20 Wedding Day Must-Haves for Grooms and Groomsmen

Are you gearing up for your wedding day? While it's easy to remember the necessities like your tux and shoes (and the rings!), don't forget about other essential items that help ensure an enjoyable day.

Just in time for wedding season, we've assembled a list of wedding day must-haves for every groom and groomsman to ensure the big day goes off without a hitch.

First, let's get you dressed.

Groom and Groomsmen Wardrobe Checklist

You probably have all your formal attire in check. Here’s a rundown of wedding day wardrobe items you’ll want to remember if you’re dressing away from home:

  • Tux or suit jacket
  • Dress pants
  • Dress shirt
  • Sweat proof undershirt
  • Handkerchief or pocket square
  • Cufflinks
  • Tie
  • Belt or suspenders
  • Socks (pack an extra pair just in case)
  • Shoes

Whether you or your friend is getting married, weddings can be nerve-wracking. If you get nervous and sweat a lot, you can bet that this important occasion will be no different.

To boost your confidence and avoid sweat marks on the dance floor, include a Thompson Tee (the only patented sweat proof undershirt on the market) on your groom or groomsmen's packing list.

20 Wedding Day Must-Haves for Grooms and Groomsmen

Add these 20 wedding day must-haves to your packing list. You’ll look and feel your best from head to toe (literally).

1. Sweat Proof Undershirt

Let’s face it–sweat happens, especially during milestone moments like a wedding. But if it happens, it doesn’t mean it needs to show.

Thousands of men swear by Thompson Tee’s sweat proof undershirt to prevent sweat from ruining their special day. The sewn-in underarm pads block sweat from seeping onto your shirt, keeping you looking sweat-free and dapper as ever. No need to photoshop those embarrassing sweat marks off your wedding photos!

From the moment you say “I do” to the last beat on the dance floor, Thompson Tee allows you to enjoy it all without worrying about pitting out.

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  • Patented technology stops sweat from soaking through
  • Machine washable and dryer-safe
  • $32.99

2. Lens Cleaning Cloths

This one's easy to forget but a must-have if you plan to wear glasses or sunglasses on the big day. Keep those lenses clean and smudge-free to look sharp and never miss a moment.

  • Removes dust, dirt and oily fingerprints
  • Exceptional quality that lasts
  • Easy to clean

3. Extra Contact Lenses/Backup Glasses

It would be a total bummer to get this far and then not be able to see your beautiful bride or handsome groom. If you wear contacts, remember to pack extra contact lenses, saline solution and a pair of glasses just in case. You may want to pack sunglasses if you’re outdoors.

4. Lip Balm

Having soft, smooth lips on your wedding day is a must! Don’t wait to get your lips in kissable shape. This best-selling 4-pack from Burt’s Bees enables you to stow a tube of lip balm in your bathroom, car, dopp bag and tuxedo pocket.

  • Contains beeswax, Vitamin E and peppermint oil to hydrate and nourish dry lips
  • 100% natural ingredients – contains no parabens, phthalates or petrolatum
  • $9.02

5. Floss Picks

Is there anything worse than having your picture taken with salad in your teeth? Rather than reel off a long line of dental floss that will get messy and tangled, keep some DenTek floss picks discreetly in your pocket.

  • Strong floss that does not shred or break
  • Mint-flavored and fluoride-infused
  • MSRP: $3.69 for 150 pack

6. Breath Mints

Whether you’re the groom, rolling with a plus one or flying solo, you’ll want to make sure your breath is fresh. Altoids Smalls classic breath mints are the antidote for every social situation.

  • Packed with iconic peppermint flavor
  • Multi-pack is perfect for you and your groomsmen
  • $6.72 for a pack of nine

7. Antiperspirant or Deodorant

If you have hyperhidrosis or sweat excessively, you may be especially stressed out about staying calm and cool, and not showing unsightly pit stains.

Using the right antiperspirant (or deodorant if you’re not so sweaty) can give you the extra confidence you need to get through the day.

8. Lint Roller

Black suits and tuxedos show lint and dust easily. Pack a small lint roller to free your getup of unwanted dust particles, lint or hair.

  • Travel-size is easy to take on-the-go
  • Sticky adhesive sheets to clean up your clothing
  • $0.99

9. Tide-to-Go Instant Stain Remover

You can bet that your shirt or jacket might be the target of a wedding cake incident at the reception, but what about an hors d’oeuvre accident before dinner? Always have a Tide-to-Go stick handy to keep concerns at bay.

