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The Hive Wedding Collective

Richmond, VA View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 5.0 out of 5
134 reviews
$5,500 Package Price

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$5,500 Package Price

The Hive Wedding Collective is a wedding planning + design company in Virginia. This team consists of 5 full-time planners who are all dedicated to making couples' nuptial dreams into reality. They customize each of their services to best suit each client's unique vision.

Services Offered

The Hive Wedding Collective offers options for full-service planning, partial planning, and event management. They are experienced in a variety of event types, including military, eco-friendly, and destination weddings, and are happy to accommodate any soon-to-be-wed's unique theme. They work closely with each couple during their planning process, to ensure that their journey to the altar is as stress-free and joyful as possible. Some of the many services that they provide include:

  • Budget analysis
  • Mood Board Creation + Design Plans
  • Guest list creation
  • Custom timelines
  • Vendor selection assistance
  • Black-owned
  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for day-of wedding coordination?

$3,000

What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?

$5,500

What is the starting price for full wedding planning?

$7,000

Do you offer an hourly rate?

Yes

What is the hourly rate?

$100

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner

What wedding planning services do you offer?

Budget Analysis
Day-of Coordination
Event Design
Full Planning
Guest List Creation
Partial Planning
Timelines
To-Do Lists
Vendor Referrals

What weddings do you have experience planning?

Civil
Cultural
Destination
Elopement
Eco-Friendly
Military
Non-Religious
Religious

How many planners are on your team?

5

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    Sarah J. Married on 04/23/2022
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    We can’t recommend Christine highly enough!

    I feel extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with Christine. Though we chose the 60-day package, Christine was responsive and available to answer questions, review contracts, and give planning advice as soon as we hired her. Her connections with other wedding professionals helped us find an incredible team of vendors and she was able to build relationships and work with our ceremony and reception venues to transform and elevate the spaces we were in. She navigated bumps in the road with ease and grace, to the point that we had minimum stress on our wedding day knowing that Christine was at the helm. On top of all of this, she’s just a lovely person to work with. I cannot recommend her or The Hive highly enough. Thank you for everything, Christine!
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    Devin E. Married on 04/23/2022
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    Highly recommend

    Heather was our planner for our wedding at The Market at Grelen and she was amazing! During the planning phase, she was very helpful guiding us through the process... she kept us on schedule, knew all the details about the venue, and had great recommendations for other vendors. She has a talent for design and excellent instincts on when to give advice vs. when to just reinforce our decisions & give us comfort. On the day-of, she ran the event flawlessly and we couldn't be happier with how everything turned out. Definitely go with her if you're thinking about hiring a planner.
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    Candice S. Married on 04/02/2022
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    A stress-free wedding thanks to these ladies!

    If you are reading this review, HIRE THEM! If you are worried about how to make it fit in your budget, FIGURE IT OUT! Lol they are so worth it! From the very beginning these ladies had our back!
    We had the hardest time finding a venue on our own. Once I realized it was time for some help, I went to the Dream Team aka The Hive Wedding Collective and Christine stepped in and made things happen in less than 24 hours! I’m not exaggerating…in less than 24 hours she had helped us secure our dream venue and our wedding date. Christine had a wedding with another couple on our wedding date so she was unable to be our wedding planner BUT Ciera did NOT disappoint. I followed Ciera for weeks prior on Instagram and her content is amazing (and VERY helpful) and I knew she would be a perfect fit for us. She was always thinking ahead, extremely organized and beyond helpful with developing and refining our vision for our special day. She helped us stay within in our budget, and that is really important lol. You dream of all of these beautiful things that you want until you see the price tags lol not only did she keep us on track, she would provide great alternatives if something was out of our budget. I think what I appreciated the most, was her honest feedback based on her time and experience as a wedding planner. For many of us, this is our first wedding…sure, we have attended weddings and maybe been in a few weddings, but planning your *own* wedding is a whole different experience and there a lot of things we don’t realize or know…but Ciera does! She was familiar with things for a traditional wedding or a new and modern wedding. She had unique and innovative ideas. She knew the things that were very successful at weddings and the things that were not, which is extremely helpful and will save you money lol! Needless to say, it was a stress-free planning experience. The day of our wedding was even better. Ciera went over and beyond to make sure I was okay, my husband was okay and even our family members were okay. She even brought us food and drinks during the cocktail hour/pictures to make sure we were enjoying every moment of our day! I honestly don't think I would have survived the planning process or the wedding day without her! 10/10 would recommend.

