4 Common and Easy Tie Knots Every Groom Needs to Know For Their Wedding

Up your tie game at your wedding with these easy-to-tie tie knots that are timeless, sophisticated and elegant. Like brides, grooms should place careful consideration in the selection of their…

21 Bespoke and Made to Measure Men’s Suit Tailors in Singapore Every Groom Needs to Know

Looking smart for the biggest day of your life will be a walk in the park with these distinguished bespoke and made-to-measure men’s suit tailors. On a day as important…

The Ritz Carlton Reveals Singapore’s Most Extravagant Wedding Proposal Package

Singapore’s most extravagant wedding proposal suite package comes with a lot of impressive features: a luxurious penthouse suite, 999 roses, wine and champagne, a personal butler–and a very auspicious price…

How To Spot A Real Man

When does a boy become a man? Fu Jinming explains what maketh a bona fide man. In almost every culture, there are rites of passages for when boys are considered…

Why Do Men Fear Marriage?

There is more to a man’s fear of marriage than simple commitment phobia. Fu Jinming explains. The ring around your finger is a noose around your neck. Or so they…

7 Surprising Facts About Men

There are a lot of facts about men that women know. But there are many more that remain a mystery to womankind. Fu Jinming sheds light on some of the things…

Men Are Better: The Myths

There are some things that men are better at. Or are they? Fu Jinming re-examines the perceived strengths of the modern man. And separates fact from fiction. We’ve all heard…

What Women Say And What They Really Mean

Do girls say what they mean, and mean what they say? Fu Jinming attempts to do what every man has tried and failed – read their minds. You’ve probably been…

Suit Up For Your Body Type

We know it’s superficial to say that the clothes make the man, but a well-cut suit never hurts, especially on your wedding day. Get these style tips and tricks on…

20 Stunning Engagement Rings For Every Bride

Now that you’ve read our pictorial guide on everything you need to know before buying an engagement ring, put what you have learned into practice and shop for the perfect…

Married And Loving It

Can a married man truly be a happy one? Fu Jinming attempts to douse your cynicism with his musings about being happily unavailable. Chinese-American comedian Joe Wong summed it best…

How To Suit Up Like A Gentleman

Today, it’s all about the grooms. We’ve got plenty of guides on how to shop for the perfect wedding gown and what makes up a dream gown, but little is…

The Unsexy Pre-Marriage Talk

It’s the talk before the walk down the aisle. And it’s one you’d do well to have. Fu Jinming clues you in on what you should be discussing with your…

Groom Your Way to The Altar

Looking immaculately dressed and well-groomed has always been associated more with women than men. But as men gradually start to embrace the need to look after his own appearance, a…

Death of the Handy Man

Remember the guy who could fix anything around the house? Fu Jinming looks deep within, and examines the decline of the domestic alpha male. According to my late grandfather, there…

29 Unique Engagement Rings For Every Girl

Who says engagement rings are always diamond solitaires? We’ve selected 29 gorgeous and unique engagement rings for the bride, or groom, looking for something different. With beautiful ring designs for…

How To Keep Your Friends After Marriage

Does the beginning of marital bliss mean the end of bro-hood? It doesn’t have to be, says Fu Jinming, as he shows you how to maintain your friendships after marriage….

How to impress her family and friends

Got the girl eh? Or so you think. Fu Jinming shows you how to dazzle the people who have a big say in whether you stay, or go. So you’ve…

6 Groomsmen Dress Trends You Should Know

So you’ve read up on the 7 most popular bridesmaids dress trends and have an idea on what to dress your bridesmaids up in. But what about your other half’s…

Men, Take A Bow (Tie)

The classic bow tie has seen a comeback in recent years. Fu Jinming re-examines its place in the modern gentleman’s sartorial arsenal. Long seen as something you only wear at…

8 Don’ts In Any Relationship

There are some habits and behaviour that can be toxic to a healthy relationship. Fu Jinming lists eight things we shouldn’t be doing with or to our other halves. It…

How Much Is That Wedding In The Window?

Budgeting for your wedding can be a long, emotionally draining exercise. Especially when you don’t have much in the coffers to begin with. Fu Jinming reveals the signs of nuptial…

The Most Popular Wedding Proposals That The Internet Loved in 2013

Ah, proposals. That big day girls dream about, when their men finally make the ultimate declaration of commitment and love. In 2013, the Internet brought us a number of elaborately…

10 Wedding Guest Rules You Should Never Break

Some guests binge on the booze, others stinge on the ang pows. Fu Jinming finds out what to do – and what not to – as a wedding guest. For…

Diamonds Aren’t This Girl’s Best Friend

Mention the words “engagement” and “ring” to a girl, and you’re likely to see her jumping up and down squealing about diamonds. While a large majority of the female population…

8 Secrets to a Blissful and Successful Marriage

What makes a successful couple? How do you turn your marriage into an enviable one? Fu Jinming lets you in on the secret. Walk into the Singapore Registry of Marriages…

