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In the Spotlight: Navigating the Attention as the Groom
30 May 2024
In the Spotlight: Navigating the Attention as the Groom

Your wedding day is a whirlwind of emotions – joy, excitement, maybe even a touch of nervousness. But for the groom, there's an added layer to all that: being the centre of attention. Traditionally, the focus has often been on the bride, but let's face it, your big day is about both of you! So, how do you navigate all those eyes on you without feeling overwhelmed? Here at Wil Valor, we've got your back. We will help you transform from "slightly stressed" to "confidently dapper" as you step into the spotlight. 

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Ditch the Tux: Alternative Wedding Attire Ideas for Grooms
23 May 2024
Ditch the Tux: Alternative Wedding Attire Ideas for Grooms

Your wedding day is a celebration of your love story, and your attire should reflect that! While the classic tuxedo is timeless, it's not everyone’s style nor a requirement. Maybe you crave a more relaxed vibe, or perhaps you want to showcase your unique personality. Here at Wil Valor, we believe your wedding look should be as individual as you are. So, here’s an exploration of alternative bespoke wedding suit ideas for grooms: 

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Keeping Calm and Confident: Groom's Guide to Wedding Day Nerves
16 May 2024
Keeping Calm and Confident: Groom's Guide to Wedding Day Nerves

The wedding day is heralded as one of the most significant days in one's life, and it's natural for a groom to feel a whirlwind of emotions as the big day approaches. Nervousness, excitement, and a touch of anxiety are all common feelings, but it’s important to manage these emotions to ensure that you can fully enjoy every moment. Here’s a guide to help any groom keep calm and maintain confidence during their wedding day. 

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An Interview with a Wil Valor Groom: Tailoring the Perfect Wedding Experience
09 May 2024
An Interview with a Wil Valor Groom: Tailoring the Perfect Wedding Experience

When it comes to weddings, every detail counts, but perhaps none so visibly as the groom's attire. At Wil Valor, the art of bespoke tailoring transforms wedding attire into a personal statement of style and elegance. We sat down with a recent Wil Valor groom, to discuss his experience with getting a custom suit made for his special day.

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Luxury in Every Stitch: Creating Your Custom Wedding Suit
01 May 2024
Luxury in Every Stitch: Creating Your Custom Wedding Suit

For many, a wedding day is a once-in-a-lifetime event that demands nothing less than sheer perfection. As all eyes are on you, the way you present yourself plays a pivotal role in the grandeur of the occasion. Choosing a custom wedding suit isn't just about wearing something new; it's about embodying elegance, ensuring comfort, and making a statement that resonates with your personal style. This is where the artistry of custom suit making comes into play, offering luxury in every stitch. 

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The Ultimate Guide to Caring for Your Bespoke Wedding Suit
26 Apr 2024
The Ultimate Guide to Caring for Your Bespoke Wedding Suit

Caring for your bespoke wedding suit is essential to ensure it maintains its pristine condition and remains a treasured garment for years to come. A bespoke suit is not just a piece of clothing; it's a symbol of elegance, craftsmanship, and personal style. Here's a comprehensive guide on how to care for your bespoke wedding suit:  Storage: Proper storage is key to preserving the shape and quality of your suit. When not re-wearing your beautiful custom wedding ensemble, hang your suit on a well-shaped wooden or padded hanger to help it maintain its form. Avoid overcrowding in your wardrobe, as this can cause wrinkles and misshaping. If you have a garment bag, use it to protect your suit from dust and light exposure.  Brushing: Regular brushing is crucial for removing dust, dirt, and surface debris from your suit. Use a soft-bristled clothes brush or garment brush to gently sweep the fabric in short strokes. Start from the top and work your way down, paying attention to areas like the lapels, pockets, and cuffs. Brushing not only keeps your suit looking clean but also helps prevent the accumulation of dirt that can lead to fabric deterioration.  Steaming and Pressing: Steam your suit regularly (depending on how often you re-wear it) to refresh the fabric and remove wrinkles. Hang your suit in the bathroom while you take a hot shower, or use a handheld garment steamer to gently steam the wrinkles away. Be cautious not to place the steamer too close to the fabric to avoid water spots or damage. For stubborn wrinkles, consider taking your suit to a professional tailor or dry cleaner for pressing.  Spot Cleaning: Accidental spills and stains are inevitable, especially during wedding celebrations. If your suit encounters a stain, act promptly to prevent it from setting into the fabric. Use a clean, damp cloth to blot the stain gently, avoiding rubbing, which can spread the stain further. For tougher stains, consult a professional dry cleaner experienced in handling delicate fabrics like those used in bespoke suits.  Dry Cleaning: While regular dry cleaning can be detrimental to the longevity of your suit, occasional professional cleaning is necessary to remove deep-seated dirt and odours. Choose a reputable dry cleaner who specialises in luxury garments and understands the specific care requirements of bespoke wedding suits. Opt for dry cleaning only when absolutely necessary, or about twice a season if you wear your wedding suit for business purposes on a regular basis.  Rotate Your Suits: If you have multiple suits in your wardrobe and your wedding suit has been re-purposed as a business suit, rotate them regularly to prevent overuse and allow each suit to rest between wears. This helps minimise wear and tear, prolonging the lifespan of your bespoke wedding suit. Additionally, rotating your suits gives you the opportunity to showcase different styles and colours for various occasions.  Avoid Overexposure to Sunlight: Direct sunlight can cause colours to fade and fabrics to weaken over time. When storing your suit, choose a dark, cool closet away from direct sunlight to prevent discoloration and damage. If your suit is exposed to sunlight during outdoor events, consider using a protective garment bag or seeking shade whenever possible.  Professional Alterations and Repairs: Invest in professional alterations and repairs when necessary to address any fit issues or minor damages. A skilled tailor can make adjustments to ensure your suit continues to fit you perfectly and restore any damages, such as loose seams or missing buttons. Regular maintenance and timely repairs can significantly extend the life of your bespoke wedding suit.  By following these care tips, you can preserve the impeccable quality and appearance of your bespoke wedding suit, allowing you to cherish it as a timeless keepsake of your special day. Remember, proper care and maintenance are essential investments in the longevity of your cherished garments.  Locations we service include: Brisbane | Gold Coast | Sunshine Coast | Sydney | Melbourne | Los Angeles 

