding day so amazing! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Celebrations by Shari responded with the following comments:

It was truly an honor and joy to share your special day with the two of you. You will both have a place in my heart always!
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Felicia
Wedding:
5/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Shari was amazing and great to work with. She helped make our ceremony unique and beautiful. We received so many compliments from everyone who attended. Thank you again for bringing your professionalism, and warmth to my wedding day.
Shari was amazing and great to work with. She helped make our ceremony unique and beautiful. We received so many Read more...
Shari was amazing and great to work with. She helped make our ceremony unique and beautiful. We received so many compliments from everyone who attended. Thank you again for bringing your professionalism, and warmth to my wedding day. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Celebrations by Shari responded with the following comments:

Thank you so very much! It was an honor to share such a special time with the two of you!
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Jenna
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Shari was an AMAZING Officiant. One of my dear friends (and her former student) recommend her. We live out of state and wanted someone able to work with us over the phone or by e-mail. She was very flexible and put us at ease. We loved how calm and sweet she was. She was able to help us incorporate different belief and non belief systems and our guests LOVED her. Look no further, she is the BEST. She can even make a scrapbook of your wording, etc. so you can look back for years to come. I was not suprised to learn she was voted one of Cleveland's best Officiants this year! She will forever be part of our lives and we hope you choose to let her become part of yours too. Many thanks Shari!
Shari was an AMAZING Officiant. One of my dear friends (and her former student) recommend her. We live out of state and Read more...
Shari was an AMAZING Officiant. One of my dear friends (and her former student) recommend her. We live out of state and wanted someone able to work with us over the phone or by e-mail. She was very flexible and put us at ease. We loved how calm and sweet she was. She was able to help us incorporate different belief and non belief systems and our guests LOVED her. Look no further, she is the BEST. She can even make a scrapbook of your wording, etc. so you can look back for years to come. I was not suprised to learn she was voted one of Cleveland's best Officiants this year! She will forever be part of our lives and we hope you choose to let her become part of yours too. Many thanks Shari! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Georgette
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Made everything perfect! I changed my mind very often but she was patient with advice for me the entire way!
Made everything perfect! I changed my mind very often but she was patient with advice for me the entire way!
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Services Used: Officiant
Celebrations by Shari responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Georgette. Love and happiness to you both!
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Sara
Wedding:
3/16/2013
5.0/5.0
I was so glad I found Shari and that she was a part of our special day. With being an out of town bride living in California, I needed to have someone that would be good about responded quickly to calls/emails. She always was quick to respond to any questions. Highly recommend. She even helped us with a rehearsal the night before and made us an amazing scrapbook with all of our vows, that we will cherished.
I was so glad I found Shari and that she was a part of our special day. With being an out of town bride living in Read more...
I was so glad I found Shari and that she was a part of our special day. With being an out of town bride living in California, I needed to have someone that would be good about responded quickly to calls/emails. She always was quick to respond to any questions. Highly recommend. She even helped us with a rehearsal the night before and made us an amazing scrapbook with all of our vows, that we will cherished. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Celebrations by Shari responded with the following comments:

Such a very beautiful wedding. It was my honor and joy to share it with such a special couple.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I can not say enough good things about Shari! although we had to book short notice with Shari, you would never have known it! She was with me 100% and helped me make my ceremony perfect. We talked on a regular basis and she never stopped until we said we love it! I would recommend celebrations by Shari. They made my wedding special and individualized to what we wanted.
I can not say enough good things about Shari! although we had to book short notice with Shari, you would never have known Read more...
I can not say enough good things about Shari! although we had to book short notice with Shari, you would never have known it! She was with me 100% and helped me make my ceremony perfect. We talked on a regular basis and she never stopped until we said we love it! I would recommend celebrations by Shari. They made my wedding special and individualized to what we wanted. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Celebrations by Shari responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Beth. May you share a lifetime of love and happiness.
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Sarah
Wedding:
2/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Shari was excellent to work with. She was fun and insightful. Many of our guests commented on how sincere she was during the ceremony. One reason that we chose Shari was that we included my 7 year old step daughter in the ceremony. When we met Shari for the first time it was evident that she would work well with including a child in every aspect of the day. Thank you Shari!
Shari was excellent to work with. She was fun and insightful. Many of our guests commented on how sincere she was during Read more...
Shari was excellent to work with. She was fun and insightful. Many of our guests commented on how sincere she was during the ceremony. One reason that we chose Shari was that we included my 7 year old step daughter in the ceremony. When we met Shari for the first time it was evident that she would work well with including a child in every aspect of the day. Thank you Shari! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Celebrations by Shari responded with the following comments:

