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Praise for TRUE Event

What our clients say about their events

From our vendor: Élan Artists

We’ve had the pleasure of working with True Events for several years. Sara and Caitlin have consistently provided tasteful styling, and thoughtful and effective planning with a wonderfully calming finesse. As an entertainment provider, we enjoy teaming with True Events. Their attention to detail and holistic approach always creates an elevated experience.

— Daniel Lichty, Élan Artists

From our vendor: Tie That Binds

As a fellow wedding vendor who works with a wide variety of wedding planners, I can’t say enough about working with True Event. Not only are they simply the sweetest people, they are consistently ahead of the trends, always thinking outside the box, and juggle it all with a smile. When a client comes to me having booked True Event, I know they have a gorgeous wedding in the works and I always jump at the chance to be involved. Year after year their partnership results in stunningly beautiful weddings, and they come highly recommended by us here at Tie That Binds!

— Mekala Tinnin, Owner & Lead Designer, Tie That Binds

From our vendor: Jasper & Prudence Floral and Events

The Jasper & Prudence crew had the pleasure of working with Sarah and Caitlin from True Events on two occasions this past wedding season. They are fabulous! Right from the beginning of our relationship, they kept things organized, facilitated communication very efficiently and allowed us the creative freedom to interpret the clients needs without micro-managing the results. As creatives, it can be frustrating to work with planners who are looking for designers who will simply execute the planner’s vision. Sarah and Caitlin encouraged a close relationship between J&P and the client for both weddings and this played a huge role in making sure the visual was both beautiful and personal. We were able to rely on True Events for a very organized schedule from start to finish. They are uber-pro’s with regard to sticking to timelines and facilitating interaction between vendors when necessary. Add in Sarah and Caitlin’s cheery dispositions and penchant for having fun while working hard… it was the perfect mix when it comes to pulling everything together for a wedding celebration! We gladly recommend True Events to our clients and hope to work with them many more times in the future!”

— Tedd Kapinos, Owner, Jasper & Prudence Floral and Events

Jaclyn & Chris’ Wedding

From the moment I met Sarah and Caitlin of True Event I knew I was in great hands. Not only were they talented, they were also so kind and easy to work with. They helped and supported me every step of the way. From helping to bring my ideas to life to making sure my special day ran smoothly. They helped to make the wedding planning process fun and more enjoyable and made me feel special as the bride. Together with the fabulous team of vendors they helped assemble, they perfectly executed my dream Wedding Day. I am so thankful and appreciative to have had them by my side throughout the process!

— Jaclyn, the Bride

Morgan & Braden’s Wedding

True Event was essential in pointing us towards some of the best vendors in the industry. Their knowledge and experience helped us avoid the wedding-day horror stories that everybody fears, and the entire weekend was accomplished without a single hiccup!

— Morgan, the Bride

Brooke & Zach’s Wedding

Working with Sarah & Caitlin at True Event to plan our September wedding was a dream come TRUE! From the beginning they were great at taking in our vision and working with all of us (bride, groom and parents) to making that dream a reality. They made planning easy and set us at ease while dealing with all the details and vendors on a private property. Throughout the planning process, Caitlin quickly became a part of the family. On the day of our wedding everything was perfect. Caitlin and team made sure that everything ran smoothly for us and our guests. In addition to being the best day of our lives, we were showered with compliments and we owe a lot of that to the True Event team.

— Brooke, the Bride

Tara & John’s Wedding

Two of the most incredible weddings I have been to had 1 thing in common, True Event. So when it came time to plan our wedding, we knew that they were the team we wanted to work with and still they managed to exceed our expectations. Sarah and the entire True Event team were a dream to work with. From providing recommendations for brilliant vendors to helping make all of the visions for our wedding a reality to ensuring every aspect of the day was flawless, I cannot imagine a more talented team to have partnered with. On top that their taste is impeccable and they are the sweetest people! As a Bride it was a huge asset to not have to worry about anything day of the wedding, they were on top of every detail!

