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Rock Paper Scissors Events

Brooklyn , NY
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184 Kent Ave #B-205
Brooklyn, NY 11249 US (map)

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212-675-2202
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Rock Paper Scissors Events is a fabulous little design studio. Unlike traditional planners, we think of ourselves as wedding interior designers and... Read more
Photo by Samm Blake


Rock Paper Scissors Events is a fabulous little design studio. Unlike traditional planners, we think of ourselves as wedding interior designers and stylists. We are design focused and specialize in advising on wedding decor and styling.

We think of all of those thoughtful, fun, whimsical little details and execute them perfectly. If you have been looking for an alternative to a wedding planner, here we are.

{Rock}: You got your ring {Paper}: You'll send out the invitations {Scissors} And now you need some thoughtful tailoring of all the ideas out there into a cohesive and beautiful event . . . Rock Paper Scissors Events

Hourly consulting is $100 per hour, and partial event design begins at $4,500. We also offer Full Design Services, and now have Month of Coordination, which can be added to any design package.



With a few hours of consulting you can focus on help within a couple of areas like:

*escort cards*
*centerpieces*
*color palette*
*rentals/linens*
*invitations*
*favors*
*lighting*
*accent pieces/props*
*or just general creative concept suggestions
and sourcing suggestions*

Beyond wedding consultation, we're also available for engagement shoot and day-of styling as well as all your DIY needs.


Please see our website for full information, or even better, drop us a line or give us a call. We'd love to chat to see if we can help! Read our FAQs about the difference between a planner and a designer. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What wedding events do you provide services for?
Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Day-Of Coordination, Event Design
What types of weddings do you accomodate?
Civil, Cultural, Destination, Eco-Friendly, Non-Religious, Religious
How many planners are on your team?
3

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Lacey
Wedding:
3/28/2015
5.0/5.0
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 event coordinator (also of RPS - review below). Additionally, her taste is impeccable. Whenever I couldn't make a decision I relied on Ara's expertise and our wedding was absolutely gorgeous.

Ara also introduced me to Christina at Rock Paper Scissors and I hired Christina as my day of coordinator. Christina was experienced, friendly, and like Ara, had the patience of a saint! She started working with me about a month before my wedding and (thankfully!) became the point person for all my vendors. We had a ridiculous situation with the Trump Soho in which my suite kept being changed and each time Christina contacted all my vendors to update them on the correct room number. She worked her magic behind the scenes and if anything did go wrong, I never knew about it and the situation was fixed. She and her team did an excellent job.

Rock Paper Scissors was a great company to work with and I couldn't have pulled off my wedding day without them! Thank you Ara and Christina!!
I began working with Ara at Rock Paper Scissors about a year before my wedding. I chose her because I wanted something Read more...
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 event coordinator (also of RPS - review below). Additionally, her taste is impeccable. Whenever I couldn't make a decision I relied on Ara's expertise and our wedding was absolutely gorgeous.

Ara also introduced me to Christina at Rock Paper Scissors and I hired Christina as my day of coordinator. Christina was experienced, friendly, and like Ara, had the patience of a saint! She started working with me about a month before my wedding and (thankfully!) became the point person for all my vendors. We had a ridiculous situation with the Trump Soho in which my suite kept being changed and each time Christina contacted all my vendors to update them on the correct room number. She worked her magic behind the scenes and if anything did go wrong, I never knew about it and the situation was fixed. She and her team did an excellent job.

Rock Paper Scissors was a great company to work with and I couldn't have pulled off my wedding day without them! Thank you Ara and Christina!! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor
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Jess
Wedding:
1/4/2015
5.0/5.0
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!
Ara @ Rock Paper Scissors was such a joy to work with, I couldn't recommend her services more highly! I gave her minor Read more...
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! Read less
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Clare
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
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!
Ara was completely professional and thorough. Ara helped us turnaround a wedding production for 84 people under 13 weeks- Read more...
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! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
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.
Ara was absolutely wonderful! We hired her to help us with some design consulting and ideas during the planning of the Read more...
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. Read less
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Margret
Wedding:
8/9/2014
5.0/5.0
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!
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 Read more...
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! Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
8/3/2014
5.0/5.0
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!
My husband and I could not have made a better choice for floral design and decor than Ara. Not only did she do a Read more...
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! Read less
Services Used: Flowers
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Vanessa
Wedding:
6/20/2014
5.0/5.0
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 the calligrapher I had selected wasn’t able to complete my menu design in time to be printed, Ara came up with a great solution and everything turned out perfectly. Every detail of my wedding was just as I imagined, and I have Ara to thank for pulling it all together so beautifully.

I also worked with Christina through Rock Paper Scissor’s Day-of Planning Service and had a great experience with her as well. We began working together a couple of weeks before the wedding, and she was so organized and professional throughout, even taking the time to go over last minute details with me at midnight two days before the wedding. Between her and Ara, I didn’t have to worry about a thing on my big day!
Working with Rock Paper Scissors on my 210-guest wedding at The Liberty Warehouse in Brooklyn was a wonderful experience. Read more...
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 the calligrapher I had selected wasn’t able to complete my menu design in time to be printed, Ara came up with a great solution and everything turned out perfectly. Every detail of my wedding was just as I imagined, and I have Ara to thank for pulling it all together so beautifully.

I also worked with Christina through Rock Paper Scissor’s Day-of Planning Service and had a great experience with her as well. We began working together a couple of weeks before the wedding, and she was so organized and professional throughout, even taking the time to go over last minute details with me at midnight two days before the wedding. Between her and Ara, I didn’t have to worry about a thing on my big day! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Jan
Wedding:
5/14/2014
5.0/5.0
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!
I don't even know where to begin. Ara was extremely amazing from the moment I made contact with her. She is extremely Read more...
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! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Helena
Wedding:
2/8/2014
5.0/5.0
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!
Christina and the team from Rock Paper Scissors were absolutely fantastic. We hired them as a "day of" coordinator for our Read more...
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! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
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 spending. The result was not only cost effective, but truly the most beautiful, unique and elegant evening imaginable. Throughout the entire process Ara was an absolute pleasure to work with from the initial meeting down to the day of the event. Not only is she incredibly talented, she is also patient, responsive and a true professional. I would highly recommend Rock Paper Scissors to any couple, at any budget, looking for someone to turn their dream wedding into a reality. Thank you Ara!!
We worked with Ara to conceptualize and execute the event design for our wedding and I cannot say enough wonderful things Read more...
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 spending. The result was not only cost effective, but truly the most beautiful, unique and elegant evening imaginable. Throughout the entire process Ara was an absolute pleasure to work with from the initial meeting down to the day of the event. Not only is she incredibly talented, she is also patient, responsive and a true professional. I would highly recommend Rock Paper Scissors to any couple, at any budget, looking for someone to turn their dream wedding into a reality. Thank you Ara!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor

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