How I Survived The Groom’s Speech

It’s known to render grooms sleepless, witless, and speechless. Fu Jinming tackled the all-important wedding speech, and lived to tell the tale. Public speaking terrifies me. The very thought of…

A Writer’s Wedding Speech

Good evening. Thank you for joining J and I on our very special day. Tonight, we’re very happy and honoured to have you all with us. Seeing you all here…

How To Choose Your Groomsmen

What makes a good groomsman? What skills should he possess? Whom among your buddies should you ask to join your band of merry men? Fu Jinming explains. Believe it or…

Surviving Her Family

Being part of a new family is just as daunting to the groom-to-be as it is to his bride. Fu Jinming shows you how to handle her parents and siblings….

Beware The Groomzilla

Wedding planning has long been the domain of the bride-to-be. But these days, a new breed of men is threatening to take over. Fu Jinming dissects the Groomzilla, and shows…

How To Buy The Lingerie Of Her Dreams

Every guy thinks he has the perfect lingerie for his lady. Problem is, it’s unlikely to be the one she imagined it to be. Fu Jinming unclasps the mystery of…

Making Working Couples Work

How do we make a dual-career marriage work? Especially when the traditional roles of women as dutiful wives and men as breadwinners have turned on their heads. Fu Jinming explains…

Taming Your Bridezilla

Things can get a little overboard when it comes to brides and their weddings. Fu Jinming shows you how to manage your bride and her nuptial obsessions – while preserving…

When My Mother and Fiancée become BFFs

Women and their mothers-in-law typically go together like water and oil. But what happens when your wife and your mother become best friends? Fu Jinming shares his tale of woe….

Bury That Ex

How do you deal with your fiancee’s or wife’s insecurities about your ex-girlfriend(s)? What can you do to re-assure her that the past is past? Fu Jinming readies the shovel….

11-Step Guide to Planning A Successful Overseas Proposal

Planning a proposal out of our little island? Fu Jinming brings you the rough-and-tumble guide to asking for her hand in a foreign land. The romance. The adventure. The spontaneity….

When The Girl Proposes

While it’s still the norm for guys to initiate marriage proposals, some ladies have been bucking the trend and doing the asking instead. Fu Jinming ponders the practice, and what…

How To Date Your Wife

How do you rekindle the flames of your marriage, and show your wife you still love her? Simple. Just woo her all over again. Here’s an old pub joke: When…

The Manly Guide to the Ultimate Honeymoon

If the task of planning that once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon has fallen on your burly shoulders, take heart. You may have to make some tough decisions, but you shouldn’t be pulling your…

The Art of the Marriage Proposal

If marriage has been on your mind, you must have realised that you can’t escape the Proposal. It’s likely that she is already expecting it (you see her lingering outside…

What Rom-Coms Tell You About Weddings

Recently, we ran a survey on SingaporeBrides’ Facebook Page in which we asked for our readers’ favourite romantic comedies that involve at least one wedding. My intention was to watch…

How To Write A Heartfelt Speech For Your Wedding

Picture this: You’re at your wedding banquet, and all your closest friends and family (probably a few hundred of them) are gathered to witness and celebrate your entry into marital…

Wedding Mishaps

Have you ever experienced an incident at a wedding where all seems to be going well, until WHAM! the worst happens, and you start to feel as if the thread…

The Wedding Gatecrash

How far can a guy go to prove his love for his girl? Will he accept humiliation? Physical discomfort? Even torture? Our writer, a rather recent groom, survived his wedding…

A Manly List of 10 Favourite Princes

How could we not have a list of our Top 10 Princes after this? From the past to the present, the real to those of fiction, these guys deserve an…

Get Yourself Involved In Your Wedding!

No matter what the media says, the wedding is for both the bride and the groom. Yes, the spotlight may always fall first on the the blushing bride, but it…

Dissecting The Dress Code

Whether you’re trying to fish out an appropriate dress code to print on your wedding invites or you’ve received an invitation with a dress code you can’t seem to decipher,…

Suiting Up For Your Wedding

Whether you’re renting a suit, or having one tailor-made for you for your big day, chances are, it could be one of the first times you’re wearing a suit. We’ve…

It’s In The Execution

There are many things in life you can re-do: restarting a level of a game you failed at, re-reading a book you lost the plot of, re-applying for another flat…

The Manly Guide to Buying That One Ring

This is probably the only time you’d walk into a jewellery store alone. In fact, it may be the only time in your life you’ve seriously looked at a diamond—or…

Walking Tall – Height Above the Bride

Unfortunately, not all of us, particularly Asians are blessed with height. To complement your bride’s sky-high stilettos, fret not and head down to Walking Tall, a fashion forward men’s boutique…

My Best Friend’s Wedding Speech

Looking for some wedding speech samples before you write your own? Take a leaf from this real groom’s wedding speech! “Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for gracing this…