Broke-Ass Tag: groomsmen

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Affiliate Disclaimer NewEtsy TamarasTreasureTrove Hair Cut and Shave SignVintage Sign available from Etsy seller TamarasTreasureTrove

Shaving. It can be kind of a pain in the ass, but we have to do it. Even if you have a beard, there’s some maintenance that needs to be done. For your wedding day, I’d 100% recommend you have a professional barber clean you up, but not all of us have that kind of time or cash. So, I’m going to share some ways you can get the next best thing at home.

The Clean Shaven Man

The most knowledgeable of clean-shaven dudes will know that taking shortcuts in your shaving routine will show. You can prevent frequent knicks, cuts and bumps in a few steps:

Take a quick second to apply a pre-shaving oil. This allows the blade to cut a little closer to the skin and lifts the hair, so the end product is a smoother feel.
Spinster Sisters Pre Shave Oil

Spinster Sisters Co. Pre-Shave Oil, $26 (Tip: A little goes a long way)

There are a lot of razors out there to choose from. Dollar Shave Club and Harry’s are both great because you can get them shipped to your house and at a fraction of the cost. Did you know Target has subscription-eligible items you can order directly from them?

Dollar Shave Club
Dollar Shave Club, $1 – $9 per month
Harrys Subscription
Harry’s Subscription Starter Pack, $25 (Refills are $8)
Gillette Subscription
Gillette Fusion Refill Pack, $22.50

Shaving gel or cream?

This mostly depends on personal preference — either will get the job done if you use it right. If you’re real fancy, you’ll use a shave brush and shaving soap. It’s going to give you the absolute best shave in the world, but it is more of a commitment.
Nivea Shaving Cream
Nivea Shaving Gel, $9 for a 3 Pack from Amazon
Proraso Shaving Cream
Proraso Shaving Cream, $10 from Amazon

After shave

This seems always to be thought of as optional, but it’s really one of the most important steps. Its main purpose is to help keep the skin from getting irritated and bumpy and typically works as a good moisturizer post-shave.
Art of Shaving After Shave
The Art of Shaving After Shave Balm, $18

The Bearded Bear

Having a beard doesn’t mean you get to slack off. Beards need daily cleaning and maintenance, but it can all be done pretty quickly. All you need to do is make sure you’re brushing through it, hydrating the hair and skin (that’s what an oil is for) and keeping it trimmed and tidy.

Southern Hospitality Beard Comb
Southern Hospitality Beard Comb, $30
Southern Hospitality Beard Oil
Southern Hospitality Beard Oil, $18
Phillips Beard Trimmer
Philips Norelco Beard Trimmer, $30

The Busy Bee

Sometimes we just don’t have the time to fuss with shaving. We’re not here to judge! Instead, here are a few good options at Target you could choose from.

ConAir Electric Razor
Conair Waterproof Electric Razor, $38
Braun Traveler Razor
Braun Mobile Razor, $15
Philips BodyGroom Shaver
Philips Norelco Bodygroom Shaver, $40

Grooms or groomsmen on your list? Spinster Sisters, Jack Black and Etsy have affordable gift options that have everything the guys will need.

What are your favorite shaving brands? Let us know in the comments or on our Instagram!

  • 10/21

    Affiliate Disclaimer NewPersonalized Beer Cooler from Etsy seller HeritageWedding
    Personalized Beer Cooler, $30 from Etsy seller HeritageWedding

    Gifting is hard. Gifting on a budget is really hard.

    Especially when it’s for your favorite dudes. You want to get your groomsmen something awesome, yet thoughtful — but holy crap everything always seems so expensive. While it would be nice to be able to get them all big screen TVs or spring for a dudes’ trip to Vegas, that’s just not always something your bank account can muster. Have no fear, fellas! Even under a tight budget, you can find a wide variety of gift items that are perfect for groomsmen, whether they’re techies, foodies or just love lookin’ good. Here’s our list of gift ideas for your best buds so you can show ’em you love ’em without breaking the bank!
    Personalized Pocket Square by Etsy seller DVKzKrafts

    Personalized Pocket Square, $10 from Etsy seller DVKzKrafts

    Engraved Cuff Bracelet by Etsy seller Braceletshomme

    Engraved Cuff Bracelet, $39.95 from Etsy seller Braceletshomme
    Tie Bar Set from The Tie Bar

    Tie Bar Set, $45 from The Tie Bar

    Cigar Box Shave Kit from Etsy seller OrangeFuzz

    Cigar Box Shave Kit with Beer Shaving Soap, $48 from Etsy seller OrangeFuzz

    Monogrammed Wallet from J. Crew

    Monogrammed Wallet, $45 from J. Crew

    iPhone Projector from urbann outfitters

    Smartphone Projector, $30 from Urban Outfitters

    There you have it, our list of gift ideas for the groom on a budget. You can share your gift ideas with us on Instagram or in the comments below!

  • 6/8

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    Photo: Sharyn Frenkel Photography Wedding parties. They can be a real pain in the ass. Who do you choose? Is your sibling the automatic choice for maid of honor or best man? Do you have to include someone just because you were a member of their wedding party? What if said wedding was like a decade ago ... is there a time limit? My answers are whomever…

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    11/6

    Etsy Coldfeet Socks Groom : Best Man Socks

    Image: Whitney Huynh Alright grooms, step aside — this one’s for the Best Man. The day of the wedding is a big day for your bestie, so make sure something small doesn’t fuck it all up. He’ll thank you for life if you take all the right measures and plan it out properly. Trust me, I’ve been in a lot of weddings and you’d be amazed…

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    11/6

    Hello again, BABs! While we very (im)patiently wait for our wedding album to appear, I thought I would share with you one of my favorite wedding related things: PRESENTS! No, not for us. But for our amazingly awesome wedding party members. I love, love giving gifts and finding amazing deals! If you've been following my posts for a while, you know that I don't like things…

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  • 6/13

    With Father's Day this weekend -- and for those nearlyweds, nuptials on the horizon -- it's about time we turn our attention to the male set for  a hot second, because they need love too. I've always enjoyed how cool and different cufflinks are -- like awesome statement jewelry for dudes. And just as representative of individual personalities as that schamazing cocktail ring or pendant necklace. So for this…

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    7/2

    Searching for original budget-friendly gifts for your hard-working bridesmaids and groomsmen? Never fear. My fiance and I spent last weekend culling through the Brooklyn edition of the Renegade Craft Fair, a collection of hand-crafted wares by independent designers and crafters, to bring you the latest and greatest bridal part gift ideas. All the mind-blowing gifts featured below are under $50 and handmade by independent artists, who…

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  • 3/5

    Originally, we had 4 people on each side of the bridal party. Now, not so much.The other night Hunter's best friend and "homey of honor" in our wedding, El, called to share the news that he had been cast in a very exciting and promising off-broadway version of Neil Gaiman's book (and now movie) Coraline. We are so proud of him and were totally thrilled…

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