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

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  • Lauren & Justus
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Team

Christine Greenberg
Christine Greenberg
Founder + Creative Director

Christine started planning her wedding with her VCU sweetheart in 2011. Joy quickly turned to loss when he passed away from brain cancer. Through her pain, she pushed and realized that wedding planning could be a career for her. Her first wedding was with a lovely couple in September 2011 at Pippin Hill Farm + Vineyards, the same place she was supposed to marry her late fiance.

Christine continued to plan weddings under the name 'Wood Grain & Lace Events' as a side hustle until she decided to leave her full-time job in 2013. She hired Ciera a month later and they recruited a team of assistants to help them grow the company. The team is now 5 full-time planners and 8 assistant planners.

In 2014, Christine opened a bridal boutique with her mother called Urban Set Bride and maintains around 10 planning clients a year. She also owns her own small business consulting company, CHG Consulting, and loves helping aspiring entrepreneurs find their path to self-employment.

In 2018, the team decided they were ready to refresh and WGL transformed into the Hive Wedding Collective!

Christine lives in Church Hill with her husband, their 5 year old son, Ellis, and his baby brother, Jack. And they have an English Bulldog named Frank to keep the boys company.

She loves all things Beyonce, books, politics, keeping her houseplants alive, volunteering for her favorite non-profit Girls for a Change, enjoying a glass (or two) of wine with her girlfriends and relaxing with her family.

Ciera Pope
Ciera Pope
Lead Planner

Ciera was the first person Christine trusted to join her side in the summer of 2014. As our lead planner, she is Christine’s partner in business and balances 20 clients a year along with a travel planning business.

As a Merchandising graduate of VCU she helped produce the very first fashion show to be hosted at the newest atrium of the VMFA. During her time in Richmond, she participated as a Board Member for RVA Fashion Week, holding roles such as Trunk Show Director and Model Manager.

Ciera lives in the city but enjoys a tropical vacations, themed dinner parties, and cooking up delicious recipes. Her travel company, Champagne and Cabanas, and would love to help you book your honeymoon, bachelorette party, etc!

Heather Clarke
Heather Clarke
Designer + Planner

Heather joined our team in 2015 and thrives on taking the scattered visions of a couple and curating beautiful, stylized yet seamless events.

With a background as a Craft Service Professional and Art Director in the film world, Heather strives to bring a creative and organized approach to event planning. Bringing her experience of executing large projects and focus, her goal is to see your vision shine!

Educated in Journalism, English, and Art History at Randolph Macon and VCU on a swimming scholarship, she fell into film work in 2011 and currently pairs that career with event design and coordination with the Hive.

Heather lives in the city with her husband and 8-year-old daughter. She loves good food, a strong cocktail, cake icing and top 40 hits from the ‘90’s!

Professional Network & Endorsements

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The Hive Wedding Collective is simply one of the best groups you could ever want to work with on your wedding day. We have done numerous weddings with this group and every single one of them have gone smoothly and the brides could not say better things about them. They listen to what your vision is and help it come to life no matter what your thoughts are. If you want peace of mind that your wedding day will be amazing, start with The Hive!!!

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I have worked with the Hive Collective for many years now, not only as a vendor but also as a client! I cannot think of a more competent group of wedding planners. Not only do they cover all bases, attend to every detail, and communicate clear and timely instructions, but they can handle any last minute change or adjustment with greatest of ease. Additionally, I find that the other vendors they bring on board for any given event are similarly smart, capable, and effortlessly easy to work with. Everyone knows their role and executes it flawlessly. I am so happy to be a part of their regularly called-upon family!

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Wood Grain & Lace Events has fantastic planners and day of coordinators to take care of you and your special day! Give them and call and see how they can make your wedding vision a reality!

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602 N. 29th Street Richmond, VA, 23223
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