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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.




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

2018 Bowie Blade Readers Choice Winner

I have some great news to share!  Howerton+Wooten Events has been selected as the WINNER in the “Best Wedding Planner” category of the Bowie Blade-News “Readers’ Choice” award for the third year in a row! We are honored for any award received, but we especially love it when the praise is local.  Maryland pride!  And, […]

Howerton+Wooten Events is a 2018 Bowie-Blade Readers Choice Award Winner


Thank you so much to Washingtonian Bride & Groom for bestowing Howerton+Wooten Events with the “Editor’s Pick” honor for Event Planners and Designers! We are truly grateful to receive this honor. And, we have much love for our couples for allowing us to take care of their wedding day. You all are the best!! ❤️ Love & Soul Always, Kay

“Washingtonian Bride & Groom” Editor’s Pick for Best Wedding Vendor 2018

Bride and Groom Enters Their Washington DC Reception. Howerton+Wooten Events.

Your guest list and your budget are going to be the foundations of your wedding planning, so we have two downloads for you! Wedding Budget Worksheet ($5.99US). Before you determine your wedding guest list, you should get a sense of your financial comfort zone first. Here’s a very detailed excel spreadsheet that you can use to […]

For the Newly Engaged. (Download) A Guest List Template and a Budget Worksheet Template

Washingtonian Bride & Groom Best Wedding Vendor 2018. Howerton+Wooten Events

Happy New Year Friends! We are incredibly humbled to be included in the next issue of “Washingtonian Bride & Groom” magazine as one of their best wedding vendors for wedding planning.  Wahoo! The DC metropolitan area is jam packed with professional wedding planners, so we definitely don’t take this honor lightly. And, I know there would be […]

“Washingtonian Bride & Groom” Best Wedding Vendor 2018

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

Celebrated String Quartet. Howerton+Wooten Events

Music is a key component of your wedding day success!  To ensure that you hire the best wedding vendors for your day, check out our list of 5 things to consider when booking music vendors for your wedding — 1. Vendor Type. Do you want live music or recorded music? Do you want a deejay or […]

5 Things to Consider When Booking Music Vendors for Your Wedding


As you start the process of hiring a make-up artist for your wedding, you may have some concerning questions you need to address — “What will I look like when s/he is finished?” “Am I making the right decision?” “How much is all of this going to cost me?” Before you get started the process […]

5 Key Points to Consider Before You Reach Out to a Professional Make-Up Artist

African American Bride and Groom Celebrating. Howerton+Wooten Events.

Worse Case Scenario. It’s the last thing you want to think about on your wedding day, right? Of course not! So, instead of worrying about this on your wedding day, set a game plan in advance to help minimize potential wedding day crises. For your use, I have listed below 5 steps you can take […]

5 Steps You Can Take to Minimize Potential Wedding Day Crises