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“Don’t Tell The Bride” – Are Looking For Engaged Couples

Network Ten announced they would be making the Australian version of the show Don’t Tell The Bride, and reputable production company Southern Star is currently looking for engaged couples to be on the show.

The premise of the show is the groom organises the dream wedding for his bride.

Source Bottle have made the call out.

It says:


“Don’t Tell the Bride” is an exciting new television series.


The show gives cash-strapped couples a budget to create the wedding of their dreams. The only catch is the groom has to plan the whole wedding in secret.

“Don’t Tell the Bride” is an opportunity for the groom to impress his bride by planning the most memorable day of their lives.

• Must both be over 18 years of age
• Must be currently engaged
• Willing and able to get legally married between June – August 2012
• Have a best man and a bridesmaid willing to be on the show with you

Please email with the following information:
– Names, address and contact numbers
– A few sentences about you and why you are an ideal couple for the show
– Include a recent photo of bride and groom


4 June 2012 @ 5pm Eastern Daylight Saving Time

Thanks Denise for sending this in.


1 Jerome Curtis { 07.27.12 at 11:39 pm }

Hi Corrine and I have been engaged for 2 years we have postponed it twice due to her being a new teacher and financially it has been difficult. I feel responsible for the finacial burden and would love to give her the wedding of her dreams. I surprised the proposal at my 50th and she had no clue she was blown away especially how I had picked a gorgeous diamond to match her. We would love for this opportunity. Thanks Jerome

2 Sally and Aaron { 07.28.12 at 11:17 am }

HI! Is it too late to enter? Were engaged, Az is supporting me through uni and has to work away from me and our 2yrold to do this. We consider ourselves lucky enough to do this but having our wedding paid for and the fact I wont need to do anything is any brides dream isnt it? After all its about the marriage not the wedding itself, yeah? That perspective seems to get lost with couples these days. But i have ultimate faith in his taste and what he believes I like. So i think it would be interesting to see if he can handle it hehe!! Cant wait to hear from you!

3 Felisha.D { 07.28.12 at 10:34 pm }

Hi –
Sounds like I’m too late to enter but will you be doing a second series?
If so we would love to enter.


4 Victoria { 07.29.12 at 9:44 pm }

Hi I am not entering for me because I am only 13 but I am secretly entering my parents for this but only mum knows and we would like to surprise dad because my mum and my dad haven’t had a real wedding they just ran away together which I think is so romantic but I would love for my parents to have a nice wedding where my dad gets to do exactly what he’s ever wanted…. Doing everything his way hehehehe I have 3 brothers and 1 sister and sometimes mum says its hard to take care of everyone with what we have but we get through and sometimes I hear mum and dad talking about this new show and wishing they could enter but they don’t know if they have to pay for everything or if they people that make this show do but they don’t want to enter because they are pretty convinced that they have to pay but I heard someone say that you don’t have to pay so that’s why I’m doing this so my parents can have a nice but dad-like wedding. Thank you

5 Meg { 08.02.12 at 8:42 pm }

I’m assuming that if the ratings are good for this years season there will be another for 2013? I missed the deadline to apply for this year and would love to be able to apply for the next lot if there will be another season. I’ve watched every season and episode of the British and American versions of Don’t Tell the Bride and enjoy the anticipation and especially the reaction of the Grooms when they finally see their Brides again on the day of the wedding. Trusting my other half to be fully entrusted in organizing the wedding with his bestman however will probably give me an anxiety attack, but with our lack of funds for the next few years I guess we’ll be having an extra long engagement which seems to be the case of many of the couples that have applied.

6 Lisa { 08.04.12 at 1:15 pm }

I am soooo excited, I love this show have seen all episodes of the English & US versions. I have been engaged for almost 9 years yes that’s 9 years my fiancée and I have know each other since we were 16 years old. We have two beautiful daughters together and a beautiful home but unfortunately have had to put our wedding on the back burner on more than one occasion due to lack of funds!!!

I know from watching the other versions we women don’t seem to have a lot of faith in our other halfs when I comes to the day most women dream about but I have complete faith as I know that my partner knows me better than I know myself sometimes, so I wouldn’t have any problem handing over total control to him.

