Wedding season is upon us! Whether you're tying the knot yourself, or you're attending a multitude of your friend's weddings, you're definitely going to want to look your best. It's important that you amp up your usual grooming routine, since there is possibly no event you'll ever attend where more photos will be taken - and photos last forever! Here are a few essential grooming tips to help you rock this upcoming wedding season.
Don't overdo it on the cologne, and make sure you're wearing deodorant! Especially for summer weddings, where nerves and anxiety are no match for the temperature and inevitable layers you'll be wearing. Get yourself an effective deodorant that won't stain your expensive shirt. In terms of cologne, keep it to just a few sprays of a light, fresh fragrance. You don't want everyone's memory of this special day to be that you need to tone it down on the cologne!
If the clean-shaven look is what you're planning to showcase, you need to be absolutely sure you're doing it right! Our recommendation would be to get a professional shave the day before. You're less likely to experience skin irritation if you're in the hands of a professional, but you'll also have a day to get any irritation under control just in case.
There will be plenty of hand shakes, hand holding, and if you're the groom there will definitely be photos taken of your hands. Even if a professional manicure isn't something you'd consider to be "your thing", you'll want to make an exception for this particular day.
When it comes to weddings, it's always a good idea to stick to timeless looks, especially when it comes to your hair style. You don't want your hair to be an obvious marker of the time period when you look back years later.
If you don't already use a whitening toothpaste, or any other sort of whitening regime, about a month before the big day is a good time to start. You'll be smiling for photos (and at your partner!) all day long. You'll be glad you did when looking at all the pictures afterward.
Even though you'll likely be celebrating, or nervous, or both, getting a proper sleep the night before is absolutely crucial. Plan your bachelor party for at least a few days before the big day - waking up exhausted, puffy and hungover will not translate well into photos, and I'm sure your partner will be none too pleased. Get yourself your full 8 hours, and save the partying for the reception!