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I enjoy writing here on our online journal and sharing the knowledge that I've learned over the years in the wedding industry with not only my couples, but anyone who want an extra hand to hold during this amazing, yet busy season of life!

In my career, I've photographed everything from newborns to a past United States President, but my passion and focus has been for the wedding industry for over the past 5 years. I truly love this calling and feel blessed each day!

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How to start planning your wedding | Kayce Stork Photography

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October 15, 2018

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Wedding Planning 101: What to Start Planning First

Getting engaged is such an exciting time, especially when you start planning your big day. There is so much that goes into planning a wedding that it’s often difficult to know where to start. If you and your partner would like to start planning your wedding day, here is what you should focus on first:

Set a Date

Before you start searching for the perfect venue, you’re going to need to have a date in mind. You should also keep in mind that not all venues will have your date available so it’s best to have a few options in mind so that if you do happen to find a venue that really speaks to you, you will have several different dates to choose from.

How to start planning your wedding

The Bigger Picture

Yes, the smaller details such as finding your dream dress and deciding on the flavor of your cake are all fun decisions to make, but before you even go there it’s important to create an overall vision for your wedding. What style really speaks to you as a couple and what type of atmosphere do you want to create on the day? Hiring a Wedding Planner can be a lifesaver as they specialize in this very thing!

Have a Budget in Place

Your finances can very quickly get out of hand if you don’t create a budget right from the start. Plus, you don’t want to start your life together as a married couple drowning in debt. By setting a realistic budget before you start planning you will make the entire process a lot less stressful. Another helpful thing from a wedding planner is having them help you set a budget! They’re pros and know what things cost and can even offer you an alternative idea to help save your checkbook!

Draft Your Guest List

Not only will your guest list affect your budget but it will also play a role in your venue search. Your guest list doesn’t have to be final but it helps to have a rough idea of how many people you think you will be inviting to your wedding.

Remember, a solid wedding planning foundation is key to designing the wedding of your dreams so start the planning process off right.

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I'm a follower of Christ, wife, mother, published wedding photographer, sweet tea enthusiast and I have a slight obsession with Joanna Gaines. 

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I enjoy writing here on our online journal and sharing the knowledge that I've learned over the years in the wedding industry with not only my couples, but anyone who want an extra hand to hold during this amazing, yet busy season of life!

In my career, I've photographed everything from newborns to a past United States President, but my passion and focus has been for the wedding industry for over the past 5 years. I truly love this calling and feel blessed each day!

Grab a sweet tea, or your drink of choice, and take a look around!




I'm kayce!

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I'm so glad you're here!