Bring on the next season and we will be entering for sure!!!

Shhhh don’t tell the Bride!!!!

7 Vicky { 08.05.12 at 5:52 pm }

Hello my fiance and I live on opposite ends if the earth hehe we have to truly know each other to plan our wedding for next year any chance there will be a show in 2013? We are both financially hard up but want to make our day special :-)

8 Loren { 08.07.12 at 11:17 am }

I wish I made the deadline! We would have loved to enter will this be an on going tv show? Will there be another casting call?

9 Bonnie { 08.07.12 at 9:15 pm }

WHY would people leave their address and number in the comments section?

10 Natalie { 08.16.12 at 6:06 pm }

Hi was just wondering if you are going to do another call out for more couples next year as i would love to enter as i think it would be a hoot to see what my partner comes up with lol

11 Reality Raver { 08.16.12 at 6:38 pm }

Natalie – Network TEN will see how the show rates and if it does well they will announce a second series.

12 sharnie { 08.17.12 at 5:21 am }

my sister would love 2 get married shes been engaged 8yrs

13 Joseph Skyrim { 08.17.12 at 8:13 am }

Just wanted to say 25k is quite a lot of cash, how the hell can someone stuff it up so badly? :/ My wife and I had a smallish wedding (for her it was smallish anyway) with 80 people. Still managed to fit save the dates, invites, hired car, church, reception venue & good food, DJ, photographers, clothes (bride groom & entourage), dance lessons, etc. all for under 15k.

Is part of that money meant for their honeymoon?

14 mel pritchard { 08.17.12 at 6:40 pm }

please STOP sending me e-mails on other peoples comments ta

15 Julie-Anne Hallam { 08.21.12 at 9:53 pm }

hi my partner are both 21 soon him next month me in november and we have been together 4 years and engaged for 2 yrs now we have been trying to plan and save for the wedding but are struggling tosave any money, we have a 5 mth old daughter and have recently found out that i am pregnant again so we have had to post pone again not just because of timing but also because we have been struggling to survive, we are living off bare minimum for everything even living in a home that is not in the best condition as it is cheap, we love eachother dearly and would love o apply for the 2013 season as it will make our lives so much easier, i trust my partner completely to make gd decisions and would love to finally get married to him

16 Georgie Porgie { 08.24.12 at 11:12 pm }

Yo quit posting those illiterate sob stories, ya silly bogans with your illegitimate children lol…just kidding…sort of… lol. If you’ve been engaged for that long then maybe you should just throw some meat on the barbie, grab some streamers and fairy lights, a cheap celebrant and have the ceremony and reception in the backyard! Job done!

17 annie { 08.31.12 at 11:03 am }

hi was wandering if there is any spots left on the show or if they are doing another for next years series would really like to enter this for me and my fiance we dont have much and i havent been working due to cut back of ours my hubbey works and we have been saving for quite sometime been engaged for 2 years and hours of work isnt so good would really love to make me and my fiance’s wedding dream come true i know its asking too much but i know in my heart that dreams do come true and i know everyone on here deserves a chance and im hoping the good lord smiles upon our wish that we would get married this year or next year :) god bless and hope to hear from you guys sometime soon

18 Kira Wilson { 09.02.12 at 10:14 am }

Hi, me and my partner have been together for almost 5years and have a baby girl. We are hoping there is another season of this show, as my partner knows he can do it no problem and I would love to see him do it. Will be keeping a look out for the next season and keeping my fingers crossed. Kind regards Kira

19 Daneila Hall { 09.05.12 at 7:30 pm }

My Fiancé and I are planning to get married. We love this show and would love to be apart of it. Fingers and toes crossed…I would love to see the results he comes up with

20 Daneila Hall { 09.05.12 at 7:32 pm }

My Fiancé and I are planning to get married. We are only a young couple and we are saving our butts off but don’t seem to be getting very far. We love this show and would love to be apart of it. Fingers and toes crossed…I would love to see the results he comes up with

21 Daneila Hall { 09.05.12 at 7:33 pm }

. We are only a young couple and we are saving our butts off but don’t seem to be getting very far. We love this show and would love to be apart of it. Fingers and toes crossed…I would love to see the results he comes up with

22 Zach Spinazza { 09.08.12 at 10:13 pm }

Hi I. Kier girl at school

23 Zach Spinazza { 09.09.12 at 5:30 pm }

Hi I love that girl

24 Brendan way { 09.10.12 at 8:31 pm }

My names Brendan and Im currently engaged to a pretty hot firey girl. I think this show is made for a couple like us to be on. I would have some great random ideas for the wedding that I wouldn’t have any chance of doing If Lauren was involved.
Consider us please.


