Linda has been designing and planning weddings since 1996, when her daughter got married. At that time, she became a member of the Association of Bridal Consultants and focused on becoming the best wedding planner she could possibly be. As a former interior designer, Linda's artistic ability to envision and create dream weddings that reflect the true vision of her clients comes quite easy. She is calm, organized, and devoted to working with everyone to make their wedding planning process a wonderful and enjoyable experience. In addition to full-service event designing and consulting, Linda also offers a design service in which she recommends vendors and a visual design of the ceremony and reception based on the spending limit of an event. Read More »
Newly engaged couples often have some of the same concerns as they start out on their wedding-planning journey. The proposal was the ultimate surprise, announcing it to family and friends has been a blast, but now what? Learn more on how to handle the first steps of being engaged, so that the process does not become overwhelming. Photo by Laura Grier for Beautiful Day Photography Who should we hire first? After you select your venue and the date for your wedding, I suggest hiring a professional wedding planner. This will make your experience much easier and significantly more enjoyable. They will assist you in selecting your florist, your entertainment, and your photography team, as well as help you decide on the many details that come along with coordinating a celebration. Vendors are usually booked one year prior to the event. To avoid missing out on contracting the people you have your ... Read More »
As a seasoned wedding planner, Linda Howard is often asked many questions by newly engaged couples about the wedding-planning process. From the age-old question of who gets a plus one, to alternatives to trimming the guest list, and which vendors to hire first, there are many elements of planning a wedding that brides and grooms want to know just days after the question is popped. Who should receive save-the-date cards? How can I best include my busy groom in wedding planning? Read on to discover answers to more questions like these that are popular among brides- and grooms-to-be. Inviting Additional GuestsEveryone in your bridal party does not necessarily need a plus one. If the couple is not engaged or living together, you don’t need to feel the pressure to extend a plus one invite. Of course, over time if the relationship becomes more serious, then absolutely extend the invitation to the significant other. Trimming the Guest ListIf you ... Read More »
When it comes to designing wedding events, Linda Howard of Linda Howard Events has produced some sensational celebrations that have been seen in the pages of Inside Weddings for years. Based in Los Angeles, California, Linda works hard to make her clients her top priority in order to ensure that they have the wedding they always envisioned. Find some of her expert advice to frequently asked wedding questions, below. An expert in making brides feel beautiful, confident, and relaxed on their wedding days, Linda also offers her tips for staying calm on the days leading up to the big event. Q: What comes first, the guest list or the venue?A: Make certain to solidify your guest count before falling in love with a venue. How sad would it be to cut out people that you want to be there due to a reception room and a dance floor being too small? Q: How far in advance do I need to shop ... Read More »
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