It was truly an honor to share such a special time with the three of you. It was a beautiful ceremony!
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Suzy
Wedding:
12/31/2012
5.0/5.0
Shari was absolutely AMAZING! We just got married on New Years Eve (12/31/12). She blew our expectations away! Leading up to the ceremony, she provided us with several examples of wording to use for each part of the ceremony.. we were able to choose the exact wording we wanted and it was so beautiful. She also helps in choosing the readings by giving suggestions. My husband and I chose to write our own vows and Shari helped "coach" us with the wording as well. We had Shari present at our rehearsal in order to go through the ceremony with our bridal party the night before the big day. In meeting Shari for the first time, she is better than expected! She is so sweet and funny! She makes everyone feel comfortable as well. As far as the ceremony, she came over an hour in advance. The ceremony was seamless and absolutely beautiful. We received so many compliments on how amazing it was from all of our guests. Some even stating that it was by far the most beautiful ceremony that they had been to! Lastly, we decided to get the keepsake scrapbook that Shari puts together. It was so much more than we ever expected! So awesome in the presentation including every word spoken including the words the songs that were sung, our vows, and the individual readings in addition to the entire ceremony! She dressed it up with the colors of our wedding and included decorative items to make it so special. My husband and I have read it over several times already! I would HIGHLY recommend having her do one for any wedding! I know that they only have 5 stars to choose from...but, for Shari... she deserves way more than that! I will recommend her to anyone I know who is getting married! Shari, we could not have asked for a more fabulous officiant!!!!
Shari was absolutely AMAZING! We just got married on New Years Eve (12/31/12). She blew our expectations away! Leading up Read more...
Shari was absolutely AMAZING! We just got married on New Years Eve (12/31/12). She blew our expectations away! Leading up to the ceremony, she provided us with several examples of wording to use for each part of the ceremony.. we were able to choose the exact wording we wanted and it was so beautiful. She also helps in choosing the readings by giving suggestions. My husband and I chose to write our own vows and Shari helped "coach" us with the wording as well. We had Shari present at our rehearsal in order to go through the ceremony with our bridal party the night before the big day. In meeting Shari for the first time, she is better than expected! She is so sweet and funny! She makes everyone feel comfortable as well. As far as the ceremony, she came over an hour in advance. The ceremony was seamless and absolutely beautiful. We received so many compliments on how amazing it was from all of our guests. Some even stating that it was by far the most beautiful ceremony that they had been to! Lastly, we decided to get the keepsake scrapbook that Shari puts together. It was so much more than we ever expected! So awesome in the presentation including every word spoken including the words the songs that were sung, our vows, and the individual readings in addition to the entire ceremony! She dressed it up with the colors of our wedding and included decorative items to make it so special. My husband and I have read it over several times already! I would HIGHLY recommend having her do one for any wedding! I know that they only have 5 stars to choose from...but, for Shari... she deserves way more than that! I will recommend her to anyone I know who is getting married! Shari, we could not have asked for a more fabulous officiant!!!! Read less
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Erica
Wedding:
12/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Shari was SO nice. We fell in love with her and her peppy personality at a bridal show over a year ago. We immidately stopped the search for an officiant and booked her. Her prices were VERY reasonable, and she was so kind and helpful during the whole process. She sent me countless emails with ceremony ideas, ect... upon request, for the ceremony and vows. She always responded to emails promptly and was so very helpful! She even proof read my final ceremony selection that I had pieced together, as well as mine, and my then fiance's (now husband) vows. We were VERY pleased with her services and with our over-all experience with her as our officiant. I would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone! I cannot brag enough about her and the services provided. :)
Shari was SO nice. We fell in love with her and her peppy personality at a bridal show over a year ago. We immidately Read more...
Shari was SO nice. We fell in love with her and her peppy personality at a bridal show over a year ago. We immidately stopped the search for an officiant and booked her. Her prices were VERY reasonable, and she was so kind and helpful during the whole process. She sent me countless emails with ceremony ideas, ect... upon request, for the ceremony and vows. She always responded to emails promptly and was so very helpful! She even proof read my final ceremony selection that I had pieced together, as well as mine, and my then fiance's (now husband) vows. We were VERY pleased with her services and with our over-all experience with her as our officiant. I would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone! I cannot brag enough about her and the services provided. :) Read less
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Abree
Wedding:
12/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Shari was amazing to work with. We live in Kansas but got married near our home town of Elyria, OH. We wanted someone who was comfortable with including no religion in our ceremony. Shari was that and more. She was very flexible at working with us and communicating via email. She also provided us so many options for different wording for our ceremony. On the day of our wedding, Shari showed up even though she was ill and preformed our ceremony for us. That truly meant the world to us. As an added bonus, we received a beautiful scrapbook with our wording as a gift from Shari. We are thankful to have found her and to have had her perform our ceremony!
Shari was amazing to work with. We live in Kansas but got married near our home town of Elyria, OH. We wanted someone who Read more...
Shari was amazing to work with. We live in Kansas but got married near our home town of Elyria, OH. We wanted someone who was comfortable with including no religion in our ceremony. Shari was that and more. She was very flexible at working with us and communicating via email. She also provided us so many options for different wording for our ceremony. On the day of our wedding, Shari showed up even though she was ill and preformed our ceremony for us. That truly meant the world to us. As an added bonus, we received a beautiful scrapbook with our wording as a gift from Shari. We are thankful to have found her and to have had her perform our ceremony! Read less
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Carol
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Shari did a fantastic job from start to finish. We stayed in touch making sure we covered all the important details to make our day one of a kind. The quality of work that she does is first rate. Our wedding was better than what I had hoped for and I wanted the best. That is what I got from Shari.
Her husband Frank photographed our wedding and he also did an amazing job. Very happy indeed to have the two of them. Carol and Bob Altenburger
Shari did a fantastic job from start to finish. We stayed in touch making sure we covered all the important details to Read more...
Shari did a fantastic job from start to finish. We stayed in touch making sure we covered all the important details to make our day one of a kind. The quality of work that she does is first rate. Our wedding was better than what I had hoped for and I wanted the best. That is what I got from Shari.
Her husband Frank photographed our wedding and he also did an amazing job. Very happy indeed to have the two of them. Carol and Bob Altenburger Read less
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Jackie
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
We were married this weekend at a very low-key ceremony at our house, and Shari was perfect. She was incredibly responsive in the planning stages and brought such a positive energy to the actual ceremony. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for an officiant. It is obvious she truly loves what she does and takes great pride in performing the ceremony the bride and groom want.
We were married this weekend at a very low-key ceremony at our house, and Shari was perfect. She was incredibly responsive Read more...
We were married this weekend at a very low-key ceremony at our house, and Shari was perfect. She was incredibly responsive in the planning stages and brought such a positive energy to the actual ceremony. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for an officiant. It is obvious she truly loves what she does and takes great pride in performing the ceremony the bride and groom want. Read less
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Andrew
Wedding:
9/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Celebrations by Shari was the perfect choice for my wife and I as Shari was one of my favorite teachers in high school. Shari's new career is going so well that she was already booked the day of our wedding but she was still able to accommodate us. We still worked exclusively with Shari on the wording and layout of the ceremony, which was perfectly catered to us, and then her daughter Kristen performed our ceremony for us beautifully. They both were also at our disposal being just a call, email, text or trip to Panera or Caribou away. Celebrations by Shari was great!