— Tara, the Bride

Asya & Mike’s Wedding

Sarah and Caitlin were truly amazing! They were able to execute all of the details of our wedding impeccably and provided numerous incredible vendor suggestions. Their patience and demeanor just made the planning process and particularly the day of the wedding so much easier and more relaxing!! On the day of their wedding, I was not aware of a single thing not going the way we planned thanks to their coordination. I would highly recommend working with them for your wedding or event. They are not only organized, knowledgeable, and efficient but just the sweetest, calmest people to work with during the craziness of wedding planning.

— Asya & Mike, Bride and Groom

Amber & Alex’s Wedding

I loved working with True Event. Sarah and Caitlin made my entire experience a dream come true and they were so sweet along the way. From helping with vendor suggestions (hair, makeup, flowers, supplies) to really listening to what I was thinking and getting the concept nailed down, they were awesome. Would love to work with this crew again some day!

— Amber, the bride

Julie & Brendan’s Wedding

When I think of Sarah True and True Event, words cannot adequately describe how pleased my husband and I were with her level of service.

— Julie, the bride

Morgan & Philip’s Wedding

Caitlin from True Events was a pleasure to work with throughout the entire planning process. She is super friendly, sweet, diligent and eased any planning jitters I had. She had amazing vendor suggestions and was very meticulous about communicating information between them.

The event was more beautiful than I could have imagined, and I was able to fully enjoy it knowing that Caitlin would be there to coordinate all the details and handle any last minute surprises. She was a true pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend her for your upcoming event!

— Morgan, the Bride

Mackenzie & Andy’s Wedding

Caitlin from True Event helped me plan my 160 person wedding in a relatively short amount of time (6 months). She assisted every step of the way – everything from event design and coordination, to vendor referrals, to welcome bags, to transport. Day-of, Caitlin made sure things ran so smoothly that I did not waste a single second worrying about anything other than savoring every moment. It is because of her that my husband and I have so many happy, carefree memories of our special day.

More than that, Caitlin was an absolute joy to work with – responsive, organized, thoughtful, honest and sweet as can be. I honestly could not have pulled everything together without her input, guidance and hard work! Thank you Caitlin & True Event!

— Mackenzie, the bride

Alexandra & Mark

True Event, Sarah and Caitlin, listened to our ideas and they were able to bring everything together in a way we could only imagine. The wedding was at our home, and it was truly transformed into the most elegant venue.

They were beyond professional, and if I had a question with anything, they either had the answer immediately, or did the leg work.
In the process of doing all of this, they were such fun to work with. We honestly missed them when the wedding was over!

I would recommend True Event for anyone planning something in the New England area.

— Cheryl, Mother of the Bride

Caitlin and Michael’s Wedding

I cannot say enough about Sarah True and her team. They are consummate professionals, calm under pressure, always on top of whatever needs to be addressed, and just really nice people. We made the best choice of our lives by hiring them to work on the wedding and I recommend them unequivocally!!!! Love you guys!

I don’t even know where to begin…….. When Hope Langer suggested you to me I thought, am I the kind of Mom who needs a wedding planner? I’m not fancy or glamorous, nor was the budget for this wedding over the top. However, I didn’t know how Caitlin and I were going to get this all together ourselves, especially because we were both working all the time, and Hope can be insistent. Well, she was certainly right about you! I don’t know what we would have done without your unwavering support, calming personality and expert way of corralling all the talents together into a well-oiled machine. You’re pretty spectacular and I am forever grateful.

The wedding was spectacular! I have never felt so much joy and love in one room. I knew I loved my girls, and that my heart felt full, but nothing prepared me for the feeling of that day. I still cry thinking about how much it expanded to love them even more than I thought possible. And seeing Caitlin walk towards her future with Mike was beyond description. In other words, from beginning to end, it was an incredible day. You took our vision and you put it all together perfectly. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Sarah for everything. Everything!!!

The best part of it all?
We made a new friend and I hope we can continue to grow the relationship. Caitlin and I adore you.

— Mimi, Mother of the Bride

Tara’s Wedding

Wanted to personally thank you all again for the amazing team work in executing the most gorgeous event. It was magical experience. Truly the most incredible day.