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How To Work with Your Wedding Party’s Budget & Style
22 Apr 2024
How To Work with Your Wedding Party’s Budget & Style

Your wedding day is a celebration of love, unity, and shared joy, and involving your wedding party in the planning process can enhance these sentiments. However, one of the challenges couples face is harmonising the diverse budgets and styles of their wedding party members. By fostering open communication, setting clear expectations, and prioritising inclusivity, you can navigate these waters smoothly. Here's a comprehensive guide on how to work with your wedding party's budget and style to ensure a harmonious celebration. 

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The Ins and Outs of When to Book Your Custom Wedding Suit Fitting
12 Apr 2024
The Ins and Outs of When to Book Your Custom Wedding Suit Fitting

Your wedding day is one of the most important milestones in your life, and every detail matters, especially what you wear. While the bride's gown often takes centre stage, the groom's attire is equally significant. A custom wedding suit ensures you look and feel your best on this special day. But when should you book your fitting to ensure everything goes smoothly? Let's explore the best timing for scheduling your custom wedding suit fitting and why it matters. 

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Outfit Inspiration for a Non-Binary Wedding Day
05 Apr 2024
Outfit Inspiration for a Non-Binary Wedding Day

Weddings are celebrations of love and unity full of joy, excitement and anticipation. As an opportunity to express your identity, choosing your wedding day outfit can feel overwhelming and can be even more so for non-binary individuals. Here we will uncover the importance of suiting as a wedding day option and give our styling suggestions.  In the past, wedding attire has been confined to rigid gender norms. Men wore suits, women wore gowns. In fact, this was not just in weddings but all society... Until suits were able to break free of this. 

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Celebrity Wedding Suits and How You Can Achieve the Same Look
28 Mar 2024
Celebrity Wedding Suits and How You Can Achieve the Same Look

Weddings are moments of profound significance, where love takes centre stage, and traditions blend with personal expression. In recent times, male celebrities have been redefining the conventional notions of wedding attire, showcasing their individual styles on their wedding day. Let's delve into some notable examples of what these stars have chosen to wear on their special day. 

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How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Suit for Your Body Type
19 Mar 2024
How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Suit for Your Body Type

As the saying goes, "clothes make the man," and a well-fitted wedding suit can truly elevate your style game on the big day. One key to looking sharp is understanding your body type and choosing a suit that flatters your physique. To get started, let's take a quick quiz to determine your body type and then explore personalised tips for rocking a custom wedding suit. 

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How to Prepare for Your Wedding Day in Style
19 Mar 2024
How to Prepare for Your Wedding Day in Style

Your wedding day is a momentous occasion, and as you embark on this journey of a lifetime, it is crucial to ensure that every detail reflects your unique style and personality. From selecting the perfect venue to curating a guest list, there is a myriad of decisions to make. One element that often takes centre stage is the attire, and for the discerning groom, a bespoke suit is the epitome of sartorial elegance. Here are our tips and tricks on how to prepare for your wedding day with style and sophistication. 

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A Groom's Sartorial Guide for Blackbird, Brisbane
19 Mar 2024
A Groom's Sartorial Guide for Blackbird, Brisbane

Your wedding day is a momentous occasion, and choosing the perfect outfit as the groom is just as crucial as finding the right venue. When your celebration is set against the backdrop of the breathtaking Blackbird wedding venue in the heart of Brisbane, the wedding suit you have made should complement the venue's elegant charm and river view setting. With its floor-to-ceiling windows offering panoramic views of the Brisbane River, Kangaroo Point, and the Story Bridge, Blackbird exudes an atmosphere of class and luxury – a perfect canvas for any from a Gatsby inspired celebration to the most elegant of occasions. In this guide, we'll explore what to wear as the groom to ensure you look and feel your best on your special day at Blackbird. 

