Watched the BAFTAS on Sunday night? We did. My love of the arts and entertainment industry combined with my adoration for Hugh Jackman (Tom understands) meant we settled down for the BAFTA Awards ceremony on TV this year. Very soon we began to notice the beards. It wasn’t just us either, Twitter and the following day’s media became awash with comment about how the great and the good of Hollywood now had beards.

http://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/style/articles/2013-02/11/bafta-beards-mens-grooming-george-clooney-ben-affleck

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/quiz/2013/feb/11/grammys-baftas-guess-beards-quiz

This makes me very happy. As a beardy-loving lady (on my men that is) it’s great to see lots of facial hair around. I found myself even looking at Ben Affleck in a new light. It got me thinking about our lovely grooms, and the rituals of shaving we see in the morning preparations. Now there will likely be a few ladies (Brides and MOG’s equally) who will disagree with me, but guys, YOU DON’T NEED TO SHAVE FOR YOUR WEDDING!

Now a disclaimer is needed here, by not shave I don’t mean rock up to your wedding looking like you have been asleep for five days, but if you usually sport a trendy smattering of stubble, then keep it. In much the same way people tell women not to lose too much weight for their wedding day as they ‘need to look like them’, so the same should go for the boys!

 

So take a tip from the red carpet boys, the beard is back and looking fab, so  if you usually rock facial hair or your bride-to-be swooned over your sexy stubble when you met, then keep the razor blade in the cupboard on wedding morning.

 

Lina x