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Wedding Planning Made Easy – Tips To Avoid The Drama

Written by: Dr. Belynder Walia, Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.


Wedding planning can be a rollercoaster of emotions, from the excitement of getting engaged to the stress of managing endless details. But with a few simple tips, you and your partner can navigate the pre-wedding chaos with grace and poise.

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One common aspect to consider is how different cultures have expectations regarding their involvement in the wedding planning process. For example, while some cultures view weddings as a family affair and expect to be included in the planning process, it's essential to communicate your boundaries and preferences clearly and respectfully. Balancing the needs and expectations of loved ones with your own wishes can be a delicate dance, but it's vital for a successful planning process.

Another common source of stress for couples during wedding planning is dealing with disagreements and conflicts with family members. Effective communication and conflict resolution are key here, and it's essential to address issues as they arise rather than letting them fester and cause further tension. Seeking the help of a neutral third party, like a therapist or mediator, can also be beneficial in resolving conflicts.

Here are some key tips to help you navigate a stress-free wedding planning journey:

  • Staying organised is necessary for successful wedding planning. With so much to keep track of, everything is fundamental in one central location. Whether it's a physical notebook, a digital planner, or a wedding planning app, having a place to keep track of all the details will help ensure that nothing falls through the cracks.

  • Delegating tasks and responsibilities is another helpful tip for successful wedding planning. Whether enlisting the help of friends and family members or hiring a professional wedding planner, delegating tasks to others will free up your time and energy to focus on other essential aspects of your wedding.

  • Budgeting is also crucial to avoid overspending on unnecessary items. Weddings can be expensive, and it's easy to get carried away with the details. Creating a budget and sticking to it will help ensure that you are spending your money wisely and not going into debt due to your wedding.

  • It's important to remember that your wedding day is about you and your partner. While it's essential to consider the opinions and feelings of your loved ones, ultimately, it's up to you to make the decisions that are best for you both. Therefore, setting boundaries and communicating your needs and preferences clearly and respectfully is necessary.

  • If the planning process becomes overwhelming or causes anxiety or further stress, take a step back and take some time for yourself. Practising self-care, like taking a relaxing bath, walking, or taking a break from wedding planning, can help you recharge and return with fresh energy and perspective.

  • Remember to prioritise your must-haves and let go of things that aren't as important. This will help you focus on what matters and reduce stress and overwhelm. Say, for example, when choosing vendors, it's important to research and read reviews from previous clients to ensure you get the expected quality of service.

  • And finally, take care of yourself throughout the planning process. Get enough rest, eat healthy meals, and exercise regularly. Practice self-care and do things you enjoy, whether reading a book, taking a yoga class, or spending time with friends.

Wedding planning can be overwhelming, but with the right mindset and approach, it can also be a joyful and exciting experience. Staying organised, delegating tasks, budgeting wisely, setting healthy boundaries, and prioritising self-care are all essential aspects of successful wedding planning. Also, the most important thing to remember is to focus on your love and commitment to your partner and the reason for the wedding in the first place. I hope those preparing for the wedding season enjoy the journey as you plan your special day.

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Dr. Belynder Walia, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Belynder Walia is a leading Psychotherapist who helps people who need a swift, effective solution to a current problem that negatively impacts their lives. She's worked with a wide variety of people, from stay-at-home carers to experts and celebrities in the public eye. Having suffered from Perinatal Anxiety, she focuses on enabling others to learn, heal and grow from pain. Belynder is the founder of Serene Lifestyles, an online and on-set psychotherapy practice at Her ground-breaking methods include a combination of Psychotherapy and Neuroplasticity to help align the THREE Brains (the head, heart, and gut). She's in many publications, including Forbes, Cosmopolitan, Harpers Bazaar, The Moment, Planet Mindful, and Thrive Global. She’s featured on the front cover of Passion Vista as one of the women to look up to 2022. Belynder is also writing her first non-fiction book, to help people radically change their minds to change their lives.


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