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Hire or buy for your big day – the pros and cons

Weddings are all about choices; from venue to colour scheme, and flowers to cake. And for a groom, there is a further decision to make – do you buy or rent your wedding day suit? There isn’t a right or wrong answer, and your own circumstances and preferences will guide you to make a decision.

But here at Chimney Formal Menswear, we can certainly help by providing you with the pros and cons of buying and hiring, so you are armed with all the information you need to make the right decision for you.

Pros and cons of buying

· Pro: You get to keep your wedding day suit. It is a special memento of your big day, and you will be able to wear it again.

· Pro: By owning the suit, it becomes more cost effective over time with the more special occasions and big events it’s worn to.

· Con: The initial outlay is bigger. Weddings can be expensive and sometimes it may be that the least expensive option is the best thing for you.

Pros and cons of hiring

· Con: A hired wedding suit is a one-time wear. You wear a great suit on your big day – but then you have to give it back.

· Pro: Less expensive option: . If you’re on a tight budget and buying that great suit you’ve fallen in love with is not an option, hiring is the perfect solution.

· Pro: With hiring, there is more flexibility to change sizes, even as close as a few weeks before the wedding. .

· Pro: If you feel that a tailcoat is the appropriate choice for your event, but you know it is unlikely to be worn again, hiring would be the best option.

Hire AND buy? At Chimney, we can help you to make the decision that is the best one for you. We have a wide range of suits that are available to buy and hire. This could allow you to buy your groom’s suit and hire matching outfits for your groomsmen. We do have other suits that are available only to hire, or only to buy. If you find your dream suit is not for sale, it may be that the decision has been made for you.

Other options could be to hire the suit but buy the waistcoat – this is especially popular for grooms choosing a complementary waistcoat that they can wear again in the future.

It’s your decision

Another thing to consider is timescale. With the rush of weddings that had been put on hold during the pandemic, there is unprecedented demand for sourcing stock. Talk to us in good time so we can give you the most up-to-date information we have from our suppliers.

Get in touch to arrange an appointment with our expert team. Call 01763 252828 or click here.

Get in touch to arrange an appointment with our expert team. Call 01763 252828 or click here.

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