— Tara, Bride

Ocean House, RI Wedding

I cannot say enough about how much we enjoyed our experience with True Event. Not only was Sarah True lovely, but everyone on her team was just as wonderful. Our daughter’s wedding was at the Ocean House in Rhode Island. It was an outdoor event (approximately 225 people) under a tent and it was picture perfect in every way. Our daughter had a very clear vision of what she wanted and Sarah True made it come together with such precision. Our first meeting with Sarah was shortly after the engagement. We knew after that very first meeting that we were in good hands and felt so comfortable with all of Sarah’s suggestions. Sarah made all of us feel at ease. We knew after that very first meeting that she absolutely got our daughter’s “vision” for her wedding day and that it would be a wonderful day- and it was! We could not give a higher recommendation for Sarah True and True Event.

— Mother of the Bride

Katie’s Wedding

I would highly recommend Sarah and her team for planning a wedding. I hired True event and did not know them other than their website and referrals. I liked the work True Event had done in the past, so decided to hire them for my wedding. My wedding was at a private residence in Rhode Island and it required building the ceremony and reception from scratch. Everything from the tent, ceremony, linens, flowers, etc. surpassed my expectations.

I explained the vision and style I wanted to Sarah and Caitlin and they were able to create an enchanting evening. All of the vendors True Event suggested were fantastic especially Hana Floral and Leila Brewster. The guests were commenting on the quality of the flowers, food and drinks for months! Her work exceeded my expectations and I would recommend True Event to anyone looking for a wedding planner in the New England/ NY area!

— Katie, Bride

Cheryl’s Wedding

I was referred to Sarah True early on in our wedding planning process by a friend whose wedding she had helped plan. From our first meeting I was blown away by Sarah’s talent and over all calm demeanor. I had no idea what ‘theme’ we wanted and by simply talking for a few minutes, Sarah created a vision that was more beautiful than I had ever pictured our wedding could be – and it was exactly what we were looking for.

What’s even more impressive is that she took this vision and actually made it come to life! There were a couple times through out the planning process where I felt overwhelmed and Sarah was readily available to talk any concerns over and basically solved whatever I was worried about. Also at our wedding there were two ‘surprise’ guests that we had to find seating for and Sarah handled it seamlessly.

Needless to say I am super happy to have worked with TRUE Event. Sarah is an incredible planner and the members of her team like Caitlin are wonderful to work with as well. For anything else that comes up in our lives that require event planning I will most definitely team up with TRUE Event again! :)

— Cheryl, Bride

Morgan’s Wedding

Caitlin from True Event was a pleasure to work with throughout the entire planning process. She is super friendly, sweet, diligent and eased any planning jitters I had. She had amazing vendor suggestions and was very meticulous about communicating information between them.

The event was more beautiful than I could have imagined, and I was able to fully enjoy it knowing that Caitlin would be there to coordinate all the details and handle any last minute surprises. She was a true pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend her for your upcoming event!

— Morgan, Bride

Lauren’s Wedding

Leslie- I wanted to write you separately to thank you again for the amazing job you did during the wedding. It felt great to know you had everything under control –the fact that there were literally zero hiccups, especially at a venue that has never had a wedding before–is a total testament to you.

— Lauren, Bride

Jodi’s Wedding

I don’t think I can convey in words how wonderful Sarah True and her team at TRUE Event is. My husband and I planned our wedding from a distance as we wanted to be married in the hometown of his family. Having had limited access to the area, I was at a loss for where to go or who to turn to. I was provided Sarah’s contact information by the people at our reception venue. I will forever call the day I contacted Sarah as the day my dreams began to come true.

As a girl, I had dreamed of my wedding day for years, but I could never actually create a vision for what it looked like. Sarah and her team were instrumental in creating a beautiful setting with the most perfect personal and intimate touches. She was also able to direct us to so many of our vendors who are all equally as wonderful as Sarah and everyone at TRUE Event. Were there any flaws at our wedding? If so…we would have never known! The day-of coordination was fabulous and the flow of events was absolute perfection! It was the best day of our lives as it should be, but we’ve also been told by our guests that it was a perfect day and that they loved our wedding more than their own! Now that is a compliment! I’m now trying to figure how I can come up with another event for TRUE Event to plan…6 month vow renewal anyone?? I would highly recommend Sarah and her team as your wedding planner. Not only will you have the most spectacular of weddings, but you’ll make a few new friends in the process!

