One of the most important days of a person’s life is their wedding day. Weddings mark the beginning of a new chapter in a person’s life. Every bride wants to look and feel their absolute best, so About the Box has developed a way to get wedding dresses delivered directly to our customer’s door!

We are a little different, because we are way more than just wedding dresses. About the Boxes’ biggest difference is that we provide every garment, that is the center of attention during a wedding. That means we make bridal dresses, bridesmaids dresses, flower dresses, groom/groomsmen vests, silk flower bouquets and wedding décor.


About the Box wedding dressBehind the Scenes

At the moment the team is a one man show. As the owner and founder, Karen Alston, is the sole employee that utilizes outsourced operation’s jobs and tasks that keep the business running.

Her favorite part about working in the wedding industry is meeting all of the different types of people and simply the fulfillment of creating the prefect event. As well as the opportunity to see and give the perfect final look or product to the customer.

Being an all-inclusive bridal shop and wedding planning service that is based in Raleigh, NC. We came about by knowing that wedding planning can be overwhelming and stressful, but also that it doesn’t have to be.  The inspiration for starting my business came from the time I had to plan an impromptu wedding celebration for my daughter and son-in-law, who was being deployed while in the Army, in less than a week! I am very happy to say that it was a total success, as well as becoming the idea that is now About the Box. I essentially saw an opportunity for brides and couples to create their entire Bridal Party Wedding Box.


This all inclusive option may be right for you if you:

  • Are a bride or couple with no time to plan or shopping at multiple stores is not something you prefer to do.
  • Live out of town from your wedding location.
  • Are a bride or couple that is remarrying or renewing their vows and have already captured the “big wedding” experience the first time. This time desiring your experience to be stress and hassle free.
  • Love the idea of bundling and bridal shopping with convenience and ease, while keeping everyone involved connected and included. A one stop shopping experience that gives you your valuable time back. With this service you are able to shop the look of your entire bridal party.


Man wearing a White Tuxedo

Convenient, Online Experience

About the Box is a convenient online wedding boutique shop for high-quality products with superior customer service. Our mission is to provide each shopper with an ‘About the Box’ experience that is lasting and fulfilling. Our goal is to leave each customer satisfied and complete with a customized arrangement of their exact look.

The website will guide them to selectively choose their attire and color scheme.  Being all inclusive, as a one stop shopping experience. Because of the simplicity of the grouping of items selected, it will also leave the shopper with the options to add, adjust and change on their own, according to their vision.

“Wedding planning can be stressful, especially when there are restrictions; however, it does not have to be.  Let us take on the stress so you (and your family) can sit back and enjoy your BEST day ever! We offer multiple wedding planning services and options according to your individual needs, what suits your preference and budget!”


How We Are Unique

‘About the Box Difference’ involves a very interactive experience and feeling that is given to each of our brides.  This allows them to carefully and mindfully select their perfect version of what they envision their day to look like. Whether they choose to utilize all of our services, some of our services and do some things on their own, or shop freely, we offer all possible solutions that covers every area of making their day, their way!

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Email Karen to learn more.