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Celebrations by Karen F. Murphy

Norwood , MA
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Norwood, MA 02062 US (map)

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781-752-5101

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DAY OF COORDINATION

You’ve planned and arranged every last detail but you want to enjoy the day you’ve spent so long planning. Celebrations specializes in Day Of Wedding... Read more
DAY OF COORDINATION

You’ve planned and arranged every last detail but you want to enjoy the day you’ve spent so long planning. Celebrations specializes in Day Of Wedding Coordination so you don’t have to. Delight in being the Bride and Groom on your wedding day while Karen ensures all your details are perfect and your wedding day happens seamlessly.



Included in the DOC Package:



-a kickoff meeting one month before your big day to discuss every detail of your wedding

-unlimited correspondence 2 weeks leading up to the wedding

-creation and distribution of a full wedding day timeline for your vendors and bridal party

-a venue walk-through with the venue staff, caterer and the Bride, Groom and any family to finalize all details

-coordination with all of your vendors two weeks beforehand. I contact all vendors in advance to confirm arrival times, locations and reconfirm all of their contractual obligations and establish that I am the contact the day of for any issues or concerns

-coordinate all vendors on the day of to keep everyone on schedule and where they need to be

-wedding ceremony coordination

-on-site the day of the wedding to coordinate schedules, coordinate setup and manage all vendors

-availability all day on your big day to assist the Bridal Party and/or all vendors with any issues or questions and troubleshoot any issues that may arise



Please contact Karen at karen@celebrationsbykfm.com for more information and availability. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What wedding events do you provide services for?
Ceremony, Reception
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Day-Of Coordination, Timelines
What types of weddings do you accomodate?
Civil, Cultural, Destination, Double Weddings, Eco-Friendly, Military, Non-Religious, Religious
How many planners are on your team?
1

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April
Wedding:
10/10/2015
5.0/5.0
We hired Karen as our day of wedding coordinator and we were so pleased we did!! We would consider ourselves fairly demanding clients and Karen surpassed all of our expectations. We didn't once have to worry about anything during our wedding, she answered all of our questions in a timely fashion and was truly a pleasure to work with. She was so helpful in making us a timeline of our day to ensure everything ran smoothly and everyone knew where to be. She was SO quick at finding whoever we needed (pictures, bustle, lineups, etc). There was another wedding at our venue the same day as ours so Karen was essential to help coordinate the trolleys for the guests going to the church.. Karen went above and beyond our entire day, we received numerous compliments on how amazing she was. Right down to when I spilled a pumpkin pie martini on my dress, Karen was there in seconds fixing the situation (towels, soda water). I would recommend Karen to anyone looking for a day of coordinator that would like to put their minds at ease on their special day!
We hired Karen as our day of wedding coordinator and we were so pleased we did!! We would consider ourselves fairly Read more...
We hired Karen as our day of wedding coordinator and we were so pleased we did!! We would consider ourselves fairly demanding clients and Karen surpassed all of our expectations. We didn't once have to worry about anything during our wedding, she answered all of our questions in a timely fashion and was truly a pleasure to work with. She was so helpful in making us a timeline of our day to ensure everything ran smoothly and everyone knew where to be. She was SO quick at finding whoever we needed (pictures, bustle, lineups, etc). There was another wedding at our venue the same day as ours so Karen was essential to help coordinate the trolleys for the guests going to the church.. Karen went above and beyond our entire day, we received numerous compliments on how amazing she was. Right down to when I spilled a pumpkin pie martini on my dress, Karen was there in seconds fixing the situation (towels, soda water). I would recommend Karen to anyone looking for a day of coordinator that would like to put their minds at ease on their special day! Read less
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J
Wedding:
8/15/2015
5.0/5.0
If anyone is looking to have your wedding be exactly what you want...you will definitely use Celebrations with Karen. She was nothing but professional and kind. She made sure every need was met, even ones we didn't think to do. We couldn't thank her enough for ensuring our wedding was out of this world. She is simply the best. She's attentive and goes above and beyond. When she says call or text me for whatever you need, she means it. I could go on and on about her. I'm recommending her to everyone I know getting married. She deserves more than she charges so we had to send more as a thank you. Just the best. Thank you so much Karen. We couldn't have asked for a better person to help ensure of day was everything and more.
If anyone is looking to have your wedding be exactly what you want...you will definitely use Celebrations with Karen. She Read more...
If anyone is looking to have your wedding be exactly what you want...you will definitely use Celebrations with Karen. She was nothing but professional and kind. She made sure every need was met, even ones we didn't think to do. We couldn't thank her enough for ensuring our wedding was out of this world. She is simply the best. She's attentive and goes above and beyond. When she says call or text me for whatever you need, she means it. I could go on and on about her. I'm recommending her to everyone I know getting married. She deserves more than she charges so we had to send more as a thank you. Just the best. Thank you so much Karen. We couldn't have asked for a better person to help ensure of day was everything and more. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We hired Karen for our April wedding, and she was amazing. A month before, she contacted us to start putting together a detailed timeline of how the day would run from start to finish. She made sure that all of our vendors knew where to be when, and executed the schedule she had created with grace and humor. I am sure there are so many issues that Karen dealt with that day that I didn’t even know about. I really felt like I could just enjoy the day and be present in it, thanks to Karen taking control of all of the logistics. Karen also handled our rehearsal - she took control and wrangled our people so everyone knew where they had to be when. She also went above and beyond in setting up our centerpieces at our reception, which consisted of old books, a variety of found items, votive candles, and small florals. They looked beautiful and were exactly how we envisioned them.

