Grooming the groom

The bride generally takes charge of the majority of the wedding preparations, so with fewer tasks, it’s important for the groom to deliver on his responsibilities.

The groom has one main job during the wedding process: take care of tuxedo preparations for himself and his groomsmen. There are many stores around the Washington area that help grooms prepare for the big day.

With 30 years of experience, Lustre Formal Wear makes it easier for grooms to fulfill their duties.

“We are going to make you look good,” said Brian Grozban of Lustre Formal Wear, conveniently located just a few blocks from the Capitol.

Guys generally are not in charge of much during the wedding process, Grozban said. Lustre Formal is a lot faster than most rental stores because everything is done in-house, and employees can go to the customer for fitting if needed.

They will completely re-alter the tuxedo to make it a better fit for the customer. They can handle measurements from out-of-town customers, and can deliver their tuxedos to hotels in Washington.

Lustre also offers discounts for students, depending on the number in the group.

Eric Finn Custom Clothiers offers a distinguished look for those willing to spend more for high-quality fabrics. Though the shop’s location is in Washington, Eric Finn also works with customers in Baltimore, New York and Miami.

Located near the corner of Connecticut Avenue and S Street NW, Eric Finn specializes in custom clothes for a perfect fit.

Looking well-groomed is an equally important part of the man’s job for the special day.

Recently celebrating its nine-year anniversary in D.C., the Grooming Lounge, located a block away from the Farragut North Metro stop on L Street, can help men look their best down to the last nose-hair.

From eyebrows to shaving and, yes, even waxing, the Grooming Lounge can help guys clean up and look great for their bride on the big day.

Michael Gilman, co-founder of The Grooming Lounge, started his business just over 10 years ago.

On the Grooming Lounge Blog, Gilman stated that gentlemen should “avoid sporting a uni-brow, comb-over, or excess nose or ear hair.”

For around $30, guys can have their bushy brows trimmed and looking handsome for the wedding day.