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Trends To Traditions

Cranberry Township , PA

LOCATION

417 Quarter Horse Lane
Cranberry Township, PA US 16046 (map)

PHONE

412-267-2108

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Certified Wedding Planner
Certified Destination Wedding and Honeymoon Specialist


From a complimentary consultation to all inclusive coordination, we offer... Read more
Certified Wedding Planner
Certified Destination Wedding and Honeymoon Specialist


From a complimentary consultation to all inclusive coordination, we offer customized packages and guidance for over 70 possible wedding aspects and service providers. We serve the couple as: coordinator, director, etiquette coach, business manager, family mediator, creative planner, referee, and friend. We evaluate the couple’s needs and desires and match them to the vendors who will best meet their criteria. We help them budget most appropriately, according to their priorities. As Pittsburgh Wedding Planners, we negotiate for better prices and perks. We orchestrate the event from start to finish or simply help a client find one specific service.

Katherine Shaw, Owner, graduated from Theatre and Film school in 1992. Until the turn of the century, she planned events for the NFL, NHL, the AFL, and the WB network. She is certified as a Wedding Director through the National Bridal Service, is a member of the Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC), is a member of the International Society of Event Specialists (ISES), is a published author, and has coordinated at least partial aspects of over 700 weddings and events in her career. She is supported by a talented staff with an impressive and diverse background. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What wedding planning services do you offer?
Day-of Coordinator, Full Planning, Partial Planning
How many planners do you work with?
4
What style of wedding do you specialize in planning?
Anything from cutting edge to elegantly modern to clean and sophisticated.
Do you support or cater to any specific religions?
We do not prejudge or discriminate
What sizes of weddings have you coordinated in the past?
Anything from a 10 person Destination Wedding to a party of 1000 that needed to be split into two nights.
Which venues have you worked at or are familiar with?
The Omni William Penn, The Carnegie Museum, The HyeHolde, Butler Country Club, The Chadwick, The Circuit Center Ballroom, The Cranberry Highlands, The Embassy Suites, Station Square, Hartwood Acres, The Pgh Zoo, Heinz Hall, Heinz History Center, Hilton, The James Center, Jay Verno Studios, La Casa Narcisi Winery, LeMont, Longue Vue Club, Mansion Butler, Marriott, Mayernick Center, North Park, Phipps Conservatory, PNC Park, Schenley Park Visitor's Center, Sheraton North, Soldiers and Sailors, and many others

REVIEWS

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surrae
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
Nicole and Kat were incredible throughout the entire process... so happy to have worked with such wonderful ladies!
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Unique Services
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
7/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Kat and her team were the absolute best to work with. They were with me at every step of the process and provided excellent guidance on vendor choices and had so many wonderful creative ideas and worked hard to stay within my budget. I actually had guests calling me to get their info to plan their own weddings and parties in Pittsburgh and received numerous compliments that it was one of the best weddings they ever attended. Trends to Traditions went above and beyond and I can't thank them enough for all they did for me and my family. I highly recommend them to anyone who is planning a wedding in the Pittsburgh area.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Kimberly
Wedding:
6/15/2012
5.0/5.0
I absolutely recommend Trends To Traditions to any future bride!!! Whether you are having a small intimate wedding, a destination wedding, a large lavish wedding or you haven't decided, Katherine Shaw and her team will create, inspire, and patiently to achieve the wedding you desire.
The various wedding planning packages makes their very talented, attention to detail, professional services available to ALL. Her list of exceptional vendors and resources are extensive. Best of all, Katherine and her Trends To Traditions' team are truly wonderful people!!!!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Patricia
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
Trends to Traditions provided us with first class service. Everyone we worked with was courteous, answered questions promptly and were so helpful in providing information in all areas regarding our daughter's wedding day.

I do not have any complaints about the wedding day itself. If we had any questions, our wedding planners were very accessable and took care of everything. The whole day, from the ceremony to the reception went beautifully and I have nothing but great memories of the whole process.
Services Used: Catering, DJ, Favors & Gifts, Flowers, Invitations, Photography, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths, Transportation, Wedding Venue, Videography
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Renee
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Hi Katherine and your team!