If you are looking for someone who will execute your vision for your wedding day and make helpful logistical suggestions - but will not try to tell you that you absolutely need a videographer and cascading floral arrangements, or start calling your mom weeks before to tell her you're making horrible planning choices (all things we've heard of planners doing) - then Karen is your girl. She is down-to-earth and she gets it, and she'll make your wedding day go exactly how you want it to.
We hired Karen for our April wedding, and she was amazing. A month before, she contacted us to start putting together a Read more...
We hired Karen for our April wedding, and she was amazing. A month before, she contacted us to start putting together a detailed timeline of how the day would run from start to finish. She made sure that all of our vendors knew where to be when, and executed the schedule she had created with grace and humor. I am sure there are so many issues that Karen dealt with that day that I didn’t even know about. I really felt like I could just enjoy the day and be present in it, thanks to Karen taking control of all of the logistics. Karen also handled our rehearsal - she took control and wrangled our people so everyone knew where they had to be when. She also went above and beyond in setting up our centerpieces at our reception, which consisted of old books, a variety of found items, votive candles, and small florals. They looked beautiful and were exactly how we envisioned them.

If you are looking for someone who will execute your vision for your wedding day and make helpful logistical suggestions - but will not try to tell you that you absolutely need a videographer and cascading floral arrangements, or start calling your mom weeks before to tell her you're making horrible planning choices (all things we've heard of planners doing) - then Karen is your girl. She is down-to-earth and she gets it, and she'll make your wedding day go exactly how you want it to. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
11/1/2014
5.0/5.0
If I could give Karen 10 stars I would!!!! My mom was a huge help in planning my wedding but we both knew that on the day of we wanted to relax and not have to worry about anything. We found Karen and can't stop talking about how wonderful she was and how she was the best idea we had for the whole wedding! Not only did Karen take care of everything during the weeks leading up to the wedding (contacting vendors, putting together a day of timeline, etc.) she also handled EVERYTHING on the day of. If there were any issues then I didn't know about them because Karen dealt with it all. I was completely worry free and relaxed. She made sure to tell everyone where to be and where to go which helped to keep the day on schedule. If you're on the fence about hiring a day of coordinator I highly recommend that you use one and make sure it is Karen!!
If I could give Karen 10 stars I would!!!! My mom was a huge help in planning my wedding but we both knew that on the day Read more...
If I could give Karen 10 stars I would!!!! My mom was a huge help in planning my wedding but we both knew that on the day of we wanted to relax and not have to worry about anything. We found Karen and can't stop talking about how wonderful she was and how she was the best idea we had for the whole wedding! Not only did Karen take care of everything during the weeks leading up to the wedding (contacting vendors, putting together a day of timeline, etc.) she also handled EVERYTHING on the day of. If there were any issues then I didn't know about them because Karen dealt with it all. I was completely worry free and relaxed. She made sure to tell everyone where to be and where to go which helped to keep the day on schedule. If you're on the fence about hiring a day of coordinator I highly recommend that you use one and make sure it is Karen!! Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
We recently had our wedding at a venue that does not provide an official wedding coordinator – and more than that it was just a bare bones “venue,” we had to bring in caterers, rentals, etc. I’m an extremely organized person and I have a lot of flexibility with my job so I really thought I handle the whole wedding planning process myself. But as the wedding got closer I realized there was no way I could handle all of the details of the wedding day! I’m so glad I found Karen. I reached out to several Day of Coordinators and after communicating with all of them, Karen was by far the easiest to interact and contract with and her fees were far more reasonable than everyone else. And she was so amazing! About a month and a half prior to the wedding we started emailing frequently and Karen brought up so many questions and details that, despite all of my research and wedding obsession, I NEVER would have thought of. She came to the venue walk-through and her presence was invaluable – it was so calming to know that she was there and had all of the details of the day organized to a T. She was so efficient in coordinating the contracts and timeline of the day with all of my other vendors. She was so helpful to us in figuring out how to run our rehearsal and wedding ceremony. And on the day of the wedding, she was a lifesaver. We had a snafu with our flowers and she was right there to take care of things so that I didn’t have to worry about a thing. She kept things on schedule and checked in with myself, the groom, and my parents frequently to make sure we didn’t need anything. My whole family just loved Karen and we were so happy and thankful that she was there with us on the wedding day! We were sad to say goodbye at the end of the day! I can’t recommend Karen Murphy highly enough. Her many years of experience in the wedding industry are apparent as soon as you meet her, and we don’t know what we would have done without her!
We recently had our wedding at a venue that does not provide an official wedding coordinator – and more than that it was Read more...
