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On WeddingWire since 2019

Soirée by Karen Martinez is a wedding planning company based in San Juan, Puerto Rico that specializes in creating the wedding you envision. Owner and lead planner Karen Martinez works with the couple from idea inception to the big day execution. Karen’s goal is to deliver an unforgettable celebration that is filled with love, professionalism, organization, and fun.

Services Offered


Soirée by Karen Martinez plans wedding ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinners, pre and post-wedding soirées. She offers full and partial planning depending on the couple's needs: civil unions, cultural weddings, destination weddings, religious and non-denominational ceremonies. Karen works closely with the couple to ensure their enjoyment not just on the wedding day but also during the planning process. She will be your right hand and clinical wedding eye, providing valuable insight on all wedding-related topics like logistics, decor, food and wine pairing just to name a few. Additional planning services available:

  • Budget analysis
  • Event design
  • Timelines
  • Digital venue floorplan
  • To-do lists
  • Vendor referrals
  • Wine general education and pairing
  • Hispanic or Latinx-owned
  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?

$3,800

What is the starting price for full wedding planning?

$5,000

Do you offer an hourly rate?

Yes

What is the hourly rate?

$250

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner

What wedding planning services do you offer?

Full Planning
Partial Planning

What weddings do you have experience planning?

Civil
Cultural
Destination
Elopement
Non-Religious
Religious
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
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100% Recommended by couples
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Karen, a highly recommended and exceptional wedding planner, received glowing reviews for her attention to detail, organization, and ability to bring couples' visions to life. Clients praised her for seamlessly coordinating various vendors, providing top-notch recommendations, and maintaining clear communication throughout the planning process. Karen's professionalism, calming presence, and dedication were highlighted as crucial factors in creating stress-free and unforgettable wedding experiences. She made dream weddings a reality for couples, whether local or planning a destination event, earning her immense appreciation and high praise for her exceptional services in orchestrating flawless and magical celebrations.

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Karen, a highly recommended and exceptional wedding planner, received glowing reviews for her attention to detail, organization, and ability to bring couples' visions to life. Clients praised her for seamlessly coordinating various vendors, providing top-notch recommendations, and maintaining clear communication throughout the planning process. Karen's professionalism, calming presence, and dedication were highlighted as crucial factors in creating stress-free and unforgettable wedding experiences. She made dream weddings a reality for couples, whether local or planning a destination event, earning her immense appreciation and high praise for her exceptional services in orchestrating flawless and magical celebrations.

Emily
Emily D. Sent on 09/27/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best Decision We Made!

Karen was absolutely fantastic and hands down our best hire. We knew going into the planning process that we are not wedding planners and only wanted to worry about having a great time. I also started Law School one month before the wedding and didn’t have any time for planning details. Karen worked tirelessly with my fiancé to make sure all I had to think about was school until I arrived in PR. The wedding day was executed flawlessly and Karen communicated with our vendors to ensure that all of our contracts were correct and that the day went off without a hitch. She also recommended most of our vendors, and all of her recommendations were perfect. Karen is a rockstar who is organized, diligent, and and all-around great person. We cannot thank her enough.
Kristen
Kristen B. Sent on 03/26/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Making Dreams Come True!

Let me share with you our experience with Karen Martinez, our exceptional wedding planner. Seriously, she's a total rockstar. We spent a long 18 months planning our big day, and Karen was like our guardian angel throughout it all!

Karen's responsiveness was truly remarkable. She was always available to address our concerns promptly, no matter the time or day. Karen didn't miss a beat. From the big stuff to the tiny details, she had it all covered. You name it, she was on it.

When we finally met Karen in person a few months before the wedding, it was was like meeting up with an old friend. She set up meetings with all our vendors and even tagged along to make sure everything was smooth sailing.

On the wedding day, Karen and her team worked tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that everything ran smoothly. Their professionalism and dedication were evident in every aspect of the event. Additionally, the social media and photo/video team captured our special moments beautifully, adding an extra layer of magic to the day.

Thanks to Karen, our wedding was pure magic. I trusted her 100% to make our day perfect, and she totally delivered. If you want a wedding planner who feels more like a friend, look no further than Karen! Seriously, she's the best!
Ari
Ari P. Sent on 03/09/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Every Bride Needs Karen

I worked with Karen for about eight months leading up to my wedding. She is patient, she is kind, and she is an EXPERT at what she does. What makes Karen stand out from other planners I interviewed is that she was not afraid to tell me the truth, and in a kind and logical way. I had ideas and Karen kindly explained why some of those ideas could work, and some could not, and she was the only planner honest enough to help set my expectations-which were BLOWN AWAY still!!
Karen is well connected on the island. She has amazing connections with vendors on the island. We told her our vision, she helped us execute, and reached out to our vendors for quotes and let me tell you, the people Karen works with CARE about the couples they work with. The wedding industry is filled with people ready to take your money and capitalize on your love, but Karen and her team truly genuinely care about the couples they work with and it shows! We trusted them completely to execute our wedding day and it allowed my husband and I to be fully present in each moment of the day.
She is truly the calming and genuine presence every Bride and groom need on their wedding day. Karen, truly and sincerely you have a GIFT and we are so grateful and honored that you are a part of our lives forever!
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner

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Lindsay & Clint
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Team

Karen Martinez
Karen Martinez
Lead Planner

Hello couple! I have been a social event industry enthusiast for more than a decade, however, my 16+ years of professional life have been mostly in digital marketing and client-project management. I have an MBA with concentration in Marketing, followed by a graduate certificate in Public Relations and continuing education in Digital Media.

A wedding is a beautiful and memorable event, filled with emotions and good vibes. But it is also a great responsibility. I hold a couple’s dreams in my hands. This is a very special trust and I don’t take it lightly. I am determined to create not only a wonderful wedding experience, but also make sure you enjoy the planning process.

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
KAZ Events KAZ Events Wedding Planners

Working with Karen is such a pleasure.She is so responsible, charming and alwyas available when you need her. Not only she is a amazing event planner she is an amazing events designer. Thank you so much for making a decor out of this world for the wedding of 12/30/2016 and the wedding of 1/7/2017. Both decorations were so magical, beautiful, romantic. It was stunning. KAZ Events Planner

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