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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

Wedding Planning and the Coronavirus. Howerton+Wooten Events.

Navigating the nuances of wedding planning is stressful enough as it is — Now, couples have to add the CDC, the World Health Organization and the coronavirus to their concerns. Ahhh!  And, this is not something we can ignore and pray for the best — Wedding gowns are getting delayed, fears are escalating and guests […]

Planning Your Wedding While Dealing with the Coronavirus Outbreak


When I meet with couples, we talk about their marriage proposal, their wedding party and their wedding day vision. And I love every minute of the discussion. But, I’m surprised by the lack of the “boring” questions asked of me.  You know which questions I’m talking about — The questions about insurance, contract policies, staffing, and […]

10 Boring Questions You Should Ask Your Wedding Vendors before You Hire Them

Sorry. We are Closed. Howerton+Wooten Events.

I am a big advocate for event insurance — this includes meeting planning insurance, event insurance, and wedding insurance.  So, when the editor in chief of Washingtonian Weddings asked me about insurance, I happily obliged!  You can check out the story here! Love and Soul Always, Kawania

Quoted on Washingtonian Weddings About the Government Shutdown

Washington DC At Night. Howerton+Wooten Events.

So, here we are again — trying to navigate the nuances of wedding planning while waiting to see if the federal government is going to shut down. Here is a list of recommendations we learned while planning weddings during the last federal government shutdown a few years ago — (BEFORE YOU SIGN THE CONTRACT) Know […]

Planning Your Wedding While Dealing with a Government Shutdown

Shaune Hayes Make-Up Artist. Howerton+Wooten Events.

Are you meeting with wedding vendors and wondering what is okay to ask and not to ask? Here are six of the most common questions we get from our couples when it comes to vendor consultations — 1. Is It Okay to Ask for a Discount? Of course! Some wedding vendors may offer a 5% […]

What’s Okay (and What’s Not Okay) When Consulting With Wedding Vendors


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


Ahh!  The bride in that picture was me — 16 years ago today. If I could transport myself back to her, I would tell that young bride to trust all of the wedding day details she planned.  She should dance with her husband as much as she can.  And, she should relax. Everything is going […]

What I Wish I Could Have Told Myself 16 Years Ago Today


I heard about a wedding reception where the photographer and the florist placed their business cards on each of the dinner tables.  And, the deejay had a fairly large promotional sign next to his music table.  There were so many signs, business cards and postcards that the storyteller felt like she was watching a Nascar […]

Your Wedding Reception is not at Nascar