Grooms Guide

Planning, proposals, pre-nups and more

Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji

South Pacific beach chic

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Four Seasons Langkawi

You already treat your ‘better half’ like a princess, now is the time for her to experience the royal treatment at The Four Seasons Langkawi.

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5 Social Media Rules at Weddings

Simple guidelines for navigating the social media minefield on the wedding day...

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What’s in a Day?

Choosing the actual day for a wedding has bigger implications than you might think...

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Wedding Fight

Even the happiest of days can bring moments of madness...

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Top 10 Global Wedding Traditions

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Peter Pan Proposal

A Dutch actor brought a fairytale to life with a ballsy onstage proposal...

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Love and Bacon

From the 'only in America' files comes, well, take a guess...

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6 Groom Dos and Don’ts

Planning is nowhere near as fun as the wedding itself, but have a say to create the perfect day...

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VIDEO: Bouquet Cam

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The Bali Wedding

Despite living on an island – albeit a big one with stunning beaches and breathtaking scenery—many Aussies flock to Bali to celebrate their nuptials...

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Cake Guarantee

When you're spending a small fortune on flour and eggs, you want to be sure it turns up in time...

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5 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Stuck for ideas to woo your woman? These gifts will certainly get her attention…

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Wedding Stashers

As if it's not enough having to keep tabs on drunk uncles, a new threat emerges in small children with light fingers...

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Burning Groom

The famous Burning Man festival finds itself an unlikely wedding venue...

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The Thank You Note

You've had a great wedding, you've got a gorgeous new wife—don't be ungrateful for your good fortune...

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Floating Down The Aisle

A couple becomes the centre of attention (and the centre of a giant cake) during a parade in Los Angeles...

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Guest expenses

Weddings are pricey affairs—even if you're not the one getting hitched...

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VIDEO: Times Square Proposal

An Aussie and a Kiwi manage to cause a scene in the middle of New York's most hectic neighbourhood...

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A Whale of a Wedding

Photobombing a couple on their wedding is considered ill-mannered. This guy didn't get the memo...

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Platinum anniversary

You can celebrate yours just like this couple—if you can make it last for 70 years...

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Taking the Cake

Gone are the days of the three-tiered, white frosted fruit cake at weddings...

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No Rush

Some couples are in no hurry to get down the aisle, with years—even decades—passing between "will you?" and "I do"...

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VIDEO: Virtual Invitations

Wedding invitations are about to get all augmented reality on us...

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VIDEO: The WeddingBot

Yep, it's a thing. Pageboys and celebrants are on notice..

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Never Forget

Because nothing says 'I love you' quite like a burning sensation, someone invented this ring...

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11/12/13

Will there be a rush to the altar on December 12th for couples set on a memorable anniversary date?

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Big Fat Sri Lankan Wedding

If your wedding preparations seem like they’re getting out of hand, spare a thought for these two...

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Long Lost Love

After 70 years, two lovers overcome extraordinary odds to finally tie the knot...

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A Killer Price

The widow of John F Kennedy's assassin flogs his wedding ring for a tidy sum...

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Stress Test

The Bridezilla might get all the attention, but a new survey reveals that grooms may be the ones with the anxiety issues...

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VIDEO: I Do (Pin It)

A Texas man’s wedding has women across the globe taking their Pinterest boards a lot more seriously...

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Mega Diamonds

Popping the question usually means coming up with an expensive, shiny rock. Just be grateful that these stones are really rare...

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VIDEO: Please Hold

That awkward moment when you realise you might have very different priorities to the person you’re about to marry…

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Wedding Crashers: Celebrity Edition

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Wedding Disasters

Ended up with the wrong flowers? Table settings the wrong shade of teal? Take heart, it could be worse. Much worse...

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The History and the Hype of Wedding Traditions

In the multi-billion dollar wedding industry, it can be hard to sort genuine tradition from the marketing sales pitch...

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Parliament vs The Real World

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all write off the expense of attending a wedding like our politicians…

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Homeless Feast on Canned Wedding

Parents of the bride find the silver lining when the big day goes belly up…

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SHE SAYS: Taking the cake

Really, people put a lot of time, money and hassle into a bunch of flour, eggs and sugar...

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HE SAYS: Taking The Cake

Tradition doesn’t mean a thing when it comes time for the customary torte…

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The Wedding Video

It may seem like an extravagance before the wedding, but a videographer feels like money well spent the day after...

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World’s Strangest Wedding Rituals

No, it's not easy tracking down a '63 Camaro to transport you to your wedding, but at least you don't have to marry a tree...

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The Art of Surprise

Because who expects a proposal in the fruit and veg section?

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SHE SAYS: Star Attraction

The rich and famous may not get longevity from their marriages, but they have damn good cake...

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HE SAYS: Star Attraction

Aah, the celebrity wedding. A bastion of good taste and subtlety…

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Money before marriage

It's a leading factor in relationship stress, so talk money before tying the knot...

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VIDEO: Attack of the Drones

Wedding photography is becoming a contact sport...

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Love hurts

Going to a wedding could be an invitation to get hurt…

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SHE SAYS: Me, me, me

Bridezillas aren't born. They are bred...

