• Start prepping the groom at least a month before the wedding to guarantee proper suit fitting, accessory selection, and wedding band choice.
• Two weeks out, focus on grooming, rehearsal dinner outfit selection, final fittings/alterations, and a special gift for the groom.
• One week before the big day, break in the shoes, wrap the gift, and prepare an itinerary for the groom.
• Make sure that the suit and accessories are perfect for the groom and that he feels comfortable wearing them.
Being a hands-on bride means a lot when your soon-to-be husband doesn’t know how to tie a bowtie or has never tried on a suit. That’s why it’s important to start grooming your groom at least a month before the wedding. Make this your guide before the big day.
One Month Out
This would be the start of the most crucial part of the preparation. One month to go means you should almost have everything in order. Here’s what you should start preparing and finalizing:
If your groom hasn’t been to a store yet, it’s time to look at the different options. Try on multiple styles and designs until you find one that suits him perfectly. If you’re brave enough, this is also the perfect opportunity to try out some customized suit designs. Know his measurements to get the best fit.
Make sure to pick out accessories for the groom, such as cufflinks and ties that match his suit. He should also pick out a pocket square or handkerchief if he wishes to have one. Don’t forget your shoes. Choose something comfortable yet stylish that will look great with his outfit.
Groom’s Wedding Band
This is the most important wedding detail for men. Get him a wedding band made from quality material that suits his style. Wedding bands for men are available in different materials, such as gold, silver, titanium, or stainless steel. Pick out one that fits perfectly and provides comfort for daily wear. Have the measurements in order and make sure the wedding band fits perfectly.
Two Weeks Out
In this crucial time, you should already have the final details in order, and should only be finalizing everything. Here’s what you need to do:
Make sure your groom is looking his best for the big day. Get him a haircut and have him practice doing his own hair so he can look perfect for the wedding photos. If necessary, you can book an appointment with a hairstylist to make sure he looks great on the day of the wedding.
Groom’s Rehearsal Dinner Outfit
While you’re at it, get him an outfit for the rehearsal dinner. This outfit usually consists of a dress shirt and trousers, but he can also opt for a more casual look. Make sure he feels comfortable and looks amazing in this look. He should also have a tie or pocket square that matches his suit.
Final Fittings and Alterations
If you haven’t done it yet, book an appointment with a tailor to get all the final fittings and alterations in order. Ensure that the suit looks perfect on him by getting any necessary adjustments done before the wedding. It shouldn’t be too tight or too loose. Your groom should be able to comfortably walk and do his duties in his suit.
Finally, get your groom a gift that he can cherish forever. It’s a nice gesture to give him something special that will remind him of your commitment. Choose something meaningful, such as cufflinks or a watch, to symbolize your love for each other.
One Week Out
By this point, all of your clothes should be ready, and all of your accessories should be selected—so now it’s just a matter of tying up any loose ends. Now is the time to do the following:
- Break-in Period: If you’ve bought a new pair of shoes for your groom, it’s best to do a break-in period. Make sure he wears the shoes around at least once a week before the wedding so that they don’t hurt his feet on the wedding day.
- Groom’s Gift Wrap: Wrap your groom’s gift in a special box and write him a heartfelt message.
- Groom’s Itinerary: Have an itinerary of the day ready for the groom. This will help keep him on track and remind him what needs to be done when it comes to the wedding-day program.
At this point, your groom should have everything he needs to look and feel his best on the big day. As long as you’ve followed all these steps, you’ll be ready for the wedding in no time! With careful planning and attention to detail, you can ensure your groom looks sharp and ready to take on any challenges on your big day.