***Also we can not stress enough how awesome the "handmade keepsake scrapbook" is that Shari makes. Do yourself a favor and order this!***

Thank you Shari and Kristen!

Love, Andrew and Kristin Broka
Celebrations by Shari was the perfect choice for my wife and I as Shari was one of my favorite teachers in high school. Read more...
Celebrations by Shari was the perfect choice for my wife and I as Shari was one of my favorite teachers in high school. Shari's new career is going so well that she was already booked the day of our wedding but she was still able to accommodate us. We still worked exclusively with Shari on the wording and layout of the ceremony, which was perfectly catered to us, and then her daughter Kristen performed our ceremony for us beautifully. They both were also at our disposal being just a call, email, text or trip to Panera or Caribou away. Celebrations by Shari was great!

***Also we can not stress enough how awesome the "handmade keepsake scrapbook" is that Shari makes. Do yourself a favor and order this!***

Thank you Shari and Kristen!

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Tricia
Wedding:
9/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Shari made this process so easy! It was a joy to work with her and we felt 100% comfortable with her before ever meeting her in person. She was warm, friendly, flexible and outgoing. I can't say enough positive things. If we had to do it over again there are a number of things we would probably do differently, but not our officient. Our ceremony was exactly what we had envisioned. Thank you Shari!!!!

Tricia & Art
Shari made this process so easy! It was a joy to work with her and we felt 100% comfortable with her before ever meeting Read more...
Shari made this process so easy! It was a joy to work with her and we felt 100% comfortable with her before ever meeting her in person. She was warm, friendly, flexible and outgoing. I can't say enough positive things. If we had to do it over again there are a number of things we would probably do differently, but not our officient. Our ceremony was exactly what we had envisioned. Thank you Shari!!!!

