(Closed) For the guys: Wedding day shave

posted 7 years ago in Denver
Post # 3
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321 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I think you should go to the barber shop and get a straight shave.  My guy does that sometimes and it’s AMAZING!!!

Post # 4
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Helper bee

I’d go with your bride-to-be on this one–look like yourself, even if it means not shaving on the big day. If you’re worried about too much stubble for a late-day wedding, shave the night before rather than the morning before to give yourself a little leeway.

Perhaps invest in your own straight-razor kit, hook up a small slow-cooker to warm your towel for the pre-shave wrap and a nice aftershave to mark the day.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m the bride and I’m not sure what he should do either. One one hand we like the way he looks with a little scruff. Without it he looks about 15 years younger than me, lol. And on the other hand, we wonder if it’ll look too unkempt, or if we’ll look back at our pictures and think we made a bad decision.
Btw honey, I don’t think you meant to  put this Denver…. πŸ˜›

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

Well if you really do look significantly younger than your Fiance when clean cut, I think you should keep the scruff. Not only does it look like your usual self but you’ll probably feel more mature too.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

So, are you talking about stubble or a full beard? Just wanted to clarify. If you have a full (or semi-full) beard, mustache, whatever… then I think you should keep that. Why change just because you’re getting married? But if it’s actual stubble then I would say no. I wish I could see a picture or something! πŸ™‚

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My husband got a professional straight razor shave at a barber shop on our wedding day.  It was better than his regular shave, plus they helped clean up his side burns.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Hmm…I think it’s fine for the e-pics but I tend to prefer the clean shaven look myself–even if it makes you look a bit younger.  That’s just my personal opinion.  If you want the stubble look maybe do the straight shave the day before.  I highly recommend it–from all the reports I’ve had it’s totally worth the indulgence!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I love a classic clean-shave, even if it takes a couple of years off your appearance. Darling Husband usually has some scruff, but he shaved (for me, yay!) for our wedding day. πŸ™‚

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

My Darling Husband has the same type of 5 O’clock shadow by the afternoon hair. However, he went clean shaven for the wedding. It’s just somehow more formal. I would vote clean shaven. I also know from DH’s search no one in our area would do the straight razor shave either, not even my long-time hair dresser or his old school barber dad. After seeing your engagement pics, I think you can pull off the scruff but clean shaven will just look so much more put together for wedding day photos!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I vote clean-shaven.  I agree with PP that it looks more formal.  These pictures are forever and when you’re all old and conservative you don’t want to look at them and be like “gosh, I was such an unkempt young man.” lol.

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