I just want you to know that I could not be more happy with how everything turned out! I truly rave about you and your services. I want to also say that you handle brides so well. All the stress and anxiety that goes with hosting the biggest party of your life is overwhelming and I admire your patience with everything. I have recommended you both for weddings and travel planning and will continue to do so! You truly are good at what you do and I feel blessed to have found you when I did in the planning process.

Thank you more than you know!
Services Used: Invitations, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, , Travel
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Brandy
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Let me start off by saying that my wedding day was the single greatest day of my life. It was truly a perfect day and it could not have been done without Katherine and her wonderful team!

She turned Southpointe into the perfect venue for our wedding! Our outdoor cocktail party by the pool was such a hit! The setup and color scheme made our cocktail hour the ultimate experience for our guests.

Trends to Traditions also designed the ballroom to look stunning. Every detail, from the flowers to the chairs and linens was so well thought out and came together nicely. The ambiance in the room perfectly matched my husband and my personality and really reflected our taste and style as a couple!

Katherine's wedding specialist, Aubrey, was also such an essential part of the wedding. She made sure that everything went smoothly. Even the weeks leading up to the wedding, Aubrey was my crutch-- when I was worried, needed ideas or answers to our questions, she was there!! Aubrey knew all the minor details and did so much additional work, which allowed me to focus on the major decisions.
All of the vendors Trends to Traditions recommended fit right into our budget. Kat's honest opinions and wedding knowledge took our wedding from nice to spectacular! It would not have been a tenth as nice if it wasn’t for Kat and her team's design ideas, color schemes, knowledge and day of expertise. Her team helped me so much that I did not have to lift a finger the day of the wedding, which allowed me to focus on my guests and have fun! I was the most relaxed and calm bride because I wasn’t knew Kat and her team had everything taken care of! Choosing Trends to Traditions to plan my wedding was the best decision. If you want to have an unforgettable wedding, hire Trends to Traditions!!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Brittany
Wedding:
6/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Katy and Katherine were both not only extremely attentive and organized, but they were beyond friendly and caring. I have already recommended them to anyone I know getting married because and can not imagine anyone planning a wedding without their very own Katie! I purchased a package that included 2 planners to be there for my wedding day and to my delightful surprise, there were at least 4 in attendance and even. Katherine the owner came. I can't possibly say enough about Trends to Traditions, in particular Katie and Katherine, they truly have a unique talent and gift!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Reba
Wedding:
5/27/2012
5.0/5.0
I love Trends to Traditions!!! Everyone there was so helpful. Everything I wanted in my wedding they made happen. My wedding was beautiful thanks to everyone at Trends To Traditions!!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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eehiggins
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Trends to Traditions turned my wedding wishes into realities! Both Katherine and Victoria were absolutely wonderful to work with and made sure everything on our special day was just perfect. They are extremely organized and professional and know just about everything there is to know about weddings in Pittsburgh!!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
TTT was very helpful throughout my whole wedding process. They are a wealth of information. TTT is quick to respond to your emails/calls with valuable feedback. Very friendly group of planners!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Jessica
Wedding:
8/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Trends to Traditions is the best! From the moment I met Katherine, I immediately had a connection with her and knew she would be an amazing wedding planner. From the beginning...a year before my wedding, Trends to Traditions was there to help me with every detail involved in planning my wedding day! They have tremendous vendor connections and know the ins and outs of the wedding industry, which helped make my wedding day everything I ever dreamed of! The staff at Trends is awesome and professional and are always going the extra mile to help you out. I couldn't have done it without them!!!
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Unique Services
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Andrea
Wedding:
8/6/2011
5.0/5.0
trends to traditions is an incredible wedding planning company! i have been nothing less than impressed and they have made my dream wedding come true!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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330 E 63rd Street New York NY 10065
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Peter and I wanted to extend a huge thank you to the both of you and your team for all the hard work that went into our wedding. You exceeded our expectations and everything ran so smooth we had nothing to worry about on Saturday and that made the day that much more special. Please feel free to use us as a reference in the future we have nothing but praise for Trends to Traditions!!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Charleyrose
Wedding:
