How much notice is required before hiring a suit?
With Wedding suit orders we recommend you book as soon as possible. Whilst stock is not normally a problem, the advantage of booking early is that once a suit is booked with us, the prices are then held for the rest of your wedding party, whenever they come in to book. For Evening Wear, whilst we can often accommodate immediate orders, to guarantee availability, reservations should ideally be made at least a week in advance.
When are hire suits available for collection & due for return?
For a Saturday/Sunday functions, suit collection is normally Wednesday after 2:00pm or anytime Thursday and then return on Monday (by 11:00am). Please enquire regarding other function days. This is a just a general guide but if you have different requirements, because your wedding is abroad or you are travelling/going on a cruise etc, have a chat with the staff and they will be happy to come to an arrangement with you.
When do I pay for the suit hire?
A deposit of half the suit hire per person as we fit them is required when you place your order and then the balance is due for payment on collection. This secures the current hire charge price. If shoes are added to the order we ask for payment of those upfront as we fit people as we then replenish our stock.
Do you charge for an accidental damage waiver on top of the suit hire?
We include an accidental damage waver in the price of our suit hire, we do not charge it as an add on. It covers you for most party accidents but not malicious damage. e.g. accidental food and drink spillages… covered 😊, throwing a top hat in the air… not covered 😕
Do all the members of my wedding party need to come for a fitting at the same time?
We normally recommend that the Groom, Bride and possibly the Best Man come in first and take their time trying different suits and accessories. Shirts and shoes will also be available to try on, so you can see exactly how you will look on the big day. We can also discuss/show the outfit other members of the party will wear. They can come in at a later stage either on their own or with you. You are more than welcome to visit us at any time, however from January to June we are extra busy on Saturdays. So why not make an appointment or call in during the week, this will minimise any waiting.
What happens if any members of my wedding party has a change of size between their fitting & the wedding date?
Not a problem and that’s beauty of hiring a suit! It’s really helpful to book suit hires early but nearer the function date if you need a refit just get in touch. We normally do page boy final fittings about a month before the function date so any adult refits tie in nicely around that sort of timescale too.
One of my wedding party members lives away and is not arriving until the day before the wedding, how can they get fitted?
There are several solutions for this. We have a self measurement form they can complete via this website to give a us their sizes or a certainly a guide to their sizes. We carry comprehensive stocks in all of our ranges so if they were not quite the person we were expecting on arrival we should be able to rectify things. There is also a network of independent traders who for for a small fee can usually provide a fitting service in most areas (for example we charge £20) One way or another this is something we come accross regularly and should not cause a problem.