- 5 years ago
- Wedding: August 2013
I thought I would update this since the wedding was last weekend.
To all of our surprise, the groom did shave. They didn’t have a first look so the first time any of us saw him was when we walked into the church. The groomsmen all looked neat and most people thought it was really cute that they had their playoff beards.
The groom told us he purposely made a big production about shaving and since there was a photographer there, he took pictures of it, with the groomsmen standing in horror around him.
He hasn’t shaved since the wedding so now he has a nice 5 o’clock shaddow.
I will be in the minority, but I think you can absolutely ask someone to shave, as they are adults they can say no however as an adult I can say who stands at the wedding. I am not fussed about beards (as long as they were neat, so no duck dynasty beards!) but I do not agree with the bee’s who think its so unreasonable to ask. I personally think on your wedding day you have the right to choose what and who are in your wedding and for what reason.
My husbands best man had a really massive beard/mustach thing going before my wedding and I didnt really care ( he can grow facial hair like a boss) I would have preferred it shaved but I wasnt about to ask
. It kidn of worked out because his best man is dating one of my best friends ( a bridesmaid) and she hates the beard and made him shave anyway LOL
One of my DH’s groomsmen showed up the day of the rehearsal dinner after having been camping for a week and he looked rough. Ratty, scraggly facial hair and bedhead. I said in a really enthusastic voice “I’m so happy to see you! You should go take a shower and shave before the photographer gets here!” Everyone laughed and they still tease both of us about it. I don’t think it’s demanding to expect people to look presentable, but if the beards are neat and groomed, then that’s presentable!
I voted “depends” because I would feel comfortable asking Darling Husband to shave, but I would not ask the groomsmen. That’s not my place.
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