Grooming the Groom: Prepping for Your Wedding Day
Ok, so it’s the most important day of your life so far: your wedding day. You want to look and feel at your absolute best from the moment you say ‘I do’ to the very last dance of the evening.
Grooming for the big day requires a touch more attention than you might normally give yourself on a standard morning. Here, we’ll go through the top 6 things you need to think about before you set foot down that aisle.
Hydrate Before the Date
You can start prepping your face for a day of photographers and endless smiles by using the best face moisturiser for your skin. Even if you don’t currently use a moisturiser, it’s good to get a bottle ready on your bathroom shelf so you can start feeling the softness setting in time for the big day.
The best face moisturisers for men are designed with male skin in mind, so opt for one that has been specially formulated for the unique challenges your skin faces. A man’s skin produces more sebum than women which means it can look a bit oily or shiny – something that might be slightly more likely if you’re feeling nervous about the wedding day! If your face leans towards the shiny side, we recommend our Oil Control Moisturiser, which contains witch hazel and juniper to give you lightweight hydration with a matte finish.
Exfoliated Skin = Happy Skin
The best facial cleansers for men can come in many forms and one of our faves is the scrub. With camelina oil, green tea and aloe vera, our Original Face Scrub has been formulated for male skin by helping to remove dead skin, leaving your face feeling smooth and exfoliated so you’re ready to face anything – including your new better half!
If you struggle with shine and need to combat oily skin for the wedding, opt for exfoliator for oily skin, obvs! Our Bulldog Oil Control Face Scrub has black charcoal to exfoliate skin and leave you feeling fresh and oil-free.
Let’s start from the top down. Your hair says a lot about you and there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able to keep your own sense of style even on a day that is likely to be more formal than the average.
Get a trim a few days before the big day so your hair has time to ‘settle’ before the day as well as giving yourself a chance to try out a few ‘dos until you find the one you want for your wedding. As we said, there’s no reason you have to change your hair so much as to be unrecognisable, maybe just neaten things up a bit and make sure your style goes nicely with whatever you’re wearing – whether it be a full three-piece suit or a roll-up chinos with an open shirt and braces.
Groom for Improvement
When it comes to facial hair at a wedding, some people love it and some people don’t. Although, to be fair, it’s you and your other half that make the rules on this very special day, so if your partner is a fan of the facial fuzz and you know it’s an important part of your style and identity, keep it!
The uber-formal nature of weddings has changed a lot in the past couple of decades, with couples deciding to show off their personalities and love rather than the pomp and circumstance of yesteryear. We recommend simply tidying up your facial hair so there are no flyaway hairs or overgrown ‘taches – just a cosy and kissable face for your new life partner!
Suited and Booted
For most grooms, the suit is the top of the pile when it comes to style choices. And again, your style doesn’t have to be dictated by what your parents and grandparents wore to their nuptials. Demonstrate yourself and your style with something that feels comfortable and looks great.
Remember, you’re there for the whole day and night and if you feel like a prized pig rather than a comfortable happy groom, you’ll end up looking so in your pictures. Try on your suit (if that’s what you’re going for) a few times and don’t be afraid to hit up the tailor if something doesn’t quite fit right. It one of the biggest days of your life, so make sure your skin, style and suit are ready to embrace it.