One of the most frequently asked questions we get from soon-to-be grooms who step into our showroom is “how much should I budget for a wedding suit?” I know that your big day is one full of excitement, alongside some understandable nerves and stress. You and your partner are likely working to a budget, and it is important that you feel like a million bucks without breaking the bank. At Briggins, their goal is to help every single gentleman who walks through the door feel like they understand the suit they are buying, and leave raring to don their newly designed armour on their wedding day.
Your wedding day is likely to be one of the most important days of your life, and you want to look back on it with pride – especially when photos of your big day will likely be hung on the walls for generations to come! The best thing you can do to help yourself prepare is visit a dedicated suit tailor, like Briggins, and try on a variety of suit styles and cuts to find out which one suits you best.
So, let’s cut to the chase – how much will your wedding suit cost?
In short, there is no one-price-fits-all answer. However, I really want to help make budgeting as easy as possible for all you grooms-to-be, so let me break it down for you.
At Briggins, you can walk out with your dream custom suit for under $900. If you’re looking for a classic suit or something with more texture like velvet, we can create a custom made suit jacket and pair that with matching pants, a shirt, tie and a pocket square all for around $1,200. For the fancy fellas, you can upgrade in construction and craftsmanship plus upgraded fabrics, and spend over $2,000. For the budget savvy bloke, we offer ready to wear tailored suits for $599. This is to say, Briggins can cater to every budget and every groom – it’s almost too good to be true.
Wedding suit prices sit on a wide spectrum, and there are a number of factors that go into why they cost as much as they do. Is your suit tailor made? Are there custom elements? What materials are you opting for? The best thing you can do is book a consultation with a tailor, like those at Briggins, who can work within your budget and break down the cost of each item for you to get an exact price.
There’s more to a suit than meets the eye…
Gentlemen, your big day is one to be celebrated. When sliding into your suit, you should feel like Superman donning his cape – invincible. There is nothing more powerful than a tailored suit made just for you, and that is exactly what I recommend for you on your wedding day. Briggins offers tailor made suits to suit your budget and style – from the easy going, no rush bloke to the high fashion, texture kings.
Are you planning on wearing your suit again? Hoping elements of your wedding day suit can be reused for future events? I know that many of you are probably wondering how to maximise your wedding suit for future events – speak to your consultant about how to create a look that you can wear again, and again, and again.
How to Style a Wedding Suit
I recommend that before you take the plunge into a custom made suit, you evaluate how you want to look and feel on your big day. Are you hoping to match with the bridal party? Choosing a suit, tie or pocket square colour to compliment the groomsmen and bridesmaids can help make for a cohesive look to your entire wedding party.
Your wedding suit can be classic and traditional, contemporary or a mixture of both. Does your wedding have a theme? While I’m sure we have all dreamt of a cake to match our favourite car or superhero, understanding the theme of your wedding can help you tackle styling like a boss! A wedding on the beach will mean lighter colours and breathable fabrics, whereas a more traditional formal wedding lends itself better to a classic suit and tie.
Black tie weddings best suit solid colour dress shirts, a leather belt and leather dress shoes. A cocktail wedding is more playful, and you can experiment with patterned shirts and more colourful accessories.
Melbourne Wedding Suits for all Budgets
Your big day is a once in a lifetime event, and choosing a professional and experienced tailor ensures you receive a high quality suit perfect for you. The last thing you need is to be left high and dry by a custom suit designer who doesn’t respect your time nor understand your style.
Briggins was founded to provide affordable custom suits for Melbourne men looking to upgrade their wardrobes. We have crafted over 50,000 suits since 2006, and offer personal styling services and custom design suits for all men and all styles.
Visit our website, or make a booking to speak with a consultant today! Your perfect wedding suit is just a few clicks away. Don’t forget to visit us a minimum of 7 weeks before your wedding to ensure your suit is ready!