5/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Amazing!! The best wedding planners in the city hands down. I highly recommend working with Kat,Katie, Bethany & all the other great team members from TTT.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I hired Trends to Traditions for Day of Coordination services. Kat, Jaime, Aubrey, and the other ladies were in making everything go smoothly on my wedding day. It was truly the most incredible day of my life. I had NO stress and had an absolute blast. And I keep telling everyone that the only reason I could enjoy it was because I had help. I love my family and friends dearly, but everyone was busy and no one was really able to commit as much time to help me with the wedding as I needed. The best decision that I made during the whole wedding process was to go ahead with the day of coordination services. I was very reluctant since we already had a great event coordinator at our venue and it seemed like a splurge, but truly, this was the best thing I could have done. I relaxed all day, had my hair and makeup done, looked great, was unfrazzled, handled very little in terms of problems, and was really able to be in a fantastic frame of mind. Trends to Traditions specifically helped with pre-wedding planning (2 meetings regarding this), followed through with my itinerary and all the details, gave checks to the vendors/communicated with the vendors/made sure that they ran on schedule, coordinated our rehearsal, coordinated the ceremony, helped to seat guests, gave me ideas for how to make the ceremony and reception special, gave vendor recommendations, organized and booked our honeymoon (which was amazing!!!!) I recommend them wholeheartedly.
Services Used: Unique Services
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jeffcaughey
Wedding:
11/27/2010
5.0/5.0
Katherine Shaw and her team were the ulitmate professionals. We throughly enjoyed working with her and her associate wedding planner Julie Mason. They were flawless. We received more help and ideas than we could not have even imagined. They help to make our wedding day the ulitmate dream wedding.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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mik
Wedding:
11/20/2010
5.0/5.0
The staff at trends to traditions are amazing and very thoughtful!!!
Services Used: Unique Services
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melizabethc
Wedding:
11/6/2010
5.0/5.0
Trends to Traditions went above and beyond my expectations for my wedding planning needs. I planned by wedding from another state and thought I needed some additional help. I am SO glad I chose Trends to Traditions. Their entire staff (especially Katherine and Katy) made themselves available WHENEVER I needed a question answered or opinion on the planning. TTT gave me endless options for everything-linens, flowers, venues etc. Regardless of how many wedding they were planning that month, they made me feel like I was the only bride they were working with. Their attention to detail is second to none and all of the weddings they do are so personalized and different. This is NOT a cookie cut wedding planning service. So if you are looking to have a one of a kind, knockout wedding,go with TTT. You will not be disappointed. I'm so glad I did. They made my dream wedding come to life!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Sholloway
Wedding:
10/23/2010
5.0/5.0
Words cannot describe how wonderful Kat and the whole Trends team were! Wonderful people that created my dream wedding!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Jess
Wedding:
8/28/2010
5.0/5.0
We worked with Trends to Traditions for a year while planning our wedding from out of town. From picking out our reception site, to selecting vendors, to sharing ideas about how to make our day extra special, Katherine and her team were extraordinary. We did not have to worry about a thing during our wedding weekend. They contacted all the vendors, made sure no detail was over-looked and helped set-up/tear-down our entire wedding reception. When we walked into our reception, we were blown away. Gorgeous down to every last detail. Our guests thoroughly enjoyed the weekend and are still talking about it. We certainly could not have pulled this off without Trends to Traditions!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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smcnaley
Wedding:
7/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Trends to Traditions is truly fabulous! They went the extra mile to ensure that everything was perfect on my wedding day. Everything down to the smallest detail was planned to perfection! They really help to make my wedding vision come true. Memories last a life time and Trends to Traditions ensured that my wedding was beautifully executed, which significantly reduced the anxiety of the day! I definitely recommend Trends to Traditions to any future brides!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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HonourandAndy2010
Wedding:
7/10/2010
5.0/5.0
WOW! I could have not done anything with these people! They were awesome - Katherine and Katy and all of the girls! Katherine helped with a lot of details - invitations, favors, tuxedos, etc. Katy is awesome, she worked with us to make our day so perfect! She met with us several times and we made several timeline drafts to make sure everything was how we wanted it. The day went as smooth as can be, and we couldn't have done it without Katy and her assistants! Thank you Katy! Thank you Katherine! Thank you TTT!!! You guys rock! If you do not want to worry about wedding day drama or small problems, hire Trends to Traditions, they will make sure everything runs perfect and you won't have to worry about anything!!!!! Thanks again!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Melissa
Wedding:
7/4/2010
5.0/5.0
Kat, KC, the rest of the Trends To Traditions team,

