The Wedding beard
It used to be
the case that only certain cultures of our society wore a beard but try walking
down the street without seeing at least one. Yes, times have changed and beards
are commonplace. With beards actually raising the standard of looking their
best no doubt our grooms will want to parade their furry friends on their big
day so today we are going to talk about how you might prepare your beard for
that not everyone can grow the same type of beards. So first thing is to know
what suits you.
Like looking for
that particular style of wedding suit, preparation begins months in advance for
a well-manicured beard.
We suggest the
ManCave beard oil is a reasonable product to keep the beard soft and itch-free.
anything else, let’s lay out some “ground rules” first.
and Don’t’s of Having a Wedding Beard
The key to
having a perfect Wedding Beard is just forgetting you have shears and shaving
cream, right? Wrong. Growing that perfect beard is going to take a lot of care
and a whole lot of common sense. In fact, there are a few things that you have
to keep in mind.
- Do Mind Your Role
When it comes to
beards, just remember that the range of your options is inversely proportionate
to your importance in the wedding. If you are a guest, then pretty much
anything goes. This is true if you are attending the wedding on your own.
And even if you
have your wife or girlfriend with you, your options for beards are going to be
considerable. However, keep in mind that you might also be dragged into a lot
of photo opportunities. As such, looking your very best will still matter.
However, if you
are playing an important role in the wedding like the best man or, better yet,
the groom, then how you can style your beard is going to be limited. In fact,
you might have to fight it out with your partner and family just to have a
beard on your big day.
Either way, it
is best that you pick the styles that highlight your best features. Which leads
to our next point.
- Don’t Make a Drastic Change
rule that brides have to follow with their wedding makeup applies to men and
their wedding beards: pick one that reflects YOU, and not you putting on some
If your everyday
stubble goes along with almost every formal wear that you have ever worn, then
adding a few centimeters of hair on your face is not going to hurt. If you have
always looked good with a full-on beard, then trimming it at the edges would
work well to your favor.
That being said,
a wedding is not the time to do something cool with your beard. If you’re just
fine with a regular beard, then showing up on the wedding looking like you’ve
just stepped out of the 18th century is going to make heads turn;
for all the wrong reasons.
- Do Clean Up
perfect wedding beard is actually finding a balance between letting things grow
and cleaning up. Think of it like you are making sculpture out of a bush: you’d
have to know where and how to trim things to add dimension.
And, of course,
you can’t do this without the right tools. There are products out there like
Professor Fuzzworthy’s Beard Shampoo and Old Spice’s Sculpting Pomade that are
going to give your beard the volume and luster it needs. Plus, these products
can help you keep your beard in place when you opt for something stylish.
Investing on a
good brush and comb will also do wonders. There are several products out there
that do come with a complementary comb or brush made specifically for beards.
As such, it would be best that you consider these items.
- Don’t Make it a Last-Minute Decision
Growing a beard
takes a lot of time. In fact, it would take you more than a month to grow a
beautiful patch of beard over your face for the wedding.
Planning to get
a beard a few days before the wedding is not going to bode well for you. At the
least, you’ll get something pathetic. At worst, you’ll end up with something
that looks scraggly and unkempt. And no, even the best growth oils out there
like Growther Beard can’t get your face blanketed with enough facial hair in
such a short amount of time.
Give yourself at
least a week to a full month to grow a beard and then trim and care for it. Not
only will you end up with something majestic but you’ll send a signal that
you’ve actually made an effort in making yourself look good to everybody;
especially if you have an important role in the wedding.
And while we’re
on the issue of last-minute decisions, never ever shave your beard on the night
before the wedding. Not only does this mean that you are going to throw out
months of work literally down the drain, but you’d end up with a haphazard
shaved look. Think of it this way: you can’t expect to remove an entire beard
of your face overnight without leaving stubble here and there.
Wedding Beards Today
Now that these
concerns are out of the way, let’s get to the part of actually growing your
beard. Sure, you can grow your beard however you like but there are some styles
out there are more suitable to a wedding. Here are some of them:
- Imperial Style
One of the more
trending styles today, the Imperial style is traditional enough to give men
that “macho” vibe. However, it has an artistic flair to it to give anyone
wearing a bird that much-needed class.
beards have a standard beard that measures up to an inch in volume along the
lower jaw. However, this is then topped with a full moustache that curves
upwards at the side.
style works well if you have short yet styled hair. Also, it works great for
men with long faces but are of average height.
- Short and Trimmed
This style is
quite popular because it is easy to grow and manage. All you have to do is to
let your beard grow for a week and then trim it at the edges just before the
wedding day. There are trimming kits readily available online that can give
your beard the dimensions it needs.
Also, this style
is best for men with round-shaped heads.
- The Full Beard
For the ultimate
of dashing manliness, the Full Beard is your best option. This style is quite
straightforward a concept as it simply means you allow your beard to cover your
entire face and have it reach as far as your Adam’s Apple.
However, the key
to success here is to reduce the “fuzziness” of your beard. That means you have
to constantly trim it at the edges especially at the lower sections. This way,
your beard takes on a more bulb-like shape by following the contours of your
Also, this is
the style that is going to take the longest to prepare. If you don’t have the
genes to grow facial hair that fast, it can take months for you to get a full
beard. As such, it’s best that you start growing your beard as soon as you get
that wedding invitation.
Imperial Style, Full Beards complement equally fashionable hairstyles. In this
case, a high and tight haircut goes well for your full beard or even a simple
barber’s cut. The point is that your hair should be shorter than your beard if
you want to take full advantage of this style.
- 5 O’clock Shadow
For men that are
not genetically predisposed for full-on beards, this is the best (and sometimes
only) option. It’s also the fastest style to grow as you can have one just by
opting not to shave for a day or 3.
However, the key
here is to maintain that thin stubble and prevent it from growing a centimeter
further. Again, there are trimming and styling kits online that can help you
shave off extra bits of hair. If done right, what you’ll end up with is a
quasi-bearded yet still rugged face.
- French Style
beard style, the French is great for men with round faces or those with a
less-pronounced chin. To get this style, all you have to do is to grow a full
beard and then shave off the unwanted areas. These are the sides at the cheeks
and at the lower jaw.
What you will
end up is a beard that covers your chin and connects to your moustache. It
would be even better if you can maintain a soul patch at your below your lower
lip to give your beard a crown or anchor-like appearance.
If you want to
take things a bit further, you can let the beard grow into a medium stubble.
This will make the French style even more pronounced by giving your beard extra
layers. After that, all you have to do is just trim off the edges and prevent
things from growing any further.
It’s often said
that growing a perfect beard is hard. That is not exactly true if you already
have the tendency to grow facial fuzz within a few days. The challenge comes in
committing to a certain style and maintaining the health and luster of your
beard before the big day.
there are products and tools out there that can help you grow, trim, and style
your beard. A wedding is a momentous and stylish event, after all. As such, you’d rather go to it wearing
something equally stylish. And that includes the hair covering up your face.