Broke-Ass Tag: groom

2/24

Affiliate Disclaimer NewHarwick J Crew Bag
Harwick Duffel Bag, $98 from J. Crew

Let’s talk about baggage (no, not THAT kind of baggage).

Planning a honeymoon in Hawaii? A getaway wedding in New Hampshire? No matter what the occasion is, when it comes to prepping for a trip, quality luggage should always be the first thing you consider. Shoddy luggage will wear quickly with all the throwing around and your stuff won’t be as protected. Wouldn’t you be so wrecked if your favorite college-T had succumbed to a catastrophic cologne spill? To avoid these types of mishaps, it’s best to have a case with pockets and compartments to help keep you organized — and a dopp kit to keep toiletries from being exposed.

Below are some travel bag options I’ve found, ranging from suitcases and carry-ons, all the way down to shoe bags (keep those shoes clean, fellas!). I also threw in a garment bag for those that are shopping for a destination wedding.

Samsonite Luggage
Samsonite Geotraker Spinner 21, $192 from Amazon

Herschel XL Luggage
Herschel XL Wheeled Packing Case, $200 from Nordstrom

J Crew Backpack
Harwick Rucksack Backpack, $98 from J. Crew

Utility Canvas Duffel
Utility Canvas A-Frame Duffel, $168 from Upstate MN

Everlane Backpack
Modern Zip Backpack, $58 from Everlane

Denim Dopp Kit
Denim Dopp Kit, $30 from Etsy seller GiantPhantom

Plaid Dopp Kit
Vintage Plaid Dopp Kit, $25 via Etsy seller LittleCollective

Old Navy Dopp Kit
Old Navy Dopp Kit, $13

Mens Wearhouse Garment Bag
Men’s Wearhouse Garment Bag, $30

Travel Shoe Bags
Travel Shoe Bags, $25 for 4 pairs from Amazon

That just about wraps it up! Any jetsetters out there have some other brands they recommend? Share with us in the comments or on our Instagram. Bon voyage!

  • 2/10

    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

    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…

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    7/7

    Oh, how naive I was to think I could cruise through these 8 months of wedding planning without any drama. And, much to my surprise, all this drama came from the groom's side! You don't hear that very often, do you? Made with PicMonkey Back in December when we got engaged, Bryce's best friend from childhood, Ron, was back in their hometown of Greensboro. Ron…

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    5/22

    Throughout this wedding process I have thought a lot about what I will tell my future children when they get engaged, especially if I have sons. This is not to say that these are things that Michael is doing wrong -- many are little things that I don’t want to forget. So ladies feel free to give this to your boyfriends/ fiancés/ children, and to any brave…

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    7/9

    The follow-up to last week's Handmade Bridal Party Gifts Edition, Part Two of the Round-up features stunning splurges for your wedding day from Brooklyn's Renegade Craft Fair. The best part is, everything comes custom-made to your desire. If the prices listed are a bit out of your range, contact the artists. They'll likely be willing to work with you to create something within your budget.…

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    12/9

    In 2007, our homey Chris Easter co-founded a little site called TheManRegistry.com. In just 3 years it has become the web's leading source for groomsmen gifts, content and wedding vendor listings geared to the groom's perspective. His site is so badass that Chris was recently named one of the top 30 entrepreneurs under the age of 30 by Inc. Magazine. Chris is a good friend…

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    4/20

    ...Because I've been planning our wedding for the last 10 months, yet I will never know the answer to that question.  I will never know what it feels like to hire a florist. Or a band. Or what it feels like to choose cake flavors, and have menu tastings. There will be no worrying over what cake topper to choose. Or what china pattern to…

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    4/6

    I have lots of strong feelings about weddings. I don't believe they should result in debt. I do believe they should be a celebration of your personalities, and sing with details that say something about your love. And generally, I don't believe there are rights or wrongs in weddings, because really ... who are we to judge what's right for you, or the next couple?…

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