Right after my friends and family, the first person I called post engagement was Sarah Trotter- and it was the best decision (aside saying “yes to my husband”) that I made throughout wedding planning. Sarah had planned my best friend’s amazing wedding a few years back, so I knew I had to have her when it was my turn too. She was able to help me bring my vision to life, and just “gets” it even when I can’t fully explain what I mean when talking about an idea that I have. Her years of experience and amazing relationships with all of the vendors we worked with was evident and made the process even more enjoyable. She is also so organized and made it easy for me to keep track of everything I needed to do throughout the entire process. On my wedding day, I was cool as a cucumber because I knew she would take care of everything- and she did not disappoint. I will miss emailing with her and meeting with her and would highly recommend her to anyone starting the wedding planning process! She truly is the best.
I am beyond thankful that we had Sarah to help us coordinate our wedding! I initially was just looking for day-of support to fulfill our venue requirement (and to allow my friends and family to enjoy the day with us instead of setting up!), but I wound up expanding our agreement to include design/decor work as well - and I wish I had done it sooner! Sarah was AMAZING throughout the entire process - so helpful, responsive, and fun to work with! She coordinated vendor meetings and agreements (which I didn't realize would be such a relief), shared incredibly helpful insights, kept my stress level down, and was awesome at translating vague ideas into what turned out to be a beyond-amazing day! And that's all before the actual wedding! Having Sarah and her team the day-off was so much more helpful than I imagined – there was nothing at all that phased her. She was there to do anything and everything, always smiling and happy, which let me be calm and relaxed to enjoy the day. I’m STILL hearing from my family and bridal party how much they loved Sarah, and my wedding was back in June! I’m just sad I don’t have an excuse to talk to her all the time now! I cannot recommend Sarah and Lasting Impressions enough - the best out there!!
Sara made our dream wedding a reality. She brings such a positive energy to wedding planning and helps you get through any stressful moments with ease. Particularly on the day of the wedding, she ensures that you don't have to worry about a thing except for enjoying yourself. I really can't imagine the wedding planning process without Sara!
--Megan and Drew
Sarah Trotter/Lasting Impressions Weddings did an absolutely amazing job as our wedding planner!! Everything was handled so well and with great care and detail. The creativity was out of this world! Sarah's relationships with the wonderful vendors in town means so much! Everyone loves Sarah. She is a very hard worker and motivated to make your wedding the wedding of your dreams! We will refer all of our friends to Sarah/Lasting Impressions Weddings!
-Amy, Mother of the Bride
I could sing praises for Sarah for DAYS - she is a wonderful human and an incredibly talented, experienced wedding planner. Once we included Sarah in our wedding plans, I never once felt nervous or stressed about our wedding day. She truly took care of everything. She has great relationships with several top notch vendors in the Minneapolis area and she made sure that everything we needed from them, from flowers to linens, was ordered just as we wanted. Our day was perfect and I give her so much credit for that! Working with Sarah is not only a great investment to make your wedding planning and wedding day run smoothly, but it is also a chance to make your wedding day exactly what you want it to be as she will take your dreams and make them come true!
--Rita and Grant
As someone who plans and executes events for a living, I am admittedly a tough cookie to please. And I can honestly say that Sarah and Lasting Impressions exceeded my expectations. If you are looking for full service, no questions asked, there to help with anything and everything kind of wedding planner, Sarah is your girl. And she'll do it all with a smile on her face. As the first in our families to get married, my fiance and I knew we needed help (plus, he needed someone to help keep me calm :)). I loved that Sarah did it all for one flat rate - because I knew I would need some hand holding along the way! "Saint Sarah" as my dad nicknamed her, was there to answer any and every question. As a self-proclaimed control freak, it really is nothing short of a miracle (and a HUGE testament to Sarah), that I was fully able to sit back, relax and enjoy my big day without worrying for ONE MINUTE that everything was taken care of in her hands. I'm not kidding you - not one minute did I stress, that's how amazing she is. And when I walked into my reception and cried because it was everything I ever dreamed of and more...I just felt so lucky to have her by my side to make my wedding dreams a reality. Worth every last penny - I miss seeing her name in my inbox and can't wait to refer her to every bride I know!!
--Lauren and Dillon