Missy and I can’t thank you enough for all of the work and effort you’ve put in over the last year to make our July 4th wedding such a successful and fun event. You all have such a passion for the details and commitment to making the whole wedding process a positive event; this past year has made me not only glad we decided to get a wedding planner, but so thankful we picked Trends To Traditions! Thank you so much for making the whole wedding exactly what we wanted and for allowing us to leave most of the planning in your hands so that we could enjoy the party! Thanks as well for planning such an awesome honeymoon to Coast Rica, everything was perfect!



-Nick and Missy Smith
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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jkysela
Wedding:
5/15/2010
5.0/5.0
I was a very particular bride and the staff at Trends to Traditions was great to work with and had every minute detail figured out for my perfect day!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Abbey
Wedding:
3/9/2010
5.0/5.0
Everyone at TTT was so helpful and nice! Never imagined that it was possible to NOT be stressed on your wedding day and Katherine and all the girls made it happen! Also, put together an AMAZING honeymoon for us that we will never forget!! :)
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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sbotts
Wedding:
2/20/2010
5.0/5.0
Trends to Traditions made planning our wedding stress-free. We knew that every step of the way Katherine would be there to answer our questions, give suggestions, find solutions, and keep everything on track. Her experience and passion for what she does are invaluable. Working with Trends to Traditions was by far the best decision we made.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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lms
Wedding:
8/8/2009
5.0/5.0
Katherine,

I just want to thank you for helping to orchestrate one of the best week-ends of my entire life. Everything was incredibly wonderful. I am envious of those you are now working with and we will miss your presence in our lives. I have been telling my friends and patients that I was having more fun than a "guy" should with making the wedding plans. I believe Shawn even had a better time if that is possible. My greatest compliment to you is that in watching you do what you do, it makes me want to do better with what I do in Chiropractic. You are a joy to be around and very professional in your work. You were a gift to us in this, one of the best days of our lives.

I am so proud of Sarah and I think Shawn came the whole way around the universe to be with her.

Thank you again, you are the best

With much love and admiration ~ Jack V. FOB :-)
Services Used: Wedding Planning
Trends To Traditions responded with the following comments:

Jack, I miss your family. You're not supposed to make my job so easy! :-)
Sarah and Shawn are magnificent together. Please keep in touch.
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Leuthold-Young Wedding
Wedding:
8/8/2009
5.0/5.0
Simply put, we made the right choice in hiring Trends to Traditions (TTT) for our 08-08-09 wedding. I had heard Trends to Traditions was the best, and now I see why. Katherine and her staff were so professional and kind to our guests. They took care of everything, which was nice because sometimes I can't make decisions. When vendors were difficult, Katherine stepped in and made my wishes come true. It was nice to have someone in the industry who was on OUR side when dealing with all of the vendors. Plus, TTT took care of the unexpected crises: when we left the garter at the hotel, someone went back and got it. When our dog ran away, Katherine offered to drive her vehicle and help us find him- who does that? There were minor issues that we never even knew about until the next day, when someone told us- because the TTT staff solved the problem immediately. Where most vendors just wanted to do their work and get out, I felt like the TTT staff actually cared about the memory of our wedding day. Having never even attended a wedding before, we really had no idea what we were supposed to do, but it felt like Katherine was by our side the entire day, which made it much less stressful (and yet she never showed up in the pictures?!). TTT was able to give us valuable advice that only someone who plans weddings every day would know. Our bridal party of 13 loved working with her and still asks about her. We couldn't have asked for a better wedding planner. Thank you so much, Katherine & staff, and God bless!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
Trends To Traditions responded with the following comments:

