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HOW TO HAVE A SUCCESSFUL FORMAL WEAR CONSULTATION

We’ve put together a few points to help make your consultation with one of our fashion experts successful.

It is way easier to get the men in the party to match when the bride has her and the bridesmaids dresses already purchased!

1) Ladies First

We believe that is it also the grooms day too. But in the case of choosing suit styles, ladies come first! Having yours and the bridesmaid dresses selected makes it easier to select the groomsmen’s accessories so that everyone is color coordinated.

To guarantee that we have a fashion expert available to help you! Walk-ins are welcome but you may have to wait during our busy season.

2) Book an Appointment

Our staff is trained to help you choose styles that best fit your wedding style. Even though walk-ins are welcome, without booking an appointment means that you could be waiting for a consultant to be free. Especially during peak wedding season.

An average consultation takes 20-30 minutes. Booking it 3-6 months before your wedding date to is the best way to guarantee that we have the style of Suit/Tuxedo you have selected available. We do offer Last Minute Services at our locations*. (*There is no guarantee that the style you want will be available during peak wedding season)

More people at the first appointment will make the decisions harder. We ask a lot of questions about your big day so it's easier with just you and your fiance

3) Bride and Groom Only

We ask a bunch of questions to fully understand your whole vision for your big day. That’s why we recommend that the initial consultation is just with the bride and groom. Questions we ask are about the location, colour palette, dress code, themed, day/night, and many more.

The more people at the appointment puts more pressure on you and something may get missed.

If you want the groom’s party to be measured and fitted on the same day then you can book their appointment 20-30 minutes after your initial consultation so you have the styles selected for them to be measured for.

Pinterest pictures or screenshots of suits you have been thinking about are perfect and we love seeing them!

4) Bring Inspiration

We LOVE seeing pictures from Pinterest, Instagram, other sites, and magazines! It allows us to see the style that you are looking for so we can select ones we have to match your vision. Depending on what we have learned from our initial questions, we take the inspiration you show us to put the groom and groomsmen in the best style for your wedding.

The easiest way to ensure that everyone will look good standing beside each other is to bring colour swatches of everything including your dress!

5) Bring Swatches

It is possible to match your groom to your’s and the bridesmaid dresses without showing him and ruining that first look moment. Most designers will include fabric swatches of their dresses. If you bring those swatches to your consultation, we can ensure that the correct colours are selected and that nobody will clash in photos!

Bringing swatches or providing Pantone colour codes is very important if the bride is unable to make the consultation. Grooms aren’t always aware that Salmon and Blush are two different pinks and could lead to an issue at the final fit or wedding day.

Here at Derks, we pride ourselves on making choosing Formal Wear easy for you during the stressful wedding planning process. If you have questions you can contact us HERE

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