Everyone deserves to feel radiant and beautiful on their wedding day. However, sometimes the stress of planning and preparing for a wedding can cause your self-care to fall to the wayside. Knowing exactly how to prepare for your wedding will make your special day much less tense and a lot more fun. We already published a bridal beauty checklist, so here’s a “grooming for the groom” checklist.
Six Months Out
- Start a Daily Cleansing Routine
Washing and nourishing your face daily can do wonders to your skin. If you don’t already have a daily skin care routine, now is the time to start one. It can take some time for your skin to start showing results, so the sooner you can create a habit, the better your skin will look when the big day finally arrives. If you’re unsure what type of face wash to invest in, look for a face wash that’s made for sensitive skin, and try it out on your hands first. You never want to put an alien substance on your face without first trying it out. Every single time you wash, you should follow up with moisturizing. Look for a moisturizer made specifically for faces, as body lotion can make your skin oily and cause breakouts.
- Try Out Any Bold Hairstyles
If you’re going to try out a new hairstyle for your wedding, you should give it a test run long before the actual date. If for some reason, something doesn’t look right, you want to be sure you’ll have plenty of time for it to grow in. Be sure to take pictures of the finished ‘do, so it can be replicated (or avoided entirely) before the wedding.
- Start Working Out
Getting into shape/getting toned is one of those habits that can’t really be faked. If you want results that are visible on your big day, you’ll want to have been practicing a good workout regimen for quite some time before then. If you feel you lack motivation for a daily routine, get your significant other on board and commit to working out three times a week together. More than likely, they also want to look good on their wedding, and it’s always easier to stay accountable when you have someone else helping you. If you’re on a tight budget, there are plenty of low cost alternatives to joining a gym.
Two Months Out
- Grow Your Beard Out
Much like your hairstyle, you don’t want to do anything bold to your face right before your wedding. If you’re planning on changing your facial hair, try it out at least two months before from the wedding to give it adequate time to grow back in. If you plan to have a clean shaven face for the wedding, make sure you invest in a razor that’s high quality and sharp. Dull blades can leave little nicks on your face, which can easily become infected if the razor is also dirty.
- Whiten Your Teeth
Coffee and tea stains your teeth quite easily, so if you’re a daily drinker, you may want to consider whitening your teeth for the big day. However, be sure to ask your dentist before you do anything. There are lots of different ways to whiten your teeth, and some teeth may be too sensitive for the more common options.
One Week Out
You’re a week away from the wedding and you’re likely feeling a lot of emotions. Take some time to schedule a couple’s massage with your significant other. Your fiance will thank you, and you’ll both feel rejuvenated and ready for the special day.
- Final Grooming Touch Ups
You don’t have to go to a salon and spa to get your eyebrows and nails done, but you should make sure they look tidy. If you’re uncomfortable tweezing or trimming your eyebrows yourself, there are a lot of resources online for how to groom your eyebrows in a natural, subtle way. Making sure your nails are scrubbed and filed evenly is also important; you don’t want dirty fingers to distract from your new wedding band.