Groom's Guide: 5 Tips to Look Best on Your Wedding Day


Although male grooming isn't quite as intense or complicated as that of the bride, it is still crucial to ensure you look the part. Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life, which is why you need the right guidance. Most grooms tend to overdo it sometimes, going for new hairstyles or rocking weird accessories without first consulting the bride-bad idea. 

The first and most important tip is to always, always consult your bride before you make any grooming decisions. That said, here are five great tips to ensure you get it right, courtesy of  

1. Skincare

Pre-wedding jitters are enough to stress as it is, you don't want to have to worry about ingrown hair, uneven skin tone, razor irritations, and bumps. Skincare is a very crucial part of grooming, and it should begin at least a month before the actual wedding day. Don't wait until the last day to try every over the counter skincare product

Develop a routine that gives you more than sufficient time to clear your skin and give you that smooth finish. If you plan on rocking a full beard, then handle your skincare and get a professional barber to trim the edges to give you that crisp, clean finish without any breakout hairs. Also, ensure you have an elaborate list of cleansing products that will nourish and protect your skin to keep it moisturized, and get rid of any impurities.

Note that none of this works overnight, you will need to plan your skincare sufficiently to ensure you leave nothing to chance. 

2. Haircare

The first thing everyone tends to notice is your hair. How well-groomed it is, and how much attention you paid to it before the occasion. Steer clear of wild haircuts. Just be neat, don't do too much to stand out lest people think you're trying to upstage your bride. 

Polish your look by going either for a more discreet cut or if you have one that isn't too wild, clean it up a bit to make sure you look your best. Don't cut or change your hair too long before the wedding, and most importantly, don't try a new hairstyle unless your bride knows and approves of it. 

Note that it takes one false step to ruin the whole mood, and screwing up your hair before your wedding can be disastrous. Try to groom your hair anything between a few days and a week before the wedding. This will ensure it maintains its appeal, and you don't have to worry about it growing back before the big day. 

3. Pick a signature scent

Now, this may seem like a minor detail, but a man's scent is one of the most important aspects of a character. It's what makes your significant other think of you when you're not near, and it's that intense feeling of intoxication that will overwhelm her all the way. Pick a scent that is uncommon, one that your wife can identify to, and one she loves. Nothing too strong, however, you don't want to choke people to death. Again, consult your bride on the scent that will best suit you. You won't regret it. 

4. Invest in a grooming kit

It is pretty common to have little stray hairs growing on your face, so always ensure you have a good set of tweezers, razors, and trimmers. With all the preparation going on, you may not have the time to go to a professional barber, so you may, at some point, need to do it yourself. Having a grooming kit with some useful power tools will ensure you stay sharp, especially if you need a touch up on your wedding day. 

5. Check your nails

Although manicures aren't a common feature in male grooming, you will have to make an exception at your wedding. The focus will be on your fingers, so you don't want any undue attention simply because your nails look like talons. Have your nails taken care of a day before the wedding, just a clean-cut, nothing too fancy. 

Bottom Line

Brides spend their entire lives preparing for this big day. They have dreams about dream weddings before they are ten years old. For this reason, it is crucial to ensure you don't disappoint. Take time to look the part.