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heather
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Sheri was wonderful. She was very helpful, professional and fun. She has a great personality and is willing to help you in any way she can.
Sheri was wonderful. She was very helpful, professional and fun. She has a great personality and is willing to help you in Read more...
Sheri was wonderful. She was very helpful, professional and fun. She has a great personality and is willing to help you in any way she can. Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Shari is absolutely amazing I wish I could give her a higher score than a 5! She made our wedding day fantastic! She was so prepared for the wedding and not only did she make us excited for the wedding she talked to our guests and introduced herself to them. Shari helped us make the wedding the way that we wanted it and made sure we had the special touches that we wanted in our wedding day. I emailed her multiple times with questions that I had and she was so quick to respond and answered every possible question that I had. She is the best and made our wedding day perfect. Thank you Shari!!!!
Shari is absolutely amazing I wish I could give her a higher score than a 5! She made our wedding day fantastic! She was Read more...
Shari is absolutely amazing I wish I could give her a higher score than a 5! She made our wedding day fantastic! She was so prepared for the wedding and not only did she make us excited for the wedding she talked to our guests and introduced herself to them. Shari helped us make the wedding the way that we wanted it and made sure we had the special touches that we wanted in our wedding day. I emailed her multiple times with questions that I had and she was so quick to respond and answered every possible question that I had. She is the best and made our wedding day perfect. Thank you Shari!!!! Read less
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Margie
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
I loved working with Shari on our ceremony. She provided so many ideas on the wording and let us customize the wording, flow and special touches that made our wedding uniquely ours. Our guests were blown away by how perfect the vows seemed for us as we'll as how personalized the entire wedding ceremony was. I had no idea that someone existed that would work so closely with us to make the ceremony so unique. I was so happy to have found Celebrations by Shari. You'll be glad you did, too!!!!
I loved working with Shari on our ceremony. She provided so many ideas on the wording and let us customize the wording, Read more...
I loved working with Shari on our ceremony. She provided so many ideas on the wording and let us customize the wording, flow and special touches that made our wedding uniquely ours. Our guests were blown away by how perfect the vows seemed for us as we'll as how personalized the entire wedding ceremony was. I had no idea that someone existed that would work so closely with us to make the ceremony so unique. I was so happy to have found Celebrations by Shari. You'll be glad you did, too!!!! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Shari was wonderful to work with especially being an out of state bride. She was beyond helpful with recommendations and very timely on email and phone calls. She made every effort to make our special day memorable. She genuinely loves what she does. We would highly reccomend Shari!
Shari was wonderful to work with especially being an out of state bride. She was beyond helpful with recommendations and Read more...
Shari was wonderful to work with especially being an out of state bride. She was beyond helpful with recommendations and very timely on email and phone calls. She made every effort to make our special day memorable. She genuinely loves what she does. We would highly reccomend Shari! Read less
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Amelia
Wedding:
8/11/2012
5.0/5.0
I was recently married on August 11th. During the pre-planning stage, I was nervous about finding the right officiant. I am not a member of a church, and didn't want to have to commit to any particular denomination as a pre-requisite for tying the knot. As the day approached, I looked online and came across "Celebrations by Shari". I called her up, and could tell just by the sound of her voice how sincere and passionate she was about marrying in love couples. She was so reasonably priced, organized, and paid full attention to every detail. I loved the wording options she gave us which allowed for my husband and I to maintain a large degree of creative control, while keeping certain things traditional. We were able to incorporate our own personal spirituality, and wrote our own vows... She even gave us additional options for mini ceremonies within the wedding, where I had the opportunity to honor my late grandparents, and that meant a great deal to the whole family. Every question and concern I had was met with a prompt response and reassurance. Being that Shari herself was unavailable on August 11th, as prediscussed, it was her daughter Chelsea who came to perform the ceremony. Chelsea arrived well before the scheduled start time which calmed my nerves tremendously, and she performed our ceremony flawlessly. She was friendly with all my guests and adapted so well to our backyard setting. I can honestly say, and my husband agrees, that our wedding was the best day of our lives (thus far!) and Celebrations by Shari certainly deserves much of the credit for that. Future Brides - I strongly recommend this company, and thank you Shari and Chelsea for making my day great!
I was recently married on August 11th. During the pre-planning stage, I was nervous about finding the right officiant. I Read more...
I was recently married on August 11th. During the pre-planning stage, I was nervous about finding the right officiant. I am not a member of a church, and didn't want to have to commit to any particular denomination as a pre-requisite for tying the knot. As the day approached, I looked online and came across "Celebrations by Shari". I called her up, and could tell just by the sound of her voice how sincere and passionate she was about marrying in love couples. She was so reasonably priced, organized, and paid full attention to every detail. I loved the wording options she gave us which allowed for my husband and I to maintain a large degree of creative control, while keeping certain things traditional. We were able to incorporate our own personal spirituality, and wrote our own vows... She even gave us additional options for mini ceremonies within the wedding, where I had the opportunity to honor my late grandparents, and that meant a great deal to the whole family. Every question and concern I had was met with a prompt response and reassurance. Being that Shari herself was unavailable on August 11th, as prediscussed, it was her daughter Chelsea who came to perform the ceremony. Chelsea arrived well before the scheduled start time which calmed my nerves tremendously, and she performed our ceremony flawlessly. She was friendly with all my guests and adapted so well to our backyard setting. I can honestly say, and my husband agrees, that our wedding was the best day of our lives (thus far!) and Celebrations by Shari certainly deserves much of the credit for that. Future Brides - I strongly recommend this company, and thank you Shari and Chelsea for making my day great! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
8/10/2012
5.0/5.0
I would give Shari much higher ratings than 5! She was so amazing and wonderful, she was so helpful in making my wedding ceremony perfect and memorable, she gave us so many choices for wording for each part of the wedding that we were able to make our ceremony truly unique and completely us! Even as she performed the ceremony, you could tell she loves her job because her happiness and love showed thru her reading!! It was so wonderful and touching. Thank you much Shari!!
I would give Shari much higher ratings than 5! She was so amazing and wonderful, she was so helpful in making my wedding Read more...
