Is He a Groomzilla?

Singer Katy Perry says her husband-to-be, Russel Brand, has turned into a demanding diva and it’s all thanks to their upcoming wedding.

"He's a total bridezilla. He's like a freak," the pop star says. "He's always buying bride magazines. Every time we go out for breakfast, he's like, 'Can we just stop and get a bride magazine?' "

But the good news is Katy, 25, doesn’t mind! Thanks to a busy schedule, which includes working on a new album, she has little time to devote to choosing the right flowers and bonbonniere so she is allowing her fiancé to indulge his inner planner.

"I have to plan my record first and then I'm going to get my wedding," she says. "But I'm really excited about that, too."

Russell isn’t the only one relishing his chance to play bride for a day either. Time Magazine says “metrosexual matrimony” is becoming more common.

Many couple are marrying later in life which means that more brides are in established careers and have less time to plan a wedding – “where a decade ago many men limited their input to the choice of DJ for the reception, growing numbers are now getting involved with everything from seating plans to table decorations”.

But how do brides feel about this shift in roles?

“I’m not sure I’d like my man to be a Groomzilla,” admits Fiona, 28. “I’ve known what I want for my wedding day since I was a little girl and I don’t want him messing with something he knows nothing about!”

Apreena, 35, disagrees. “My husband planned our entire wedding and he did a great job,” she says. “I was never that fussed about getting married but it was important to him so I let him run with it. We had a small wedding in Bali so he was a travel agent and wedding planner all-in-one. He loved it!”

What do you think? Are Groomzillas becoming more common? Would your partner be able to plan a wedding?

Watch more hands-on grooms in action on Don’t Tell The Bride on LifeStyle YOU
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