Story: Marriage and partnering

Pre-wedding rituals: stag party (1st of 2)

Pre-wedding rituals: stag party

Commuters pass a groom-to-be who is chained to a dog kennel outside Wellington railway station in 1973. Stag parties often involved pranks and humiliations of the groom by his 'friends'.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1973/0410

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Megan Cook, 'Marriage and partnering - Weddings', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 July 2022)

Story by Megan Cook, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 May 2017