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Affordable Occasions

Nashua , NH
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Nashua, NH US 03063 (map)

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978-590-0195

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ABOUT US

Live Out Your Dreams Affordably!
Dare to dream! Affordable Occasions strives to deliver an experience that captures the essence of what you envison and we attempt to do that in the... Read more
Live Out Your Dreams Affordably!
Dare to dream! Affordable Occasions strives to deliver an experience that captures the essence of what you envison and we attempt to do that in the most cost effective way. We are a full service wedding planning company with over 15 years experience in the event planning industry. We are committed to making your dreams come true. We understand the challenge of working with a budget and we believe you can have a beautiful wedding without breaking the bank so-to-speak. So whether it's a sophisticated affair or a casual backyard wedding, we can help design something just for you.



Please contact us via email at Leslye@AOEvents.com or 978-590-0195. 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?
We have multiple qualified planners available to work events.
What style of wedding do you specialize in planning?
Whether it's a sophisticated affair or a simple backyard wedding, we have worked them all.
Do you support or cater to any specific religions?
No.
What sizes of weddings have you coordinated in the past?
From 30-350
Which venues have you worked at or are familiar with?
The Cruiseport in Gloucester, The Sheraton Harborside, The Mount Washington Hotel & Resort, The Inn at Mills Falls in Meredith, The Wentworth Hotel, Butternut Farm, Lyman Estate, Harris Pelham Inn, Round Barn Farm, Stonewall Farm, Seaport Hotel, The Four Seasons, The Swan Hotel in Orlando, The Monterey Aquarium in California and much, much more

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Heather
Wedding:
12/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Karen was wonderful! My husband and I were renewing our vows with the wedding we never had. I was in Texas, going to school and moved to virginia all while making the plans for our event. Karen was so good about communication, and handling the research part of everything I had no problem adding a wedding to my plate.

She was always was available for my questions, open to changes and really captured what we wanted. Her honesty is so valueable. She will tell you what she thinks is best but will always give you what you want. She found the most amazing venue and vendors who did amazing work.

On the day of the event she was there at my side to be sure I was happy and did countless things behind the scenes to make my day perfect.

I think Karen and the Affordable Occasions staff directly contributed to my perfect wedding.

Thanks Karen!
Heather and Bryce Bogart
Karen was wonderful! My husband and I were renewing our vows with the wedding we never had. I was in Texas, going to Read more...
Karen was wonderful! My husband and I were renewing our vows with the wedding we never had. I was in Texas, going to school and moved to virginia all while making the plans for our event. Karen was so good about communication, and handling the research part of everything I had no problem adding a wedding to my plate.

She was always was available for my questions, open to changes and really captured what we wanted. Her honesty is so valueable. She will tell you what she thinks is best but will always give you what you want. She found the most amazing venue and vendors who did amazing work.

On the day of the event she was there at my side to be sure I was happy and did countless things behind the scenes to make my day perfect.

I think Karen and the Affordable Occasions staff directly contributed to my perfect wedding.

Thanks Karen!
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NC2010
Wedding:
8/21/2010
5.0/5.0
AMAZING is the way to describe Karen and her fantastic wedding planning services. I hired Karen somewhat out of the blue and on a whim. I'd seen her noted on a bridal blog and had otherwise no personal references for her services. Thanks goodness I trusted my instincts!

From the very early days I felt complete and total confidence in Karen's skills. Not only is she a very experienced, skilled, and honest wedding planner she is also a kind and friendly person to work with. I truly believe I could not have had the wedding of my dreams without her.

My wedding was outside in August and we built it from the ground up. We had to bring in the tables & chairs, the tent, the caterer, the DJ, the bartenders etc. Karen connected me with many of these vendors, and while she made suggestions on who she likes to work with, she never pushed vendors on me. That said, she's build wonderful professional relationships with many vendors in New England, so has a long list of great vendors to work with (and I hired many of her suggested contacts - they were incredible). Her relationships are true test of her character. Karen is also a staunch negotiator, as she took on the task of working with one vendor who was unflexible and horrific to work with. She kept us in-line with a timeline of things that need to be done, reminded us about vendor payments, and worked as a team with me to generate beautiful decor ideas for the wedding. Karen does it all - and with a smile!

