From the editor: Wedding feature

Canberra Weekly editor Julie Samaras

In this week’s issue, you’ll find our annual wedding feature (pages 27-33). For most couples, planning your wedding day is exciting. And it can be stressful, too – setting a budget, finding a venue and a suitable celebrant, what to wear, the cake, the food, the rings, guest list, seating plans, etc.

According to the experts, it’s important to remember that ‘the big day’ is just the first of what you both hope will be a loving lifetime together. Top marriage tips from Lysn, an online mental health platform, include: try to schedule quality time to spend together and remind yourselves why you chose to marry each other in the first place; and spend time each day talking with your partner, sharing your day, your feelings and anything that might be upsetting you. Mazel tov.

Reasons to be grateful this past week include fascinating insights into human behaviour at Dr Doug Lisle’s presentation on The Pleasure Trap, great food and company at the Good Food Month launch at Ovolo Nishi, feeling inspired at the Lifeline Canberra Light up the Night gala, enjoying 10cc live in concert, so much to see, hear, do, learn and eat at the National Multicultural Festival, Sunday brunch with a friend, and the contribution made by our former colleague, Liz, who first joined us eight years ago. Thanks Liz.

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