I would give Shari much higher ratings than 5! She was so amazing and wonderful, she was so helpful in making my wedding ceremony perfect and memorable, she gave us so many choices for wording for each part of the wedding that we were able to make our ceremony truly unique and completely us! Even as she performed the ceremony, you could tell she loves her job because her happiness and love showed thru her reading!! It was so wonderful and touching. Thank you much Shari!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Working with Shari definitely put me at ease and it was obvious she was a pro. I loved that she worked with me to tailor the ceremony wording to my husband and I and her scrapbook was amazing. I would recommend her to any and everyone (she is also such a sweetheart).
Working with Shari definitely put me at ease and it was obvious she was a pro. I loved that she worked with me to tailor Read more...
Working with Shari definitely put me at ease and it was obvious she was a pro. I loved that she worked with me to tailor the ceremony wording to my husband and I and her scrapbook was amazing. I would recommend her to any and everyone (she is also such a sweetheart). Read less
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Angela
Wedding:
7/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Shari was wonderful during the whole wedding process. She gave so many options for the ceremony wording, ceremony options (we did the Sand Ceremony), and her promptness in returning phone calls/e-mails were fabulous. The day of our wedding Shari walked us through the process and put us both at ease. Thank you Shari for everything YOU ARE FABULOUS!!
Shari was wonderful during the whole wedding process. She gave so many options for the ceremony wording, ceremony options Read more...
Shari was wonderful during the whole wedding process. She gave so many options for the ceremony wording, ceremony options (we did the Sand Ceremony), and her promptness in returning phone calls/e-mails were fabulous. The day of our wedding Shari walked us through the process and put us both at ease. Thank you Shari for everything YOU ARE FABULOUS!! Read less
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Barbara
Wedding:
7/18/2012
5.0/5.0
Shari and I had a prior relationship to our wedding, she was one of my most beloved teachers in high school. I knew from the moment I heard of Shari's business that she would be the one I would ask to marry my husband and I. Her professionalism as well as the ability to make every experience unique and personalized is absolutely astounding. She is exceptionally friendly and helpful on all levels no matter how last minute the wedding has been planned or how nervous any of the participants (especially the bride and groom) are. I felt that as soon as she arrived on our wedding day that I was instantly calm and no longer nervous because I knew that she would make sure that our special day was everything we wanted it to be no matter what it took. As she officiated the ceremony it took all of me not to cry not only because of how happy i was to be marrying the man of my dreams, but because of the way Shari officiated the ceremony. The words just flowed and everything was so sincere and full of love. It was definately the best choice i made when it came to my wedding, other than choosing my husband :) Thank you Fitz :)
Shari and I had a prior relationship to our wedding, she was one of my most beloved teachers in high school. I knew from Read more...
Shari and I had a prior relationship to our wedding, she was one of my most beloved teachers in high school. I knew from the moment I heard of Shari's business that she would be the one I would ask to marry my husband and I. Her professionalism as well as the ability to make every experience unique and personalized is absolutely astounding. She is exceptionally friendly and helpful on all levels no matter how last minute the wedding has been planned or how nervous any of the participants (especially the bride and groom) are. I felt that as soon as she arrived on our wedding day that I was instantly calm and no longer nervous because I knew that she would make sure that our special day was everything we wanted it to be no matter what it took. As she officiated the ceremony it took all of me not to cry not only because of how happy i was to be marrying the man of my dreams, but because of the way Shari officiated the ceremony. The words just flowed and everything was so sincere and full of love. It was definately the best choice i made when it came to my wedding, other than choosing my husband :) Thank you Fitz :) Read less
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Leah
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
We used Shari for our ceremony on Put-In-Bay Island on 8-10-12. She was fantastic from beginning to end. She made it clear more than once that if we needed anything, she was there to help. She was always in contact with us right up to the moment of the ceremony, and whenever I had a question, she always had a helpful answer. The ceremony was very fun-loving and laid back (but beautiful) just like we wanted. I highly recommend Shari (Celebrations by Shari) for your venue!!! We don't have a single con for her services!! Thank You again, Shari!!
We used Shari for our ceremony on Put-In-Bay Island on 8-10-12. She was fantastic from beginning to end. She made it clear Read more...
We used Shari for our ceremony on Put-In-Bay Island on 8-10-12. She was fantastic from beginning to end. She made it clear more than once that if we needed anything, she was there to help. She was always in contact with us right up to the moment of the ceremony, and whenever I had a question, she always had a helpful answer. The ceremony was very fun-loving and laid back (but beautiful) just like we wanted. I highly recommend Shari (Celebrations by Shari) for your venue!!! We don't have a single con for her services!! Thank You again, Shari!! Read less
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Kendra
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Wow! Shari was so wonderful to work with. Her response time seemed to be always under 30 minutes for e-mails! Her enthusiasm and happiness is truly contagious- so perfect for a wedding! She is quite flexible and so helpful. I had questions unrelated to the actual ceremony (about the program) and she was more than willing to help me out a bit. Her huge suggestion book of phrases was so helpful. We could have never planned our ceremony without it! We loved her laid-back, but still professional style during our ceremony. We felt more comfortable and I am sure our guests did as well. Thank you so much Shari!!!
Wow! Shari was so wonderful to work with. Her response time seemed to be always under 30 minutes for e-mails! Her Read more...
Wow! Shari was so wonderful to work with. Her response time seemed to be always under 30 minutes for e-mails! Her enthusiasm and happiness is truly contagious- so perfect for a wedding! She is quite flexible and so helpful. I had questions unrelated to the actual ceremony (about the program) and she was more than willing to help me out a bit. Her huge suggestion book of phrases was so helpful. We could have never planned our ceremony without it! We loved her laid-back, but still professional style during our ceremony. We felt more comfortable and I am sure our guests did as well. Thank you so much Shari!!! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
We decided to get married kind of last minute and Shari was instrumental in helping plan our vows. She was always just an email or phone call away. Because it was last minute on our end, Shari herself was booked, so while she planned everything and worked with us every step of the way, her daughter Kristen performed the ceremony and did an amazing job. Would recommend her services to anyone and would love to work with her again! Thank you! Melissa & Cody
We decided to get married kind of last minute and Shari was instrumental in helping plan our vows. She was always just an Read more...
