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Planner in Brooklyn, NY,
(212) 675-2202
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    Lacey

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  • I began working with Ara at Rock Paper Scissors about a year before my wedding. I chose her because I wanted something more than the typical floral arrangement/centerpiece. She did an exceptional job in designing my wedding from ceremony to cocktail hour to the reception. Ara's ideas were creative, beautiful and she worked with my budget which was so important. Ara and her team decorated my venue, City Winery, for the reception, then while we were all in the cocktail hour they tore down the ceremony decor and reset for the reception. It was totally seamless from my view and very impressive. The best part about it is no one from my family or group of friends had to go to the venue early to set up or miss cocktail hour to decorate. Ara's experience in the wedding industry really showed while I was working with her. If I was ever in need of a recommendation or needed direction, she happily helped and offered excellent options. Through Ara I was able to find my hair stylist and my... Read more

    Jess

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  • Ara @ Rock Paper Scissors was such a joy to work with, I couldn't recommend her services more highly! I gave her minor direction and then left it to her to create and wow, did she deliver! Our wedding was stunning, beyond what I could have imagined and the bouquets she created were so beautiful I cried when I couldn't take them home to Australia! My guests were blown away by the decor and have not stopped raving about it. Thanks again Ara for making our wedding so beautiful and easy!

    Clare

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  • Ara was completely professional and thorough. Ara helped us turnaround a wedding production for 84 people under 13 weeks- we couldnt have achieved this without her support and committment to the job!

    User4397248

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  • Ara was absolutely wonderful! We hired her to help us with some design consulting and ideas during the planning of the wedding and her creativity helped jumpstart my brain and she had some wonderful notions that were right up our alley. We went back to her for day-of coordination and set up and she was just a delight. Responsive, in tune with my plans, incredibly helpful, and her and her team nailed it! Everything was absolutely perfect and just as I wanted it. Ara and Rock Paper Scissors made the set-up smooth, stress free and just right. I am extremely grateful.

    Margret

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  • Ara is amazing! I was a bride that had no idea what I wanted, but at the same time had ideas about what I thought I wanted. Ara was patient with me and helped us design a one of a kind Chuppah and total wedding look. Ara and her team went above and beyond during our entire period contracted and even after. All the vendors she recommended were spot on and amazing. I have heard nothing but amazing comments regarding my wedding. I would recommend her and her services to anyone from the smallest to the largest event. I want to have another reason the throw a party just to hire and work with Ara again! Her overall style and design concept was gorgeous and I know our wedding will stand the test of time for myself, husband and all who attended the event!

    Elizabeth

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  • My husband and I could not have made a better choice for floral design and decor than Ara. Not only did she do a spectacularly beautiful job the day of, she was such a joy to work with. She worked collaboratively with us to design our big day down to the smallest detail, and provided such helpful and professional suggestions. She is talented, flexible, and provided a stress-free day of aesthetic joy. I would recommend her business to anyone getting married! The best part about her floral work was our ability to take home our succulent centerpieces at the end of the night and give them away to our guests for mementos. She's the absolute best!

    Vanessa

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  • Working with Rock Paper Scissors on my 210-guest wedding at The Liberty Warehouse in Brooklyn was a wonderful experience. I could not recommend them more highly! I initially hired Ara for hourly consulting – with a background of my own in architecture and design, and wanting to keep budget down, I thought that all I would need is a little bit of help. I worked with her in this capacity for a few months and it was great. She was so receptive to my existing ideas and vision, and from her vast experience, was able to offer great suggestions and ideas of her own. A few months before the wedding, I had become so overwhelmed by everything else that I had to do, that I asked Ara if she would be able to take on a full decorative consultant role. I knew that the design for my wedding would be in great hands! From start to finish, working with Ara was such a pleasure. Her calm demeanor throughout the whole process always put me at ease, and even when we hit a tiny bump in the road when ... Read more

    Jan

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  • I don't even know where to begin. Ara was extremely amazing from the moment I made contact with her. She is extremely professional yet so easy going and casual and really makes you feel comfortable. I was organising a destination wedding and as most bride to be can imagine - you really just don't know what to expect. I always find it very hard and awkward to say no but Ara was very understanding and was never forceful with anything that I didn't want. She went above and beyond my expectations and after the bday you realise just how much work and effort Ara and her team really puts into their job. The way the wedding turned out would have not been the same without Ara and her team. If you are considering Rock Paper Scissors - don't hesitate any longer. Just email Ara and you'll be glad that you did!

