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When Do I Need To Get Measured For My Wedding Suit?

You want to make sure you’re looking your absolute best on your big day, so don’t leave your suit fitting until the last minute. The short answer to when you should get fitted for your suit is anywhere between six months to six weeks before the wedding. Looking for the long answer? Keep reading to learn about some of the factors that go into determining how soon you should be getting measured.

Uncommon Fit

If you or any of your wedding party requires special fitting requirements, you’re going to want to get your measurements sooner rather than later. Outsizes, slim sizes, or adding extra length can all impact the timeline. This is especially true if you decide to rent your suit. Rental places only carry a limited number of uncommon sizes, so you’ll want to reserve them early.

Changes in Weight

Many grooms have the goal to either bulk up or slim down before their wedding day and as such, think they should put off their fitting until they are happy with their body. This is not the case. If you’re going the made to measure or bespoke route with your suit, it’s best to set up an initial fitting with your supplier a minimum of eight weeks in advance (more is always better). At this fitting, let your tailor know that your measurements will change. The tailor will be able to take these initial measurements and build it into their stock requirements for your wedding. Any further alterations can be dealt with during your fittings closer to the date.

Style & Material

There is a lot more to a suit than just the color. You may know that you’re looking for a black suit, but do you know if you want a classic or modern fit? Are you looking for cotton, wool or velvet? Single breasted or double breasted? These are the questions you’re going to get right off the bat when you visit a suit shop, so if you aren’t prepared to answer them all right away, you’re going to want to allow yourself a bit more time to shop your options. Visiting the suit shop early on in your wedding planning can help you get a better idea of what you and your partner are looking for.

Allow A Minimum of 6 Weeks

Six weeks is the latest you should ever be starting your suit fitting process. Ultimately, the more time you give your supplier, the more time you have to make sure the suit fits perfect and the less stressed you (and your partner) will be! Planning tip: Use your deadline to have everything done by 2-3 days prior to the wedding, not the actual wedding date. That way you’ve automatically built in a bit of a buffer for yourself.

Suits by Curtis Eliot offers a wide range of customizations to ensure that every design is personalized to you. To learn more about our made to measure wedding suits, schedule an appointment or give us a call today.