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Your Wedding Suit Hire – The Process From Start To Finish

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The Wedding Suit Hire Process From Start To Finish


Choosing your wedding suit should be a fun and enjoyable experience and at Whitfield & Ward, we’ll ensure it’s all that and more in our luxurious Wilmslow store, just outside of Manchester.

In our view, it’s never too early to start shopping for wedding suits. As a family-run, independent tailoring business, we deliver an amazing, personal service by limiting the number of weddings we cater for each weekend. This means that key dates such as Easter, school and bank holidays fill up extremely fast, so we recommend starting the process as early as possible to avoid dissapointment. Our friendly team are experienced in all areas of menswear fashion, with a detailed understanding of fabric, tailoring and personal styling. With a love for all things creative, our goal is to make our groom’s feel amazing on their big day – so good in fact, they won’t feel like they’re in a hired suit!

Read on for an overview on ideal time scales but once you’ve booked with us, we’ll manage the entire process from start to finish, ensuring that everything runs smoothly and on time – hiring your wedding suit from Whitfield & Ward couldn’t be any simpler!

12 – 6 Months Before Your Wedding – The Couple’s First Appointment  

To begin, we recommend that couples come in on their own for their initial, 1 hour consultation – our appointment only basis means that we can give you our undivided attention. Choosing your wedding suit is a very personal decision and we find it works better when you can choose it together with fewer opinions.

During this consultation, we’ll provide some ideas based on your wedding vision, dressing the groom until you find a standout look that you both love! We can then offer some alternative options for the groomsmen’s wedding suits. At this stage, don’t worry if you haven’t finalised your colour scheme or bridesmaid’s dresses – we can match accessories at a later date.

Black and white image of a suit consultation at Whitfield and Ward.

3 months Before Your Wedding – Groom & Groomsmen’s Fittings

We prefer to get all adults measured up around 12 weeks before the wedding to ensure we have all the right stock in place or make orders where necessary – children are usually measured 5-6 weeks before. At Whitfield & Ward, we work very differently to other wedding suit hire companies. We pride ourselves on ensuring that every member of the party gets a fantastic fit on their suit, which is why we offer a range of different cuts, so you can rest assured that we have something for everyone! We stock the following fits:

  • 3 Trouser fits – Super slim, slim and classic fit
  • 2 Jacket fits – ‘Drop 8 slim and regular fit in short, regular and long
  • 2 Shirt fits – Slim and regular fit with a long sleeve option

For any members of your wedding party who a live long distance away or overseas, we can provide them with our sizing guide via email. This will allow us to get some preliminary measurements which we’ll confirm and alter accordingly when they collect their suit.

A candid shot of a man being fitted at Whitfield and Ward.

6 weeks Before Your Wedding – Neckwear  Confirmation

We find that many couples don’t finalise their look or colour scheme until sometime closer to the wedding.  For this reason, your neckwear colours don’t need to be confirmed until 6 weeks before the wedding.

2-3 days Before Your Wedding – Final Fit & Collection 

All wedding suits will be available to collect 2-3 days before the big day. We’d recommend that everyone come in to try their suits on for their final fit. However, for anyone that can’t make it, please ensure they try on as soon as possible.

Tape measure guide of the wedding suit process at Whitfield & Ward


At Whitfield & Ward, we do everything by appointment, which allows us to dedicate the time needed to help you get the perfect suit for your wedding. Unique to the North West, we offer a choice of bespoke, made to measure & hire suiting to help you create a truly stylish look that will set apart from the rest! With our skilled tailoring service and contemporary approach to men’s wedding attire, our entire focus is about bringing you, your best man and your groomsmen, fashionable, well-cut wedding suits in a stunning range of high quality fabrics. Based in Wilmslow, we cover the whole of Cheshire and Manchester so why not book your appointment today by calling us on 01625 536 545. Alternatively, you can send an email to contact@whifieldandward.co.uk.