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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.



Ruby Engagement Ring. Howerton+Wooten Events.

Did you just get engaged? Here are four (4) important steps you should take now to protect your engagement ring. ​​​​​​​​

Four Steps You Should Take to Protect Your Engagement Ring


There are 3 things brides should have in their wedding day emergency kit for wedding gown mishaps.

Three Things All Brides Need on Their Wedding Day


Summer is quickly approaching and that means outdoor wedding ceremonies can go from “lovely” to “oppressive.” And, there is nothing we can do to control the weather — We just need to learn how to shine in spite of the weather. Here are some tips I have found to be helpful for our past weddings: […]

Surviving Hot Weather on Your Wedding Day


Kawania Wooten’s advice is on the MunaLuchi blog for engaged couples. Topics: “Choosing the right planner,” and “a dream wedding within your budget”

Featured on MunaLuchi: “Expert Tips For Your Perfect Wedding Day”


If you find yourself wondering about the size of the event space or the number of tables needed to accommodate your wedding guest count, check out the measurement tips below. And, for more details regarding these measurements, head to the Enlightened Creative boutique for the “Perfect Fit” guidebook. How Large Does the Ballroom Need to […]

The Ultimate Wedding Planner’s Guide to Reception Measurements

Kawania Wooten in her Office

Thank you to WUSA 9 for including Howerton+Wooten Events in your news segment about wedding planning during the Coronavirus Pandemic. Friends, you can find the news story here. FRIENDLY REMINDER: If you are a couple dealing with the possibility of postponing your wedding (and you don’t have a professional wedding planner), shoot us an e-mail or call us at (800) […]

Featured on WUSA9 Today to Discuss Wedding Planning and the Coronavirus

Woman at the Spa Relaxing. Howerton+Wooten Events.

So, I found myself crying in the shower yesterday morning over the effects of the coronavirus on my spirit and my business.  I know, I know. That’s a lot to admit.  So, I took some time for myself yesterday — I watched a movie on Amazon, drank some rose’ and went to bed a little […]

Seven Quick and Easy Self-Care Recommendations to Help You Survive The Coronavirus Pandemic

Grey Wedding Ring Box for Engagement Ring

Did you know that the very first diamond engagement ring on record was given with a wedding proposal in 1477? This sparked a trend for diamond engagement rings, and 542 years later, many people continue to celebrate their unions with diamonds and other gemstones. It is engagement season, so the 2020 wedding inquiries from future […]

Did You Know When the First Wedding Proposal Ever Occurred?


When your family members and friends arrive at your wedding ceremony, there will be so many fun and unique ways to make them feel special. But, your guests’ wedding experience should begin with your invitations (or better yet your save the dates) — So, here are five helpful tips for making your family members and friends […]

5 Helpful Tips for Making Your Guests Feel Welcome BEFORE Your Wedding Day Occurs