What a fantastic book – It really helped me prioritise and stay calm whilst organising what can only be described as the biggest party I’ve ever planned. It helped me to centre my focus on what was important about our day.


Bride, 2019



Is the stress of planning your wedding keeping you up at night? Are you looking for a way to cope with wedding planning stress? 

Yes? Then you’re in the right place.

Blissful Wedding Planning: Becoming a Stoic Bride is THE book written solely for the purpose of making your wedding planning less stressful.

It’s different to other Wedding Planning Books

This book won’t tell you how to do a seating plan, it won’t be giving you money saving tips and it won’t be teaching you who makes the cut as a day guest.

This is a Wedding Planning Book with a difference.

This book teaches you how to actually change your perception towards your wedding planning itself.

Believe it or not, after reading this book, and adopting the easy-to-learn “mindset tweak” you’ll be left wondering what all the fuss was about.

Stress-free Wedding Planning, What’s the Catch?

Well the “catch” is you’ve either got to read a book that’s 250-odd pages.

Or you’ve got to listen on Audible to my dulcet tones for the best part of 6-hours.

Stormy Weather

Your wedding day is, potentially, the happiest day of your life. You’ve arranged for it to take place on a Saturday in July, when the weather is nearly always tremendous.

This gives you the confidence that you will have glorious sunshine and perfect light all day, especially for the all-important photos around the grounds of your luxury wedding venue.

On Friday night, the forecast for the following day is perfect and, glancing out of the window just before you go to sleep, you can see there isn’t a cloud in the sky.

Then the next morning you awake to a thunderstorm and the weather forecast saying there is a 100% chance of rain all day.

This isn’t bad – this is dreadful, right?


Remember that it is so much more beneficial for us to think of things in terms of things being helpful or unhelpful, as opposed to right or wrong.

Is it helpful for it to be hammering it down on your wedding day?
No. Is it terminal for your wedding day?

Only if it is so bad that the wedding is cancelled by the venue; otherwise no, unless you decide to make it terminal.

Here’s where your preparation comes into play.

Ok, So How do I cope with wedding planning stress?

Blissful Wedding Planning combines my knowledge of performing at hundreds of weddings, my training and experience as a Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist and what I’ve learnt from Stoic Philosophy.

If you’re wondering what weddings and philosophy have got in common then don’t worry, everyone else reading is thinking the same thing.

In short, Stoic philosophy asks us to only concern ourselves with the things which are directly within our control; anything else should be disregarded, as there’s literally nothing we can do about it.

It also asks us to think of our time on this earth as a fleeting thing (in the grand scheme of things.) And as such we should be grateful for absolutely everything.


Stress-relieving exercises

Written beautifully, read nicely and love that it sounds very human but also well planned.
Looking forward to implementing new knowledge to help my fiancé and I have a relaxed wedding, just as we both envision. I am determined not to stress him or myself throughout this process because it is the most exciting thing that’s ever happened in my life.

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Bride, 2019

Want to listen to the whole book on Audible? Click below to start learning stress-free wedding planning.

The Chapters – Your Steps to Stress-Free Wedding Planning


1. The Power of Gratitude


2. Understanding Control


3. Wanting and Needing


4. Giving Permission


5. Amor Fati


6. Being the Gatekeeper


7. Remembering We're all Human


8. Storytelling

How to get rid of Wedding Planning stress

Through a simple change of mindset, this book will teach you to be a Stoic bride.

As a Stoic bride you will:

  • Take nothing for granted.
  • Feel prepared for failure and ready for success.
  • Accept and not worry about what you cannot control.
  • Accept other people’s opinions don’t need to affect you.
  • Permit yourself to trust in your decisions.
  • Recognise obstacles as opportunities and make the most out of them.
  • Know getting upset due to an unhelpful situation will get you nowhere.
  • Treat yourself as you would your best friend.
  • Understand the importance of emotions and how vital it is to own them.
  • Take time to process all your emotions before making important decisions.
  • Remember that you are human.
  • Own both your successes and her failures.


Blissful Wedding Planning: Becoming a Stoic Bride is written by me – Chris Piercy.

I’m a professional wedding magician, former cognitive behavioural hypnotherapist, lover of Stoic Philosophy, wedding blogger, podcaster, author (obviously), father of two girls and someone who puts too many things on lists like this.

I’ve performed at several hundred weddings, which means I’ve dealt with potentially over a thousand brides. 

From meeting them at wedding fairs, dropping-emails to-and-fro and talking on the phone to brides three things became clear.

1. Organising a wedding isn’t easy (well duh!)
2. A huge percentage of you brides felt stressed about wedding planning.
3. There wasn’t a resource for dealing with wedding stress (Other than a few blogs.)

As I’m actually qualified to talk on the subject of curing stress I was originally going to write another blog on the topic of how to deal with wedding planning stress.

But once that “blog” had reached 2,000 words…..

……and I had SO much more to say…..

I realised that to fully cover everything I wanted to say about coping with wedding stress I’d need to write something much bigger.

3 months and 50,000(ish) words later the first draft was complete.

Fast forward another 2 months and Blissful Wedding Planning was published.

Since then the positive feedback and reviews have made me realise just how important it was to write this book. I look forward to hearing about your own success of implementing what the book teaches you.

More readers and listeners who LOVE Blissful Wedding Planning!

A brilliant book: helpful, healing, humorous.

Like no other wedding planning book I’ve seen!

Get it!

Kate Rushall

Founder of Bridal Reloved

Lots of practical tips and it’s really useful and easy to read.

If you’re getting married this is a must have

Amazon Purchase

8th December 2018

E. Munday

Kindle Reader

Darren Lovell

Award-Winning Wedding Photographer


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The Final BIG Secret


Although this book is called Blissful Wedding Planning it can actually help you well beyond the day you get married.

The book is all about a change in your mindset towards life, problems and scenarios.

You’ll learn new ways to process information and as a result respond in a more positive and productive way.

You will start seeing the possibilities which are open to you when something “bad” happens, making the best out of every and any situation life throws at you.

Doesn’t that sound like a great way to live your life?

Blissful Wedding Planning is available as a Paperback, Kindle or on Audible.

Click below to start your journey of Becoming a Stoic Bride.