— Jodi, Bride

Cheryl’s Wedding

I was referred to Sarah True early on in our wedding planning process by a friend whose wedding she had helped plan. From our first meeting I was blown away by Sarah’s talent and over all calm demeanor. I had no idea what ‘theme’ we wanted and by simply talking a for a few minutes Sarah created a vision that was more beautiful than I had ever pictured our wedding could be – and it was exactly what we were looking for. What’s even more impressive is that she took this vision and actually made it come to life!

There were a couple times through out the planning process where I felt overwhelmed and Sarah was readily available to talk any concerns over and basically solved whatever I was worried about. Also at our wedding there were two ‘surprise’ guests that we had to find seating for and Sarah handled it seamlessly. Needless to say I am super happy to have worked with TRUE Event. Sarah is an incredible planner and the members of her team like Caitlin are wonderful to work with as well. For anything else that comes up in our lives that require event planning I will most definitely team up with TRUE Event again! :)

— Cheryl, Bride

CT Trust for Historic Preservation Event

The Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation was fortunate to have True Event as its organizing partner for a Celebration of Barns, a two day gala at historic Bushnell Farm in Old Saybrook. True Event coordinated with the Trust and the curator at the Farm all the logistics of the two day event. A Celebration of Barns was held under a tent and outdoors, necessitating a higher level of coordination with caterers and rentals, etc. than might be the case at an indoor facility with a kitchen. Added to that, the Friday night gala was beset by a tropical storm. True Event handled all the weather related crises with professionalism and calm.

— Helen Higgins, Executive Director, Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation

A TRUE Event Wedding

True Event helped me plan my daughter’s recent wedding. The ladies were invaluable in helping my family plan the wedding of our dreams, and it came off without so much as a glitch. Sarah and her team were critical in keeping us on schedule, for listening to our ideas and making them a reality. Their referrals for hair, makeup and music were fabulous. We had a slightly different format, in that it wasn’t a sit down meal, and their food and decorating ideas met our needs to a tee. The planning and review of the ‘day of’ made me a guest at my own wedding. I would recommend True Event for any party planning needs.

— Susan, Mother of the Bride

A TRUE Event Wedding

You were an absolute angel to work with, presented very creative ideas for the wedding and reception, and were a great support for Alicia working up to the joyous event. There is no way we could have pulled it all off without you. From Alicia’s viewpoint, you weren’t just an event planner, you became a friend in the process. What a bonus!

— Susan, Mother of the Bride

Alicia & Stephen’s Wedding

Working with Sarah was such a pleasure! My fiance and I were new to the area and our families were not close by so being able to turn to Sarah for advice was invaluable. She helped to guide our ideas and vision for the day and encouraged us to make it personal and our very own. Our business relationship grew into a friendship so effortlessly and that meant so much to us. It’s so important to trust your vendors and that made it so easy for me to relax on the day of the wedding knowing that Sarah was in the background taking care of everything!

— Alicia, Bride

Angela & DJ’s Wedding

Sarah has a joyful personality and a great eye for design. I did not have time to be involved in all the details of planning and wanted someone to throw a gorgeous event that suited our style, and to do so with little guidance from me. That is exactly what I got and I could not be happier with the result.

— Angela, Bride

Deanna & Dini’s Wedding

It was a joy to plan my wedding with Sarah True. I felt like she was able to read my mind and figure out the mood I was going for when I was unable to put it into words. She was fun, professional, and had the best suggestions without ever being pushy. I appreciated having Sarah’s help throughout the planning process, but the week of (and especially the day of) the wedding was when I realized I definitely could not have done it without her. Everything went off without a hitch: the venue was stunning, and I didn’t have to worry about a thing.

— Deanna, Bride

Laura & Kevin’s Wedding

Thank you so much for all of the hard work you put into our wedding. It was the absolute perfect day and we couldn’t have done it without you.