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HE SAYS: Me, me, me

How often do you hear about “groomzillas”? Not much, and there’s a reason why…

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Older, Wiser, Richer

Second time around, the low-key ‘mature’ wedding is becoming a little, well, old…

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VIDEO: Bono The Wedding Singer

If you’re granddad is one of the richest men on the planet, then you can plump for a decent band at the wedding…

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SHE SAYS: Petal Power

All girls are suckers for red roses. Or gerberas. Or lilies. But they’re not the be all and end all of a wedding…

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HE SAYS: Petal Power

They’re not a priority for most blokes, but odds are your wedding will be full of them. What to do about flowers…

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VIDEO: Good Lord!

If you’re getting hitched, don’t think that God is as happy about getting the perfect wedding footage as you are…

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Bitter Bride

They say you can’t put a price on friendship. This bride disagrees…

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Trending: Evolution of the Modern Wedding

For many, the word ‘wedding’ conjures up thoughts of white dresses, suits and a church. Think again…

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SHE SAYS: The guest list

Those infamous words, ‘will you marry me?’ begin the headache of who to invite…

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HE SAYS: The guest list

Ah, the magic of weddings; just the bride, the groom and 600 of their closest friends and family…

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Buffet Brawl

From the great nation that gave us ‘Ladette to Lady’ and 'Snog, Marry, Avoid' comes another story of impeccable class and dignity…

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Planning the proposal

Strap on your thinking hat and conjure up a moment that will sweep her off her feet…

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What’s the theme?

In the modern world of weddings, individuality is the name of the game...

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SHE SAYS: Travel bugs…

Travel can be a wonderful way to learn about each other, strengthen a relationship and build memories. But maybe don't leave it too late...

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HE SAYS: Travel bugs

So you live together and get on great—but the true test of a relationship is how you cope away from home…

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VIDEO: Crazy B****

Don’t blame us—they’re her words, not ours…

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ASK AN EXPERT: Buying rings online

We get everything else online these days, why not an engagement ring?

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Lovin’ It: A Supersized Wedding

Do you take this woman to be your wife? And would you like fries with that?

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SHE SAYS: The art of compromise

Compromise is a word quite easily said, but less easily carried out…

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HE SAYS: The Art of Compromise

Chicken or beef? Kids or no kids? Everything's open to negotiation, just some things more than others...

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A Day for Dads

It rolls around every year, but what does Father's Day really say about our relationship with our dads...?

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Register This

Just in time for the spring wedding season, Country Road gets in on the wedding registry act...

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Scrapbooking in the digital age

Sharing the big day with every man and his dog is easier than ever...

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The Real Wedding Crashers

Sometimes they’re famous, other times fraudsters, but not all ‘guests’ were on the invite list…

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The Value of Romance

Why romance should be a priority even after you've got her down the aisle...

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NZ’s Big Gay Wedding Day

The Kiwis beat Australia to marriage equality, with the first legal same-sex weddings taking place today...

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Wedding iPhotography

Long gone are the days of just having a professional document the big day…

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Short and sweet

Apparently some people are in this marriage thing for a good time, not a long time…

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Gay Pay Day

Paint the aisle all the colours of the rainbow and watch the dollars roll in…

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SHE SAYS: You Want What?

Personalised chocolates, bouncy castles and vintage wine might seem important before the wedding—less so after the fact...

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HE SAYS: You want what?

I love basketball-shaped gum dispensers as much as the next person. But are they a necessity at a wedding?

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Insta-art

Why keep all those beautifully-filtered selfies on your phone when you can frame them for all to see?

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Ungrateful Bride

You've heard of bridezilla? Apparently if you don't get her a decent present she doesn't go away after the wedding...

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SHE SAYS: The Question of kids

Once kids are on the scene, the challenge is building their identity—and trying to retain your own...

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HE SAYS: The Question of Kids

If you don't have them, how do you know when the time is right—or if you should bother at all...?

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VIDEO: Slingshot wedding

Sure, you've heard of a shotgun wedding—but not this...

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The key(s) to happiness

The Beatles had it wrong. Turns out love isn’t all you need—money and hobbies help too…

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SHE SAYS: Getting in Early

Ladies, there's a fine line between picturing the ideal wedding day and having the whole affair ready to roll, sans fiancé...

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HE SAYS: Getting in Early

Are women who prepare their wedding before they have a fiancée complete and utter bunny boilers?

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Wedding extras

It’s hardly a secret, but a new study confirms that when the word ‘wedding’ is uttered, the price tag jumps…

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Love, Honour and Pepper Spray

Most people hope their wedding day will be all about love, not war…

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Grand gestures or simple pleasures

Should a proposal be a big statement or a subtle expression of love?

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SHE SAYS: Don’t Save the Date

Rather than sending out cards, some people should spend time working on their manners…

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HE SAYS: Don’t Save The Date

If I’m not invited to your wedding, I really don’t need to know about it, thanks…

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St. Regis Bali

Love is most certainly in the air at this luxury Indonesian resort...

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Remote Romance

Get back to nature with the Top 5 most secluded destinations in Australia…

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SHE SAYS: I Do-Tube

Yes, viral wedding videos are often tasteless, ridiculous, overblown. But it is your day. Do whatever you damn well please…

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HE SAYS: I Do-Tube

Sure, your proposal/wedding/first dance was great. But, do we all have to know about it?

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VIDEO: Zipline Fail

Here comes the bride—just watch out for the groom…

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Man sells ring, risks castration

A man is thanking his lucky stars for the kindness of strangers after accidentally selling his wife's US$23,000 wedding ring…

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