Grooming Commandments

10 Grooming Commandments For Your Big Day

Grooms-to-be, it’s time to listen up! You may be a rugged manly-man who scoffs at the thought of a skincare regime. But on the most special day of your life, it’s nice to put in the effort to ensure you look picture perfect and sweep your partner off their feet. Look refined, yet strong and masculine with these 10 grooming commandments.

Old School Barber Shave

The ultimate manly experience on the morning of your wedding. It has become a right of passage for the groom and his pals to get an old school straight razor shave. The feel of a hot towel and fragrance of shaving cream will be a real treat and thoroughly relax you. Plus you will be living dangerously by leaving another man near your throat with a blade. Those pre-wedding nerves will seem like nothing in comparison to the thrill!

To pluck or not to pluck?

Wild brows and stray nose hairs are probably plaguing you with nightmares ahead of your wedding. Take charge of your facial grooming and tweeze those bad boys! Take a shower beforehand which will open your pores so you can handle the pain. If you are only dipping your toe feverishly into the water, wax the strip in-between to avoid the whole mono-brow look.

Don’t forget your hands!

Especially if you work in an outdoors environment such as a farm or building site. Not only are chaffed palms sore, but investing in a good hand cream will have them feeling silky smooth. Many grooms forget that on the day, the spotlight will be on their hands for a significant portion. From exchanging vows to photographs of the rings it’s important to have them in their best condition. Soak your hands in warm water during the weeks before and smooth callouses with a pummel stone. Before heading to your ceremony, be sure underneath your nails are squeaky clean for the day ahead.Avoid garlic and onionsBecause fresh breath is important for your first kiss as a married couple! If it’s good enough for Tom Ford…Preach.

Spray Tan

If you’re worried about looking pasty in your pictures, get some Vitamin D pronto. Catch some rays ahead of your nuptials and head outside in the aim of getting a sun-kissed glow. Avoid the Ross Gellar look and give the spray tan a miss.

Hollywood Smile

On the note of your wedding pictures, a teeth whitening regime is a must if you’re going to be flashing those pearly whites all day. There’s nothing sexy about teeth resembling butter popcorn.

Hair Care

Now is not the time to experiment with your hair products. Now, we’re not suggesting to root out the Brylcreem you used when you were 14. But stick to your tried and tested routine that you know will have you looking dapper.

Banish Those Bags

Invest in a good under-eye serum if you are looking a little worse for wear after the stag party. Tackling dark circles and under-eye puffiness will go a long way to keeping you bright and fresh-looking for the big day.

Treat Yourself

Head away on a romantic spa weekend with your other half. We sympathize, you have been stressed too, I mean who knew planning a wedding involved so many colour swatches. Plus your getaway will earn you lots of brownie points too!

Loose The Gum

Never chew gum while getting your photographs taken. Ever. You may think you are being discreet but gnawing on your chud like a horse in every snap is horrendous. We have come across it before and believe us, it’s not a pretty sight.


Ciara Moore is the Blog Editor & Social Media Manager at WeddingDates HQ. Anything you want to know about weddings and what is on trend - she's your woman!

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