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Wedding Planners Reveal Signs That A Couple Will Remain Married

Wedding Planners Reveal Signs That A Couple Will Remain Married

When you work as a wedding stylist in Sydney or as a wedding planner, you will encounter many couples in your career.  According to some of these professionals in the industry, they already know when a couple-to-wed is going to last forever or if their marriage is going to be a rocky one. Though they are not marriage therapists who can say for sure, their insights are also worth noting.

If a couple is willing to compromise during the wedding preparation that is a good thing. It is crucial to be able to give in to one’s request once in a while with the knowledge that your partner will do the same when needed. Marriage means you have to meet somewhere in the middle in order to have a successful relationship. A wedding planner, Lori Stephenson, said that they should be to cope with the solution that is liveable for both of them. The willingness to solve problems together and work as one is a good sign that their relationship is going to last.

When preparing their wedding day, a couple can sometimes get into the detail too much that they forget what the occasion is for. The best couples are those who recognize that their marriage is more important rather than the wedding ceremony. With that, they shouldn’t stress themselves on every little thing that could go wrong on their wedding but rather they should just get excited with the idea that they are going to marry soon.

There are instances where in only the bride is planning for the whole wedding while the groom is on the sideline busy with work. This is normal for some couple especially if the bride loves planning parties and events but it does not mean that she should decide for everything without consulting her partner. The other person should still be involved in making decisions which is something a couple is expected to do.

Lastly, one wedding stylist in Sydney said that a couple should be firm when it comes to their relatives who are trying to push their own opinions for the wedding day. The groom should always go with the bride’s idea rather than his mother and vice versa. This is the time when they should decide as one and be independent of other family members.

How Funeral Directors In Sydney Can Help You In Times Of Grief

How Funeral Directors In Sydney Can Help You In Times Of Grief

It can be vulnerable and confusing when you need to navigate funeral parlours and see the best pricing for funerals. However, you don’t need to go through the ordeal of finding a place to send off a loved one. You just need to contact reputable funeral directors in Sydney and have them take care of the funeral services for your deceased loved ones.

Why Need the Services of a Funeral Home?

When a person dies, a licensed doctor will need to sign a death certificate. If there are questions regarding his or her death, it will be reported to the coroner. Once signed, the funeral director will collect the body to prepare for the funeral.

Having the Deceased at Home

Natural Grace Funerals’ Libby Moloney tells people that the body of a loved one should remain with their relatives until the completion of the funeral ceremony. This is one barrier that can keep the dead’s body long enough. According to one source, the body can remain intact within a span of 24 hours. After that, it will start to leak and purge. However, the funeral directors in Sydney suggest to keep the body in a portable cooler below 5°C at home.

To transport the deceased’s body home, you need to contract a funeral home. In Sydney, if the body is now left under the care of a funeral parlour, the laws demands that it should be handled and well taken care of. For example, a funeral home must not neglect the body for more than eight hours.

Can You BYO coffin?

Coffins play an important role in funeral costs. The cost of coffins by funeral directors in Sydney can cost up to a 100%. According to a family law barrister, Robert Larkins, the coffins can go high as 200 to 500% as written in his book, Funeral Rights.

Outfits like Coffin World and Costco offer coffins for public consumption. It’s actually a move restricted by some funeral homes, so we need to know how many funeral homes are accepting BYO coffins.

In Costco alone, Scientia supplies Italian and Chinese-made coffins and caskets, ranging from $360 to $3800, which can be received in a span of two days.

For some funeral supplies, they offer a wide variety of Australian-made coffins, which they can keep for six months and have it delivered to the desired location.

So shop around and ask some funeral directors in Sydney for more options on how to bury your deceased love one.

The Growing Threat Of Cyber Attacks To Governments And Businesses

The Growing Threat Of Cyber Attacks To Governments And Businesses

Businesses nowadays are highly dependent on the internet not only for brand awareness and exposure but to attract more customers. For example, the customer base of Suzuki motorcycle dealers in the UK is no longer limited to the people near their area because the website manages to reach customers from other regions.

However, more and more businesses are being threatened by cyber attacks. Because of the pressure from cyber attacks, the growth of economic protectionism and the government’s desire for censorship, “walled gardens” may be created that can disrupt commerce and damage society.

One of the key subjects that were discussed by business leaders, politicians, academics and non-government organizations in Davos, Switzerland last January 23 to 26, 2018 was the increasing reliance of governments, institutions and people to the internet. According to the study made by WEF the growing reliance on technology is one of the major risks that global economies will face this year.

Cyber attacks are increasing. It is now listed as the third most likely threat while cyber dependency is ranked second as the significant driver that will shape global risk in the next 10 years. WEF also said that the prospects of strong economic growth for 2018 provide the opportunity for world leaders to address the different weaknesses of complex systems that are underpinning economies including international relationships and the environment.

According to John Drzik, president of Global Risk and Digital at Marsh, geopolitical friction is the largest contributor to the surge and the growing sophistication of cyber attacks. As businesses become more dependent on technology; the more that they are exposed to cyber attacks.

There are improvements made on cyber risk management but both businesses and the government have to invest more for resiliency efforts. The internet of things where devices and sensors are connected to the internet is expected to grow globally but it will increase the risks of exposure to cyber attacks.