On wedding day, I felt complete and utter calm and I'm confident that was due partly because I had Karen running the ship. Her team executed a gorgeous wedding set-up and if there were any hiccups with vendors that would be news to me! She shielded me well.

You would be remiss to not hire Karen - or anyone from her AO team for that matter - to plan, organize, or inspire your wedding. She was a life saver for me and my husband and I owe her a million thank yous!
AMAZING is the way to describe Karen and her fantastic wedding planning services. I hired Karen somewhat out of the blue Read more...
AMAZING is the way to describe Karen and her fantastic wedding planning services. I hired Karen somewhat out of the blue and on a whim. I'd seen her noted on a bridal blog and had otherwise no personal references for her services. Thanks goodness I trusted my instincts!

From the very early days I felt complete and total confidence in Karen's skills. Not only is she a very experienced, skilled, and honest wedding planner she is also a kind and friendly person to work with. I truly believe I could not have had the wedding of my dreams without her.

My wedding was outside in August and we built it from the ground up. We had to bring in the tables & chairs, the tent, the caterer, the DJ, the bartenders etc. Karen connected me with many of these vendors, and while she made suggestions on who she likes to work with, she never pushed vendors on me. That said, she's build wonderful professional relationships with many vendors in New England, so has a long list of great vendors to work with (and I hired many of her suggested contacts - they were incredible). Her relationships are true test of her character. Karen is also a staunch negotiator, as she took on the task of working with one vendor who was unflexible and horrific to work with. She kept us in-line with a timeline of things that need to be done, reminded us about vendor payments, and worked as a team with me to generate beautiful decor ideas for the wedding. Karen does it all - and with a smile!

On wedding day, I felt complete and utter calm and I'm confident that was due partly because I had Karen running the ship. Her team executed a gorgeous wedding set-up and if there were any hiccups with vendors that would be news to me! She shielded me well.

You would be remiss to not hire Karen - or anyone from her AO team for that matter - to plan, organize, or inspire your wedding. She was a life saver for me and my husband and I owe her a million thank yous! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I would love the opportunity to write a recommendation for Karen of Affordable Occasions. This is the 2nd time that I will be used Karen's services for a wedding. In June of 2005 my daughter got married and Karen was my right arm during the preparation for the wedding. I am in Texas and the wedding was to be held in New England. I used Karen's skills from the very start to the very end. She helped me find places for the reception and wedding, after a few conversations and Karen asking all the right questions, she was able to find me the type of places that were in line with my daughter and my tastes. When ever I had a question or needed suggestions, I knew that I could turn to Karen and that she would find what I was looking for or come up with suggestions that I would never have thought of (and I am a very "crafty" type person). One of the things that I really liked was the time that Karen took with me and my daughter "brainstorming" on different things. - The guests at my daughter's wedding are still talking about how great it was... The church, the venue, the music and everything else was perfect. During the reception, my daughter asked me what she should be doing next and I told her to ask Karen because she would know the right thing to do at the right time.

Now it is my turn to get married and I would not use anyone but Karen and Affordable Occasions. I took a trip to New England and had selected some venues to look at (recommedations of Karen's). I really liked the 2nd place we saw. Karen suggested that I wait until I saw the last place before making a decision (she said I am pretty sure that last place we see will be the one you select, based on our current and previous conversations). She was right, she saved the best for last and she exceeded my expectations on location and the venue.

Karen is extremely professional yet I felt like I was talking to my best friend. She was there when I needed her, she was constantly watching out for my best interest (making sure that I was charge correctly, the contracts had no hidden things in them that would come back to haunt me in the future, and providing me with a list of vendors to meet my needs). Karen was even there to run interference between my daughter, son-in-law and me, when we were in a disagreement. She has an amazing way of defusing high tension situations so that every felt like they won! Karen has a unique way of reading the situation, listening to what is being said and what is not being said.


