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True Event

As a full service event design and coordination studio, True Event has created memorable weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, destination weddings, and any type of event imaginable. Owner Sarah True and her team work to build your event from top to bottom. Experienced event design and coordination, custom packages, personalized planning, a comfortable & fun experience and the production of a successful and unique event – that’s True Event.

Our Philosophy

The Meaning of a TRUE event

  • Artistry

    We believe your event should be an expression of yourself and as experienced creative designers we not only coordinate, we create.

  • Education

    We believe it’s important to never stop learning. After years of study in all areas of the event industry, keeping current with all the trends is a huge part of our daily routines.

  • Focus

    We believe in the client relationship. We are a boutique. We are your team. We, most likely, will become your friends. We do one event a day, for a truly personalized experience.

  • Financial Respect

    Spectacular weddings come in all shapes and sizes. We maximize your budget through relationships with the best vendors in the industry.

  • Experience

    We believe in doing. We’ve studied floral design, managed a vineyard, partnered in all aspects of the catering business, and have planned hundreds of weddings and events.

  • Adventure

    We believe everyday is an adventure. We love the country, we love the city and we love exploring both — for work or play, every chance we get to refresh ourselves with the latest trends in fashion, food and entertainment.

  • Humor

    Most of all, we believe in the power of a good laugh. We always remember to laugh, and never, ever take ourselves too seriously.

  • Teamwork

    We believe in collaboration. We will create a family of vendors to work together to make sure you can find joy in every minute of the day.

From Our Brides & Grooms

Not many brides can say that their wedding day and the weeks leading up to it were stress-free, but I knew with Sarah and Caitlin managing every detail, there was nothing to worry about. They were extremely organized and executed every detail perfectly. Throughout the planning process, they were responsive, thoughtful and always one step ahead. It also meant everything to work with such a sweet, calm, passionate team – Sarah and Caitlin were always smiling and such a pleasure to have around. My husband and I can’t thank them enough for helping us throw the perfect wedding. It was truly better than anything we could have imagined.

Bride Natalie

Where do I even begin?! Sarah and her team are AMAZINGGGGG. My vision for the wedding was all over the place and Sarah was able to hear what I wanted (and what I didn’t want) and assemble the BEST vendors for the job. Her incredible sense of design and calm (but FUN) nature produced the most gorgeous and flawlessly executed event. I didn’t see her all night because we never left the dance floor but our guests kept raving about how perfect the night was – we agree!!! Sarah removed all the wedding stress and made our wedding SO perfect, I want her to design and plan every part of my life 🙂

Bride Elle

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

From Our Vendor: Élan Artists

We worked exclusively with Caitlin for our wedding and feel like she was our sister by the end of it all! Always upbeat, excited, awesome, on top of stuff for the 11 months we worked together. We planned our wedding near New London from NYC, so Caitlin did a lot of the site visits without us and never even mentioned the travel. Nothing was above what she was willing to do, nor did she insert herself in things we thought we could or wanted to handle on our own. In the hectic world of wedding planning, we always stayed on schedule and felt like we were in great hands. The actually week pre wedding and wedding weekend was where Caitlin’s true event planning skills came to light. She managed 5 different venues in a 2 mile radius, dozens of vendors, and we hardly heard a thing about any of it, it just got done, and done beautifully! You cannot gone wrong here, Caitlin is awesome!

Bride Adrienne

Using True Event for our wedding was hands down the best decision we made in the wedding planning process. We were on the fence about using a wedding planner, so initially asked for help with just coordination and design for our wedding day. But after working with Sarah for a month, we realized that we wanted her help with everything! Sarah planned our Friday rehearsal dinner, welcome party and our wedding day. She created the most stunning design for all events, coordinated all of our rentals, communicated with each vendor personally, and planned the perfect timeline for all of our events. Everything was so well thought out and cohesive, and her insights and advice were invaluable from start to finish. Caitlin assisted us with all of our transportation needs and made what could be a very tedious process incredibly seamless. I was perfectly relaxed and at ease the entire weekend because I knew that True Event had taken care of every detail. Our wedding weekend was perfect in every way – and I can honestly say that we have True Event to thank for that. Don’t wait another second thinking about it – they are the very best!

Bride Anne

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.

