When Should I Start Shopping For My Wedding Suit?

When Should I Start Shopping For My Wedding Suit?


When should I start shopping for my wedding suit?

Your wedding is one of the biggest days of your life, so it is only natural that you want to ensure you are looking your best. However, when it comes to buying a suit, how early should you start looking for yours?

For brides, the search for the perfect dress usually starts around a year before the big day. For grooms, though, this is often left to the last minute which can result in a stressful and rushed decision. Leaving it too late will make it far more difficult to get the colour and style you want to match your wedding theme and get your grooms’ party sorted.

To help make the process as straightforward as possible, we have put together the below timeline. This is just a guide to ensure you do not leave things too late. We would always encourage your planning to start as early as possible and some will purchase their suits up to a year before the big day. This can then allow for all other aspects of the wedding, to be created around the wedding couple’s outfits. 


Six months to go

Around six months before your big day, you should start looking at ideas and styles with your partner. This is a great opportunity to see what is available and start thinking about which would suit your wedding the best. At this point, it is best to just do this with your partner without your groomsmen.


Three months to go

With three months to go, you should have purchased all of the suits that you need. This will ensure that you will have plenty of time should there be any delays in delivery.


Six weeks to go

You can visit the seamstress/tailor with your grooms’ party and undertake any alterations that are needed. This will give the tailor enough time to complete the work and ensure that all of your suits fit perfectly.


Looking for the perfect wedding suit?

If you are looking for the perfect wedding suit but are not sure where to begin, Astares in Hampshire is here to help you. We offer our customers a huge array of styles and carry a large amount of stock and sizing to make the process as straightforward as possible.

We are also on hand to advise on tailoring, with our recommended seamstress taking care of everything. View the range today or come to Havant and visit us in-store!