The Ultimate Grooming Checklist Your Groom Cannot Forget

Ultimate Grooming Checklist

With a million things for your groom to think about this ultimate grooming checklist will get him focused on the wedding celebrations. Better still, he won’t forget to take care of himself and use his razor-sharp mind to prepare. But, what is male grooming?

Well, the Urban Dictionary says “It is what a man does before going out or prior to his wedding”. The groom shaves, both face, body, indulges in extreme showering, hair work, and facial care.

And let’s face it you can avoid adding his worries to your brides’ to-do-list. Between your bridal beauty guide, venue, dress plus shoe shopping and him looking for wedding rings, you already have a lot on your plate.

So, with this new knowledge, you can help him to prepare for the special day without any hassle. Here is the ultimate grooming checklist. Let these eight tips inspire your groom to spoil himself before and on your wedding day.

The Ultimate Grooming Checklist

 afro-american man preparing his face to shave with shaving cream and Harry's razor.

1. Oral hygiene

Firstly, don’t be concerned about how your grooms’ teeth will photograph on your wedding day. Get him to upgrade his existing oral hygiene routine. He should brush 2 – 3 times a day and floss. Use mouthwash and clean the tongue with a tongue scraper. Basically, be ready to dazzle everyone with his brighter smile. And by sticking to a plan it ensure that come the special day, his breath smells fresh. His motto should be; “Be prepared for the big wedding kiss moment.”

2. Clean the Face

Starting to plan a wedding is incredibly stressful. And even a relaxed groom can feel the effects of stress on his skin. He could be more prone to breakouts. Although he is past the age of hormonal acne, it might still flair up. So, get him to research his skin type to find a gentle face wash that won’t irritate him. Cleansing is a great way to open the pores and sooth the skin. However, it may take a while before he notices a difference in his complexion. So, start a cleaning routine before your planned wedding date.

groom and grooms men dressed in white suits with flowers in their buttonholes strolling along a beachMain photo courtesy of Martin Johnson

3. Moisturize

Additionally, facial cleansing in preparation for the big day is a clever idea. Along with moisturizing the face this should become a daily routine. Similarly to face wash, moisturizers can also affect different skin types in various ways. Get your groom to invest in a brand that suits his skin type. It’s best to invest in a simple, non-allergenic formula.  And, remember to test all lotions beforehand. Make sure he doesn’t turn up greasy or sweaty on your wedding day.

4. Facial Hair

Another thing to consider is his facial hair. Looking neat, tidy and well-groomed on your wedding day, should be your fiancé’s ultimate goal. So, if he has a full-fledged beard, ensure that he trims it evenly before the special event. What’s more, make him an appointment at the barbers to have his face and stubble cleaned. Otherwise, get him to invest in a high quality razor.  It would be a pity to look back on your wedding photos and see your groom with painful razor burns or fresh cuts from a dull blade.

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5. Hairstyle and Cut

Here’s something else of paramount importance. Your groom’s lustrous hair should not be cut before your wedding. Ultimately, he needs to stick to his trusted barber or hairstylist. This ensures that his style has settled into place. Find out what haircut best suits your groom’s face shape. With a new look, get him to try it out a few months in advance.Tip: Provide your hairdresser with pictures of the grooms chosen cut. This makes it easier for them to replicate.

6.  Hair & Scalp Products

Furthermore, if your groom has fine, thinning or androgenic alopecia hair, there are products to thicken his locks. And suffering from hair loss due to the stress of planning the wedding can be  prevented, too. Basically, products that last throughout the entire nuptials are available. But, make sure he plans a test run before the big event. And avoid using chemical hair or scalp products. Why? Well, he doesn’t want an itchy scalp, greasy, oily or flaky hair on your special day.

groom holding diamond wedding ring

Photo courtesy of Stephen Poff

Guess what? Manicures and pedicures aren’t just for you brides-to-be. In the past decade, spas for men have become increasingly popular. The safe havens are perfect for your groom, without feeling self-conscious. Moreover, having clean nails and toes are important, too. During your traditional wedding ceremony, his hands are constantly on display to your guests. He will need the perfect manicure, because the photographer zooms in when you exchange the wedding rings. And he should pay special attention to his feet if you are having a beach wedding.

8. Eyebrows

Next on the ultimate grooming checklist are waxing the eyebrows. But he may be afraid to do that. However, if he feels comfortable with the idea, why not make an effort. Basically, he needs to have them groomed. So, get online and find a step by step guide on how to tweezer his eyebrows. Practice makes perfect. Therefore, allow adequate time for the hair to grow back in. Then, you’ll be sure his eyebrows aren’t uneven when you say “I do”.

man dressed in green bathrobe shaving himself before his wedding

9. Massage

To conclude, the ultimate grooming checklist is what every husband to be needs. And it’s a fact wedding planning is hard but exciting. The days leading up to the wedding can be hectic. So, book him a massage to relieve some of the tension. Even better, have a couple’s massage, which will give you and your fiancé a chance to unwind. Covered by health insurance you can find a massage spa that suits you both. Check with your medical provider before scheduling anything. And last but not least, good luck with the rest of your wedding preparations.


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About Clover Jean: I'm a Londoner based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Being a specialist celebrant | marriage officiant | wedding ceremonies MC with a gospel choir is rewarding work. But, what's my guilty pleasure? I love food, travel hotspots and on-line retail therapy. Get in touch, via Instagram #cloverjeanamsterdam or Facebook. LIKE, SHARE, SPREAD THE LOVE & see you soon!

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