Wedding Facial Hair Styles for Grooms We're Loving
News flash: It's totally possible to find mustache and beard ideas for grooms that are nice enough for the wedding day. Yes, it's a dressy occasion that calls for a little cleaning up, but that doesn't mean you should sacrifice your personal style. And let's face it: Plenty of men look hella handsome when sporting facial hair. Just take a cue from these guys, who opted to go light on the razor and bypass the blades in favor of showing some serious scruff for their walk down the aisle.
With his full beard and handlebar mustache, Alan looked every bit the classic gentleman when marrying Trish at their Toronto ceremony.
For their vintage banquet hall wedding, Gregg and his bride, Hayley, commissioned bespoke suits inspired by '70s-era "It" couple Mick and Bianca Jagger. The groom completed the rocker look with shoulder-length hair and a full beard.
Goatee Circle Beard
With his three-piece suit and finely groomed whiskers, Ben Brown, a writer, director, and producer, played the perfect groom for his bride, actress Stephanie Ellis Brown.
At this Austin affair, Matt Drenik donned a Zappa mustache befitting of the groom's rock-and-roll past.
Ryan trimmed up his sideburns to give his beard and mustache drama at his winter wedding to Jane.
Along with a traditional kilt and tweed jacket, Scotsman Jeffrey Hope sported some scruff for his rustic Maine wedding to Jayme.
Thick Hair and Beard
Alongside Heather, Tibaut looked sharp at his romantic Austin ceremony with his thick head of hair and face of whiskers.
Matt chose both a mustache and faint soul patch for his Los Angeles wedding to Melissa.
Wedding Facial Hair Style
Known for wearing his facial hair style year-round at the office, Martha Stewart photographer Bryan Gardner stayed true to himself with a full beard for his Georgia wedding to Maggie Copeland.
A short-boxed beard was Josh's go-to facial hairstyle when he wed Brooke in Washington.
For his big day marrying Tara on a ranch in California, Nick balanced his thick brown hair with a well-trimmed chinstrap beard.
Clean-Shaven and Full Beard
Mustache and Soul Patch
Jason kept it cool for his Los Angeles wedding with a chinstrap beard complete with mustache and soul patch.
Full Beard and Long Hair
The groom at this easygoing backyard bash donned a black Prada suit and kept his look low-maintenance with a full beard and shoulder-length locks. "I don't think he even combed his hair!" says Lilly, the bride.
Seeing her husband-to-be, Aaron, dressed in his suit and tie (and looking sharp with tidy, trimmed whiskers) solidified it all for Portland bride Marguerita.
Jackie never thought she would see her groom before walking down the aisle, but at her Nashville nuptials, she and Ross shared a first look. "I now would highly recommend it," she says. "It gives you and your future husband a moment to stand still with each other and soak it all in before the craziness begins." What did Jackie see? Her hubby-to-be, outfitted in a Hugo Boss suit, Tod's shoes, and of course, a debonair facial hair style.
Wedding Facial Hair
The most important part of this groom's big-day look, from the vows to the dance floor? A smile, perfectly framed by a carefree beard.
These stylish grooms were ahead of the game at their modern Los Angeles wedding, both debuting more than a five o'clock shadow to their four o'clock ceremony.
At this Palm Springs soirée, Jared balanced his trendy, thick-rimmed glasses with an impressively long, full beard.
A rugged beard was a fitting choice for this laid-back groom, who met his bride during a carefree game of foosball.
This groom looked cool in just-enough-scruff for his ultra-chic Brooklyn wedding.
Jake donned a made-to-measure suit from A Suit That Fits, a Divine Domestication bow tie, custom gingham shirt, and Cole Haan shoes. But it was his striking ginger beard that made for the perfect final accent to his wedding-day look.
Getting ready together just made sense for Sadie and Brandon. Though there was no official "reveal," there were lots of compliments back and forth as their looks came together. Here, the groom threw his head back to reveal a polished combination of sideburns and beard that brought out his chiseled features.
Debonair Facial Hair
This comedian and artist (whose medium is LEGO bricks) looked absolutely dapper in facial hair for his classic-meets-fun Austin wedding.
A gold pocket square set Andrew apart from his groomsmen, as did a bristly blonde beard.
Rugged Beard and Mustache
A rugged wedding look was a given for Tyson, a former professional bicyclist who starred in three seasons of Survivor and won the prize during Survivor: Blood vs. Water in 2013. He went with a Jos A. Bank suit and shoes, topped with long blonde locks and a subtle, sophisticated beard and mustache.
"Marc and Petra are two incredible, creative, quirky, and artistic individuals," said their wedding planner Brandy Curry of Duet Weddings. Given their stylish tendencies, it's not surprising that the groom gravitated toward a handsome beard for the big day.
Musician Joel Jarek DeGraff obviously had to look chic for his wedding to #GIRLBOSS author and Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso. So he paired a Saint Laurent tuxedo with slicked-back hair and comfortable scruff.
He may have met his bride when he was just a child, but thanks to expertly styled hair and a well-trimmed facial hair style, Chris looked every bit a grown man when they tied the knot many years later.
Alden's suit didn't make it to Greece for his destination wedding, but the groom still looked put together in a backup ensemble from Knot Standard, a Gold Coast Goods bow tie, and a thick Zappa-style beard.
José couldn't seem to stop kissing his bride in the photos from their wedding in his hometown of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. Luckily, the pose was also perfect for showing off his impressive big-day beard.