Couples used to have to choose between hiring a wedding-planning professional (which makes the planning process easier but can be pretty pricey) and taking care of everything themselves (which might save you money but could leave major details unaccounted for without a pro onboard). But now, if you want expert guidance for everything from your wedding design to the budget to your planning timeline—without the major investment of hiring a full-service planner—the White Box is your answer.
Founders Carrie Turner and Michelle Chamoures have over 15 combined years of experience as professional wedding planners in South Carolina but noticed that their clients were seeking something that didn't yet exist: a streamlined wedding-planning process that elevates DIY to make it more applicable to contemporary trends and styles, as well as a way to actually enjoy planning their wedding. “Every couple, regardless of their ability to hire a full-service planner,” says Turner, “deserves a beautiful wedding day. Our goal is to give couples the confidence and the knowledge to design and plan like a pro.”
Turner and Chamoures created the White Box to be the perfect intersection of all the planning options out there. It includes aspects of traditional wedding planning, beginning with an in-depth consultation with the founders and a customized set of planning and design documents tailored to the couple. But it also puts the couple in control, allowing them to fit the process into their busy lifestyles and use both physical samples and documents and online tools to keep everything in order.
Because you're consulting with Chamoures and Turner directly, you'll benefit from their industry experience, and they'll get to know your style, tastes, and priorities to create a cohesive wedding-day vision. Then, they'll build a custom box with all of your essential resources, samples, and inspiration—curated just for you. More than just a drag-and-drop spreadsheet or fill-in-the-blank binder, having input from real, live wedding planners means the tools you're using will actually work for you.
Starting at $149, the White Box is the perfect gift for a newly engaged couple or a great way to kick off your own planning process if you simply don't know where to start. Chamoures and Turner will discuss your vision and goals on the phone, review your Pinterest board, and assemble everything for you: an inspiration board, detailed budget, day-of timeline, catering menu, signature drink recipe, floor plan, event rental design board, linen and invitation samples, and bridesmaids' dress swatches. The box also includes a wedding-planning guide book and shopping list, and every detail they send you is included in the online wedding-planning tools, so you can get things done no matter where you are.
Do you need help with just the vision for your wedding, or are you struggling to get your budget ironed out? You can also purchase just part of the White Box's services, from a design consultation and refined design board to venue research assistance, to take the guesswork out of planning a wedding, all for a fraction of the cost of a traditional wedding planner.