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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 Bridesmaids in Blush and Ivory. Howerton+Wooten Events.

According to industry experts, the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas are the best weeks to purchase your wedding gown!  Here’s why — Better Pricing. The latest wedding gown designs were released during Bridal Fashion Week last month, so last year’s wedding gown prices become a bit more affordable. Fewer Crowds.  Everyone is holiday shopping right now […]

It’s the Best Time to Purchase Your Wedding Gown!

10 Terms to Know When Shopping for a Wedding Gown. Howerton+Wooten Events.

  Are you planning to start shopping for your wedding gown? I bet you have heard advice phrases like, “Have Fun” or “Keep an Open Mind.” Of course, this is great advice, but the key to enjoying your shopping experience is being informed. Educated brides not only feel confident about their purchases, they feel confident […]

10 Terms to Know When Shopping for Your Wedding Gown

Wedding Gown

Your wedding day is quite a special day. You should feel good about yourself on the inside and the outside. If you are concerned you might get “inside your head” while wearing your wedding gown, here are 7 tips you can use to help you feel confident in your wedding gown. 1. Understand your own […]

7 Tips to Help You Feel Confident In Your Wedding Gown

Bride in a Formal Wedding Gown. Howerton+Wooten Events. Stephen Bobb Photography.

Many brides have shared with us that shopping for a wedding gown can be an overwhelming task, so we created a  Guidebook for Women’s Wedding Day Attire to provide you with the tools you need to know for purchasing your wedding gown or anything else you intend to wear on your wedding day. This planning guide […]

A Guidebook to Answer All of Your Wedding Gown Questions


More than likely, the members of your bridal party may have freshly manicured nails on your wedding day. So, we recommend keeping a crochet hook in your bridal suite.  It’s a great tool to use for buttoning and bustling your wedding gown.  And, it helps you to complete this task in a much quicker manner […]

Event Planner Secret, Keep a Crochet Hook in the Bridal Suite


Your wedding gown is one of the most expensive articles of clothing you will ever purchase!  So, you really shouldn’t take this purchase lightly. When you are ready to go bridal gown shopping, use the bridal gown checklist within the Women’s Wedding Attire Guidebook to gather the necessary details needed before and after you purchase that perfect […]

A Checklist to use When Shopping for a Wedding Gown


When our brides have a bustle on their wedding gown, we set aside approximately 10 minutes after the ceremony and before the dinner reception to allow the maid of honor time to bustle her gown properly. This little tip avoids that awkward moment when guests have been seated for dinner, but nothing is happening.  With […]

Event Planner Secret, Allow Some Time for the Bustle


After reading all of the social media posts, I finally got an opportunity to see pictures of the Real Housewives of Atlanta star, Kandi Burruss, in her gorgeous and ultra sexy wedding gown.  And, as I suspected, she was stunning! Unfortunately, I could see very little of the wedding gown in the pictures. Why? Because […]

How to Hold a Wedding Bouquet


Extend your wedding day bliss by knowing when to wash (and preserve) your wedding day gear.  Here are some deadlines based on recommendations from our local vendors — Wedding Gown.  Your wedding gown may look clean at the end of the day, but it’s those invisible stains that leave your gown with yellow spots.  If […]

When to Wash