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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 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 Tips for Dealing with Wedding Planning Disappointment. Howerton+Wooten Events.

With so many wedding planning details on your plate, it is very easy to become disappointed or overwhelmed when something doesn’t go as planned or when someone lets you down. If you are not careful, these disappointments can even derail your wedding day happiness.  So, here are five tips to help you cope when everything […]

Five Tips for Dealing with Wedding Planning Disappointment


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

Crystal Heart. Howerton+Wooten Events

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Here are seven ways to show yourself some love while planning your wedding. 1. Be Grateful.  Every day, we are blessed with so many beautiful things in our life, but we can get so busy with family and work that we forget to notice them. Take five minutes every morning or every […]

7 Ways to Show Yourself Love during Wedding Planning


Everyone knows that wedding planning can be stressful, here are six things you can do to find your happy place in wedding planning. 1. Seek wise counsel. Do you have a trusted friend who successfully pulled off his or her own wedding? Ask that friend over for coffee or a drink, then pick his or her brain […]

Six Ways to Stay Happy While Planning Your Wedding


After you announce your engagement to family and friends, take a moment to consider the roadblocks that might interfere with your wedding planning. It might be money, your mom’s crazy ideas, the rainy weather, or the amount of time you have available to focus on your wedding. Whatever it might be, assume that hiccups may […]



The next time you find yourself comparing your wedding planning to another bride, think of this. You have no idea what is going on behind closed doors.

What “The Maids” Could Teach You About Wedding Planning