Resource Library

Our Resource Library and Toolbox

We value the power of education, so we’ve created a resource library just for you! You are welcome to download our resources, learn from them and share them with other couples. We simply ask that you credit Howerton+Wooten Events, along with a link to our website when you do.

Video Tutorials

How to Pin on a Boutonniere

How to Freeze the Top Tier of Your Wedding Cake

How to Cut the First Slice of Your Wedding Cake

Wedding Reception Venue Guidebook

with size charts

This planning guide includes a sizing chart you can use to determine the right amount of wedding reception space you need for one of the biggest events of your life!

Wedding/Event Tent Guidebook

with size charts

With this planning guide, you can determine the right tent size (and other details) you need for your outdoor wedding and/or event.

Washington DC Area Wedding Planning Guidebook

Washington DC, Northern Virginia, and Suburban Maryland

Use this wedding planning guide to complete all of your wedding planning tasks related to getting married in our Nation's Capital (or the surrounding areas).

Cocktails and Event Beverages Guidebook

with serving size charts

Use this planning guide to determine the amount of alcohol you need for your wedding or party. You can also use this guide to determine the number of bartenders you need and hire and instructions for properly holding a wine glass.

Related Posts featuring Food and Drink Recipes

Wedding Cake Guidebook

with cake tier size charts

This planning guide is a helpful tool to use when ordering your wedding cake. This planning guide includes a cake tier size chart that you can use to determine the right size cake tiers you need for your wedding cake.

Bridal Gown Guidebook

with a bridal gown checklist

Use this planning guide to ensure you covered all of your bases for your wedding gown purchase. This helpful tool also includes a list of wedding gown silhouette types and steps for properly sitting in your wedding gown.

Wedding Music Guidebook

with a dance floor size chart

Use this planning guide as a resource for completing all of your necessary planning tasks, such as selecting your wedding ceremony music, selecting your wedding reception music, and determining your best dance floor size.

Dance Floor Guidebook

with dance floor size charts

This planning guide has a dance floor sizing chart for your wedding reception, event or party. This guide also has a reception music checklist and some dance lesson resources.

Table Linen Guidebook

with size charts

This planning guide is a perfect tool to use if you ever need to know the correct size of the table linen you need for the tables at your wedding, party or event -- especially the banquet tables, escort card table, and cocktail reception tables.

Wedding Stationery Guidebook

with invitation envelope guidelines

This planning guide is a helpful tool for planning and ordering all of your wedding day stationery. The tasks include the ordering of your invitations, your programs, your menu cards, your escort cards, your signage, and your thank you notes.

Wedding Transportation Guidebook

with car size charts

Check out the Wedding Day Transportation Planning Guide for all of the details you need to know to book your vehicles and to enhance your overall transportation experience! Happy Trails!

Portable Restroom Guidebook

with size charts

This planning guide has a detailed sizing chart that you can use to determine the correct number of portable restrooms you'll need for your outdoor wedding, party, festival or event.

Venue Comparison and Rating Sheet

Use this worksheet to input the wedding venue location details, along with your decision-making considerations for multiple wedding venues.

Related Posts: Checklists for Tracking Your Wedding Venue Options. Part 1 and Part 2.

Wedding Guest Tracker

Track your wedding guests' names, mailing addresses, invitation details, guest responses, gift information and thank you note details.

Wedding Budget Worksheet

This spreadsheet includes most of the expenses related to your wedding day. Use it to manage both your estimated and actual expenses.

Wedding Aisle Runner Measurement Chart

Download this complimentary chart and order (or make) the correct aisle runner length for your wedding ceremony. This chart lists the correct aisle runner lengths for weddings with chiavari chairs, weddings with folding chairs, and wedding ceremonies with church pews.

Marriage License Guidelines for the Washington DC Metropolitan Area

Download this complimentary printable for the marriage license guidelines for Washington, DC and numerous counties in Maryland and Northern Virginia.

Guidelines for Wedding Vendor Gratuities

Use this handy tool as a guideline when you are determining the amount of money you should set aside in your budget for wedding vendor gratuities. This checklist will also give you some answers to the question, "Whom Should I Tip?"

A Sizing Card for Your Fiancé or Your “Fiancée

Download this shopping card, fill it in with your mate's size details, and place it in your wallet to ensure you are always prepared before you go shopping.

Wedding Day Activity Booklet for Children

Download this free printable; make 2-sided copies and create an activity booklet for your wedding guests who are 9 years old or younger. Don't forget the crayons!

A Post-Wedding Day Checklist for Brides and Grooms

Download this thorough checklist, and use it to carry out all of the wedding tasks you will need to complete during the weeks after you both say, "I Do!"

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