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The Importance Of A Great Fit When Hiring A Wedding Suit

Jul 24, 2008
When planning a wedding most of the attention is focussed upon the bride's dress, equal time however should be spent on the groom's suit as the day is just as important to him. When you have found a wedding suit hire company it is essential that the groom has an outfit that fits comfortably and looks good. A groom that is uncomfortable can make this special day memorable for all the wrong reasons.

The modern wedding suit does not necessary have to resemble the penguin costumes of old. The modern designer takes into account how men now want to look great and classy. By utilising different cuts and unique patterns, it is possible to hire the perfect suit for a wedding day.

The first concern when in the hire shop is to ensure that the suit fits. You do not want put a great tear in it when you are dancing at the reception so fitting is an essential process. Normally the fitting process will take place months before the event so it is always advisable to try the wedding suit on a week or so beforehand to check if it still fits. By doing this you will be able to make any last minute changes to ensure the fit is snug, yet comfortable.

When you are at the hire company it is vital to get the measurements correct from the outset. A detailed fitting process will include a measurement of the inside leg, waist and jacket size. After these measurements have been taken a suit can be found that matches your size. The same process should be carried out for the best man and any ushers, as an ill fitting suit will be noticed by all who attend the wedding.

Ultimately you want a wedding suit that will fit you well but allow you to move freely. You should have a full range of motion, vital for the dancing at the reception and the jacket should fit well whether it is buttoned or unbuttoned. The wedding day will be extremely busy, hugging family and friends, dancing and in general moving around a lot, hence ensuring a great fit is essential.

When you are being fitted for your shirt at the hire shop a general rule is that if you can fit one finger between your neck and shirt then it is a correct fit; any more than that and you will find the collar too loose. It is important that the shirt cuffs stay on your wrists when you lift your arms although this can vary depending upon the style of shirt being hired.

The waistcoat of your wedding suit should once again be comfortable and reach down to your belt. This part of the suit is especially important at summer weddings to ensure the groom remains distinctive and elegant when the jackets are removed. Your trousers should not be too baggy but also not too tight. Ideally you want the break over the instep about a third over the shoe.

With so many styles of wedding suit available for hire it is important not to become discombobulated and sucked into buying a suit just because you like it. It is always worth checking with the bride before you decide upon style and colour as undoubtedly they will have a colour scheme and style already in mind. By following this advice a groom should have suit that makes him look dapper and classy at all stages during the wedding day. On the long list of things needed to organise a wedding, the suits are a vital inclusion, get it sorted early and your special day should go off without a hitch. (Not literally of course).
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Marriage expert Thomas Pretty looks into why the wedding suit hire process is one of the most important when planning the ceremony.
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