how to enjoy wedding planning with self-care

Wedding Planning can bring about many stressors. Wanting the day to go perfectly can bring on some anxiety. No worries; as a Certified Wedding Planner with many professional friends, I’m a wealth of resources. Helping you relax, enjoy and get ready for one of the happiest days of your lives is my goal. To set you on the right path, I reached out to Dr. Cindy Bautista Thomas to give some expert advice on self-care during the wedding planning process and life. Read on to learn what she had to say.

What does self-care mean to you? 

Self-care means engaging in regular activities that prioritize and enhance your mind, body and spirit (or soul) wellness. Self-care is also setting appropriate boundaries to ensure that you are centering your wellness. 

Share an indicator that a couple may be neglecting their self-care 

When couples get so deep in planning, they start to feel extreme fatigue, physically or mentally, chances are they are neglecting their self-care. When they do things for everyone else and find themselves overwhelmed and no longer wanting to do the things they enjoy doing, they are likely not prioritizing their self-care. 

What strategy and what resource would you recommend for engaged couples? 

I would recommend journaling about their feelings. Journaling is a form of self-care that can take merely a few minutes a day to document how you relate to yourself and the world. It is an opportunity to articulate your wins as well as your disappointments. Our Podcast is a good starting resource – Self-Care to Success in 15 Minutes or Less Podcast. It is available at 

More About Dr. BautistaThomas


Dr. Cindy Bautista-Thomas is an innovative visionary committed to helping others tap into their hidden potential, discover their God-given gifts, and help them take inspired action towards creating the life they’ve always envisioned. Cindy received her Ph.D. from the CUNY Graduate Center’s Urban Education program. She is a licensed clinical social worker, educator, podcast host, yoga instructor, author, mother, wife, master trainer, and curator of healing spaces, transformation, and impact. Cindy is also a certified mindfulness instructor. In addition, she has over 20 years of social work experience ranging from clinical social work to higher education and teaching.

In 2017, Cindy decided to leverage her leadership, interpersonal, and coaching skills. She co-founded Velocity Visions, a personal development agency whose mission is to provide transformational guidance to individuals, groups, and corporations through wellness activities, workshops, and interactive exercises that enhance personal and professional efficacy. Cindy is using her God-given talents to help others find theirs. Currently, Cindy is a doctoral lecturer at The College of Staten Island, Department of Social Work. 

Sending virtual flowers to the amazing Dr. Cindy Bautista-Thomas for getting us grounded and ready to exchange vows.

Keep up with Dr. Bautista-Thomas: 

Instagram: @velocityvisionsinc @drcindybautistathomas 


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