Four Proper Grooming Tips for the Groom

On the day of the wedding, being properly groomed is priority number one for any groom. How ridiculous does it sound if the groom isn’t groomed, right? There are plenty of good reasons to make sure you are properly groomed, the first being that you should want to look your best for the bride. Past that, you’ll be taking photos that you and your wife will be keeping for the rest of your lives, so every a groom should want look his best in those or regret it for a very long time. If you’re a groom or you just want to make sure your groom is on top of his business, check out this handy list of four proper grooming tips for the groom.

Tip 1: Shave the morning of the wedding

Not all guys shave every day and if you do not, make sure you time your shaving pattern to allow yourself to shave the day of the wedding. This way you look clean, sharp and ready for the big day. Nothing says buzz-kill more than a face full of stubble! Also make sure you use a brand new razor to avoid razor burn and cuts which can seriously detract from the facial experience. If you really want to go all out, take the boys to the local barber shop and get an old fashioned shave. You’ll be surprised how clean you feel and it’s a nice bonding activity with the groomsmen. If you tend to get a five o’clock shadow, you might want to bring an electric razor (the one that oozes gel) to keep yourself spiffy later in the evening.

Tip 2: Make sure your hands and nails are trimmed and clean

While it’s frankly outside of the world of reality for most men to get manicures, the wedding day might be the one time where even the most macho of men will agree to get one. This is an activity that can happen a day before the wedding and can even be done with the bride-to-be. Having clean and neat hands will be important because the hands will be the focal point for many pictures, as well as the big moment where you exchange and wear rings.

Tip 3: Body hair should be under control

Let’s face it, body hair isn’t really ideal these days. Whether you decide to take off your shirt during the ceremony with all that dancing, or later on in the evening, your body hair situation should be under control. It doesn’t mean you need to wax your entire body, it just means you need to be nice and neat. This is another grooming step that can happen the day before the wedding. Also make sure you use the right tools for the job, many electric razor companies sell specific devices for body hair at national retail stores. Trust me, the last thing you want is a SNAFU involving body hair removal.

Tip 4: The Haircut

Be sure you have your hair cut and styled the way you want it. This means that you’ll need to carefully consider the timing of your haircut before the wedding. The rule of thumb is to get the haircut about a week before the wedding, but no later than three days before the big day. This allows your hair to grow back a little bit but still have that nice form coming out of the salon.

William Sanai
William Sanai works at Perfectly Made Weddings as an Assistant Wedding Coordinator.
William Sanai

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