ha ha ha. I just ducked when the camera was around. Of course! You know how I am about dogs. He's your baby. Thank your bridal party for being so fantastic themselves. Everyone was so upbeat and fun-you are lucky to have such great, supportive friends.
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Carlyn
Wedding:
7/31/2009
5.0/5.0
Hi Kat,
Suzanne forwarded me the pictures you sent. They look great! Also, I wanted to thank you for helping to make Josh & Tonya�s wedding day such a memorable occasion. Everyone has told me how beautiful everything was and what a good time they had. The day flowed so smoothly�I can�t think of a thing that could have been better. Thanks too for taking care of all the �little� details of the day. It really took a lot of pressure off of Tonya, as well as Suzanne and myself. You really did a great job!
Good luck to you with your new baby. Hope to see you again soon.
Carlyn (Josh�s Mom)
Services Used: Wedding Planning
Trends To Traditions responded with the following comments:

You are welcome. :-)
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Danielle
Wedding:
7/25/2009
5.0/5.0
Before I met with Katherine, I was so overwhelmed that I could not even think about my wedding. After our first meeting, I was excited about planning it and couldn't wait to get to work! Thanks to Katherine, my wedding was beyond my wildest dreams, but not beyond my budget. Her contacts and experience gave me the confidence that I was getting exceptional service at a great price. The stress that she saved me from more than made up for the cost of her services- and that doesn't include the actual cost savings she obtained for me!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
Trends To Traditions responded with the following comments:

That's the idea right? To save you money and give you peace. :-)
You allowed us to help you and trusted us even when we were thinking way out of the box. It's easy to create a unique, elegant, and brilliant wedding when you give us so much to work with so thank you too.
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Denny
Wedding:
7/18/2009
5.0/5.0
Name Denny Sarginger

Dear Katherine-
We want to thank you so much for making our wedding so
unbelievably beautiful. I can honestly say that was
the nicest wedding I've ever attended-the bonus being,
of course, was that it was my wedding. Everything was
absolutely outstanding-from the ceremony, to the food,
Pete's everything-including his help-the organization
was amazing and it was all because of you. I'm sorry
that it's over because I'll miss having your e-mails
to look forward to and chatting and planning with you,
Kat. I hope we can keep in touch. If any of your
clients need a 'quirky' cardbox-let me know. I only
wish the best for you Kat!
Love ya!
Denny and Eddie

P.S. Katy was wonderful as well!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
Trends To Traditions responded with the following comments:

Denny, thank you! I think Katy is wonderful too and she enjoyed working with you so much. :-)
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Danielle
Wedding:
7/14/2009
5.0/5.0
Even though I tell everyone who asks about the wedding how wonderful you are and how this wedding would not be possible without you, I may not have gotten to everyone! Seriously, we really do appreciate everything you've done and we had to let everyone know that all of the amazing stuff they're about to experience is thanks to you.

-Danielle July, 2009
Services Used: Wedding Planning
Trends To Traditions responded with the following comments:

D, it was a wonderful night. You have the right partner and with that, everything is achievable. Good luck with your future family and thanks for living through my own morning sickness with me. :-)
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skreuer
Wedding:
6/13/2009
5.0/5.0
Trends to Traditions was very professional and responsive.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
Trends To Traditions responded with the following comments:

Sharon, thanks for the kudos. Good luck in the world of medicine. :-)
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Laura
Wedding:
5/2/2009
5.0/5.0
After getting engaged, the very best decision we made as a couple was hiring Katherine Shaw as our wedding planner. I can not imagine planning a wedding without her - she did everything imaginable to make sure our wedding day was the best day of our lives - and it was nothing short of that. I would recommend Trends to Traditions to anyone and everyone planning a wedding - large or small. The week after our wedding was flushed with phone calls from our friends and family telling us how they couldn't get over how perfect and amazing the day was. 7 months later, they are still talking about. Trends to Traditions is a 5 star wedding planning service - the best of the best.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
Trends To Traditions responded with the following comments:

Laura, wow, thank you!
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
10/26/2008
5.0/5.0
We could not thank Trends to Traditions enough for all they did for our wedding!!

