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Welcome to our wedding & event planning blog! We offer valuable advice and inspiration for planning your wedding or event with heart and with soul. Welcome to our wedding & event planning blog! We offer valuable advice and inspiration for planning your wedding or event with heart and with soul.



Bride and Groom on Cell Phone

Some wedding and event venues have very little access to cell coverage or Wi-Fi. So, here are some communication supplies for your emergency kit.

Communication Tools to Include in Your Emergency Kit

Bride and Groom in Washington DC. Howerton+Wooten Events.

Agreeing to marry your soulmate naturally evokes happiness.  But, how do you keep the happiness going? Many say it takes work. We say it’s in the little details of the daily habits couples practice to influence their happiness throughout their wedding engagement. Check out the six “super habits” that we believe make a difference — 1. […]

6 Powerful Habits of Incredibly Happy Engaged Couples

5 Quick Tips to Remain Organized While Planning Your Wedding

Did you recently start your wedding planning?  As you can probably already tell, it can be a lot to manage.  In fact, it can overwhelm you.  To ensure you manage your wedding planning tasks, follow the five quick tips below — 1. Start with a Budget. Look, I get it!  Budgets are a drag!  But, they are also […]

5 Quick (and Effective) Tips to Get (and Remain) Organized While Planning Your Wedding


You Put Off Making Decisions.When you plan a wedding, you will probably make 50+ decisions in a span of a few months.  It can be overwhelming.  Because of that, many couples retreat and put off making some choices out of fear of making a wrong decision.  Unfortunately, putting off decisions can end with you missing out […]

5 Ways You Make Wedding Planning Harder Than It Has to Be


Here are five wedding planning choices that could potentially lead to regret down the road, along with some recommendations for avoiding them — 1. Punishing a Family Member. If you are upset with a family member for not being a part of your life, don’t use your wedding to showcase it. Not everyone will remember […]

5 Wedding Planning Choices You Will Regret in 5 Years


Contrary to widespread belief, newly engaged couples aren’t happy because they have lots of money, material possessions, and lots of (ahem) sex.
So, what do happy couples avoid when planning their wedding? Here are 5 things happy couples don’t do.

5 Things Happy Couples Don’t Do While Planning Their Wedding


1. They choose their wedding party wisely.  Happy couples know their wedding party should consist of: People who genuinely care about their them and vice versa (this is not a place and time for frenemies) People who genuinely care about their feelings People who actually want to be in their wedding party 2. They hire professional […]

10 Things Happy Couples Do Differently


As you plan for your wedding, think of ways to make your groom special. Make him feel like he is an important part of your wedding day. Here are eight ideas – 1. Write him an awesome love letter. Make sure he gets to read it on the morning of your wedding day. 2. Order […]

Eight Ways to Make Your Groom Feel Special on his Wedding Day


When I was planning my own wedding, I hired two wedding photographers. Not at the same time.  I had to walk away from my relationship with the first photographer. I wasn’t angry with him – I just realized two weeks into our relationship that he and I were not a good fit. I don’t leave […]

How to Walk Away From A Bad Vendor Relationship