25 jennifer { 09.17.12 at 7:45 pm }

me and my fiance are planning a wedding we got the dress and the wedding celebrant its just the flowers and the venue and the reception we are stuck on i love watching the show and getting ideas from it

26 Anonymous { 09.24.12 at 1:22 pm }

Hi my name is Jade, I am now 20 years old, and have a beautiful daughter Lilli, Lilli is two in December. I broke up with Lilli’s dad unfortunately, but have now found true love with Taz. Taz is certainly lucky to be alive, he was run over when he was eight years old, by a four wheel drive vehicle, and was not expected to live, consequently he has to exsist on a pension, because as you can imagine all the damage he sustained to his head and body. We would love to get married, but saving any money is impossible, I raise my daughter singlehandedly and Taz is unable to work. Please make our dreams come true and select us for your show, we would be eternally grateful. Jade

27 Clare { 09.24.12 at 2:16 pm }

No offense to the sob stories but you can get married without forking out heaps. That is, if getting married is more important than a wedding (which it should be). I have two daughters with disabilities. I am on the carer pension. Hubby is on disability pension (not kids dad-and I dont get child support). We hired a celebrant ($300), booked a gazebo ($80), suits (well ties, shirts, vests and pants) for the men from bigw and lowes ($200 all up), I got my dress from a cheap outlet ($250), borrowed a veil, shoes for all of us ($80), flower girl dresses from best and less ($30), hair ($50) and I DYI flowers ($100 for all) and make up. I splurged on a photographer/videographer fr $400 for the ceremony only…..all up our wedding was $1500 for everything…afterwards we said if people wants to they could join us for dinner at Sizzler at their own cost.

Honestly, if you say you cant afford it dont wait to be accepted on a show like this. Weddings are not about the money you spend it is about celebrating getting married. And you can do this without spending huges amounts. It should be marrying the man/woman of your dreams that matters, not having a huge wedding.

Our $1500 wedding meant so much to us and we wouldnt change a thing…..and if we ever have the money one day we will do it differently. But for now all that matters is we did it.

You can grab 2 witnesses and get a celebrant or go to a registry office for under $500….trimmings are not essential.

28 Katie { 09.29.12 at 7:08 am }

Hi I have been with my fella for 4 years engaged. For 3 years we have 2 beautifully kids ages 1 and 3.we would really like to appear in one of your shows I have would every episode and loved them all so if pick us you can contact yous on 07585212002 or email

29 Anon { 10.11.12 at 6:48 am }

Hi I would really like to apply and have only just found out how is it to late or can you still apply after the deadline as my partner and i would love to do this we have been engaged for three years and have two young boys and are living on one income so having the dream wedding is very difficult. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

30 jemma { 10.25.12 at 1:12 am }

hi my name is jemma.. i have been engaged since i was 17 i have a little girl who is 1 and it would be a dream come true to be able to get married and not have to do all the work but do i trust my partner to do it.. ermm.. i dont think so but i would love to see what he would make of the day if he was given the chance, more to the point to see how much he really knows me.. many thanks

31 craig + tasha { 10.31.12 at 4:44 am }

Hi, my names is craig, I have been engaged for about a year and have try to get married load of times but always been let down. We have a family of 5 beautiful children and times have got hard since me breaking my knee and i haven’t been able to work for about five to six weeks. my amazing wife to be has had all the kids and me to look after and everything is getting on top of her. All i am asking for is that little push over the line to finally get her the day of her dreams and the day she deserves. so please help me make it come true. many thanks

32 Rachel { 11.14.12 at 5:24 pm }

Has a new series been announced yet?

