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Celebrations by Karen F. Murphy

Norwood , MA

LOCATION

Norwood, MA US 02062 (map)

PHONE

781-752-5101

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ABOUT US

Celebrations by Karen F. Murphy is a Day-Of Wedding Planning Company in the Boston area. At Celebrations by KFM, our goal is to give you the wedding you've always dreamed of. A wedding... Read more
Celebrations by Karen F. Murphy is a Day-Of Wedding Planning Company in the Boston area. At Celebrations by KFM, our goal is to give you the wedding you've always dreamed of. A wedding that reflects your unique personality and style. A wedding that you and your guests will delight in and remember for years to come. A wedding that goes off without a hitch exactly as you've planned.

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INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What types of weddings do you accommodate?
Civil, Destination, Double Weddings, Eco-Friendly / Green, Military
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Day-of Coordinator

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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:
1+ year 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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Laura
Wedding:
4/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Karen was my day of wedding coordinator for my April 2013 wedding. She was very accommodating from the beginning and we met in advance before I made my decision to hire her. She kept in touch by email and even phone calls in the couple of months leading to my wedding. She assisted with the entire planning of the day of my wedding which included a meeting with our venue in which she was very helpful as well as executing a schedule for the day. Karen assisted with our rehearsal as well in preparing the schedule and coordination of that.
Karen was always extremely professional and organized and very helpful offering ideas and advice. She was very nice, easy to work with and very thoughtful. I hired a DOC because I am a worrier and felt nervous how things would play out the day of the wedding. I am not a good planner myself or organizer and felt this was a very important decision to make in having a DOC. I must say that hiring Karen was one of the best decisions I made. She truly went above and beyond in her role as DOC. She truly cares about what she does and it shows. I forgot my garter the day of my wedding and Karen quickly made one out of a rubber band and some flowers. That was entirely nerve wracking for me but Karen came to the rescue and did such a great job under pressure. I would highly recommend Karen as a wedding planner or a day of wedding coordinator. She is an amazing person!
Karen was my day of wedding coordinator for my April 2013 wedding. She was very accommodating from the beginning and we Read more...
Karen was my day of wedding coordinator for my April 2013 wedding. She was very accommodating from the beginning and we met in advance before I made my decision to hire her. She kept in touch by email and even phone calls in the couple of months leading to my wedding. She assisted with the entire planning of the day of my wedding which included a meeting with our venue in which she was very helpful as well as executing a schedule for the day. Karen assisted with our rehearsal as well in preparing the schedule and coordination of that.
Karen was always extremely professional and organized and very helpful offering ideas and advice. She was very nice, easy to work with and very thoughtful. I hired a DOC because I am a worrier and felt nervous how things would play out the day of the wedding. I am not a good planner myself or organizer and felt this was a very important decision to make in having a DOC. I must say that hiring Karen was one of the best decisions I made. She truly went above and beyond in her role as DOC. She truly cares about what she does and it shows. I forgot my garter the day of my wedding and Karen quickly made one out of a rubber band and some flowers. That was entirely nerve wracking for me but Karen came to the rescue and did such a great job under pressure. I would highly recommend Karen as a wedding planner or a day of wedding coordinator. She is an amazing person! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
7/1/2012
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough great things about Karen and her assistant. She was one of the easiest people to work with throughout the whole process. She was always available and on the wedding day she was so calm and organized that I didn't have to worry about a thing. Everything ran smoothly because of her and on top of that, she genuinely cares about how everything turns out. She confirmed every detail with me and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone.
I cannot say enough great things about Karen and her assistant. She was one of the easiest people to work with throughout Read more...
I cannot say enough great things about Karen and her assistant. She was one of the easiest people to work with throughout the whole process. She was always available and on the wedding day she was so calm and organized that I didn't have to worry about a thing. Everything ran smoothly because of her and on top of that, she genuinely cares about how everything turns out. She confirmed every detail with me and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone. Read less