We recently had our wedding at a venue that does not provide an official wedding coordinator – and more than that it was just a bare bones “venue,” we had to bring in caterers, rentals, etc. I’m an extremely organized person and I have a lot of flexibility with my job so I really thought I handle the whole wedding planning process myself. But as the wedding got closer I realized there was no way I could handle all of the details of the wedding day! I’m so glad I found Karen. I reached out to several Day of Coordinators and after communicating with all of them, Karen was by far the easiest to interact and contract with and her fees were far more reasonable than everyone else. And she was so amazing! About a month and a half prior to the wedding we started emailing frequently and Karen brought up so many questions and details that, despite all of my research and wedding obsession, I NEVER would have thought of. She came to the venue walk-through and her presence was invaluable – it was so calming to know that she was there and had all of the details of the day organized to a T. She was so efficient in coordinating the contracts and timeline of the day with all of my other vendors. She was so helpful to us in figuring out how to run our rehearsal and wedding ceremony. And on the day of the wedding, she was a lifesaver. We had a snafu with our flowers and she was right there to take care of things so that I didn’t have to worry about a thing. She kept things on schedule and checked in with myself, the groom, and my parents frequently to make sure we didn’t need anything. My whole family just loved Karen and we were so happy and thankful that she was there with us on the wedding day! We were sad to say goodbye at the end of the day! I can’t recommend Karen Murphy highly enough. Her many years of experience in the wedding industry are apparent as soon as you meet her, and we don’t know what we would have done without her! Read less
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Justine
Wedding:
10/25/2013
5.0/5.0
Karen comes highly recommended on this board and I have to agree with everything everyone else has said. Karen was there for both my church service and reception, and attended the rehearsal at the church the day before. She was beyond amazing. Even a lot of my bridal party commented how great she was. She gave advice, made sure everyone was in the right spot, coordinated with vendors, made sure I didn’t see my husband before the service, you name it. She was so, so helpful and she can be hired for a very reasonable price. You won’t regret booking her! Highly recommend!
Karen comes highly recommended on this board and I have to agree with everything everyone else has said. Karen was there Read more...
Karen comes highly recommended on this board and I have to agree with everything everyone else has said. Karen was there for both my church service and reception, and attended the rehearsal at the church the day before. She was beyond amazing. Even a lot of my bridal party commented how great she was. She gave advice, made sure everyone was in the right spot, coordinated with vendors, made sure I didn’t see my husband before the service, you name it. She was so, so helpful and she can be hired for a very reasonable price. You won’t regret booking her! Highly recommend! Read less
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Jessie
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Hiring Karen as our Day Of Coordinator was one of the best decisions we made during our entire planning process. Not only is she totally personable and professional, her pricing is crazy reasonable, especially when you see the level of service you get for the money. I really appreciated her down-to-earth approach and she brought such a calming and warm energy to the day. We had a big storm the morning of our wedding that led to some hiccups early in the day -- Karen was totally on the ball and set my mind at ease. I felt so relieved knowing she was there to handle the last minute surprises. She was so attentive, not only to myself and my husband, but to our family and guests, and we received many compliments on how smoothly everything went. We couldn't have made it happen without Karen!
Hiring Karen as our Day Of Coordinator was one of the best decisions we made during our entire planning process. Not only Read more...
Hiring Karen as our Day Of Coordinator was one of the best decisions we made during our entire planning process. Not only is she totally personable and professional, her pricing is crazy reasonable, especially when you see the level of service you get for the money. I really appreciated her down-to-earth approach and she brought such a calming and warm energy to the day. We had a big storm the morning of our wedding that led to some hiccups early in the day -- Karen was totally on the ball and set my mind at ease. I felt so relieved knowing she was there to handle the last minute surprises. She was so attentive, not only to myself and my husband, but to our family and guests, and we received many compliments on how smoothly everything went. We couldn't have made it happen without Karen! Read less
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Carly
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
I don't think I can write a review that does Karen justice. Are you thinking about hiring a day-of coordinator? I highly recommend you do, and that you hire Karen. "Day-of" coordinator isn't quite the right term, as I started really working with Karen several weeks in advance of the wedding date. Through phone calls, emails, and a site walk through (Cambridge Boat Club), Karen assembled a super detailed plan of the decorations involved, the vendors, the timeline for the day, and my overall vision. Karen contacted all of my vendors in advance to confirm details with them and to provide her contact information in case they had any questions or problems the day of. She asked me questions that I hadn't even thought about (but were certainly important). It was really important to me that I be able to spend my wedding day focused on getting married, and thanks to Karen I was able to do this. Karen was my buffer; in my mind my wedding day went perfectly but I have no idea what was going on behind the scenes, only that I know Karen was working hard.

