The Ultimate Grooming Checklist For Your Groom’s Wedding

The wedding is looming on the horizon and you’ve got your bridal beauty guide. However, you need an ultimate grooming checklist for your husband-to-be. Let’s face it… He has a million and one things to think about as well. He could easily forget to take care of himself.

Basically, don’t add his worries to your brides list of things to do. Between looking for a venue, dress, shoe shopping, floral arrangements and guest lists, you already have a lot on your plate.

But, what is male grooming? Well, according to the Urban Dictionary it is “What a man does before going out or prior to his wedding” It can include shaving, both face and body, extreme showering, hair work, and facial care.

So, with this new knowledge, you can help him to prepare for your big 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.

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 good shave cream and 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.

groom with full-fledged beard wearing grey wedding suit


5. Hairstyle and Cut

Here is something else of importance. Do not allow your groom to try out a fresh new haircut or hairdresser days before your wedding. Ultimately, he needs to stick to his trusted barber (or a barber highly recommended from a close friend). Why? The hair needs time to settle into place. Find out what haircut best suits your groom’s face shape. Most importantly, if he wants a new look, get him to try it out a few months in advance.Tip: Provide your hairstylist with pictures of the grooms chosen cut. This makes it easier for them to replicate.

6.  Hair Products

Furthermore, he should only use good hair products that will last throughout the entire day.  Make sure he plans a test run of them before the wedding day. And avoid using hair products with an ingredient list made up of chemicals. It will only cause his hair to get oily and flakey 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 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.