Katherine Shaw and her staff truly handled the day brilliantly and were so calm and professional throughout. I really appreciated their patience with my nervousness on the day (I was more nervous than I was expecting). Any little thing that popped up they just handled it, which really helped me relax and enjoy. It also felt so great all day to know that my guests were always in good hands.

All the extra little touches they did were fantastic. The way they displayed the Ketubah (at both venues!) and the way they used the extra votives, flower petals and ceremony decorations at the reception were absolutely fantastic. The more I look at our photos the more I catch these little things (the fabric on the balcony of the lobby and the decorations on the cookie table) and I'm sure will continue to do so.

All of my guests were amazed at how smoothly everything ran and said how professional all of their staff were. Almost everyone has commented on this. I can't tell you how many people said they have never been to such a beautiful wedding that was so well organized!!! They have said it was an "affair to remember" and that "the whole wedding was wonderful, a warm and wonderful (and absolutely breathtakingly beautiful!) day and evening!". These are from guests who are used to attending and hosting beautiful affairs themselves. I'm still getting notes about it.

Every single vendor we got through Trends to Traditions were fantastic!!! We couldn't thank them enough for this. We were amazed at how wonderful and professional they all were, how much they delivered on the day and how their services were excellent value for money.

Trends to Traditions' package was so reasonably priced and excellent value for money!!! What we got from working with them was more than we could have ever expected or hoped for.

My husband and I really enjoyed getting to know Katherine and working with her throughout the whole process. She was always there to support, help out and give advice when needed. This really kept our wedding stress to a minimum and allowed us to enjoy the planning process. Time and again I was utterly impressed with her efficiency and all the various things she was able to help us with. She was so resourceful.

I'm very detail focussed and my husband often said throughout this process that I met my match in working with Katherine. Every single detail I wanted or had mentioned for the day was achieved and there were loads of extra details attended to that, beforehand, didn't even cross our minds.

We had very clear ideas about what we wanted for the wedding. Katherine carefully listened and helped us execute them, while also offering great ideas we never thought off, which are now some of our favorite memories (that was the best bubble send off I have ever experienced at any wedding).

We never could have had the wedding we did without her. Katherine Shaw and Trends to Traditions gave us a gift that we will treasure forever, and for that we will be forever grateful.

Beth and Tim Handford
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Holly
Wedding:
9/6/2008
5.0/5.0
Trends to Traditions made my wedding day absolutely perfect! So perfect that I even insisted that one of my goods friends use them!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Jim
Wedding:
9/6/2008
5.0/5.0
Katy and Trends to Traditions helped me and my wife plan our wedding this last year. She really helped to alleviate stress and concerns and helped us get things in line and organized. Everybody loved the wedding!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Sarah
Wedding:
8/30/2008
5.0/5.0
Trends to Traditions: Professional, creative, timely, caring and will create the wedding of your dreams.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Sue
Wedding:
7/5/2008
5.0/5.0
No doubt about it -- Katherine Shaw helped me create a memorable, problem-free event. Without her input, suggestions, and hard work, planning my wedding would have been an overwhelming task, one packed with stress and headaches. She handled the dirty work, though, communicating with vendors, setting appointments, and dealing with issues when they arose. On my wedding day, Katherine orchestrated everything flawlessly, and I worried about nothing -- except having fun with my husband, family, and friends. I'd recommend Katherine and Trends to Traditions without a second thought; brides and grooms would be foolish not to seek their expertise!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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NAHMSL
Wedding:
5/25/2008
5.0/5.0
Katherine was fabulous to work with for our wedding. She was easy going, great sense of humor, flexible, and easy to communicate with whether in person, over the phone, or by e-mail. Leading up to the wedding, we had multiple meetings to go over every detail of the wedding - from linens to songs every detail was planned. Then at the wedding, she only exceeded our expectations. She blended into the event in such a way that a couple of guests told us they never saw our wedding planner and wanted us to point her out. She took care of every problem that arised without us knowing. At the end of the night when we said our byes it was very sad because we liked Katherine so much.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Brooke
Wedding:
8/3/2007
5.0/5.0
Here's the email that I sent to Kat after our wedding. I think that my email is a good way to start to sum up how wonderful she is not only as a person but at her job too!

