After an engagement comes wedding planning. From the venue, the food, flowers all the way down to the table placements there’s a lot to think of.
For some however, they bypass all of the traditional wedding planning and decide to elope. Somewhere in that planning process is the decision on who will be taking pictures on your big day.
There’s a lot to consider when preparing for your wedding day. This is arguably the longest photoshoot of your life. More specifically, we’re focusing on tips for the groom to best prepare for a long day of looking picture ready.
There’s not much content geared toward the groom, can you believe it? So, here are the top tips for grooms to prepare for their wedding day photo session:
1. Decide on a hairstyle.
Many photographers ask that their clients pay mind to their outfit choices. Given that we’re talking about preparing for a wedding, that tip is self explanatory. We’re focusing on the smaller details, like deciding on a hairstyle. It’s key to decide on a cut and style that will last through an entire day. You don’t want to start the day looking fantastic and then see you hair fall flat and disrupted by the reception. Practice makes perfect here. Do a test run of your desired style using the products that you’ll be using the day of. This will ensure your hair will hold, and avoid unexpected reactions like rashes to the products.
2. Tame your facial hair.
Whether you are partial to a beard or prefer a clean-shave face, it’s important to make sure you’re perfectly groomed on your wedding day. With your photographer getting shots at all angles, you want to ensure you have the closest shave, or trim as possible. Brands like Harry’s offer a variety of razors and shaving products that will guarantee the closest shave, no matter your preference. Much like with your hairstyle, take the time to master your shaving regimen and ensure that you won’t have any nicks or cuts after your wedding day shave. Better yet, you won’t have a single hair out of place.
3. Brighten your smile.
A wedding is an occasion of love and happiness, which hopefully translates into smiling. With the focus of the day being on you and your bride-to-be, give yourself an added boost of confidence with a whiter brighter smile. From getting your teeth professionally whitened, to trading in your standard paste for a whitening toothpaste like Crest 3D, there are endless options to eliminate those coffee stains.
4. Be well rested.
This may seem obvious but getting a decent amount of sleep can make all of the difference. I’m not talking the night before, you should try to rest up weeks before your big day. Stress can take its toll on us without realizing it, even altering our appearance. Get plenty of sleep and perhaps indulge in some exercise to help work off any hidden stress.