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September 8, 2021

11 Tasks Grooms Must Do Before Their Wedding Day

Attire for Groom

You’re getting married, congrats! Now that you’ve popped the question, it’s time to start planning. If you’re like most grooms, this can be a daunting task. Why? Because your wedding day is the most important day of your life! It is a time to celebrate with family and friends, but if your preparations haven’t gone according to plan, then this is also your final moment for any last-minute preparations. 

Today you’ll learn helpful tips to ensure that you’re completely ready and your wedding day goes smoothly and without any hiccups.

Table of Contents:

Make Sure Your Suit Fits Nicely

There’s nothing worse than presenting yourself in front of dozens of friends & family in an ill-fitting suit. It’s a big day, you need to feel confident, and a suit that fits wacky will ruin your good mood. This is why tailoring your suit beforehand is vital and ensures a perfect fit.

If you’re traveling by plane, bus, or train to get to your wedding venue, be sure to not only pack a steamer. If you don’t have one, make arrangements with your wedding planner to have one at the venue. Remember, a lot can happen during travel, and it’s always better if your suit doesn’t look like a wrinkled mess!

Buy a Pair of New Shoes That Compliments Your Suit

Everyone knows that a great pair of shoes will complete your look. Therefore every groom needs to have a pair of black dress shoes(or a color that compliments the suit) on hand before the big day for pictures, the rehearsal dinner, and of course, the wedding! Keep in mind you may need another pair if any mishaps happen, such as stains or damage from dancing all night (which will be worth it).

Ensure Your Look is Fresh & Get Yourself a Clean Haircut

A haircut before the big day is crucial to look your best. First, as the groom, you need to look groomed (see what we did there) and presentable on your wedding day. Why? Because you’ll likely have photos taken with plenty of family and friends during your big day!

Shave a Day or Two Before the Big Day

Don’t shave the day of your wedding, shave a day or two before — trust us. Shaving the day before your wedding will save you from a massive headache regarding redness and razor bumps. By shaving a few days before the big day, there’ll be no chance of any ingrown hairs. You’ll also save yourself from an itchy face which may happen if you’ve not shaved in a while! Believe me — you won’t spend your wedding day scratching at your face. It won’t be a good look. Also, if you want a neat shave, keep your blades sharp and clean!

It’s 2021 – Get Yourself a Manicure and Pedicure

No, you don’t need a manicure & pedicure, but your future spouse will greatly appreciate it. You should have your nails trimmed before the big day to avoid looking like an animal when walking down the aisle. 

Tidy Up Your Social Media Accounts

Look, we get it. It’s the internet, and erasing the past is hard. But you don’t want your partner to scroll through your social media accounts and come across some not-so-ideal photos. You’re embarking on a new life chapter. Leave the past where it belongs and start fresh with your spouse to be!

So clean up those social media accounts before you say ‘I do.’

  • Scroll through and delete any photos that might make you cringe at first glance. 
  • Delete old statuses about how much you miss someone or how your life sucks. 
  • Delete anything that might make you seem less than groom-material.

It’s time for a fresh start!

Time to Ask Friends & Family to Help With Any Last-Minute Details

Most grooms agree that they feel a bit lost about what needs to be done before the big event. There are plenty of duties to take care of before the big day arrives. One noteworthy duty is asking friends and family for help with any last-minute details. They can help you figure out transportation for guests, send out invitations, or make sure your photographer has time slots open on their schedule. 

Your duties as a groom don’t end there. You’ll also need to make sure your groomsmen are ready for the big day by checking that all their suits are clean, pressed, and of course, all matching!

Bring an Extra Suit and Tie in Case of Emergencies(Trust Us)

Bringing an extra suit may seem ‘extra,’ but life is unpredictable. You never know when you’ll need an emergency suit, so it’s best to prepare now and have one on hand just in case! We’ve seen almost everything. From grooms ripping their suits an hour before the ceremony to suit pants being two inches too short, it happens.

And when the time comes, and you need an extra suit for emergencies (because we know you have plenty of suits!), make sure you also have a tie ready to go!

Polish Up The Engagement Ring

This may be the most important rule of all: Grooms, ensure you have refreshed the partner’s engagement ring before your wedding day. Spending a few minutes polishing it will do wonders!

Here are a few groom-approved tips to help you polish the ring:

  • Use a soft cloth or any other non-abrasive fabric.
  • Fold the cloth in half and put it over your finger as if you were holding a sandwich. Put one end of the diamond against your finger and the other end on top of the cloth.
  • Gently rub in a circular motion until your ring is shinier than it was when you started!

Bonus: Make Sure You Have Enough Cash for the Honeymoon

Grooms, you must know how much money you’ll need so you don’t end up penniless during your honeymoon. Whether you’re embarking on your honeymoon right after the ceremony or waiting a few days, you need to figure out how much cash (and cards!) to bring.

Keep in mind that if you’re going somewhere with a foreign currency, you’ll want some of your money converted ahead of time for easy transactions and smaller bills for tipping.

Some final tips: Make sure you give yourself enough time before your departure to ensure that your credit cards are in good standing, and pack a list of emergency numbers (local police station number, embassy contacts, emergency contact numbers, etc.)

Conclusion

We hope this checklist will help you feel confident and prepared as the big day approaches. If any of your friends or family are getting married soon, pass on these great tips by sharing them with them via email, Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. Best wishes from all of us at First Look!

Also, be sure to check back for more pre-wedding tips in our blog, and don’t forget to sign up for our mailing list so that you can receive helpful wedding preparation advice! 