33 Olwyn Noone { 11.17.12 at 4:35 am }

When will ur next series be in the UK please. My fiance had to leave a well paid engineering job due to a stroke and is now a security guard and only earns about £1000 per month. I was a carer, but fell at work in June and have been out of work since, but have now done a course and am also applying to do security, I am 60 and John is 61. We booked our wedding for 27/04/2013, it was to be a Naval type of wedding with cadets as we are both volunteers with the sea cadets. John will wear his Naval uniform, as I could not afford a dress from the shops and have bought one online which is very similar and new for a third of the price. Now I am worried because of finance we will not afford to do this and have our reception as we wanted to. So I am thinking maybe of entering for ur next UK one.

34 Reality Raver { 11.17.12 at 7:56 am }

Rachel – Highly unlikely there will be another series in Australia as it did not rate well.

Olwyn – This is an Australian TV blog, so not sure where the show is up to in the UK. You could ring the station it airs on and ask which company produces it and then contact them is probably your best bet.

35 Matthew on behalf his English teacher { 04.10.13 at 5:03 pm }


36 Debbie McMillan { 07.20.13 at 1:13 pm }

Hi, I was just wondering if you will be running another series?? My fiance and I would be sooooooooo keen and would make great watching material!!!

37 stephanie booth { 07.20.13 at 1:51 pm }

Hi there, was just wondering when your going to be doing another show? My fiance and I would love to do this. Please email me asap I would love to do this and hopefully get my dream wedding

38 Georgie { 07.20.13 at 2:11 pm }

Why don’t you all apply for The Block instead?

39 daisy { 07.20.13 at 3:13 pm }

Yes Emma when are you going into production?

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41 Dale Bland { 08.03.13 at 1:20 pm }

My partner and I would love to get married but it’s hard for two born hard of hearing couple to get a head in life with our disabilities ..
I’m a cleaner and my partner is a bus driver, We both are in our 40’s and do speak about 70% well with our hearing aids..
We both together do have 4 daughters and four sons.. Please contact us if your interested in having us on your show 😀 Thank You..

42 Gemma Pocock { 12.23.13 at 1:27 am }

Hey i have been engaged for a year and all i want is to be married to my partner i love him so much and just wanna be able to call him my husband but not got the money and we are both losing our job please help us to have a happy wedding and start our life together xxx

43 karl murfitt { 02.08.14 at 6:55 am }

Hi I have been engaged to my fiancé since 29 December 2014 not long but we have been together 9yrs.I have been married once before for 13 years,I am 51 just turned and my fiancé is 30 so they is a age gap.We are very much in love and want to be married but cant afford it,Im a driver and my fiancé is a carer.My fiancé brother inlaw has been diagnosed with three forms of cancer and doesn’t have long and would love him there.please help us to start our life together and our brother inlaw to see it thanks xxx

44 Jessica Newsome { 03.26.14 at 9:17 pm }

Hi, my fiancée and I have been together for 11yrs nowadays have been engaged since December 2012 and have a 7 year old little boy we live each day together as a happy little family. Our friends and my parents have all been asking when is the big day but its just not affordable for us at present. Would love to get married and be able to call Heath my husband as he basically is anyway. I would be so worried on having Heath plan the day of my dreams but I do believe in him to think of my family and I in every step he makes (well I would like to think that anyway) hope to hear back from *dont tell the bride as I think this would be an amazing experience and I think my friends and family would really get a kick out of it :-) My number is 0423514253 or Heaths number is 0412819935

45 Kylie Wilson { 04.12.14 at 6:27 pm }

Hi, my name is Kylie I’m 23 I have been with my partner for 10 years and been engaged for 6 years we both want to get married just can’t afford it probably won’t be able to for another few years we have 3 young children it would be a experience and a half to be on this show and be interesting to know how we’ll my fiancé knows me which I don’t think he knows me that we’ll when it comes to my dream wedding lol

46 Jonathan { 06.13.14 at 8:55 am }

Are there a 2014 – 2015 auditions. The above Email does not work, and the website I cannot find, other than this one.

Please let me know if the show is still running, and how I can audition, apply.


47 Reality Raver { 06.13.14 at 11:24 am }

The show is axed Jonathan.

48 Jonathan { 06.13.14 at 1:43 pm }

So no chance to get in huh? That’s too bad… it was a good show.