As you have mostly likely already realised, planning a wedding can be a beautiful but stressful time in your life. At Black Jacket Suiting we aim to make finding your perfect suit or suits a seamless process through efficient systems, timely planning and transparent communication at all points along your journey with us. So, what can you expect from your first appointment with us?
The Wedding Suit Introduction
When you enter our store, you will be greeted by one of our friendly staff who will make you feel at ease during the whole process. We start by asking some key questions about your big day to learn more about how we can best fit our wide range of product offerings into your wedding style, colour themes and budget. Below we have listed some common question you can expect:
By first finding out the answers to the above and more our experienced sales staff can efficiently pair and recommend the best products we offer to your needs.
The Suit Pricing Options
Once your sales person has a grounding on your wedding requirements, they will take you through our product pricing ranges from entry level to custom level and explain the differences (pros & cons) between them and what would be most suited for your needs.
At Black Jacket Suiting we have a plethora of options to hire, purchase or even custom made for your wedding suits. You will have the ability to even combine these options within your wedding party to ensure you can fit with everyone’s budget. For example, this might mean a custom suit for the groom and a combination of purchase and/or hire suits for the groomsmen.
The Suiting Introduction
While hiring is a great option to minimise the budget the benefit of purchasing a suit with us is that you can alter the suit in ways that you can’t to a hired garment. Some alterations (for example a jacket slimming) are permanent changes to the suit and will only be available when you purchase a suit.
For this reason, we highly recommend the groom purchase his suit and provide the groomsman with the option to hire or purchase. With this being said, if the groom is of standard build and/or you opt for a suit with less frequency of use potential post wedding (e.g. a tuxedo) we may recommend the groom hire the suit for the day as well.
The Suit Pricing Options
For most of our clients we can find an off-the-rack suit shape (pattern silhouette) and colour that can be altered to fit close to a final result of what a custom suit will achieve. However, you may find you would like to spoil yourself with a custom ‘one-of-one’ piece for your wedding that you can call uniquely yours.
A tailor-made wedding suit has the fitting benefits of permitting us to take into account individual nuances such as posture and body proportions as well as allowing us the flexibility to use different cuts for different parts of the body. For example, you might choose to give yourself a regular fit around the chest but a skinny fit around the stomach and biceps to provide a comfortable and movable fit but allow for a figure hugging and athletic finish.
One of the shortfalls with a custom-made suit for your wedding is that you cannot use the same fabric as any of the off-the-rack hire or purchase options. This is because all the custom fabrics we hold belong to separate manufactures to our off-the-rack suppliers who own their own licenses to their fabrics.
Pro Tip: this shortfall can become an advantage to separate the groom’s suit from his groomsman by using a different colour within the same colour block and make him stand out on the big day.
Styles & Colours
Once your stylist has discussed the finer details of your wedding suit styles, colours and pricing options; it’s time to try them on so we can talk about getting the right fit for you and your wedding party.
This process will give you the chance to see what the off-the-rack suit style and colours you are interested in will look like on you for the big day. We will discuss the pros and cons of the fits and what aligns with your budget as well as make styling and pairing combinations for your accessories to ensure you compliment your wedding themes and the female side of the bridal party.
The Quote & Timeline
Once you are completely satisfied with the options you have seen and what your stylist has recommended, we will walk you through our formal quote process which quickly and expertly auto-calculates your estimates individual grooms party members and overall costs based on your requirements. Our system will also apply the best discounts or packages suited to your needs before you leave your appointment.
Note: It is important to remember at this preliminary stage changes can easily be made and we will always communicate and check all the details with you before proceeding.
Finally, your stylist will provide you with a monthly timeline and countdown to your wedding with key marker dates on when certain tasks need to be completed to ensure everything is perfectly organised and ready for your wedding day.
All this information and notes from your appointment will then be provided to you in an email to ensure accountability and transparency on all accounts. This also allows us to keep records for any future consultations or purchases you may have with Black Jacket Suiting.
Initial Consultation & Quoting
The first consultation (1hr) allows your stylist to chat with you and your partner about designs, styles, colours, cuts and budgets to create a unique and personalised quote for your big day. You will be provided with a bespoke timeline and clear plan for your big day. Sizing and try-ons are welcomed.
Confirming Outfit & Preliminary Sizing
The second consultation (30mins) allows you and your groom’s party to confirm the items you are interested in and for your stylist to take preliminary sizing. We will note any specific requirements unique to your party as well as provide a quote on expected alterations.
Allocation Of Stock
In order to guarantee your stock and in line with our suppliers buying cycles (8 weeks) we touch base (phone or email) to confirm what items you require and take deposits. We will then order and allocate your garments in store ready for final fittings. Later changes can still be made subject to T&C’s.
Final Fits & Alterations
The final consultation (30mins) allows your party (group or individually) to fit their outfits and provide confirmation on desired alterations. The garments are then sent to our expert tailors and are checked/ prepped. Your order will then be ready for collection 2-3 weeks prior to the wedding.
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