Bride Brooke

I found Caitlin at True Even through a mutual friend and I am so, so, so happy that I did! She is a wedding MASTER, knowing exactly what had to be done and removing (almost!) all stress. Not only did Caitlin made sure everything was taken care of and that I had the most amazing time at my wedding, but what she put together was so fun, so beautiful and everything I could have ever wanted. She completely understood my (at many times indecisive) vision and she made it happen. She was always so sweet and handled tricky situations with ease and grace. She kept me calm on the day of, which ensured that I enjoyed the day that much more. Can’t say enough about her…hire her immediately! You will be so glad that you did 🙂

Bride Paolina

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

From Our Vendor: Jasper & Prudence Floral and Events

It is such a pleasure every time I get to provide day of wedding dressing service for a True Event bride.  Sarah and Caitlin are always cool, calm and collected and have every detail managed perfectly.  Not to mention, they design the most beautiful weddings I have ever seen. ~Beth Chapman

From Our Vendor: Beth Chapman Styling

We’ve had the luxury of working with Sarah and her talented team on many amazing weddings and have LOVED every moment!  They are passionate, organized, creative, out-of-the-box, and a pleasure to partner with!  “True-ly” fabulous in every way! ~Jeffrey Selden

From Our Vendor: Marcia Selden Catering & Events

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!

Bride Jaclyn

We started working with Caitlin at True Event five months before our wedding at Jonathan Edwards Winery. We had the major things booked and I had all of my ideas beginning to unfold when I realized that I would never be able to perfectly pull it all together myself while still fully enjoying our wedding. Caitlin was instrumental in those last five months of planning. She kept me on track, guided my design ideas, helped us prioritize impactful details, and handled all of the logistics which was the biggest help. She has done so many weddings with many of the vendors that we were working with and knew the ins and outs of Jonathan Edwards, which allowed us to not have to worry about things you don’t even think about and usually come up at the last minute (electricity/sound for the ceremony musicians?!). We felt completely at ease the whole weekend that she was handling whatever came up. She collected our gifts, packed up our car with all of the details we wanted to keep and all of the random stuff that was left behind in the bridal suite. She gave us the biggest peace of mind that everything was handled and taken care of – and that was completely priceless.

We were also planning our rehearsal dinner at Abbott’s Lobster in Noank and ended up hiring Caitlin to help set up and run that as well. She came in with the best recommendations for a musician, desserts, picked up flowers from our florist and set it all up before coming up to the winery to run our rehearsal. That event was also perfection and we would never have been able to do everything necessary ourselves without stressing and rushing.

True Event was 100% worth the hire. Caitlin is professional, knowledgeable, and friendly – she feels like a friend through the process – it was honestly such a pleasure working with her. Our wedding was stunningly beautiful and 100% flawlessly executed and we know that that has everything to do with Caitlin’s coordination, advice, ideas and attention. Thank you Caitlin!!!

Bride Liz

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

From Our Vendor: Tie That Binds

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

Sarah True planned and implemented both of our daughters’ 3 day  destination wedding weekends. The first was in Westerly, Rhode Island and the second was in Beaver Creek, Colorado. True Event assembled a dedicated, creative, and very talented team that listened carefully to our ideas. They worked together seamlessly to ensure that all visual components complimented each other; that all tents, inventory and rentals were correct and delivered on time; that guests experienced every possible convenience; and that the venues perfectly suited each event throughout both weekends.

Mother of the Bride

There should be more stars for people like Sarah True and Caitlin Campbell. I found Sarah through another vendor (Elysium Productions), and from our first conversation, I was filled with confidence. She is a consummate professional and a brilliant creative designer. Sarah took on my wedding plans and helped create a beautiful design to make our tented wedding something magazine-worthy. She connected me with other vendors – some she had worked with before, and some she hadn’t – and earned their respect, managing the relationships so that I did not have to and ensuring that everything was running smoothly up until the party clean up after the wedding. Sarah was also a friend – helping me navigate family conflict, normal wedding stress, and all of the unexpected ups and downs along the way. Caitlin, Sarah’s fearless No. 2, is just as exceptional. They are on top of it and they know the industry. They are well-respected by their peer, and they’ll make your event beautiful and as stress-free as it can be. More than that, they might just become lifelong friends, which is how I consider them!

Bride Megan