How Eventful

Wedding Planning by How Eventful. Images taken at Heroncrest Wedding Venue

One of the first thing couples will notice about How Eventful founder Stephanie Hoffman is her ever-changing hair color. Stephanie considers it her hallmark, and a reflection of her outlook towards not just life, but weddings too.

“Change is inevitable, and we love flowing with the current to create something new,” says Stephanie. “We all have strengths and fresh ideas to bring to the table!”

If you’re looking to create a wedding that’s unique, bold, creative, and different, How Eventful is the planning service for you.

Why hire How Eventful?

How Eventful offers a surprising reason to consider booking a wedding planner for your big day: a youthful glow.

“You don’t know what you don’t know, and then you stress. Stress literally ages you,” she says. “This is not beneficial to looking your best on your big day!”

Having been in business since 2014, it’s safe to say that Stephanie and the team have more than a few tricks of the trade to share that will give you peace of mind and – hopefully – a few less stress-induced breakouts!

A Face to Face Connection

In an age where everything is increasingly going digital, How Eventful continues to place heavy emphasis on face-to-face communication. Rather than just give email touch bases or quick phone calls, brides purchasing a full-service package can expect to chat with Stephanie as much as once per week. And while many planners only meet with you once for a day of or month of package, Stephanie offers two to five in-person consultations. It’s this level of attention to detail that will have you sighing relief as the big day approaches, and it’s one of Stephanie’s favorite parts of being a planner.

Wedding Planning by How Eventful. Images taken at Heroncrest Wedding Venue

“[We relish] that moment where clients take that breath and you can feel the weight slide of their shoulders,” she says. “We take in that same fresh breath and everything feels aligned.”

Service with a smile

No matter how big or small your guest list is, How Eventful has a plan to fit your needs and budget.

Essential Elements Package

The essential package is the day of/month of package for couples that love to DIY but want to free themselves up to enjoy the actual wedding. After all, it’s hard to host, coordinate, and celebrate all at once! This package includes the day of itinerary, floorplan design, rehearsal/day-of coordination, and decoration/staging set up.

Champagne package

The Champagne Package is perfect for the couple who wants to hand over the reins and enjoy their engagement! It includes custom Google drive tracking, event design, budget analysis, vendor discounts, vendor meeting representation, layout design, personal shopping, and rehearsal/day of coordination. It also includes breakdown, clean up, and take away services.

From cozy ceremonies to exotic locals

Wedding Planning by How Eventful. Images taken at Heroncrest Wedding Venue

Large weddings in Northwest Arkansas may be How Eventful’s bread and butter, but they’re more than willing to shake things up! Weddings as small as just the bride and groom can also benefit from planning, and Stephanie’s more than up to the task. Wanting to getaway? Stephanie’s team is happy to make your destination wedding an event to remember. Reach out to get specific pricing based on your desired location.

Add ons galore

Need something not included in the packages listed above? Not a problem! How Eventful offers a wide selection of additional services. These include cake cutting, playlist monitoring, catering staff, bachelor or bachelorette bridal showers, and morning-after brunch coordination. Pricing is available upon request.

How Eventful Pricing

Wedding Planning by How Eventful. Images taken at Heroncrest Wedding Venue

Costs for How Eventful’s services run the gambit, depending on what each couple needs for their ceremony and reception. Packages start at around $500 and can exceed $5000 depending on the level of planning required. To receive a more detailed quote, reach out to How Eventful.

Learn More About How Eventful

To schedule your complimentary consultation with Stephanie and the How Eventful team, contact them at and make sure to tell them Vinson Images sent you! You can also visit their website or Instagram.

What Now?

As you drive down the bumpy road of wedding planning, we know an amazing wedding planner will help you navigate the course! As you continue to plan, just make sure to check out our other amazing wedding planning recourses! From our guide to finding the best wedding venue to our free 62-page wedding planning guide! Lastly, don’t forget to fill out our contact form so we can chat about your wedding photography needs!