I am so excited to share this blog post on some invaluable advice for your groom (and groomsmen) prep needs.
There are not very many sources for the groom on how to prep himself for the biggest night of his life! Here is a little timeline for all of the husbands-to-be on when to pamper themselves before the big day:
Start an Exercise Routine
This is a great way for you and your fiance to spend time together during the wedding planning! If you’re looking to get healthy and toned for the wedding, then you should start exercising regularly at around 6 months. If you’re new to exercising, that’s okay! Start small and keep a consistent routine. You will feel and look great!
Begin Meal Prep
Meal prepping is a great way to get healthy and save time during all the craziness! Every week, you can make a couple of large meals and then store them in containers. Pre-portion the leftovers as lunch and dinner for ease. Meal prepping won’t matter if you don’t have balanced meals so stick to a meat (preferably chicken), rice, and lots of veggies.
Go Suit Shopping
Now you will have a better idea of what the wedding colors will be so it’s time to go suit shopping with your boys! It’s a great idea to discuss with your bride any expectations the both of you may have about the groomsmen attire. The most important thing is to keep it personal so incorporate a bow tie or suspenders if you want!
Get a Chemical Peel
We’re getting closer and closer to the wedding day, so it a great time to start thinking about how you’ll look. If wrinkles or acne scars are a concern then you can consider getting a chemical peel. A chemical solution is applied to your skin which causes a think layer to peel off. You can go to a spa or a dermatologist for this and it can greatly improve the appearance of your skin.
Get A Shave and a Haircut
If you prefer your hair more grown out, then you can definitely get a haircut a week or so ahead of the ceremony! But for a fresh look, make sure to schedule an appointment with your barber a few days before you’re set to walk down the aisle. Be mindful of the same things while shaving. Be sure to use a razor paired with shave accessories to ensure the closest and most accurate shave. This will protect your skin and give you allow your skin some time to sooth so you’ll look dapper for your wedding day.
Give Your Suit A Steam
It’s the day of your wedding and your suit has been hanging in your closet since you bought (or rented) it! Even in a proper garment bag, wrinkles can form on the elbows and back of the suit jacket and where the pants have been folded. Since you’re thinking ahead, you can buy a handheld steamer so that you don’t have to leave the shower running or attempt ironing. Hang up your suit jacket and pants and use the steamer without soaking the fabric.