The Groomsmen Experience: The Gents Deserve To Feel Special Too
Okay, we are about to get into some serious real talk, and there is no sugar coating it. A wedding is not all about the bride. I mean if it were, she would be marrying herself right? Though it seems like leading up to the day, the groom is considered, but not treated equally. At least on the beauty/pampering side of things. The bride gets glammed with hair and makeup, while sipping on champagne with her bridal party, but what does the groom do? Sips on a few beers or whiskey with his groomsmen sure, but do they get pampered? Hint: most often times they don’t. Let’s be honest though, the gents deserve to feel special too and have their own groomsmen experience.
The Groomsmen Experience
Brides have their hair and makeup before the wedding, so how can we make the groom and his groomsmen feel special? Their own morning of pampering as well. You may not know this, but part of our beauty planning includes setting up an equally fun experience for the gents on their wedding day. This typically includes straight razor shaves, haircuts, trims and their own personal whiskey bar complimentary of us.
Just as much as it is the bride’s day, it is also the groom’s day as well and he deserves to feel special with his gents. It’s amazing what a little bit of pampering can do for the psyche and makes them feel dapper AF.
Things to Keep in Mind
Straight razor shaves are becoming more popular for the groomsmen as part of their getting ready experience, but there are a few things to keep in mind, just as the ladies do with hair and makeup.
Things to know:
- A proper shave includes a hot towel, a neck massage, and the shave itself. It is a full on experience not to be treated lightly.
- The whole experience can take anywhere from 30 min to an hour depending on how in depth you want it to be. Treat it how you would when planning for a massage, you want to enjoy it.
- Typically a shave should be done a day before the wedding in case of any redness, but if you want it done the day of, there should be at least 2 hours between when your shave is finished and when the wedding starts. This allows any redness to reduce in the event it happens.
Just as the bride invests in her hair and makeup to look and feel her very best, you should do the same as the groom. You want to feel your very best, as it’s your wedding day too gents. If you haven’t thought about getting a shave for your groom or his groomsmen, I would definitely consider it, and if you do, I’ve got your back and will hook you up!