This morning we're passing the blog over to Slater's Menswear who will be online between 9am and 1pm to answer any questions you or your man may have about how to buy the perfect wedding suit for the big day. There are so many things to consider - fit, fabrics, linings, contrasting details...never mind the suits for the rest of the wedding party!!! But don't worry, Slaters are here to help. Just leave your questions in the comments box below the post and one of their expert team will get back to you.
Slaters MenswearHere at Slaters Menswear we have been experts in the Suit and Tailoring business for over 40 years, so there is no one you can trust more with your special day than us! We will ensure everyone in your wedding party from your Groom to Groomsmen (and everyone in between) are ‘suitably’ dressed. Our incredible store staff are happy to answer any questions you may have, so don’t worry, help is always at hand. We are committed to complete customer satisfaction both in store and online. We pride ourselves in offering the very best in quality and value and an unforgettable customer experience. So sit back, relax and let Slaters find the perfect Wedding Suit for you.
KNOW YOUR SIZEOne of the most important things to get right when selecting your suit for the big day is the fit! A perfectly fitting suit should not pull at the shoulders, button comfortably across the chest and the trouser should break just at the top of your shoe. We would always recommend that you visit your nearest branch for everyone in the party to be measured. This can be done at a time to suit you and no appointment is needed.
PICK A SUIT TO COMPLIMENT THE BRIDAL PARTYBefore you pick your suit, make sure that you discuss colour schemes with the boss... Sorry we mean the Bride ;) Ideally you will pick a colour that compliments the Bridal party (consider bridesmaids, parents of the bride/groom & groomsmen). For a Spring/Summer wedding it’s popular to keep the colour palette light and fresh, you will often see the pastel theme coming through in the bridesmaid’s dresses and flowers, so consider shades of blue or soft greys to compliment the gentle colouring.
ADD THE FINISHING TOUCHESIt’s all about the little details! Matching your tie & pocket square with the bridesmaids’ dresses is a great way to create a consistent look across the wedding party. A well-placed balance of colour among the key people of the day can really make the wedding pictures. That being said, don’t be afraid to mix and match pattern & texture, showcase your creative flair by choosing a plain tie with a patterned pocket square or vice-versa, touches like this are subtle but add a unique edge to the overall style.
WHAT IF THE PARTY MEMBERS DON’T LIVE IN THE SAME AREA?This is an easy one...we have 23 stores nationwide, soon to be 24 with the imminent opening of our new Bristol branch. We can arrange the delivery of your chosen suit to the most convenient branch for your wedding party members. This means, if any alterations are required this can be done in their local store to make it easier. Simply have them pop in for a quick fitting with one of our professional tailors and we will alter the suit to the perfect fit, ready to be collected in just a few of days.
ALTERATIONSWe offer free alterations on any suit purchased online or in store with adjustments available for the lifetime of the suit. Put your faith in our professional tailors & seamstresses who are renowned for working wonders with fabric. They will alter the outfit to your specific measurements and produce a suit that will feel like it was made just for you. So fire away with any questions...
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