  • Clears minor stains from clothes in a pinch
  • Small enough to carry in your pocket
  • $7.88 for a 3-pack

9. Watch

Your wedding day is the perfect time to wear that dress watch or family heirloom you’ve been saving for a special occasion. If you wear a smartwatch, remember to turn off your notifications before you get to the altar!

10. Money Clip Wallet

If you’re the guy who has a bulky wallet with old receipts and punch cards you never use, this one’s for you. Opt for a thin money clip wallet with only the essentials: photo ID for the bar, cash to tip the vendors and a credit card just in case.

  • Made with Italian leather
  • 3 card slots and a magnetic closure
  • Includes a lifetime warranty
  • $75

11. Pain Relievers, Antacids and Other Medication

Don't let a headache or upset stomach ruin your fun. Products like Tylenol, Motrin, Pepto Bismol and Alka Seltzer are all available in individual packs of as little as two tablets each. Make sure you have your prescription medications too!

12. Shoe Shine Kit

Kiwi’s classic Shoe Shine Kit contains everything you need for sharp shoes, in a convenient zippered case.

  • Protects dress shoes and keeps them looking new
  • Includes shoe polish, shine brush, dauber and shine cloth
  • $13.99

13.Safety Pins

Safety pins are consistently listed as one of the top items bridal party members wish they had with them at weddings. They can easily save a minor wardrobe malfunction or secure loose buttons in a pinch.

14. Toiletry Bag

You’re all set! But where will you put all your necessities? This best-selling toiletry bag and dopp kit is the perfect size to store everything you need for your wedding day and a short honeymoon trip.

  • TSA approved
  • Made of canvas and decorated with leather, with a handle for easy carrying
  • Size: 9.5-inch long X 4-inch wide X 5.5-inch high
  • $12.99 -- at this price, gift one to all your groomsmen!

15. Liquid IV

Besides the occasional family drama, the worst part of weddings is the hangover that follows. Get ahead of the dread with Liquid IV to keep you hydrated and hangover-free. Just drink a packet or two before the party gets going.

  • Hydrates you twice as fast as water alone
  • Portable stick packs
  • Available in a variety of flavors
  • $23.74 for a 16-pack of Strawberry flavor

16. Sunscreen

Guys. If you’re not wearing sunscreen on a daily basis, now is the time to start. This Eucerin Face Sunscreen doesn’t leave a white cast, making it perfect for special occasions and everyday use. It doesn’t matter if the wedding is during the peak of summer or on a dreary winter day–protecting your skin is a must.

  • SPF 50
  • Suitable for people with oily, acne prone or sensitive skin
  • $18.99

17. Umbrella

We’ve all had our weather apps tell us there was a 0% chance of rain as it was pouring outside. Be prepared for anything and bring an umbrella. If it turns out to be scorching hot instead, at least you’ll have some makeshift shade.

18. Tissues

Even the most stoic individuals can't resist shedding a tear during such an emotional occasion. From heartfelt vows to touching speeches and sentimental moments, weddings are guaranteed tear-jerkers. Having tissues on hand ensures you can dab away happy tears or hand some over to the person crying next to you.

19. Mini Grooming Kit

Many wedding lists often include a sewing kit, but chances are you’ll never use it again after the wedding. This Manscaped Precision Nail Grooming Kit gets the basics done and happens to be something you can use beyond tying the knot. Tools like tweezers and cuticle scissors are nifty little lifesavers for removing tags or loose threads.

  • Includes two sets of clippers, a steel nail file, tweezers and cuticle scissors
  • Comes in a sleek black vegan leather case
  • $24.99

20. Phone Charger

Between the bridal party group chat going off and recording precious moments, your phone can run out of juice fast. Bring your phone charger. I guarantee someone will ask to borrow it if you never have to use it.

Say “I Do!” to a Thompson Tee

Don’t let sweat stains dampen your wedding day memories. Wearing a Thompson Tee not only protects against wetness and odor but also gives you an extra layer of confidence and comfort on this momentous day.

Sweat proof Thompson Tees contain patented Hydro-Shield® technology that’s machine-washable and dryer safe (so you can wear it to the rehearsal and on the big day).

Plus, they’re ultra-soft and made with 100% premium combed cotton. These shirts feature a tagless, flat lay collar, and a tuckable length ensures no unsightly bunching and a flawless outfit.

For an exceptional, memorable day, you can count on Thompson Tee's sweat proof undershirts to help you feel dry and confident no matter what. Try one today risk-free.