Grooms, when it comes to wedding prep, you often think the process is obvious. It’s as simple as taking a shower and getting dressed in your suit, right? Not entirely. Think of your bride’s preparation (makeup application, hair, and the dress), and take your grooming routine to the next level. Here are some ideas for making your wedding day prep extra special!
Get A Facial
This is a great way to renew your skin and treat yourself before the wedding! Facials can be modified to fit your skin needs so let your esthetician know of any concerns you may have. There are often options for sun damage, clogged pores, and fine lines. Exfoliating, masking, and massaging the face can help reduce acne and increase blood circulation. Post-facial, your skin will feel dewy and refreshed. If you have any questions about how to take care of your skin leading up to the big day, then you can ask your facialist and they will be able to give you some recommendations!
Trim That Beard
For a dapper and clean look, you should maintain your facial hair the week of the wedding. If you’ve recently been to the barber, then you can trim the beard line and neckline yourself by following their work! Doing this is essential for any man with facial hair, whether it’s a long beard, mustache, some stubble. Before you get started, make sure you’re equipped with the best shaving products. As you start the process, prepare your skin with shaving cream to hydrate and soften. For a cleaner shave on the cheekbones and neckline, use a flex hinge razor that follows the contours of your face for precision. Your neckline should begin about 2 fingers above your Adam's apple.
Pick Out a Special Cologne
Wearing a special scent is a great way to add a unique touch to your wedding day appearance. Your bride will love that you tried something different to make the day more special. If you’re buying a bottle of cologne for the wedding specifically, take note of what your partner likes or have them come shopping with you. On your wedding day, you will be hugging your spouse and countless guests including friends and family, so try to find something you like that isn’t too strong!
Sun damage has been proven to cause wrinkles and signs of aging to your skin so it is very important to wear sunscreen. This is especially true if you plan on having a summer wedding in an outdoor venue. But you shouldn’t just wear SPF on sunny days. Dermatologists recommend applying sunscreen daily because the sun’s UV rays can cause harm on cloudy days too! Remembering to apply sunscreen will help keep your complexion beautiful and even while reducing wrinkles.
Wear a Family Heirloom
The bride often follows the superstition about wearing “something old” on her wedding day, and you can too! If there is a family heirloom that’s been passed down, ask your loved ones if it’s okay to wear it as a personal touch on your big day. It could be a tie, pocket watch, or even a pair of cufflinks. This is a great way to pay tribute to a deceased family member who would have loved to attend your wedding ceremony.
Bottom line, don’t let your bride get all the rave reviews. It’s your day to shine too. Spend a little extra time on looking your best. It will pay off every time you look through those wedding photos.