I did not encounter any negatives while working with Karen. I would go to her with a problem and she would either handle it for me (if I needed her to) or give me solutions or ways to handle it myself. When I first was looking at hiring an event planner, I had concerns about them being pushy or over powering... This DID NOT happen with Karen, if fact, it was just the opposite. She seemed to know when I needed her to step in and when I didn't. In fact, even though I know Karen had several other wedding that she was working while working with me, I always felt that I was her only client (never felt like her attention was divided between myself and others)

I am proud to recommend Karen and Affordable Occasions for any event that you are planning. Having Karen of Affordable Occasions as your event planner, you will not be disappointed. You will ALWAYS be first with her and ALWAYS be her most important client. I was very concerned about planning a wedding in New England from Texas... With Karen on my team, distance was not a factor. I must say, I worry a lot less than I did the first time because I know that Karen will have everything taken care of.

Thank you Karen, another successful wedding and reception! I could never have done either weddings with such an extraordinary outcome without your services.
I would love the opportunity to write a recommendation for Karen of Affordable Occasions. This is the 2nd time that I will Read more...
I would love the opportunity to write a recommendation for Karen of Affordable Occasions. This is the 2nd time that I will be used Karen's services for a wedding. In June of 2005 my daughter got married and Karen was my right arm during the preparation for the wedding. I am in Texas and the wedding was to be held in New England. I used Karen's skills from the very start to the very end. She helped me find places for the reception and wedding, after a few conversations and Karen asking all the right questions, she was able to find me the type of places that were in line with my daughter and my tastes. When ever I had a question or needed suggestions, I knew that I could turn to Karen and that she would find what I was looking for or come up with suggestions that I would never have thought of (and I am a very "crafty" type person). One of the things that I really liked was the time that Karen took with me and my daughter "brainstorming" on different things. - The guests at my daughter's wedding are still talking about how great it was... The church, the venue, the music and everything else was perfect. During the reception, my daughter asked me what she should be doing next and I told her to ask Karen because she would know the right thing to do at the right time.

Now it is my turn to get married and I would not use anyone but Karen and Affordable Occasions. I took a trip to New England and had selected some venues to look at (recommedations of Karen's). I really liked the 2nd place we saw. Karen suggested that I wait until I saw the last place before making a decision (she said I am pretty sure that last place we see will be the one you select, based on our current and previous conversations). She was right, she saved the best for last and she exceeded my expectations on location and the venue.

Karen is extremely professional yet I felt like I was talking to my best friend. She was there when I needed her, she was constantly watching out for my best interest (making sure that I was charge correctly, the contracts had no hidden things in them that would come back to haunt me in the future, and providing me with a list of vendors to meet my needs). Karen was even there to run interference between my daughter, son-in-law and me, when we were in a disagreement. She has an amazing way of defusing high tension situations so that every felt like they won! Karen has a unique way of reading the situation, listening to what is being said and what is not being said.


I did not encounter any negatives while working with Karen. I would go to her with a problem and she would either handle it for me (if I needed her to) or give me solutions or ways to handle it myself. When I first was looking at hiring an event planner, I had concerns about them being pushy or over powering... This DID NOT happen with Karen, if fact, it was just the opposite. She seemed to know when I needed her to step in and when I didn't. In fact, even though I know Karen had several other wedding that she was working while working with me, I always felt that I was her only client (never felt like her attention was divided between myself and others)

I am proud to recommend Karen and Affordable Occasions for any event that you are planning. Having Karen of Affordable Occasions as your event planner, you will not be disappointed. You will ALWAYS be first with her and ALWAYS be her most important client. I was very concerned about planning a wedding in New England from Texas... With Karen on my team, distance was not a factor. I must say, I worry a lot less than I did the first time because I know that Karen will have everything taken care of.

Thank you Karen, another successful wedding and reception! I could never have done either weddings with such an extraordinary outcome without your services. Read less
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emily898
Wedding:
7/19/2008
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough about Karen... from the minute we hired her a year before the wedding to the follow-up phone calls we've had since returning from the honeymoon, she has been SO helpful, organized, and professional. We honestly could not have had the wedding we did without her. Hiring Karen was the best wedding decision we made.
I cannot say enough about Karen... from the minute we hired her a year before the wedding to the follow-up phone calls Read more...
I cannot say enough about Karen... from the minute we hired her a year before the wedding to the follow-up phone calls we've had since returning from the honeymoon, she has been SO helpful, organized, and professional. We honestly could not have had the wedding we did without her. Hiring Karen was the best wedding decision we made. Read less
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