We decided to get married kind of last minute and Shari was instrumental in helping plan our vows. She was always just an email or phone call away. Because it was last minute on our end, Shari herself was booked, so while she planned everything and worked with us every step of the way, her daughter Kristen performed the ceremony and did an amazing job. Would recommend her services to anyone and would love to work with her again! Thank you! Melissa & Cody Read less
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Caylee
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
Shari is wonderful! I stumbled across her website and was immediately impressed. After sending an email to request information, I received a very quick response in which Shari enthusiastically explained her services and offered her time. The amount of information and support she provided was invaluable and truly helped us craft the perfect ceremony. Everyone was all smiles and had nothing but great things to say after the ceremony. Both my husband and myself owe her a big thanks! We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day in every respect.
Shari is wonderful! I stumbled across her website and was immediately impressed. After sending an email to request Read more...
Shari is wonderful! I stumbled across her website and was immediately impressed. After sending an email to request information, I received a very quick response in which Shari enthusiastically explained her services and offered her time. The amount of information and support she provided was invaluable and truly helped us craft the perfect ceremony. Everyone was all smiles and had nothing but great things to say after the ceremony. Both my husband and myself owe her a big thanks! We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day in every respect. Read less
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Celebrations by Shari responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much, Caylee. I love your wedding and was truly honored to be able to share it with the two of you, your family and friends. Happiness, love and peace to you always.
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Sue
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
Shari and husband Frank (our photographer) helped make our wedding day VERY special! We were new to Ohio and had no idea where to begin. As soon as I contacted Shari and Frank, they made things start to happen for us. They even suggested a delightful place called Squires Castle for the ceremony and pictures. Being an older couple, we wanted something, quiet, peaceful and stress free. With the help of the Caruso team, our day was better than we could ever have expected!
Shari and husband Frank (our photographer) helped make our wedding day VERY special! We were new to Ohio and had no idea Read more...
Shari and husband Frank (our photographer) helped make our wedding day VERY special! We were new to Ohio and had no idea where to begin. As soon as I contacted Shari and Frank, they made things start to happen for us. They even suggested a delightful place called Squires Castle for the ceremony and pictures. Being an older couple, we wanted something, quiet, peaceful and stress free. With the help of the Caruso team, our day was better than we could ever have expected! Read less
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Bpowell31
Wedding:
5/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Shair was amazing! She worked with me when the details of my ceremony wasnt clear, she calmed me down when I wasn't sure how everything had to be done and she was very sweet. She made our special day perfect!
Shair was amazing! She worked with me when the details of my ceremony wasnt clear, she calmed me down when I wasn't sure Read more...
Shair was amazing! She worked with me when the details of my ceremony wasnt clear, she calmed me down when I wasn't sure how everything had to be done and she was very sweet. She made our special day perfect! Read less
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Twimomof6
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
We were very pleased with all the Shari did with and for us! She helped to make things so much better, and run smoother than had we had to do everything by ourselves. She was a blessing, and I would definitely recommend her to any and all my friends! So glad she was part of our wedding!
We were very pleased with all the Shari did with and for us! She helped to make things so much better, and run smoother Read more...
We were very pleased with all the Shari did with and for us! She helped to make things so much better, and run smoother than had we had to do everything by ourselves. She was a blessing, and I would definitely recommend her to any and all my friends! So glad she was part of our wedding! Read less
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galvs1977
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
We love Shari!! As soon as we talked on the phone, I knew that Shari would be the perfect person to marry my fiance and I. She is warm, caring, fun and full of life. Shari also is professional and committed to making your day just the way you want it to be (she made changes to vows for us and even put together a beautiful scrapbook for us). Shari gets our highest recommendations - she made our day very special!!
We love Shari!! As soon as we talked on the phone, I knew that Shari would be the perfect person to marry my fiance and I. Read more...
We love Shari!! As soon as we talked on the phone, I knew that Shari would be the perfect person to marry my fiance and I. She is warm, caring, fun and full of life. Shari also is professional and committed to making your day just the way you want it to be (she made changes to vows for us and even put together a beautiful scrapbook for us). Shari gets our highest recommendations - she made our day very special!! Read less
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Celebrations by Shari responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Anne and Jamie. You are such a special couple and it was truly an honor to share such a special moment with you!
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Arivera
Wedding:
4/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Shari made my wedding. She supplied us with Many options of how we could have our ceremony. From the welcome to the address to the closing prayer she made my dream wedding come true. If anyone needs an officiant for their ceremony they should use Shari.
Shari made my wedding. She supplied us with Many options of how we could have our ceremony. From the welcome to the Read more...
Shari made my wedding. She supplied us with Many options of how we could have our ceremony. From the welcome to the address to the closing prayer she made my dream wedding come true. If anyone needs an officiant for their ceremony they should use Shari. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Tamer
Wedding:
3/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Have an idea about what you would like to do and communicate that to Shari.
Have an idea about what you would like to do and communicate that to Shari.
Have an idea about what you would like to do and communicate that to Shari. Read less
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Angie
Wedding:
3/9/2012
5.0/5.0
Shari was so professinal and accomidating and absolute wonderful person to work with. I would highly recomend her to anyone and everyone looking for an officiant. She offered so many choices it was like we personalized our vows. I cannot say enough good things about Shari.
Shari was so professinal and accomidating and absolute wonderful person to work with. I would highly recomend her to Read more...
Shari was so professinal and accomidating and absolute wonderful person to work with. I would highly recomend her to anyone and everyone looking for an officiant. She offered so many choices it was like we personalized our vows. I cannot say enough good things about Shari. Read less
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Celebrations by Shari responded with the following comments:

