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Weddings – It’s Your Day Too!

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Having recently gotten engaged myself I have began thinking about the role of the groom in the wedding. A vital part to any wedding, the Groom sometimes gets lost in the sea of flowers and tiaras, but it should never be forgotten that this day is about 2 people. The modern man cares about his look just as much as the bride, so we’re here to help you look the best you can, after all it is your day too.

Wedding Day Groom

Wedding Day Groom

The Outfit:

Marriage is a tradition, and some things shouldn’t be messed with, therefore we fully endorse the tuxedo for your big day. That’s not to say you shouldn’t put your own stamp on the outfit. Add subtle touches of individuality and personalized details, for example; why not add a sharp pocket square or tie pin or maybe line your jacket in a shade that works with the colours of the wedding? The fit of your suit can completely transform the way you look, making you look slimmer and taller, so make sure you have plenty of fittings and get the perfect look.

Whether you buy or rent your suit, we would highly recommend a custom made shirt. It’s an item which can be worn time and time again and will outlast any ‘off the rack’ shirt. Perfectly fitted shoulders, immaculate French cuffs and a consummately fitted collar are priceless. For your wedding shirt you most definitely need to go with French cuffs and cufflinks rather than a buttoned cuff.

We would highly encourage you to buy new shoes for your big day. rather than trying your hardest to make your everyday office shoes shine after years of wear. However, make sure you have broken them in to avoid blisters on your wedding day, and check that they have non-slip soles or we’ll be seeing you skidding down the aisle on your bum on You’ve Been Framed for years to come.

Grab yourself some new socks and underwear and you’re good to go.

Groomed Groomsmen Suited and Booted

Groomed Groomsmen Suited and Booted

The Grooming:

Grooming is essential too. Get a great haircut 2 weeks prior. A fantastic cut is a must, so no dodgy quick cuts! Also, ask if you can go back the day before the wedding to have your hairline and sideburns tidied up. A good stylist will ask the kind of look you are aiming for and steer you in the right direction. If you’re unsure of what products to use, experiment with product and ask your stylist. They’re the professionals and are there to share their knowledge. The last thing you need to think about on the day is whether you should be using a wet look or matte product in your hair!

Beards and stubble are trendy right now, so if you’re going to keep it then at least make sure it’s trimmed, neat and tidy. However if you want a more classic look for those everlasting wedding photos we’d recommend a traditional wet shave either the evening before or the morning of your wedding. A facial will also help your skin look brighter, younger and healthier.

Wedding rings feature in most, if not all wedding photography, so you need to make sure your hands and nails are in good condition. Your finger nails should be almost flat across the top and rounded off at the edges and should be clean of ANY dirt. A manicure a day or two before your wedding will give you a good shape for your nails, so you only have to make sure you clean them.

There are many other treatments many grooms are having in preparation for the big day and we will be more than happy to discuss these with you to work out what’s best for you.

Once you’ve got yourself sorted you’ll look amazing and feel the most confident you’ve ever been as you stride down the aisle and say the words everybody’s waiting to hear.