Attire for Groom

You’re getting married, congrats! Now that you’ve popped the question, it’s time to start planning. If you’re like most grooms, this can be a daunting task. Why? Because your wedding day is the most important day of your life! It is a time to celebrate with family and friends, but if your preparations haven’t gone according to plan, then this is also your final moment for any last-minute preparations. 

Today you’ll learn helpful tips to ensure that you’re completely ready and your wedding day goes smoothly and without any hiccups.

Table of Contents:

Make Sure Your Suit Fits Nicely

There’s nothing worse than presenting yourself in front of dozens of friends & family in an ill-fitting suit. It’s a big day, you need to feel confident, and a suit that fits wacky will ruin your good mood. This is why tailoring your suit beforehand is vital and ensures a perfect fit.

If you’re traveling by plane, bus, or train to get to your wedding venue, be sure to not only pack a steamer. If you don’t have one, make arrangements with your wedding planner to have one at the venue. Remember, a lot can happen during travel, and it’s always better if your suit doesn’t look like a wrinkled mess!

Buy a Pair of New Shoes That Compliments Your Suit

Everyone knows that a great pair of shoes will complete your look. Therefore every groom needs to have a pair of black dress shoes(or a color that compliments the suit) on hand before the big day for pictures, the rehearsal dinner, and of course, the wedding! Keep in mind you may need another pair if any mishaps happen, such as stains or damage from dancing all night (which will be worth it).

Ensure Your Look is Fresh & Get Yourself a Clean Haircut

A haircut before the big day is crucial to look your best. First, as the groom, you need to look groomed (see what we did there) and presentable on your wedding day. Why? Because you’ll likely have photos taken with plenty of family and friends during your big day!

Shave a Day or Two Before the Big Day

Don’t shave the day of your wedding, shave a day or two before — trust us. Shaving the day before your wedding will save you from a massive headache regarding redness and razor bumps. By shaving a few days before the big day, there’ll be no chance of any ingrown hairs. You’ll also save yourself from an itchy face which may happen if you’ve not shaved in a while! Believe me — you won’t spend your wedding day scratching at your face. It won’t be a good look. Also, if you want a neat shave, keep your blades sharp and clean!

It’s 2021 – Get Yourself a Manicure and Pedicure

No, you don’t need a manicure & pedicure, but your future spouse will greatly appreciate it. You should have your nails trimmed before the big day to avoid looking like an animal when walking down the aisle. 

Tidy Up Your Social Media Accounts

Look, we get it. It’s the internet, and erasing the past is hard. But you don’t want your partner to scroll through your social media accounts and come across some not-so-ideal photos. You’re embarking on a new life chapter. Leave the past where it belongs and start fresh with your spouse to be!

So clean up those social media accounts before you say ‘I do.’

  • Scroll through and delete any photos that might make you cringe at first glance. 
  • Delete old statuses about how much you miss someone or how your life sucks. 
  • Delete anything that might make you seem less than groom-material.

It’s time for a fresh start!

Time to Ask Friends & Family to Help With Any Last-Minute Details

Most grooms agree that they feel a bit lost about what needs to be done before the big event. There are plenty of duties to take care of before the big day arrives. One noteworthy duty is asking friends and family for help with any last-minute details. They can help you figure out transportation for guests, send out invitations, or make sure your photographer has time slots open on their schedule. 

Your duties as a groom don’t end there. You’ll also need to make sure your groomsmen are ready for the big day by checking that all their suits are clean, pressed, and of course, all matching!

Bring an Extra Suit and Tie in Case of Emergencies(Trust Us)

Bringing an extra suit may seem ‘extra,’ but life is unpredictable. You never know when you’ll need an emergency suit, so it’s best to prepare now and have one on hand just in case! We’ve seen almost everything. From grooms ripping their suits an hour before the ceremony to suit pants being two inches too short, it happens.

And when the time comes, and you need an extra suit for emergencies (because we know you have plenty of suits!), make sure you also have a tie ready to go!

Polish Up The Engagement Ring

This may be the most important rule of all: Grooms, ensure you have refreshed the partner’s engagement ring before your wedding day. Spending a few minutes polishing it will do wonders!

Here are a few groom-approved tips to help you polish the ring:

  • Use a soft cloth or any other non-abrasive fabric.
  • Fold the cloth in half and put it over your finger as if you were holding a sandwich. Put one end of the diamond against your finger and the other end on top of the cloth.
  • Gently rub in a circular motion until your ring is shinier than it was when you started!

Bonus: Make Sure You Have Enough Cash for the Honeymoon

Grooms, you must know how much money you’ll need so you don’t end up penniless during your honeymoon. Whether you’re embarking on your honeymoon right after the ceremony or waiting a few days, you need to figure out how much cash (and cards!) to bring.

Keep in mind that if you’re going somewhere with a foreign currency, you’ll want some of your money converted ahead of time for easy transactions and smaller bills for tipping.

Some final tips: Make sure you give yourself enough time before your departure to ensure that your credit cards are in good standing, and pack a list of emergency numbers (local police station number, embassy contacts, emergency contact numbers, etc.)

Conclusion

We hope this checklist will help you feel confident and prepared as the big day approaches. If any of your friends or family are getting married soon, pass on these great tips by sharing them with them via email, Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. Best wishes from all of us at First Look!

Also, be sure to check back for more pre-wedding tips in our blog, and don’t forget to sign up for our mailing list so that you can receive helpful wedding preparation advice! 

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