We recommend that grooms start looking for their wedding suits 6 – 12 months prior to their wedding date. It’s worth mentioning that once your suit deposits are paid for each suit member, that the suit price quoted at the time of booking will be held regardless of the date of your wedding.
Yes, of course. We own all our own stock so we are able to fit a suit to take away on the same day if required. However if you would like a certain suit style or particular coloured accessories we cannot guarantee these to be available without a minimum of 3 months’ notice.
It is not compulsory to book an appointment, however if you are making a special journey to visit us we would always recommend calling ahead to make sure we have some availability. We are usually particularly busy on Thursday evenings when we open late until 8pm and on Saturdays; we would definitely recommend booking an appointment for either of these days/times. An appointment also guarantees that one of our suit specialists are on hand to guide you through our full range of suit styles and accessories.
We always advise that just the groom and his partner, with possibly one other person (the best man for example) come for your first appointment. This allows for the wedding couple to decide exactly what they would like without too many opinions from the rest of the party. It is also advisable to bring any colour swatches with you that you may wish to match any of the suit accessories too. The groom is entitled to try on numerous combinations of suits and accessories to ascertain which style he prefers once this is confirmed and the suit deposits paid the other members of the suit party will be invited down for their own suit fitting.
Once you have had your initial consultation, where the groom will try on and decide upon a particular style of suit etc, you will receive a quotation. If you are happy to progress to an order the details regarding the suit party will be taken and we will ask for a £20.00 deposit per suit, you have ordered. If however each member of the suit party is paying for their own suit, you must advise us at the time of booking. We will then ask each individual when they have their suit fitted to make their deposit payment. The deposit of £20.00 paid is taken off the balance of each suit. Any items ordered to purchase, for example shoes or gifts; a minimum payment of 50% will be required.
Yes of course, we offer all of our hired menswear in boys sizes (except for our tweed suit as this is not currently available). The approx. age of boys we hire from is about an age 3 as this is the equivalent age that the smallest jacket and trousers start from. If however you have a smaller boy you wish to dress in the same attire we can sometimes offer alternatives suits to purchase or make a small bow tie/waistcoat to match through our onsite sewing room. We recommend seeing the boys only once for a suit fitting as they grow so quick, the ideal time would be 4-6 weeks prior to the wedding.
We would always prefer to measure all members of your suit party ourselves as we are experienced in the cut and fit of each style of suit you may have chosen, however as this is not always possible we can supply you with a “self-measuring” form and advice on how to complete it for anyone who cannot attend in person to the store. Alternatively, they may be able to get themselves measured at a local menswear shop or tailor. Either way, we can always carry out any last minute adjustments when the suit is collected from the store, if they are required.
No, not normally. We usually carry out the initial suit fitting between 3-6 months prior to the wedding; this then gives very little time for the gentlemen to change in size. If however a member of your suit party has drastically altered in size, either weight gained or lost please book them in for a “refit” no later than 4 weeks before your wedding. We always recommend that either at collection or at home but at least 24 hours before your wedding that everyone in the party has a final try on of the suit they have collected. We are more than happy to make adjustments to your items prior to the wedding day. If however the garments are not tried on prior to the wedding, we cannot be held responsible after the wedding day.
Yes we charge £4.95 per suit hired and this will always be included in the quotation you receive prior to booking. A.D.I as we call it, covers each suit for any loss of buttons, basic food and drinks spillages on to the garments, minor tears which are fully repairable i.e on a seam etc. A.D.I DOES NOT COVER: – Shinny knees usually from skidding on the dancefloor! Candle wax spillages, cigarette burns, excretion marks of any sort, washing of any garments, damage to the suits caused by foul play.
Yes, we offer all of our suit styles for extended hire periods. We would require your travel dates to give an exact quotation for the extended hire but as a guideline we offer a 50% reduction in both the second and third weekend of hire.
Yes, we offer all of our items to be hired or purchased individually. However please bear in mind if the hire order value is less than £40.00, a security deposit may be required.
The balance on your suit order can be paid anytime up to the day of collection. On the collection date we will accept payment by cash or card but all payments made by bank transfer must be paid 48 hours prior to collection. If members of the party are paying individually please ensure that they have either telephoned the store to make their payment or are collecting the suit themselves. In the same instance if your suit party are collecting individually but you are paying for everyone, full payment must be made before any of the suits are permitted to be collected. No suits will be allowed to leave the store without full payment being made.
All suits on hire for a Saturday or Sunday wedding will be ready for collection from the Thursday before the wedding from 2.30pm, we are open until 8pm on Thursdays. For weddings taking place on other days of the week, the date of collection will be confirmed on your receipt at the time of placing your booking. However as a guideline we endeavour to have your suits available for collection approx. 48 hours before your wedding. Please be aware that all suits from Friday and Saturday weddings should be returned no later than 1.00pm on the Monday following the wedding, Sunday weddings can return up to 5pm on the Monday. A charge will be made for the late return of suits; this is due to the quick turnaround that is required for the dry cleaning and preparation for the following week’s weddings.
Don’t panic! Just let us know as soon as possible. We own all our own stock so we should be able to exchange the size for you or alternatively make adjustments to the garment to accommodate your size change.
At A-Z Weddings we are committed to quality, style and customer care. We are only a telephone call or email away, for any further questions you may have.