groom

When we think of wedding prep we often instinctively divert our attention to the bride and even her bridesmaids. This is a topic we have touched on in the past, offering tips that can make the wedding day a little less hectic for the bride and her girls.  While it is her big day, it’s equally the grooms as well.

While his grooming steps might be fewer in number, and quite frankly less time consuming, they’re still important to keep in mind. The days leading up to your wedding are stressful enough. Don’t make it worse by procrastinating the basics. Perhaps this isn’t a topic that you haven’t paid a lot of attention to. Maybe this is the first time you’re thinking of it. Don’t panic!  Here are tips to help the groom from head to toe:

Tips 

Test your hairstyle 

Guys, don’t decide on a hairstyle the week before your wedding. Avoid the horror of trying a new cut that doesn’t turn out the way you hoped, and do a test run a few months before the wedding. This will give you time to let your hair grow out if you (or your partner) hates it. It can also take some time for your hair to be trained and get used to a new way of styling it. It’s also important to note that you should test hair product a few months before the wedding as well. You never know if you’ll come across a new product that irritates your skin. Fragrance based products are a good thing to stay away from, as they often cause reactions like rashes if you’re not accustomed to using them. Bustle suggests fragrance free products for people with sensitive skin!

Learn how to shave the right way 

You may have your shaving routine down, but on a day that can essentially carry on for years through pictures and video, you should take a step back and make sure you’re getting the most efficient shave possible. No matter if you’re sporting a beard, or prefer the clean-shaven look, you want it to look top notch on your wedding day. Start by using efficient razors and shaving products like these from Harry’s. To get the cleanest shave, start by going with the grain of your hair. This will avoid any unnecessary tug and pull to your face. If you’re going for an even closer shave, the second pass of your razor should go against the grain, meaning the opposite direction as the first. Keep in mind that your face will be the focus of your day. So make sure your equipped with the confidence of looking good. Try this shaving technique a few weeks before your big day and see the difference it makes!

Create a smile that shines 

On what is commonly referred to as the happiest day of your life, you’re bound to be smiling from ear to ear. Give yourself an added boost of confidence knowing that you have a white smile. While going to the dentist to get a professional whitening is an option, there are also at- home whitening kits that you can buy at your local drug store. Take a look at the top suggestions for the best teeth whitening kits you can buy. Smiling and showing your teeth is a pretty common insecurity, and you should never be embarrassed to show your pearly whites as your bride is walking down the aisle.

Work on your fitness routine 

While you might think you have it all together, the wedding planning process can be stressful. Whether your realize it or not, you’re probably holding in some pent-up stress. Getting out and exercising can do wonders both physically and mentally. Now, this doesn’t mean you should feel the need to go out and get a personal trainer (although you’re more than welcome to depending on your fitness goals). We’re simply recommending incorporating a little physical activity into your everyday routine. There’s countless fitness trackers that can send you daily reminders to take a break and get moving!Especially as your wedding day approaches, your excitement and maybe some nerves tend to work their way into your life even if you don’t realize it. Go for a jog, a walk on your lunch or even take a trip around the block with your bride to be after dinner. You’ll be surprised at how good it will make you feel! 

Bonus Tip 

Much to our previous point, the wedding planning process is a stressful time. You should never be afraid to take some time for R & R. Do it together! How does a fiance’s couple massage sound? Or maybe going on a date to the movie to get your mind off the wedding.That day will arrive soon enough, be sure to take the time to enjoy each other and enjoy being engaged!