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Decoding Wedding Day Dress Codes: White Tie Edition
14 Mar 2024
Decoding Wedding Day Dress Codes: White Tie Edition

Your wedding day is a momentous occasion, and when it comes to attire, understanding the dress code is paramount. While there are various dress codes to choose from, today, we unravel the intricacies of White Tie – the epitome of formal elegance. As a bespoke tailors who specialise in wedding suits, we will guide you through the nuances of White Tie dressing, ensuring you make a statement that echoes timeless sophistication.  White Tie is the pinnacle of formal dress codes, reserved for the grandest of occasions. Whether you are the groom, a member of the wedding party, or an esteemed guest, adhering to the White Tie dress code signifies a commitment to unparalleled style and refinement. And here is how you can abide. . .  

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The Ultimate Guide to an Old Money Wedding Look
22 Feb 2024
The Ultimate Guide to an Old Money Wedding Look

When it comes to weddings, the allure of timeless elegance and sophistication often takes centre stage. For those who appreciate the charm and sophistication of the old-money aesthetic (aka. Stealth wealth), achieving the perfect wedding look involves a careful blend of classic elements and modern finesse. In this ultimate guide, we delve into the world of old-money aesthetics to help you curate a wedding look that exudes refinement and stands the test of time. 

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Elevate Your Outdoor Wedding: Choosing the Perfect Custom Suit and Outfit
15 Feb 2024
Elevate Your Outdoor Wedding: Choosing the Perfect Custom Suit and Outfit

Planning an outdoor wedding is a thrilling endeavour, filled with the promise of picturesque landscapes and the gentle embrace of nature. As you embark on this romantic journey, one essential aspect that demands careful consideration is your attire. A custom suit and outfit tailored specifically for your outdoor celebration can add a touch of sophistication and personalisation to your special day. In this article, we'll explore the key factors to consider when commissioning the perfect attire for your outdoor wedding. 

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How to Wear a Bow Tie with Your Wedding Suit
08 Feb 2024
How to Wear a Bow Tie with Your Wedding Suit

Your wedding day is a celebration of love, and every detail, including your choice of attire, contributes to the overall ambiance of the occasion. One accessory that can instantly elevate your wedding suit to new heights of sophistication is the bow tie. In this guide, we'll delve into the nuances of wearing a bow tie with your wedding suit, exploring style, cut, and fabric - and offering five specific outfit ideas to ensure you look your absolute best on your special day. 

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Decoding Wedding Suit Shapes and Styles: A Comprehensive Guide for Every Body Type
02 Feb 2024
Decoding Wedding Suit Shapes and Styles: A Comprehensive Guide for Every Body Type

Choosing the ideal wedding suit is an art, with the key to perfection lying in the tailored and bespoke options available. Understanding the intricacies of suit shapes and styles is crucial for achieving a polished and flattering appearance on your special day. In this comprehensive guide, we'll delve into the world of custom wedding suits, exploring the various elements that can be personalised to create a suit that is uniquely yours, and stop the search for the best wedding suits in Brisbane. 

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Your Ultimate Wedding Day Checklist to Avoid the Last-Minute Outfit Stress
18 Jan 2024
Your Ultimate Wedding Day Checklist to Avoid the Last-Minute Outfit Stress

When it comes to your wedding day, one of the most exciting and cherished aspects is undoubtedly your outfit. Whether you're the bride, groom, or a member of the bridal party, your attire sets the tone for the entire event. 

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How to Dress Your Wedding Party
12 Jan 2024
How to Dress Your Wedding Party

When it comes to a wedding, all eyes are on the bride and groom. However, the wedding party also plays a crucial role in creating a cohesive and stylish ensemble that complements the overall theme and vision of the celebration. In this article, we will delve into the art of dressing the men of the wedding party, from the groomsmen to the ring bearers, ensuring that each member looks their best while contributing to the overall harmony of the event. 

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Behind The Scenes of a Wil Valor Wedding Suit
21 Dec 2023
Behind The Scenes of a Wil Valor Wedding Suit

When it comes to your wedding day, every detail matters, and few are as important as the attire you'll be wearing as you say, "I do." Grooms often spend months searching for the perfect wedding suit or tuxedo, trying on various off-the-rack options, but there's another path less travelled, one that promises a truly unique and tailored experience: a custom-made wedding suit from Wil Valor.  Wil Valor, an Australian-based bespoke tailor, is renowned for creating exquisite, one-of-a-kind garments that cater to the individual needs and preferences of the wearer. Here, we delve into the fascinating journey behind the scenes of a custom-made Wil Valor wedding suit. 

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