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Jenna
Wedding:
6/6/2010
5.0/5.0
Karen did a wonderful job with our wedding! She was avaiable 24/7 and charged a reasonable amount.
Karen did a wonderful job with our wedding! She was avaiable 24/7 and charged a reasonable amount.
Karen did a wonderful job with our wedding! She was avaiable 24/7 and charged a reasonable amount. Read less
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Meggcon13
Wedding:
5/15/2010
5.0/5.0
I wanted to thank Karen for all of her hard work. Things were not easy for my wedding. I had lots of people coming from out of town. There were lots of unexpected issues and dilemmas. She helped me stay focused on what I needed to be doing. We got things organized and she kept me on track. Coming from a large family it was like having another sister there to talk me through everything. Our wedding was such a success and everyone had a blast. I would recommend Karen to anyone getting married. She was my rock and a really appreciate everything she did for me.
I wanted to thank Karen for all of her hard work. Things were not easy for my wedding. I had lots of people coming from Read more...
I wanted to thank Karen for all of her hard work. Things were not easy for my wedding. I had lots of people coming from out of town. There were lots of unexpected issues and dilemmas. She helped me stay focused on what I needed to be doing. We got things organized and she kept me on track. Coming from a large family it was like having another sister there to talk me through everything. Our wedding was such a success and everyone had a blast. I would recommend Karen to anyone getting married. She was my rock and a really appreciate everything she did for me. Read less
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EWalk430
Wedding:
4/30/2010
5.0/5.0
I wish there was an option to pick 10's for Karen!! I cannot believe how smooth the day of our wedding went because of her. I had nightmare's the 2 months prior to our wedding of all the things that could possibly go wrong, and thankfully, because of Karen Murphy @ Celebrations, our day was a dream come true. The best part about Karen was her calming demeanor. If there was ever an issue, Karen dealt with it without a sweat and without either of us ever knowing. Now thats a wedding planner! A++ for Karen all the way.
I wish there was an option to pick 10's for Karen!! I cannot believe how smooth the day of our wedding went because of Read more...
I wish there was an option to pick 10's for Karen!! I cannot believe how smooth the day of our wedding went because of her. I had nightmare's the 2 months prior to our wedding of all the things that could possibly go wrong, and thankfully, because of Karen Murphy @ Celebrations, our day was a dream come true. The best part about Karen was her calming demeanor. If there was ever an issue, Karen dealt with it without a sweat and without either of us ever knowing. Now thats a wedding planner! A++ for Karen all the way. Read less
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MegStaff
Wedding:
11/21/2009
5.0/5.0
Karen was our Wedding Planner for our Wedding and I couldn't have done it without her! She was so organized, calm, very professional, and so easy to work with. When the day got closer and I started to freak out she reassured me not to worry and I didn't have anything to worry about because Karen handled everything. She helped with the invitations, decorations, table seating, and many more!! My wedding was just what I hoped it would be and I couldn't have done it without Karen's help!!!
Karen was our Wedding Planner for our Wedding and I couldn't have done it without her! She was so organized, calm, very Read more...
Karen was our Wedding Planner for our Wedding and I couldn't have done it without her! She was so organized, calm, very professional, and so easy to work with. When the day got closer and I started to freak out she reassured me not to worry and I didn't have anything to worry about because Karen handled everything. She helped with the invitations, decorations, table seating, and many more!! My wedding was just what I hoped it would be and I couldn't have done it without Karen's help!!! Read less
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casey
Wedding:
8/8/2008
5.0/5.0
Karen's services made our wedding planning a breeze. I would 100% recommend her for any bride!!
Karen's services made our wedding planning a breeze. I would 100% recommend her for any bride!!
Karen's services made our wedding planning a breeze. I would 100% recommend her for any bride!! Read less
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Kimsean777
Wedding:
7/7/2007
5.0/5.0
Karens attention to detail was incredible! She allowed us to enjoy every aspect of our special day without a worry in the world!
Karens attention to detail was incredible! She allowed us to enjoy every aspect of our special day without a worry in the Read more...
Karens attention to detail was incredible! She allowed us to enjoy every aspect of our special day without a worry in the world! Read less
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