Kat,

Wherever do I begin to thank you! From the moment I met you without even looking at everything in your little portfolio that you had I knew that we needed you for our day! You have so much energy and genuine kindness in you!

Throughout all of our planning you were so passionate about making the perfect day for us!

Your ideas and theme madness (I say that in a good way) were always so awesome! You knew I was a little leary about theme but I'm so glad we did it that way! I loved the car! I think everyone did! The dancer that you( you stinker!) and Chad surprised me with...loved them! Especially when he ripped his pants! He was so cute about it when it happened! The lighting!

OH MY GOODNESS! Okay whoever doesn't have lighting at their wedding are fools! It was ridiculously awesome! I love the pics that Cal was able to get up on the balcony with the lighting! The linens! Gorgeous! The cake...everyone said that it was the best wedding cake they'd ever had! It was so good. We totally ate all of it before we even went on our honeymoon.

And the Band...yeah, I can't tell you how many people have told me that they are the best band that they've ever heard at a wedding! Love them so much! I mean they really are the greatest! Oh and the caricarist(sorry I know I spelled wrong)...we should have got two! There were lines for her!

Everyone loved it! I mean everything came together beautifully! Every one of our guests were simply astounded! We continue to get calls about how wonderful and well-thought and detailed and gorgeous everything was! People who weren't able to come or even people that we didn't invite are calling us telling us how spectacular they heard our wedding was! That makes me feel good and that should make you feel even better because you were the one who was able to make everything happen!

Our wedding was SIMPLY GORGEOUS and Chad and I attribute that to you! We could have never had the type of wedding that we had without you! The day
was perfect! Your ideas exceeded all of my expectations! I was never one
of the little girls who has had my day planned since I was five or walked around with the pillow case on my head, but when we did get engaged and I did start to think of my perfect wedding, I always envisioned a beautiful day. I felt like you were able to not only give me what I had anticipated, but you created an event. The most spectacular event that I could have never dreamed without you! We truly do thank you, Kat! The only way I could ever be happier is if the day didn't end! And by the way, my mom says that you're not allowed to stop working since I have three more sisters to go! ;)

We love you and we hope you enjoyed our wedding and planning experience as much as we did with you! And we hope that you always keep in touch! I want to hear about your next baby!