In summary, you want to hire Karen. She's super organized, terrific at communication, and worked really hard to make sure the day went according to the plan we'd worked out in advance. I completely trusted her to be my voice & see out my vision.
I don't think I can write a review that does Karen justice. Are you thinking about hiring a day-of coordinator? I highly Read more...
I don't think I can write a review that does Karen justice. Are you thinking about hiring a day-of coordinator? I highly recommend you do, and that you hire Karen. "Day-of" coordinator isn't quite the right term, as I started really working with Karen several weeks in advance of the wedding date. Through phone calls, emails, and a site walk through (Cambridge Boat Club), Karen assembled a super detailed plan of the decorations involved, the vendors, the timeline for the day, and my overall vision. Karen contacted all of my vendors in advance to confirm details with them and to provide her contact information in case they had any questions or problems the day of. She asked me questions that I hadn't even thought about (but were certainly important). It was really important to me that I be able to spend my wedding day focused on getting married, and thanks to Karen I was able to do this. Karen was my buffer; in my mind my wedding day went perfectly but I have no idea what was going on behind the scenes, only that I know Karen was working hard.

In summary, you want to hire Karen. She's super organized, terrific at communication, and worked really hard to make sure the day went according to the plan we'd worked out in advance. I completely trusted her to be my voice & see out my vision. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I enlisted Karen's services as a day-of coordinator for my wedding. I wasn't absolutely sure I really needed a coordinator but after a meeting with Karen I knew I wasn't wasting my money. I can't say enough good things about Karen! She was organized, creative with plans, and assertive and diplomatic with vendors. She helped us plan our timeline so we could focus on what was most important. She stayed on top of all the small details from finding people for photos, to extra limo runs to loading the car. She also seems to really enjoy her job and helping couples execute their event. When I saw her waiting for us as we pulled up in the limo I instantly felt calm and relaxed. I highly recommend Karen.
I enlisted Karen's services as a day-of coordinator for my wedding. I wasn't absolutely sure I really needed a coordinator Read more...
I enlisted Karen's services as a day-of coordinator for my wedding. I wasn't absolutely sure I really needed a coordinator but after a meeting with Karen I knew I wasn't wasting my money. I can't say enough good things about Karen! She was organized, creative with plans, and assertive and diplomatic with vendors. She helped us plan our timeline so we could focus on what was most important. She stayed on top of all the small details from finding people for photos, to extra limo runs to loading the car. She also seems to really enjoy her job and helping couples execute their event. When I saw her waiting for us as we pulled up in the limo I instantly felt calm and relaxed. I highly recommend Karen. Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Karen was amazing to work with. We booked her services way in advance (about a year and a half). She met with us for an initial consultation and then we met again about a month and a half before the wedding. She was very organized and communicated regularly with me via email and phone. We had a minor crisis with our caterer the day before the wedding (!) and she immediately jumped in and took care of the situation so that I wouldn't have to worry about it. What a lifesaver! She completely made my day easy and I was unaware of any mishaps (if they happened). Karen helped the evening flow smoothly and went along with our plans so that it was exactly the reception we wanted to have. I highly recommend her. She is worth her weight in gold!
Karen was amazing to work with. We booked her services way in advance (about a year and a half). She met with us for an Read more...
Karen was amazing to work with. We booked her services way in advance (about a year and a half). She met with us for an initial consultation and then we met again about a month and a half before the wedding. She was very organized and communicated regularly with me via email and phone. We had a minor crisis with our caterer the day before the wedding (!) and she immediately jumped in and took care of the situation so that I wouldn't have to worry about it. What a lifesaver! She completely made my day easy and I was unaware of any mishaps (if they happened). Karen helped the evening flow smoothly and went along with our plans so that it was exactly the reception we wanted to have. I highly recommend her. She is worth her weight in gold! Read less
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