— Laura & Kevin, Bride & Groom

Caroline and Alexi’s Wedding

We have been at a loss at how to express how much we appreciated all you did to make Caroline and Alexi’s wedding happen. We really could not have done it without you. You are so talented but beyond that so kind.

— Jane, Mother of the Bride

Caroline and Alexi’s Wedding

What I am most grateful for, of course, is the ‘true’ friendship that you extended to Caroline during this whole process. The smiles you two exchanged said everything to me. Among my favorite visual memories from the wedding day is the sight of you and Caroline on the lawn at the Lighthouse after the guests had left. You both are kind of leaning into each other and smiling at each other. She in her beautiful wedding gown and you’re holding one of the small flower pots and wearing your warm vest and brightly colored sneakers. It was one of the scenes that captured a moment of real happiness – those are the things that I value and appreciate the most.I honestly believe we would never have made the day anything like the success it was without you.

— Patrick, Father of the Bride

Kelly and Tommy’s Wedding

You are Glenda of the Wizard of Oz. As the events draw to commence, and the all the moving parts are set into motion on the big day, emotions run high: It’s not always easy to maintain composure without a calming force to assure us that everything is taken care of, and it was. You were that calming breeze.Thank you from the bottom of my heart for playing such a key role in making Kelly’s day so special, and exceeding our every expectation. Your ability to do that week after week during the season is a gift.

— Alan, Father of the Bride

Stacey and Dominick’s Wedding

Dom & I cannot begin to thank you for the amazing job you did planning & executing our wedding! Everything was beautiful, tasteful, flawless…. I could go on & on! I can’t tell you how everyone was ranting and raving about it. Leslie & Keith, you guys are awesome!!! Keith, when you handed Dom that glass of Macallan you made a friend for life, lol! You both were so caring and attentive! It was such a euphoric day for Dom & I… we are still on Cloud 9! I just want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for making everything so incredibly perfect! You are all amazing at what you do!

— Stacey & Dom, Bride & Groom

Alice and Colby’s Wedding

Colby and I are so grateful for Sarah and Caitlin at True Event in planning our wedding! From day one, after meeting Sarah, she was always incredible helpful and available to us. She listened to all our little quirks and details that we wanted as part of the wedding and sent us links and photos for ideas and inspiration based on what we were looking for. She made herself available for calls to go over anything we were worried about or had questions about, which made the process much less stressful on our end!

We met Caitlin just a month before the wedding as our day-of coordinator and she was also amazing! She instantly knew what kind of “vision” we had and did everything to make sure we had an amazing day. During the day of the wedding, Caitlin was a life saver. She put out fires left and right at lightning speed and made sure every last detail was in place – which was so great given that we had a lot of DIY touches. We received so many compliments on the day of our wedding and we truly would not have had such an amazing and memorable day without all the effort and help from Sarah and Caitlin.We also want to mention that all of our vendors were recommended by True Event and they all went above and beyond. Our caterer, hair/makeup, and furniture rental companies were all more helpful then they needed to be and worked great with Sarah and Caitlin. I would recommend True Event to anyone in a heartbeat!

— Alice & Colby, Bride & Groom

Laurah and Andoni’s Wedding

You throw one heck of a party!! Thank you again for all you did to make Laurah & Andoni’s wedding such a wonderful night of celebration. No one wanted it to end.

And what a glorious evening it turned out to be weatherwise – hardly what the forecasters were predicting when you and I spoke just a few hours earlier. And so much cooler than what we’ve endured the rest of this globally warmed summer. Thank you Mother Nature.

The great spirit at the wedding carried over to the after-party at the Inn, which lasted for some of their friends until 5 a.m. For other couples you’re guiding through the wedding process, we had a great experience at the Inn. The owner/manager, Barbara Philips, is a terrific person, and was very flexible in terms of extending the breakfast checkout time, arranging for us to put out the leftovers from the wedding (which were devoured a nanosecond after the Pomona set got off the returning bus), and not minding the late partying. Actually, she told me how much she enjoyed having Laurah & Andoni’s friends over the weekend. She said they made the Inn come “alive” Barbara was also wonderful about working with Laurah & Andoni on planning the rehearsal dinner, which memorably kicked off the wedding weekend.

— Dorothy, Mother of the Bride