6 Months Before the Wedding
[ ] Create a Workout Regimen
Everyone wants to look their best on their wedding day. Starting and maintaining a workout regimen can do wonders for your physical and mental health. If you want results that are going to be noticeable on your big day, start going to the gym as soon as you’ve set a date. If you don’t have (or want) a gym membership, there are still plenty of alternatives available; consider joining a running club, downloading a workout app or looking into yoga studios in your area.
[ ] Start a Skincare Routine
Much like working out, seeing positive results from a skincare routine can take some time. Finding out exactly what works best for your skin type can require some trial and error. Routinely washing and moisturizing your face will not only leave you with smooth, glowing skin; it can also help you avoid breaking out from wedding planning stress.
4 Months Before the Wedding
[ ] Test Run Your Haircut
You don’t want to try out a new hairstyle on your wedding day. Depending on how fast your hair grows (and what cut you’re going for), it’s best to give your chosen haircut a “test run.” Give yourself at least four months before the wedding so it has time to grow in if something goes wrong. Even if you’re going for the same haircut you’ve had a million times, be sure to take pictures. You never know what can arise, and you want to ensure you can replicate your suave ‘do.
[ ] Test Run Your Facial Hair
Unless you have a beard, facial hair doesn’t take as long to regrow as regular hair. However, it’s a good idea to make sure your hairstyle and beard-style look good together. Much like your hair, you should test out different facial hair grooming techniques. If you plan to have a clean face, be sure you’re using a sharp, high-quality razor. Using a dull or cheap razor could leave nicks on your skin that might not heal in time for the big day. Being diligent about changing out your razor in the months leading up to the wedding will help you avoid any marks or scars.
2 Months Before the Wedding
[ ] Whiten Your Teeth
This one is important if you’re a regular coffee or tea drinker. While not all tea and coffee have the same staining power, if it can stain your clothes, it’s probably staining your teeth. Ask your dentist for their recommendations. There are lots of options when it comes to teeth whitening, and while some may be cheaper than others, it’s best to err on the side of caution and avoid doing any long-term damage to your teeth.
The Week Before the Wedding
[ ] Try Out Your Hair Products
Do a test run on any products you plan to put in your hair on your wedding day. Products have varying holding ability and react differently to hair types. You don’t want your hair to be in your face by the time the cake gets cut, so make sure the product you choose can last past the length of time your wedding is scheduled to be.
[ ] Focus on Small Grooming Details
This is the time to recut your hair, as well as make sure your eyebrows and nails are tidy. You don’t have to go to a spa to get them done, but you should make sure your eyebrows are trimmed and your nails are even. There are lots of tutorials online for men to tweeze their own brows, and if all else fails, you can ask your fiancèe for some help.
Days Before the Wedding
[ ] Relax
You’ve spent hours planning, your guests have all RSVP’d, and you look like a million bucks. Now is the time to take a deep breath and relax a little bit before the big day. Schedule a date with your fiancèe, such as a couple’s massage or a “wine and paint” night, that will let you both enjoy each other’s company and unwind before the big day.