Angie, thank you so much for taking the time to write a wonderful review for me. I truly wish you a life-time of love and happiness!
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CzarMatt
Wedding:
2/11/2012
5.0/5.0
Having never been married before, I didn't know what to expect with ceremony and planning details. My wife and I were extremely grateful when we started working with Shari for our wedding.

Shari's knowledge and experience with the most well planned weddings, as well as the most impromptu (mine), was immediately comforting. It was pleasing to have the wealth of information Shari provided. Every call and email was responded to with gusto. My wife and I's special day was made even more special with Shari's expertise and grace.

I would most definitely recommend Shari to my friend and colleagues.
Having never been married before, I didn't know what to expect with ceremony and planning details. My wife and I were Read more...
Having never been married before, I didn't know what to expect with ceremony and planning details. My wife and I were extremely grateful when we started working with Shari for our wedding.

Shari's knowledge and experience with the most well planned weddings, as well as the most impromptu (mine), was immediately comforting. It was pleasing to have the wealth of information Shari provided. Every call and email was responded to with gusto. My wife and I's special day was made even more special with Shari's expertise and grace.

I would most definitely recommend Shari to my friend and colleagues. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Mr and Mrs Andrews
Wedding:
2/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Amazing experience. Shari made our evening very special. By far one of the sweetest ladies and made us feel comfortable. She was very helpful and had a flexible schedule. Thank you Shari for being part of our very special night !
Amazing experience. Shari made our evening very special. By far one of the sweetest ladies and made us feel comfortable. Read more...
Amazing experience. Shari made our evening very special. By far one of the sweetest ladies and made us feel comfortable. She was very helpful and had a flexible schedule. Thank you Shari for being part of our very special night ! Read less
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Celebrations by Shari responded with the following comments:

Thank you so very much! I have told everyone how delightful the two of you are and how bright your son is!
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Melissa
Wedding:
11/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Shari was amazing from day one. She is flexible and allows the bride and groom to have their special day the way they want it. Shari was great because she was easy to get ahold of and stay in contact with. She makes sure every detail is perfect and that is appreciated. Her service was beautiful and exactly what my mom (the bride) wanted. Her prices are very reasonable as well. I really like how she is willing to assist you in any way. I would recommend her to anyone who wants their day to be special and stressfree. Thanks again Shari for the wonderful experience me and my family had while working with you. You are great!!!!!
Shari was amazing from day one. She is flexible and allows the bride and groom to have their special day the way they want Read more...
Shari was amazing from day one. She is flexible and allows the bride and groom to have their special day the way they want it. Shari was great because she was easy to get ahold of and stay in contact with. She makes sure every detail is perfect and that is appreciated. Her service was beautiful and exactly what my mom (the bride) wanted. Her prices are very reasonable as well. I really like how she is willing to assist you in any way. I would recommend her to anyone who wants their day to be special and stressfree. Thanks again Shari for the wonderful experience me and my family had while working with you. You are great!!!!! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Jessa
Wedding:
11/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Wonderful service, very supportive, and had a plethera of options for us. We did not know what we were getting into, but Shari helped us through every bit of it with ease. My family is very picky and spoiled when it comes to events like this, but all of my extended family said that the service was very beautiful. If people asked me ten times "Who should be my officiant at my wedding?" i would answer Shari eleven times.
Wonderful service, very supportive, and had a plethera of options for us. We did not know what we were getting into, but Read more...
Wonderful service, very supportive, and had a plethera of options for us. We did not know what we were getting into, but Shari helped us through every bit of it with ease. My family is very picky and spoiled when it comes to events like this, but all of my extended family said that the service was very beautiful. If people asked me ten times "Who should be my officiant at my wedding?" i would answer Shari eleven times. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Krisc718
Wedding:
11/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Shari did an amazing job working with us to make our ceremony absolutely perfect. She was great at helping us personalize our vows and making us completely comfortable. I had no worries, as I knew she had everything taken care of. We also recieved a personal book that had all of our vows in it, which I thought was a great touch. We will always have that to look back on. I would highly reccomend using her to everyone I know getting married.
Shari did an amazing job working with us to make our ceremony absolutely perfect. She was great at helping us personalize Read more...
Shari did an amazing job working with us to make our ceremony absolutely perfect. She was great at helping us personalize our vows and making us completely comfortable. I had no worries, as I knew she had everything taken care of. We also recieved a personal book that had all of our vows in it, which I thought was a great touch. We will always have that to look back on. I would highly reccomend using her to everyone I know getting married. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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mghicks611
Wedding:
6/11/2011
5.0/5.0
AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME! Shari is so wonderful to work with. She not only takes the time to get to know the couple but she also caters to their specific needs. I love that Shari got to celebrate with us and make our wedding day so extra special!
AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME! Shari is so wonderful to work with. She not only takes the time to get to know the couple but she Read more...
AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME! Shari is so wonderful to work with. She not only takes the time to get to know the couple but she also caters to their specific needs. I love that Shari got to celebrate with us and make our wedding day so extra special! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Michelle
Wedding:
6/8/2013
4.9/5.0
Shari was very personable and made our day very special. She added a special touch to wording to make it our own. We HIGHLY recommend Shari.
Shari was very personable and made our day very special. She added a special touch to wording to make it our own. We Read more...
Shari was very personable and made our day very special. She added a special touch to wording to make it our own. We HIGHLY recommend Shari. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Sue
Wedding:
6/16/2012
4.9/5.0
Shari Caruso was the perfect choice for us. We wanted just a small intimate ceremony and our day couldn't have been more perfect!
Shari Caruso was the perfect choice for us. We wanted just a small intimate ceremony and our day couldn't have been more Read more...
Shari Caruso was the perfect choice for us. We wanted just a small intimate ceremony and our day couldn't have been more perfect! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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01001001d
Wedding:
10/14/2011
4.9/5.0
Shari was incredibly responsive and helpful. She personalized a lovely ceremony for us and was able to accomodate us even on short notice. We greatly appreciate everything she did for us!
Shari was incredibly responsive and helpful. She personalized a lovely ceremony for us and was able to accomodate us even Read more...
Shari was incredibly responsive and helpful. She personalized a lovely ceremony for us and was able to accomodate us even on short notice. We greatly appreciate everything she did for us! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Claude Stargen
Wedding:
9/2/2011
4.9/5.0
I meet Shari by chance by an internet search and I could not have been luckier. I am from the UAE and was trying to organize a wedding in Cleveland via email. Shari was incredible and made the experience prefect. We are having a large wedding in Hong Kong and just wanted to do something official in Cleveland and it turned out to be so special and her husband came and provided us with some beautiful photos. It was truly a blessing to find SHari.

