Preparing for a wedding is both stressful and exciting for brides and grooms as they work to finalize every last detail. From choosing and booking vendors to finding the perfect floral arrangements and menu lineup, there is a lot to cross off the checklist – not to mention the personal prep that goes into looking fabulous on the big day. You might think that personal prep mostly pertains to the bride, but grooms want to look and feel great too! So what can our newly engaged couples do to ensure they are ready for their day?
The dress and the dress code
Bride: The path to finding the perfect dress can be very different from bride to bride. Whether it be wearing your mother’s gown, finding something casual at a thrift shop, or purchasing a designer dress while popping champagne, what’s most important is finding a dress that you will feel comfortable and beautiful in. A great place to start is selecting silhouettes and styles that you like beforehand and pulling some dresses from Pinterest that capture your eye!
Groom: The groom’s outfit typically centers around the bride’s dress and the color scheme of the entire wedding. Starting with the flowers is a great way to play with colors and get an idea of what vibe you’re looking for. From there, you have to figure out the details. Vest or no vest? Bowtie, pocket square, jacket, suspenders? If you’re struggling to find inspiration, check out real weddings to see what others have done to find details that you like and don’t like!
Personal health and fitness
Bride and Groom: Maintaining good health is always important, but if it’s something that you’ve been putting off, now is the time to pay special attention to your body as you embark on the next stage in your life. Get all of your yearly appointments out of the way and encourage your partner to do the same. At the same time, exercise regularly to help take care of your body, achieve fitness goals, combat stress, get the look you want for your big day and feel good about yourself. (Couples workouts are also a really fun way to sync up with your partner and squeeze some bonding time into your busy schedules!)
Bride: Brides usually are working with a bit more hair than their grooms and might be looking for an intricate hairstyle. No matter what you choose, make sure you have a couple of practice runs in advance to see if it’s something you actually like and to give your hairdresser a chance to figure out how to complete the look that you want. The same can also go for your makeup, depending on how much you plan to wear and if you’re planning to have it done by an artist or do it yourself!
Groom: For some grooms, they don’t care a ton about their hairstyle. For others, they’re quite attached to their full head of hair. Either way, you’re probably going to want to make sure your hair is looking at its best, so you feel confident at your wedding and are ready to be photographed. Think proactively to prevent any balding or thinning by taking the right vitamins or even using hair loss shampoo. If you’re unsure if balding or thinning is in your future, check out this article to learn three signs of hair loss.
Last minute touch-ups
Bride: As your wedding day gets closer, double check times, locations and details with your wedding party, family and vendors to make sure everyone is on the same page. Schedule any last-minute appointments you might need to get your hair trimmed, a quick tan, etc, and give yourself enough time to unwind and relax right before the big day.
Groom: Although most fittings will probably already be out of the way, make sure your wedding day outfit fits perfectly and get any alterations done that are needed (make sure all of your groomsmen do the same!). Figure out any person prep you’ll need to do, from a quick haircut to shaving the beard, and make sure you’re ready to look your best at the end of the aisle.
Keeping track of what you have to do in prep for your wedding can seem like a lot, but in the end, it will help guide the process and leave you feeling confident that everything is ready for saying “I do.” For any questions that pop up along the way, keep checking back with the FiftyFlowers blog for inspiration, DIY tips and more!!