People have become more comfortable with online shopping. When they need a motorcycle, they can simply go online and access the website of Suzuki motorcycle dealers in the UK for new or used motorcycles. There is no salesperson because the customer deals directly with the dealer.

Companies In Queensland Solar Project Continue Dispute

Companies In Queensland Solar Project Continue Dispute

With Australia making moves to capitalize on renewable energy sources, new projects involving solar on the Gold Coast and across the country are popping up left and right. Some of them, however, don’t go so smoothly.

One such instance is the Collinsville solar farm project that’s been in dispute since December of 2017, which still hasn’t been resolved, though a potential end to the dispute has been sighted, and is expected sometime in the near future.

The building company in charge of the project, Sydney’s St. Hilliers, recently made a statement regarding the issue, saying that the discussions they held early in January 2018 with the Gold Coast based contracting firm, Pronto Projects.

Pronto Projects stated back in the dispute’s infancy that St. Hilliers owes them approximately AU$2M for the work done for the installation of the piles for the solar panels at the under development Collinsville solar farm, and that, as a result of St. Hilliers not paying, Pronto was unable to pay their subcontractors and suppliers. Meanwhile, St. Hilliers claims that it does not owe Pronto anything, and that they had paid the contractor for the costs.

A spokesperson for St. Hilliers said that the firm recently held discussions with Pronto Projects, and was aiming to conduct further negotiations with the head contractor, France’s Bouygues, in order to reach what the firm calls a ‘satisfactory solution’. The spokesperson said that St. Hilliers would continue negotiations with Pronto and their client in order to come to a proper end to this dispute.

The dispute has had quite the effect on the surrounding area, with Burdekin LNP MP Dale Last saying that he was being swamped by calls for help from companies affected by the dispute, who were still owed thousands upon thousands of dollars due to the project, with some of the companies saying that failure was a real possibility unless the bills were paid.

With the upsurge in solar power leading to new solar on the Gold Coast, the dispute has been carefully watched by the locals, who are hoping that this issue is resolved as soon as possible.

Royal Invitations Might Be Coming To Australia

Royal Invitations Might Be Coming To Australia

There is a rising demand for marquee hire in Sydney because of weddings and holiday celebrations. Another thing to celebrate about is the engagement between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, an American actress. The wedding is expected to take place in spring of 2018. The public is now waiting who among the Aussies are going to receive wedding invitations from the couple.

If the royal protocol is to be followed, Prince Harry will surely send an invite to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s way together with his wife, Lucy. Wedding invite will also come to the residence of Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove along with Lady Cosgrove, his wife.

It is also well known that Prince Harry, currently 33 years old, has a lot of friends in Australia. He has Aussie celebrity friends and soldiers who he spent time with while he was training in the Perth as well as Darwin. He spent a decade serving as a British Army officer which ended in 2015.

According to the editor of The Australian Women’s Weekly, Juliet Rieden, if the couple decided to have a public wedding then it is expected that Aussie celebrities, friends, state governors and the governor general will be coming.

Ms. Rieden also said that soldier friends are surely coming because he spent a month in the defence force in Australia. Kylie, the pop princess, is also expected to come because she is known to be close to Harry and the royal family. Guests list might also include Lady Pamela Stevenson, comedian who is now a psychologist, and Kathy Lette, an Australian author.

Next year, Sydney will be hosting the Invictus Games and Harry is known to be close with the local organisers of the event which is intended for wounded veterans. Harry made acquaintance with some of them as he was in Sydney this June along with the Australian veterans who are undergoing training as they are going to compete at the 2017 games to be held in Toronto.

There are many questions as to the details of the wedding. As with the trend of marquee hire in Sydney, will the couple choose to have marquee on their wedding day?

Tips To Snag Waiheke Island Deals

Tips To Snag Waiheke Island Deals

Having a vacation with your family or loved ones can be expensive. The vacation destination would be a great factor on the overall expenses but most people who plan to go on vacation would save up to visit the place they want to spend some days on. The good news is that, there are ways to reduce your vacation expenses simply by taking hold of Waiheke Island deals and other similar promos. Here are some tips:

Visit daily deal websites

Websites such as LivingSocial and Groupon are just some of the sites that offer travel deals or deal-of-the-day services. The only thing about such websites is that travel and promo deals sell like hotcakes and are immediately sold off a few minutes they are put online. Thus, you have to monitor these sites to get hold of exciting deals for your travels.

Go for packages

Another secret to getting Waiheke Island deals is by choosing packages instead of buying individual offers. For instance, choose a package that has hotel accommodation, car rental, airfare and other similar inclusions. Services obtained in package are generally offered at a lower price. This also goes for activities offered during your stay. If there is an island hopping offered, bundle it with fishing activity and other available activities within the island.

Use reward points

To reduce your expenses, check the available points on your credit card, the miles on your airfare and other freebies and points on your existing cards. You’ll be surprised at how big the reduction on the total amount is by using your points.

 Travel off season

One sure way to get Waiheke Island deals is to go during off peak season. During these times, hotels entice guests by offering attractive deals and promos that are hard to resist especially by travellers who are working on a budget. You should call the manager of your target hotel to inquire for deals that may not be mentioned on their website or in promo sites. To encourage potential guests to book with them, hotels would offer irresistible offers and even freebies.