08 Mar SUPPLIER SQUAD ~ Vintage Suit Hire Co ~ Wedding Suits
Honestly, I don’t consider myself a very ‘cool’ wedding supplier (the fact I am even referring to being cool and using the word multiple times in a blog shows I’m anything but, hey?!) but Jess and Tom of Vintage Suit Hire Co are one of my coolest wedding suppliers and their brand, ethos and shopping experience are the epitome of cool too. For those looking for a wedding suit to stand apart from the crowd, this is your go to place!
Jess, Tom… over to you…
by Vintage Suit Hire Co
With Spring approaching along with what would usually be our peak wedding season, we have taken a look at the wedding trends that we believe are going to be big this year.
COLOUR OF 2021
We’ve had a few years of very rich colours being used for wedding styling in the past and although we absolutely love that, we feel like 2021 deserves something completely different, so we’re predicting fresh dirty pastels and our favourite is this olive linen.
Yes, we predict Olive to be our colour of 2021. We currently stock an awesome calming and modern olive set of accessories that go with each of our suits. They are ideal for weddings going for a boho / botanical style and match perfectly with eucalyptus and gypsophilia. It also goes down a storm for a more rustic, wedding in a barn, field or garden wedding; just make sure your tie is tucked into your waistcoat whilst snacking at your grazing table!
Having a sustainable and ethical wedding day is becoming more and more important to couples around the world. Couples are more interested in how they can put an individual stamp on their day without spending to excess and creating a huge amount of waste, and we are all for that (and I’m sure your budget spreadsheet is rejoicing too.)
There are so many ways to make a positive impact on your big day, you could have a plastic free wedding or select caterers that use only local produce. Get salvaging pallets to use as signage, make a charitable donation in place of favours or use LED neon signs as a focus of the décor which can then be used to decorate the newlywed’s home afterwards. It seems like being sustainable and adding all important individuality to your wedding day go hand in hand.
Couples are moving away from traditional flower arrangements as they can have a huge impact on the environment. Whether it’s selecting seasonal, local flowers or using faux-liage (excuse the pun, we are talking about fake flowers here!). Our range of felt lapel pins make a great alternative to a flower buttonhole and there’s no chance of them being squashed or looking a little droopy towards the end of the day. Not to mention, on average a buttonhole is £10 per gent whereas all our lapel pins are £7 each and last a lifetime.
The world of wedding fashion is changing. People are really shaking it up and breaking away from tradition. We’re talking brides in jumpsuits, bold colours and statement accessories. Couples are also wanting to personalise every part of their wedding day, including having special quotes embroidered on to veils or engraved on to a pocket watch.
Men are breaking free from the classic black wedding suit more than ever, choosing different colours, styles and fabrics to really show off their personalities. Whether it’s floral print, sequins or, our personal favourite, tweed, expect to see suits that stand out in 2021.
2021 IS THE YEAR OF THE GROOM!
2021 could finally be the year of the groom!
The men’s grooming industry is booming, with potential grooms spending more money and time on making sure they look their best for the big day. We stock the fantastic Bedfordshire Beard Company products, get your beard looking and smelling great with their beard wash and oil, or use their wax to style that ‘tache. Not forgetting our own range of hair products, they even come in a handy pocket size – perfect for keeping your hair in place from morning to midnight.
Not only are grooms taking a more active role in wedding planning than ever before according to Hitched, they want the same experience brides receive at bridal boutiques. This is something very important to us here at the VSHC, we have created a space where grooms come first. Our appointments lounge is equal parts cosy and cool, take a seat on the sofa and have a beer or coffee whilst we have a chat about your wedding plans.
If you want to get in touch with us, feel free to send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can talk tweed suits, wedding plans and menswear awesomeness. You can also check out our website for more details here – VSHC.
A huge thank you to Jess and Tom for taking the time to write this post for my supplier squad blog series!
If you have any questions for or would be interested in looking at their suits for your wedding, get in touch here…