All eyes may be on the bride during your wedding, but that does not mean that you can get away with looking anything other your absolute best for your wedding. In fact, your big day will be captured in photographs, videos, and your guests' memories, ensuring that the hour you say “I do” will live on for years into the future.
You want to those mementos to show that you were the dashing bridegroom rather than the guy who barely looks like he took a shower that morning. Use these important tips to get your perfect bridegroom look that will have you looking your best on the most important day of your life.
Take a Shower
Okay, it goes without saying that you should take a shower the day of the wedding. Forget taking it the night before or worse yet going without one at all. You definitely want that squeaky clean, spring-fresh look as you walk into the church.
You especially need to take a shower if you celebrated your bachelor party the night before the wedding. Shower to get rid of the beer, smoke, and other grime that may have gotten on you during the festivities. You don't want to get any of it on your rented tux, and you most assuredly don't want your bride to reel at the altar because of your overpowering stench. A shower will ensure that you smell and look your best, and don’t forget a splash of aftershave.
Putting on a tuxedo, especially if you have never before worn one, is not the simplest task in the world. In fact, it calls for your utmost attention to make sure that the buttons of your vest are lined up evenly and that your collar is turned down and flat against your neck, and of course your fly/zipper is pulled up.
You may be such a bundle of nerves that you cannot tell if you look good or not. Have someone whose fashion sense you trust help you with your suit or tux, preferably someone who has worn one before and knows what they are doing.
Remember Your Smile
This means more than the smile on your face as you walk into the church. You and your bride will be the centre of attention all day and into night, and don’t forget all those wedding photo close ups.
Along with brushing and flossing your teeth that morning, you should think about whitening your teeth before the big day if they are yellow or dull in appearance. Studies show that people with healthy white smiles are viewed as more confident and handsome. Get your perfect bridegroom look by making sure your teeth are gleaming white before you head to the altar.
Get a Haircut
Both your bride and your mother will probably remind you to get your haircut before the wedding. You should definitely listen to the women in your life when you want to look your best for the big day.
When your hair is trimmed and neat, it is actually easier for you to style that morning and manage throughout the day. Treat yourself to a trim so that you can enjoy getting married without your cowlick sticking up or your hair curling around your ears and neck.
Take Care of Blemishes
Return of the Teenage Acne may seem like a dermatological horror flick. In reality, it could be your worst nightmare in the days and weeks leading up to your wedding.
With pressure on you to meet important wedding planning deadlines or worries about pleasing your soon-to-be bride and her family as well as yours, you create all of the perfect conditions for your long-forgotten skin conditions to make their well-timed reappearance on your face.
Take the pressure off your skin at least by investing in some high-quality skin care products. Don't skimp when it comes to buying soothing facial masks or deep cleaning creams and soaps that will get rid of bacteria beneath your skin.
Curb Your Magnetic Appeal
You may be irresistible to your bride. Unfortunately, once you are in your tux, you are also magnetically appealing to things like dust, dander, dirt, and cat hair that will happily cling to your suit all day if you let them.
Can you imagine walking down the aisle with thousands of pieces of Fluffy or Fido's hair sticking onto your sleeves and suit tails? Once you are in your tuxedo, you must stay away from any kind of debris that could propel itself onto your outfit.
Better yet, have your groomsmen keep lint rollers in their pockets and give you a once-over before you all head into the church. Realizing that you will be a magnet for every piece of lint, fur, and dust bunny can help you keep this debris away and make sure you pull off a pristine bridegroom look.
Use these tips to help you get the perfect bridegroom look before you head to the church to say I do!