023: DARING to Start a Business with Your Competitor with GRACE + WHITE BRIDAL

August 4, 2020


Today, we’re talking to Sara and Aubrey of Grace + White Bridal. Sarah and Aubrey each have their own wedding planning and coordination businesses but have teamed up to open a bridal boutique. You’ll love learning more about how they chose to make that decision and how they’ve learned from each other. 


To follow your dreams. And if that means taking a leap and working with a colleague or opening a new business, go into business, go for it.


What is your favorite tool in biz?

Sara: Aisle Planner

Aubrey: Canva

What’s your favorite post-wedding snack:

Sara: Taco Bell

Aubrey: Taco Bell

What’s your favorite wedding/creative pump up jam?

Sara: Whitney Houston “Dance with Somebody”

Aubrey: Lizzo and Beyoncé

What is your favorite thing to do outside of your business?

Sara: I would say spend time with family, wine taste, or lay out by the pool. Anything relaxing.

Aubrey: Whether it’s international or domestic, or just a weekend trip to the beach, we like to travel and go to new places.

What is one daring the leap you’ve taken in your business?

Sara: I would say quitting my full-time job to open that first business. That was the most significant leap I’ve ever taken and really going all-in from the beginning.

Aubrey: Same answer. I was a venue coordinator as well, and just making that step to leave as the scariest thing I’ve ever done. But I feel like anytime you have that kind of moment where you’re unsure, or you’re a little bit scared, only greatness comes from that.

Where can our listeners find you?

Grace + White’s Website: https://graceandwhite.com/

Grace + White’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/graceandwhitebridal/

What are you great at in your business: 

What Sara thinks Aubrey is great at: I think one of her biggest strengths is design. Everything she touches turns to gold. 

What Aubrey thinks Sara is great at: I learned so much from Sarah, just logistically and the backend of things and just how organized she is and structured she has in her business is just so on point.

Do you have any special announcements/offers for our listeners?

We would love to offer a discount for any of your brides who want to come into Grace + White Bridal and can use that on anything in the store. 



We dare you to check out the other Dare to Develop Podcast episodes including 000: Welcome to Dare to Develop where you get to meet your hosts Kristine Herman and Ashley Baumgartner.