Christine & Duncan's Wedding Planning Blog: The Suits

New Zealand Weddings magazine Win Your Dream Wedding Winners - Christine Bronkhorst and Duncan Kearney - share their wedding planning story through a series of blogs. In this one, Duncan tells us all about the suits and fitting process.

  • Photography by I Do Photography | Video David Bremek

"If you want you and your groomsman to look your absolute best on your wedding day then head to Munns. They can make even the scruffiest blokes look like male models in minutes, I know as I took four of my groomsman with me!

Munns has stores nationwide with three in Auckland, so finding a store that was close to me was super easy.

I headed to the Botany store quite early on in planning our wedding with an eager fiancée and one of my groomsman.

We were greeted by Andy – the style guru – who has a wealth of experience and will make you feel like you have nothing to worry about and nothing is to difficult.

Andy showed us a number of suits styles and colours, and I got a feel for what Christine and I had in mind. Within seconds Andy had Richard, one of my groomsmen, suited and booted in amazing outfit that differed slightly from mine so that I would stand out from the groomsmen, but not look like I was off to a party of my own.

It was that easy, we didn’t even try any other suits on and the final touch was just perfecting the sizing, which Andy did with ease. We left the store feeling super excited, stoked with how easy the process was and knowing we were going to look slick for the big day.

One of the great things about Munns is even if you're hiring suits, they will still make tailoring adjustments required to get that tailored fit, or just to make sure you can get that top button done up on your shirt.

With the style and colour sorted, next was just getting the other three groomsman in for sizing, which happened over the following couple of weeks. (Don’t worry if you have a groomsman who is not flying in until closer to the time. You can just provide measurements to the team at Munns and they will ensure the best fit.)

Next up was the final fitting. I got all the groomsmen together the weekend before the wedding; it was a good opportunity to see how the suits look together and to make any final adjustments to sizing incase there had been any changes in weight over the weeks or months.

What I wouldn’t recommend is including this final fitting into your stag do as I did! Thankfully, Andy and the team had the patience of saints and got us all suited up checked for sizing and back out again before the boys even got thirsty."

Find Christine and Duncan's full wedding gallery in our new issue - out now!

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