How to Choose Your Bespoke Wedding Suit

The photo above shows the wedding of Billy & Laura Townend. We loved making this suit! See more pictures here.

There are so many stores out there that provide a huge range of suits perfect for any special occasion. You can choose any colour, style or fabric, and the accessories to match, simply by walking into a suit shop and trying a few things on, so why would you go for a bespoke wedding suit?

The most obvious answer is that this is the most important day of your life and both you and your intended should make an occasion out of it, choosing an outfit that makes you feel and look amazing. The second more obvious answer is that there are going to be a lot of pictures on this special day, and you don’t want to look like Ellen Degeneres.

Bespoke or made-to-measure?
When you go to a tailor and ask for a suit made to your measurements, you may get a suit that is truly bespoke, or you may end up getting a suit that is made-to-measure. A made-to-measure suit has been altered and tweaked to suit you and to fit you well, but it will have been cut from a standard pattern. Bespoke, on the other hand, has been cut from a pattern that is made exactly to your measurements. Your suit wouldn’t fit anyone else in the same way, and will hang in all the right places. If you want something really special, a bespoke wedding suit is the way to go.

What material should you choose?
Your tailor will give you the option to choose your own material for your suit, and what you choose will affect the look of the suit overall, and the cost of the finished product. Choose a wool suit if you are in a colder place, or linen if the weather is going to be hot. Under no circumstances allow yourself to choose a synthetic fabric just to save money.

Add your own details
Sit down with your tailor and work out every detail of the suit, from which buttons you want to how many there should be, the shape of the lapels and the colour of the thread used to hold it all together. Be as creative as you want, this suit is YOUR masterpiece.