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The Whole Shebang continually strives to help you create a one-of-a-kind, beautiful, and creative wedding in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.

We absolutely love what we do and there is a real joy in the process of creating a relaxed and fun environment that allows a bride to create her own unique vision of a perfect wedding day. Our job is to pull together every aspect of your vision and handle all of the details so that your wedding day is beautiful, memorable, stress-free, and uniquely YOURS! Whatever your dream, we will help you find innovative ways to make it happen, and guide you every step of the way.

We love the common thread among brides who choose to get married in the mountains. Whether you live in the area, vacationed here growing up, or attended college, there is a deep-rooted connection with nature, the outdoors, and the beauty of the High Country. Whether it's the dream of a casual, rustic backyard BBQ, or a glamorous black tie affair, the one thing all of our clients seem to have in common is that they are creative, soulful, and eager to incorporate the majestic landscape of the Blue Ridge Mountains into the overall vision of their wedding day and share it with their closest friends and family.

We invite you to take a look around, check out the blog, read reviews, browse our facebook and instagram and get a feel for the wedding planning services offered by the The Whole Shebang. Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions you might have. I look forward to hearing from you!


Thanks so much for your interest and have a great day!


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Regions serviced: Charlotte

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I cannot rave enough about Meris and her staff with The Whole Shebang! There is no way my wedding would have been as amazing as it was had it not been for them. I honestly didn't realize how much I would need a planner until I saw how many moving parts there actually are to the big day. I got married in Banner Elk but live two hours away in Charlotte. That, combined with working full time, didn't leave a whole lot of time to plan and research. Meris was incredible with her recommendations and every single one of our vendors were not only cost-effective, but they did an AMAZING job! I never would have found my photographer, caterer, hair and make-up team, florist, and more, if it weren't for her. The day-of ran so incredibly smooth and I felt like I had to worry about absolutely nothing. I never thought a timeline would be so important but it truly is and the team executes it just how you want it done (and they're flexible too!). It was wonderful knowing everything was being taken care of behind the scenes so I could just enjoy the day. TRUST me when I say that hiring a planner is worth every single penny and will in fact SAVE you money in the long run. Meris and her team are the folks to do it. My wedding day was perfection and it had everything to do with them.

Profile Picture Liz, 9/30/17, 7 Reviews
Category: Wedding Planning
Services Used: Day-Of Coord., Full Planning, Timelines, To-Do Lists, Referrals, Destination, Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner

Working with Meris was one of the best decisions we made during our two-year long engagement. The month leading up to the wedding was the calmest I felt during the whole wedding planning process, and it had everything to do with her. After our first meeting a month before the event when we went over pages of notes for the wedding day (she brought up every single thing I had thought of over my whole two years of planning during that one meeting, and answered every question I had with ease) I knew that everything was going to be fine on the actual day because she and her team were on it. Even though I had planned a lot of the wedding myself and felt like I wanted to do as much as I could to help on the day of, I would not have been able to enjoy my wedding without hiring Meris and her team. Everything had to be set up and taken down in one day at our venue, and it was done so flawlessly and effortlessly: you notice them there because they are awesome and super nice, but at the same time you don't notice all the work they are doing behind the scenes! It's true that you really do feel like yours is the only wedding Meris is working on in the weeks leading up to the event because she is super responsive and also has a very calming presence (and it is sad when the wedding is over and you don't get to do Google hangout calls with Meris every week). Thanks to Meris and her team of "design savvy worker bees", my family, fiance and I were able to be totally present in the day, and that was invaluable!

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Profile Picture Alex, 9/9/17, 2 Reviews
Category: Wedding Planning
Services Used: Ceremony, Reception, Day-Of Coord., Partial Planning, Timelines

Let me start by saying that I am the most indecisive and whimsical person EVER. I change my mind 100 times about everything, and I'm pretty difficult to keep up with as I go off on a whim naturally. (oh...something shiny!) I knew I met my match when I met Meris. She is always ready for any and everything, and always stayed ahead of the game. She easily coordinated difficult family members and children in such a graceful and professional manner--her presence at my wedding seemed as if she were a long time friend of the family always ready to give a helping hand. I couldn't have gotten through this entire experience of wedding planning without her. She has more of an impact on the couples she helps get married than she could probably ever give herself credit for. Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts for taking such good care of us on the best day of our lives!

Side note--Anna (Meris' sidekick) had a huge impact on the success of our wedding. She deserves major props as well! You were amazing, Anna. Thank you!

Profile Picture Ondrea, 8/5/17, 2 Reviews
Category: Wedding Planning
Services Used: Day-Of Coord., Partial Planning, Timelines, To-Do Lists, Referrals, Destination, Ceremony, Reception

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Meris is awesome! We love working with The Whole Shebang. We played several weddings with The Whole Shebang coordinating last year, and each one was organized, relaxed, and went flawlessly. She and her team are so friendly and have done an incredible job every single time!

Meris Gantt, Senior Wedding Coordinator at The Whole Shebang is a delight to work with. A seasoned professional in her own right, her hand-picked planners have all been trained to provide you with a stress free, memorable wedding and reception. You won’t regret putting your confidence and trust in Meris and her capable staff. High Country Ministers

You can be assured that if you hire The Whole Shebang to coordinate and or plan your wedding you will sleep better at night, knowing that all the details will be taken care of in a fun and professional manner. Very organized and extremely knowledgeable in the trade; as a floral designer and an owner of a venue we have had the opportunity to work with Meris and her team many times, and the outcome has always been a very success and happy event! We highly recommend The Whole Shebang as a coordinator for your wedding at the farm and other venues.

If you're looking for a great event planner with a great eye for design and detail, The Whole Shebang is fantastic. Totally worth every penny! I have worked with Meris a number of times over the years and she has never failed at providing high quality service and work. One of her most valuable skills, in my opinion, is the ability to pull a comprehensive vendor team together-- people who know how to work together behind the scenes. She's also calm and collected during events and excellent with on-the-spot solutions.

If you are planning an event in the High Country you must work with Meris with "the Whole Shebang". She is so fun, laid back but ON TOP of it!! Your event will be no worries for you. She's such a sweetheart! We adore working with Meris and her team!



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