Married men are healthier that those who were never married, and they also live longer that those without spouses – as found in a survey of 127,545 men. So if you’re about to celebrate your Big Day, make sure you look as good as you’re bound to feel once you say ‘I do’. Some tasks, such as that final beard trim can take place the day before (or even on the day of) your wedding. Others – such as laser skin treatments if you opt for them – should be started a few weeks before. The following tips will help you stay on top of your schedule. So you can sport an attractive look on one of the most important days of your life.

Rocking A Full Beard

To ensure your beard is beautifully groomed on the day of your ceremony and reception, opt for a good trim around a week prior. If your beard grows fast and you want it to look absolutely perfect. You can have a retouch the day before (or even the morning of) your wedding. Try to avoid beard trends, and go for a style that suits your face shape and results in the best photographs.

If you’re a sartorial gentleman who enjoys modern styles. Think of incorporating a few trendy touches in your accessories or jewelry instead of your beard or hair. Start with your engagement ring if you’re having one. Current men’s wedding bands, which often double up as engagement rings, are the perfect place to start, since they are far less ‘standard’ than they used to be. Matte sand-blasted, black diamond, or hammered inlay wedding bands are just a few stylish options designed by top jewelers. All these are fashionable and stand apart from classic styles. And they will look great in your wedding shots as well.

Investing In A Good Haircut

If you have a favorite hairdresser or barber who always gets your cut ‘just right’, make sure to book an appointment for around 10 days before the wedding. Even if your barber is a little pricey, this is more than a worthwhile investment. Since you don’t want to risk sporting an odd looking haircut that you can’t style your way out of. As is the case with your beard, this isn’t the time to risk or go with an ‘in’ cut. Rather, go with a style that has always garnered you compliments – especially from your fiancée. About a week before your wedding, you may want to have a special hair conditioning treatment. The day before your wedding, shampoo and condition your hair so that it is clean but holds a style well the next day.

Having A Facial 

There is nothing more beautiful than smooth, poreless skin. So you may want to have a cleansing facial around a week before your celebration. This is also a good time to wax areas such as the space between your eyebrows. And any other areas you wish to be smooth and hair-free on your wedding and honeymoon. If you wish to have a chemical peel or laser treatment for active acne, consult with your specialist regarding downtime. Some treatments (for instance, Fraxel) result in redness for a few days. Moreover, more than one treatment is usually necessary. So you may have to start weeks before to obtain the result you’re after. 

Sporting A Killer Smile

Around a week prior to your wedding, consider having your teeth whitened. Don’t leave it until the day before, since teeth can be sensitive for a few days. And you want to enjoy your reception and honeymoon without pain or sensitivity. Make sure you don’t drink coffee or any other drinks that can stain your teeth right after they’ve been whitened. One treatment you should leave until around two days before your wedding is a spray tan if you wish to have one. Do not leave it until your wedding day, or you could stain your shirt or suit.

Grooming for a wedding is a complex task that ranges from trimming your beard to having a spray tan. Of course, you can always forego the complexities and keep it to a good hair and beard trim. If you do have more intensive treatments such as laser, give yourself plenty of time to recover. So that the treatment results show up to optimal effect on your wedding day.