    Helena

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  • Christina and the team from Rock Paper Scissors were absolutely fantastic. We hired them as a "day of" coordinator for our wedding but they were really more of a "three weeks before" coordinator. Christina make a spreadsheet of every task we had to complete before the big day and updated it constantly. She communicated with all the vendors and everyone really liked working with her. The one thing I simply must point out is that when Christina realized some of the logistics were a bit more complex than she had originally anticipated, she brought in an additional assistant beyond what we had contracted for out of her own pocket in order to assure that the wedding went off without a hitch. You don't get that kind of commitment to the job and selflessness with most event planners!! Can't recommend her and RPS highly enough!

    User3805658

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  • We worked with Ara to conceptualize and execute the event design for our wedding and I cannot say enough wonderful things about her!! She was absolutely the best investment we could have made in regards to our ‘Big Day’. Planning the details of a wedding can definitely be a daunting and overwhelming experience, especially when it comes to picking an overall theme and narrowing down the details to create your ultimate vision. From our initial meeting with Ara, we knew we wanted to work with her. She took the time to understand exactly what we wanted and didn’t want for the evening, as well as to really understand us as not only a couple, but as individuals as well. She worked with us on choosing every single design detail – the color scheme, the flowers, the table cloths, the wedding favors, the menus, the lighting, the invitations and beyond. She helped us create a budget we were comfortable with and took the time to ensure that we got the most out of every dollar we were spend... Read more

    Cornelia

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  • Ara is amazing. Probably the best, friendliest and most reasonable vendor I worked with. She made our big day gorgeous, easy and fun. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone.

    User3527058

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  • For my daughter's wedding, the bride selected an incredibly cool live show type of venue in Williamsburg Brooklyn. Ara and her team did the most incredible job of retaining the cool vibe, and yet made it warm and comfortable for guests from (literally) two to ninety-eight! We held the service in front of an exposed brick wall, with a beautify chuppa and very cool lighting. And then, magically the chairs disappeared and a dance floor and tables (decorated consistent with the cool Brooklyn vibe) appeared! We had over 300 people at this rocking event, and they are still raving!

    User3490171

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  • Ara was a true professional and absolute delight to work with. We were so pleased with her help! A+

    User3528246

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  • Ara was the best investment we made in our wedding. We were nervous about hiring a stylist instead of a planner, but Ara's guidance was thorough enough that she made every part of the design/ decor easier. She was so calming when we were panicked and she totally understood our vision and translated it to real life. She managed our florist and rentals, worked closely with our venue and ensured that on the day of our wedding, everything looked perfect. I wish I could hire Ara in my day to day life! She makes everything prettier, more organized and more fun.

    Anna

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  • Before meeting with Ara for the first time, I was unsure about whether I wanted to work with a professional on planning our wedding. I wanted the day to be uniquely ours, and was worried that hiring someone might mean having a wedding that reflected their taste, not ours. On top of that, it seemed like a really fancy thing to do, and I wasn’t sure spending money on a designer was a good use of our budget. At the same time, I had never planned a wedding before, and had no idea where to start. Almost as soon as we started talking to Ara, I knew that working with her was a must. She is not exaggerating when she says how much she values getting to know you as a couple, and incorporating that information into her design. She was kind, good-humored, and truly interested. More importantly, she is extremely knowledgeable about her field. Ara connected us with amazing vendors, and guided us through the process of picking the perfect ones for us, taking into account our personalities, ... Read more
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