Sam exceeded our expectations for a planner in every way! From our first meeting, she took the time to listen to our ideas and act promptly and effectively to move forward with planning. Her design ideas were spot-on, her follow-through with vendors and ability to schedule and juggle is remarkable. Sam's "day-of" execution for both our Welcome Party and the wedding itself was incredible: she anticipated every possible need, including managing parking, preloading tips for all of our vendors- name a weird thing that could happen and Sam had already thought of it, plus a plan for that eventuality!
Her design work warrants a shout-out: Sam doesn't do cookie-cutter weddings. She listens and then provides ideas based on who you are, the feel you're hoping for, and your budget. If you look at photos of Sam's weddings, you'll find the overall look and the lovely details are unique to each couple's style. Give her and your vendors the freedom to create, and you won't be disappointed.
If I have one piece of advice it's this: hire Sam and know that you are in good hands. Our wedding planning crew was complicated: I live in Boise, and the bride and groom were out of state with very limited ability to be in Boise during the year prior to the wedding. Most of the planning took place in ONE WEEK during the winter when the bride and groom could be in Boise. Sam gave us her undivided attention that week, and had over a dozen appointments lined up to get everything figured out. She managed this beautifully, and worked with our family (around the country) with clear communication throughout the planning process.
For months my friends kept asking if I was "worried about the wedding". I can honestly say I NEVER worried about a single thing, because it quickly became clear that Sam had things well in hand. - Sue
I can't say enough amazing things about Sam. She is unbelievable. Not only did she make our wedding out of this world, but she made it extremely easy and I didn't have an ounce of stress. She took simple ideas and made them elegant and beautiful. She takes the time to drop everything and makes a simple question her first priority. Sam's easy going personality made planning for the wedding absolutely delightful. I honestly can't imagine planning my wedding without her. She is exceptional at what she does, and truly cares about her clients and how to make their special day perfect. Sam and her husband also made us the most BEAUTIFUL industrial pipe arch way for our wedding. Her design and knack for décor is bar none. I would say if someone didn't use Sam, they would be missing out on not only an amazing person to work with, but someone who is going to take the stress off your shoulders to make your special day truly unforgettable. My husband and I were so fortunate to find a planner as amazing as Sam. - Sydney
Samantha was so wonderful and helpful in making our wedding day exactly what we wanted. Her flexibility and understanding of our vision helped us realize our perfect day. Our day went off seamlessly, which we owe to her hard work and dedication. Throughout, she was positive and enthusiastic, and ready to help at every turn. Her centerpiece designs were so beautiful, and she made sure that no detail went unattended. Thanks Samantha! - Martha
Sam and team helped make my wedding everything I dreamed of! I was planning long-distance and Sam helped keep everything on-track, which was a huge relief since I couldn't be around for many of the details. I'm a hyper-critical Type-A personality and she exceeded my high expectations in every way. Furthermore, when my venue fell through 3 weeks before our wedding date (worst nightmare ever!), she worked tirelessly to solve the problem and make our day even better than originally planned. Her fun personality, obsessive attention to detail, and inspiring design acumen made her the perfect wedding partner. She's also an awesome person, so you'll walk away with a new friend, too! - Rachael
Samantha Gray and her team from Sprout Design are absolutely amazing! My husband and I live in Los Angeles, CA and recently got married in Sun Valley, Idaho on October 22nd. We were so lucky to find Samantha through online searches to help with our wedding "day of coordination" needs including rehearsal coordination, setup and cleanup of our ceremony and reception. We had several phone and email conversations prior to the wedding weekend and she also provided advice and guidance through the 10 month wedding planning process. Her team was by our side the entire weekend of our wedding working very hard to make sure our day was absolutely perfect. Our wedding day felt effortless for me since I knew everything was under control and the result was perfect! Sprout Design is talented, wonderful to work with and will help you create the exact atmosphere for your wedding that you are hoping to achieve. - Ashley
Sam with Sprout Designs is BEYOND talented! She was my day of coordinate for my wedding this April and I could not have been more pleased at the way she took care of everything. From coordinating with my vendors, making sure my decor was set out just the way I imagined and keeping the transitions throughout the night moving smoothly, I could not have done it (and actually enjoyed my wedding day with my family) without hiring on Sam. AMAZING. - Paige