Claude Stargen
I meet Shari by chance by an internet search and I could not have been luckier. I am from the UAE and was trying to Read more...
I meet Shari by chance by an internet search and I could not have been luckier. I am from the UAE and was trying to organize a wedding in Cleveland via email. Shari was incredible and made the experience prefect. We are having a large wedding in Hong Kong and just wanted to do something official in Cleveland and it turned out to be so special and her husband came and provided us with some beautiful photos. It was truly a blessing to find SHari.

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Services Used: Officiant
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Maria
Wedding:
9/6/2013
4.8/5.0
Shari was a pleasure to work with. She was so professional and you can tell that she enjoys what she does. Everything ran smoothly and it was very easy to create our ceremony with her. We even received a personalized scrap book that Shari made that was beautiful! You can tell that she put a lot of time and effort into making sure our ceremony was perfect and beautiful. I would highly recommend Shari and her team to other brides.
Shari was a pleasure to work with. She was so professional and you can tell that she enjoys what she does. Everything ran Read more...
Shari was a pleasure to work with. She was so professional and you can tell that she enjoys what she does. Everything ran smoothly and it was very easy to create our ceremony with her. We even received a personalized scrap book that Shari made that was beautiful! You can tell that she put a lot of time and effort into making sure our ceremony was perfect and beautiful. I would highly recommend Shari and her team to other brides. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.7/5.0
Shari had exactly the personality we were looking for in an officiant (and we met with a few before her)…she is very warm and inviting, just as her teaching background would suggest. She is very quick to respond to any questions, even a text on the day of our wedding!

She had broken her foot recently and told us kind of late that she was in a boot, but she was very professional and actually took it off for the duration of our ceremony. Overall, our ceremony was beautiful and everything we hoped it would be! Thank you Shari!
Shari had exactly the personality we were looking for in an officiant (and we met with a few before her)…she is very warm Read more...
Shari had exactly the personality we were looking for in an officiant (and we met with a few before her)…she is very warm and inviting, just as her teaching background would suggest. She is very quick to respond to any questions, even a text on the day of our wedding!

She had broken her foot recently and told us kind of late that she was in a boot, but she was very professional and actually took it off for the duration of our ceremony. Overall, our ceremony was beautiful and everything we hoped it would be! Thank you Shari! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.4/5.0
Shari was very responsive prior to the wedding and was prompt and thorough on our wedding day.
Shari was very responsive prior to the wedding and was prompt and thorough on our wedding day.
Shari was very responsive prior to the wedding and was prompt and thorough on our wedding day. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Celebrations by Shari responded with the following comments:

Every review I receive is important and my goal is always to receive a five. In deciding to give less than a five, I would appreciate knowing why. That is how I make my services the vest they can possibly be.

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