How long can I hire an outfit for?
Is your event out of town? Heading to a sunny destination for a wedding? Maybe you have several events in quick succession?
Then we have good news, you can hire an outfit for as long as you need!
The standard process (described in more detail further down the page) is you would have your hire for one week, the items would arrive at our store 2/3 days before the event/flight, you would come in to collect your items, event at the weekend and then return your hire 2 days after the event.
Extended hires work as below:
- Standard Week: example price - £84 for your hire
- Eight to fourteen days 1.5x standard price: £126
- Fifteen to twenty-one days 2x Standard price: £168
- Twenty-two to twenty-eight days 2.5x standard price: £210
What is included in Hire packages?
When hiring with Slaters you can either hire the suit/kilt/tails etc. and these will come with the jacket and trousers (or kilt).
Or you can go for a package – which includes the above plus: shirt, neckwear, waistcoat and pocket hanky. Find our full price list here.
Please note that you cannot hire individual items: so not just a waistcoat, just socks, just a tie etc.
I’m convinced, how do I go about hiring with you?
We recommend you and your partner head in to your local Slaters branch - which you can find here.
(We can also cater for those based abroad, who are getting married in the UK, via Email orders).
There are no appointments necessary with us – so when you come in to visit, a member of our staff will be there to get you sorted and answer any questions you have to get you through the process quick and painless.
Once you’ve chosen your outfit, it’s 50% deposit to secure your booking – we just need:
- Your name/name of all the hiring party
- Your function/travel date
- Proof of address
- 2 contact numbers
And that’s your order locked in.
If there are a number of you hiring, and not everybody could make the initial visit – they should head in 8 to 10 weeks before the event. (you might have to harp on to your mates about this one, many a groomsman has left it to the last minute!) This allows our third-party supplier to lock in the items chosen for the date you want them – items and outfits go fast during the busier periods, you don’t want one person to be left disappointed and be unable to match because they left it too late.
If anybody is worried about any changes in size, or wants to be extra safe - a second fitting is offered to all hire customers, and for all stores this will be guaranteed 2 to 3 days before the supplied function date. If an item needs changed, will be reordered in plenty of time for the function date however will still need to be collected from store.