This one is for all the dapper gentlemen out there searching for getting ready ideas and wedding day time fillers. Listen, it is not a secret that a groom’s getting ready does not require three hours of hair and make-up for the big day. On average, it takes a groom less than an hour to get ready for the biggest day of his life. Grooms will shave, shower, throw on a tux, comb in hair gel and sit down for a few laughs before heading out to the ceremony. Therefore, many grooms find themselves with plenty of time on their wedding day. As wedding photographers, we have been thrilled to capture our grooms embracing their favourite people and preferred hobbies before the wedding. For those grooms-to-be out there, we are excited to share some of these awesome getting ready ideas for the groom!
If you are not a serious introvert who needs alone time, then invite your groomsmen, close friends, and family members to hang out beforehand.
If you prefer, bust out your favourite whiskey, coffee, etc. and gather around for pre-wedding day toast.
Toast to those who are with you on your day.
Share your eventful stories or your funniest impersonations of your groomsmen or mates. Have them take turns sharing their own memorable stories of times spent together. Soak in the moments with your loved ones before you are embraced by your arriving wedding guests. Sometimes the best groom prep ideas simply include loved ones and a lot of laughter!
For those of you who prefer to spend your morning breaking a sweat, consider a physical activity such as clay pigeon shooting, rugby, surfing, etc. Don’t worry, we won’t mind breaking a sweat to capture a badass moment.
When it is time for you to get ready and you mistakenly put your cufflinks on backward, laugh it off and try again.
If you and your mate finally defeat the maze of bowties, that definitely deserves a high five. If you need to quietly rehearse your vows, sneak away for a private moment alone. At the end of the wedding day, you will look back on your wedding day preparation and be relieved that you were not sitting alone in boredom and nerves all morning.
Just remember, we will capture the moment, you just embrace it!