Prom Suit Rentals

It's Prom Season in Olympia, and not long after that High School Graduations! If you haven't already, make sure to put in your order for a Prom Suit Rental here at Weddings with Joy. We have a quick turn-around for deliveries, but we recommend ordering at least 4-5 weeks in advance. However, if you've procrastinated on ordering a suit, and Prom is in the next week or two, contact us to inquire about delivery dates!

Here are some Tips and How to Prepare for your Suit or Tux Prom Rental:

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1. Call and Schedule an Appointment

Scheduling an appointment will ensure a stylist is available to assist you. In order to place an order to rent a tux or suit, you and a stylist will need to decide on a suit style, color, accessories, and measurements. 

2. Suits and Tuxes are Not The Same

The most noticeable difference between a suit and a tuxedo, are the tuxedo's satin details. Tuxedos have satin lapels, satin stripes down the pant leg, and satin covered buttons. A suit, on the other hand, does not have any satin which makes it a less formal option. Tuxedos are also popularly styled with a white shirt, bow tie and cummerbund, and black patent shoes. Suits are more versatile and can be worn with a long tie or bow tie, a colored or patterned shirt and/or vest, and shoes such as an oxford style, loafers, or slip on suit shoes.

3. Know Your Colors  

It's a popular trend for young men to color match their vest and tie to their date's dress color, so be sure to know yours! You can either bring in a color swatch, show us a picture of the color you need, or a picture of your dates dress. No matter what, we will be there to help you pick the best color for Prom! 

4. Order Early

We need at least a weeks notice to be able to place your suit order, but recommend ordering 4-5 weeks in advance! There are a couple benefits to ordering your suit early:

1. It arrives on time, before your event, and you'll have peace of mind.

2. If an item arrives and it's too long or short, we can re-measure you and order a replacement in time for your event.

3. You will avoid additional rush fee costs, so ordering early = more savings! 

5. Have a Budget in Mind

We have dozens of suit styles and they're all available at different price points, so be sure to have a budget in mind before coming in. Our stylists will walk you through each suit style, their particular cuts, and help you choose the best suit for you and your budget. 

6. Return your Suit Early

At Weddings with Joy, all suits must be returned on the following Monday of the week the suit is picked up. Our suits are ordered through Jim's Formal Wear and they need to pick up their suits to professionally clean them, process them, and then redistribute them. Failing to return the suit on Monday will result in a $25 per-day late fee! If you're not available to drop off your suit before Monday, ask a friend or family member to drop it off on your behalf! 

7. Tag us on Social Media!

We love showing off our Weddings with Joy family on our social media! Sharing your post will help others learn about our suit rental service, and will encourage them to shop local! We know we're popularly known for wedding dresses, but that's not all we do here! On Instagram tag us at @weddingswithjoy and on Facebook at @wwjoly 

A little FYI on the Boutique Experience

At Weddings with Joy, we realize that we might be many women's first boutique experience. In order to prepare you for a visit to our shop, we have provided some points below that we hope shed light on what to expect at a boutique, and how that sets us apart from big-box retailers.

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We Carry Sample Dresses, not Ready-To-Wear Dresses

“Ready-to-wear” or, interchangeably, “off-the-rack” are terms commonly used to describe factory-made clothing, sold in a finished condition, in standardized sizes. Most people are used to shopping for ready-to-wear clothes in shopping malls or department stores. A dress at Macy’s, for example, will be available in sizes 0-20, and an ample stock is stored in their store to supply sold merchandise.  Online retailers and big-box stores can often offer lower prices because they buy products in high volume. We don't!

The majority of our wedding dresses are “samples,” which means that it’s a select dress in a single size intended to give you an idea of the style. We carry multiple dress styles, or “samples,” so that our brides may have a well-rounded selection to choose from, but we do not carry each sample dress in every size.

We Carry Sample Wedding Dresses in Sizes 0 to 24.

We are proud to carry sample dresses in a variety of sizes ranging from 0 to 24 because we believe that every woman deserves to feel included in the boutique experience.

However, because our dresses are samples, that means that they won't fit your unique body perfectly. But don’t worry, we can order the majority of our wedding dresses in any size. Each wedding dress line will have a specific size chart that we utilize to closely match the given measurements. However, wedding dresses almost always require some alterations to fit just-so.

Carrying More Samples in Different Styles Means More Savings for You!

At Weddings with Joy, we believe in quality over quantity. We're proud to be an independent bridal boutique which provides a couture experience at an affordable price point. We understand that our boutique guests want gorgeous wedding dress options, without the hefty price tag. Our gowns are available between $600 to $3,000, with an average price point between $1,200 to $1,500.

Yes, We Do Have Sample Sales

We have a select number of sample dresses available off-the-rack at a discount, and these are great ready-to-wear options for elopements, budget brides, or for quickly approaching wedding dates.

Our Wedding Dresses are Hand Selected

Wonder how we get our dresses? They are hand selected at bridal markets across the country by lead consultants and the owner of Weddings with Joy. When we're at the bridal market, we go into it with you, and your budget in mind. We love providing our brides, and the Olympia community with stylish, contemporary, and affordable wedding dress styles.

Have any questions about our store? Please comment below or email us at staff@weddingswithjoy.com