Wedding Suits: Should You Choose Bespoke or Off the Rack?

Your wedding day is one of the most memorable days of your life. Looking and dressing amazing is one of the many goals you’ll have on that day, and it’s one that is extremely important. Just like the bride spending hours on end searching for the best wedding dress, the groom should also be dressed in a manner fit to the occasion.

If you can afford not to – we recommend you don’t rent a suit. Instead, look at ways to get a suit that fits you like a glove. That way your suit will signify an important moment of your life, and if made correctly, can even last you a lifetime.

Choosing Your Wedding Suit

When deciding on your wedding suit, these are the options available to you:

  • Off-the-rack or ready-made
  • Bespoke
Wedding mens suits in wedding shop on mannequins

What you decide to go with will depend on your budget, requirements, and body type. To choose a good suit, there are a few factors you need to take into account that we will be going through in the article below.

What You Need To Consider

Selecting a suit to be worn for normal, everyday situations is a simple process. However, for a special event like your wedding, more care and effort will need to be taken in order to look your best on that day. Before you make your decision, browse through the following factors and decide for yourself which suit option will work best for you.

1.   Identify The Basics

There is no right or wrong choice when it comes to a suit. It just depends on what you want out of the suit that you are wearing. The following are what you need to consider before purchasing any suit:

  • Budget – Bespoke suits are expensive and will cost quite a bit more than ready-made suits.
  • Time – Bespoke suits will take a lot more time to complete (between 1 – 3 months).
  • Customizability – You can customize a bespoke suit in any way that suits your fancy. However, you can only make small alterations will ready-made suits.
  • Body type – If you have a body type that can easily fit into any suit then a ready-made suit will work just fine for you.

Every person is unique, so you will have to decide for yourself what type of suit you want to tailor. If you have space in your wallet and enough time before the wedding though, you should ideally be looking at a bespoke suit for that once-in-a-lifetime experience.

2.   Decide On Your Budget

Your budget will be the most important determinant of what suit you will be wearing to your wedding. Ready-made suits are usually mass-produced and so their prices tend to be cheaper. With some minor alterations, this suit will be ready within a few days if you’re in a rush for your wedding.

However, you will also find ready-made suits that have their pricing on par with bespoke suits. This is only due to the brand name of the suits rather than the quality of the stitching, and you would be better off tailoring your own bespoke suit.

You don’t need a considerable budget to tailor a bespoke suit. The cost will depend on what you’re looking for. With an experienced tailor, you will be able to choose premium fabrics with top-notch finishings that fit within your budget so you don’t go overboard.

Think of it as a small investment into looking your very best on your wedding day, after which you will have a beautiful custom-made suit, unique to you, for any occasion.

3.   Getting The Right Fit

Your body type will greatly determine the suit you wear. Those with difficult-to-fit body types will have a hard time finding ready-made suits that look good on them. In these instances, bespoke suits will be your best choice as the suit will be custom-tailored to your exact body fit. A suit will never look better on you than a bespoke suit.

In the end, the choice is up to the groom’s preference. There are many factors to consider, but the truth is that you will look your sharpest only with a bespoke suit on your wedding day because it is made just for you.

Speak to one of our experts at BBespoke to get started on tailoring your bespoke suit before your wedding day. Remember, this style of tailoring will take time to complete so contact us early to avoid any disappointments.