“Planning my wedding was the most stress-free time of my life” said no bride ever.

Planning what’s supposed to be the happiest day of your life, on top of getting on with your life is pretty overwhelming even for a BA Events Management graduate.

The budget

The 2013 found the average cost of a British wedding to be £22,000, whilst research conducted by Asiana Wedding magazine shows an Asian wedding can arrange from £25,000-£50,000 which is way over the average British wedding.

Advice from me, don’t start your marriage off with debt and be realistic! You need to; work with a budget, update your budget template every week (so you are on top of the game) and always budget an extra 10% for emergency, you never know when you need it.


Make a list of what needs to be done and then put it into a list of priorities. You (the Bride) work on the main priorities. The groom on the second. The Maid-of-honour third and family/bridesmaids on the fourth. Wedding planning can turn the most quietest person into the loudest. The stress is pretty overwhelming and sometimes unmanageable. Don’t be a control freak and trust the wedding party.

The smallest details

You can’t please everyone. As a bride-to-be let go of all the small stuff and focus on the bigger picture. As much as you want to believe everyone will remember the heart shaped rose petals, in reality no one will. Concentrate on your marriage, the future and the fun everyone will have at the wedding celebrations.


Don’t forget it’s your wedding and not a family party! As much as everyone wants to believe the day is about the Bride and Groom a lot of family member feel neglect which can even have an awful knock-on affect to the level of stress.

Be open to options but make sure you have the last say on how you want your day to look.


Just like a work and social balance, give yourself a day off from wedding planning. Last thing you need is bad skin, face looking thin and unhealthy and looking tired. Book yourself a spa day a week prior to the wedding to rewind and neutralise.

Exercise, pray and meditate in a quiet area without your phone and laptop.

It really does your soul wonders!


Please note these articles this written by Sultana Malik (AKA Me) for the Scottish Asian Wedding and Lifestyle

Dream to Inspire❤❤


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