The Man Registry on Grooming Tips for the Groom

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Your wedding day is one of the times that you won’t get by with greasy hair, chewed nails, and wearing your dirty alma mater hoodie. We know it’s not always easy for us guys to take the time to look good (it’s just so much easier not to). Here are some simple steps the groom can take to look his best on the big day:

Hair Cut
This one’s obvious. Get your hair cut about a week in advance of the wedding. Stick to your normal barber and with your usual style. You don’t want to experiment with a new look that you’re not going to be able to undo before the wedding.

Try a Manicure/Pedicure
All joking aside, trying a manicure/pedicure might not be a bad idea. There are sure to be many up close photos of the rings, so you want your nails to look great. Plus, they’re actually kind of relaxing (or so we hear).

Get a Massage
Who doesn’t love a massage? If you’ve never been to a professional masseuse, we strongly recommend it. It’s the perfect way to release all of that wedding planning stress and tension. If you’re looking for a creative groomsmen gift, how about treating all of your boys to one as well?

Take a Trip to the Dentist
Can you even remember the last time you had a dentist appointment? Get your teeth cleaned about a month before the wedding and continue your normal brushing routine. (3 times a day, right?)

Tickets to the Gun Show
Many groom-to-be’s start a workout routine in the months before the wedding in order to get ripped for the big day as well as the honeymoon. Our advice is to push back your tux fitting as long as possible so you can take account for your bulging biceps.

Eat Well, Drink Well
Keeping a good diet will contribute greatly to your wedding day looks. Drink lots of water to keep your skin healthy and clear. Avoid fast food to maintain that physique you’ve worked so hard to develop. Of course, we’d tell you to cut out beer – but we want to be taken seriously.

What grooming tips do the readers of mywedding.com have to share?