Big hugs and love,
:) Brooke and Chad!
8-3-07
Omni William Penn

Oh and I have to thank your husband! His remedy worked! It was perfect timing! I don't know how, but it did! Thanks, Dr. Shaw!!!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Nicole
Wedding:
11/4/2006
5.0/5.0
Trends to Traditions was awesome to work with! Katherine is always upbeat and helpful in whatever manner you need her for! I recommend evry bride I know to them!!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Kameron McConnell
Wedding:
9/16/2006
5.0/5.0
Katherine Shaw is absolutely amazing!!! She is exceptionally knowledgeable of all elements of wedding planning. She is a delight to work with and helps clients navigate through a very challenging process with ease and grace. Throughout the event planning process she was always quick to respond whenever we had questions or comments. Her recommendations for vendors was spot on both in the type of vendor that we were looking for and in the appropriate price range. On the wedding day she made everything run smoothly and without any glitches. We felt so confident in Katherine, with all of her preperations, that it allowed us to really just sit back and enjoy our day! She is the BEST!!!!!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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PghBride06
Wedding:
7/1/2006
5.0/5.0
Kat was my wedding planner a few years ago and was GREAT. She was very thorough and the day was perfect. Everything was very smooth and although a few of my vendors had some slip-ups (i.e. flowers were VERY late) Kat NEVER let me know. She handled everything and made my day very easy and care free for me! She also kept me on track in the planning days - i had no idea when I needed to do different things, and she often sent emails and left voicemails checking in and providing me friendly reminders. I had my reception at a hotel and Kat worked hand in hand with the coordinator at the hotel. Kat made sure that everything was done just as they said it would be. I remember seeing her the at the reception having the hotel staff clear some of the dirty appetizer plates that had been left out for a few minutes! All in all, I would highly recommend Trends to Traditions for all your wedding planning needs!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
Katherine and her team were amazing! They had all of my questions answered and gave me numerous opitions to choose from and laid out all the costs for me from my honeymoon to my flowers. There were no surprise costs along the way. My day planner Kim was FANTASTIC she helped me with anything and everything. Katherine and her team did such a terrific job my wedding day was spectacular and one I will never forget.
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Unique Services
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jessCmassachusetts
Wedding:
4/19/2012
4.9/5.0
Nicole and Briana from TTT were the planners for my reception at LeMont last weekend. They set everything up exactly how I had envisioned and we had discussed, and they handled any issues that arose during the evening. I felt good knowing they were there to handling everything. Overall, I am 100% pleased with their services.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Monica
Wedding:
9/22/2012
4.7/5.0
The team was great. Everyone expects that it will be the perfect David Tutera moment. Trends to Traditions tried their best to make that happen and if there were any hiccups along the way they did a good job in helping resolve issues. They were always responsive and helpful and really helped me execute the wedding that I wanted.
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Unique Services
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.7/5.0
Katy and Kat worked with me to plan my wedding in a very short time span! We were engaged on Christmas Eve 2011 and married by the beginning of August! Trends led us to some of the most awesome vendors in the area - J Verno Studios (our reception site) being the most outstanding and unique! Katy, my day coordinator, was super organized, very friendly, and completely professional. She worked with me to make everything run so smoothly - both before and the day of. When I walked into our reception dining room, I was speechless. It was everything I envisioned - perfection! It was very easy for me (and my mother) to enjoy the day because we knew we had Trends there to make sure it went off without a hitch! I am so grateful for all they did for us throughout the process!! It was the perfect way to begin our life together :)
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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ajvi3
Wedding:
2/17/2007
4.5/5.0
Working with Katherine before my wedding was one of the best things I could have done. Even thoough I didn't book a big package, she was there all the way helping me think ahead and plan for what I wanted to happen on my wedding day, as well as booking vendors that I never even thought I needed. When the day of coordinator stepped in, she was able to follow through with all my wishes. Thank God! There were so many people to keep in line. Even when faced with a problem, they handled it with precision. Wedding planners must have lots of patience, and these laides did the job! I highly recommend their services.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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sleamp
Wedding:
6/13/2009
3.0/5.0
This was one of the few vendors that we had some issues with for our wedding. Because we were told that they could get us a "deal" on our tuxes, we used them to order our tuxes, from out of town. We had everyone go out and get measurements, which we sent to the planner. Unfortunately, the out of town tux provider did not send the correct size tuxes and we were left scrambling to find tuxes that matched and fit up until 11:00 AM the day of our wedding (the wedding was at 2). If we had it to do over, we definitely would have just gone with MW Tux, as we didn't actually save any money anyways. Additionally, although we didn't hear about it until after the wedding, apparently the Day of Coordinator was very scatterbrained with the wedding party, often giving them mixed directions. Our wedding party was not happy with her at all, but because my husband and I did not experience this, we can't directly comment on it. We probably should have just kept our money and not hired the DOC.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
Trends To Traditions responded with the following comments:

This is a review about a tuxedo company. We are a wedding planning company.
Please see our website at: www.trendstotraditions.com, and know that we always have and always will do everything in our power to make our clients happy. Defending our company, we are proud to say that we were awarded "Best Wedding Planner 2009/2010" by the Brides of "Knot Magazine". Thank you everyone so so much, it truly is an honor. The magazine is out on the newsstands now. :-) Also, check out our Indian-Argentine Fusion Wedding that is featured in this year's Post Gazette's "Real Pittsburgh Weddings" magazine-also out on newsstands now.

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