June 14, 2018

How Grooms Can Look Their Best on the Wedding Day

In an industry that is so bride-centric, grooms might have trouble finding tips for their wedding appearance and attire. To break that mold, today’s article gives advice for how grooms can look their best for the wedding day. Read on for my top three tips that will ensure a groom photographs and looks perfect.
how grooms can look their best for the wedding day

Wear a Properly-Fitted Suit/Tux

Having a properly fitted suit or tux may seem like a no brainer, but I’ve seen a lot of ill-fitted clothing on grooms lately and it can be very distracting in photos. A jacket shouldn’t cover the bum and it should hug your shoulders perfectly with the sleeves hemmed at the wrist bone. Pants should break across the top of the laces. Renting a suit or tux is a smart idea because the professional employees will ensure you get the right fit. But if you’re on your own and think your suit is too baggy, try a size down or even get it altered to perfection and you will notice the difference when it fits properly.
Bride and groom walking portrait at Atlanta Country Club wedding venue, Cavin Elizabeth Photography

Have Well-Groomed Facial Hair

Deciding on your desired facial hair can be a big decision. First, you don’t want to change your look too much. Remember, the photos you take on your wedding day will be shared with those you love for years to come, so you don’t want to look like a different person. Second, you want to make sure you have a new, sharp razor blade. A sharp razor will help you achieve a close shave and smooth, clean lines along any hair. Be sure to change your blade often to help you avoid nicks and scarring leading up to the wedding day.
Wedding first look at Omni Rancho Las Palmas in Rancho Mirage, Cavin Elizabeth Photography

Choose a Flattering Hairstyle

This is not something that only the bride should be thinking about for the wedding! Just like facial hair, your hair should be similar to how you style it on a daily basis. You don’t want to make the mistake of trying out a new barber or haircut days before your wedding. However, if you do want to switch it up, begin experimenting with new looks a few months in advance. Go to a trusted barber with some ideas and try out new looks until you find one that you like and can replicate it yourself for your wedding.
Mt Woodson Castle Wedding by Cavin Elizabeth