Thursday 20 November 2008

Kilts (Highland Wear)

As we get towards the end of the year our telephone starts to ring! And the question that we will invariably be asked is "Do you hire Kilts?"
It has often been tempting to buy a whole bunch of highland wear and fulfil all of those requests however at a wedding fayre some years back we met a company who changed our minds about ever stocking highland wear. This company is called Nicholson's Highland Supplies. The Kilts and accessories they had were immaculate and of the most fantastic quality but what really stood out was the experienced, knowledgeable and professional staff. These guys really knew their stuff! Ever since we have never been tempted to stock highland wear, we simply refer these calls to : Nicholsons Highland Supplies in Ingatestone.

Thursday 13 November 2008

Thames Gateway Business Awards - Shortlisted!

Its happened again! We have once again been lucky enough to be shortlisted for an award! This time it is for the Thames Gateway Business Awards. We are one of the lucky shortlisted few! For retailer of the year 2008:

  • Retail Business of the Year
    Bodywash Bathrooms, Ilford
    Blue Flamingo , Leyton
    Jack Bunney Ltd, Barking
    Five Elms Supermarket, Dagenham
    Pips Smoothies Ltd, Upminster

Good luck to everyone.


Wednesday 12 November 2008

Wedding Hire Service FAQ's


Q: Is a deposit required to book the suits?
A: Yes £30.00 deposit is required to book the suits. This deposit is taken off of the total hire charge.
Q: How far in advance should I book my wedding suits?
A: We normally book our wedding suits between 3- 6 months in advance.
Q: How far in advance should I have the fittings completed by?
A: Everyone should have been fitted 8 -12 weeks in advance of the wedding date.
Q: Do you do children’s wedding suits?
A: Yes, in some ranges. We start from an age 4 and can book no more than 3 per wedding order.
Q: Do you charge a Security Deposit?
A: Yes we charge £50.00 per suit as a security deposit. This is refunded in full on the return of the suits.
Q: How long is the hire for?
A: The standard hire charge is for 5 working days. If you require the outfits for a longer period they can be hired at £10.00 per day after the 5 working days, up to a maximum of 14 days.
Q: Do I need a second fitting?
A: You can request a second fitting. Please telephone to arrange an appointment for a second fitting.
Q: What should I bring when collecting the suits?
A: Please bring with you: your receipt, the balance of the hire (the amount after leaving £30.00 per suit) your security deposit (£50.00 per suit) and 1 form of I.D.
Q: Should I try the suits after collection?
A: We recommend to all of our customers to take home the suits and try them on. If there are any issues we then have a full working day to correct them.
Q: Should I clean the suits on return?
A: No, dry-cleaning is included in the price. Please just return the items into their covers and return.

Wedding Hire The Procedure

Our wedding hire service explained in 6 easy steps!

The Procedure

1. Visit our shop to view our collection. Our full range can only be viewed on the premises.

2. Visit our shop to book a suit and be fitted. It is best to have a correct fitting and try-on the EXACT garment which you will receive on the day. This will ensure you are happy with both quality and fit. A deposit of £30.00 is left to book the suit for the day you require it.

3. Fittings for others. If you have any other members in your party they can be fitted over the next few weeks. No later than 8 weeks before the wearing date.

4. Re-fitting. If you or any other member of your party requires a re-fit then this can be carried out by appointment.

5. Collection. The suit(s) are collected from our shop two working days before the wearing date. On collection we will require your receipt, the balance of the hire charge and a security deposit.

6. Return. The suit(s) are returned to our shop two working days after the wearing date.

Wedding Hire Service

Wedding Hire Service
Our Service.

When a potential customer makes first contact with our business and enquires after our “Wedding Hire” service they will often request our prices first. This is a reasonable thing to ask; however price is not always the determining factor as to whether or not a customer will choose our service. Most of our customer throughout a season will have chosen our service because of the service they have received and the products they have tried-on.
With this in mind I would like to provide you with a breakdown of EXACTLY what you will receive from Jack Bunneys if you choose our service:
· Research and Design (We are constantly monitoring fashions and attending shows and fairs for inspiration)
· Purchasing and Manufacturing (Putting our ideas into production. We source quality factories to make to the highest standard or make our own products. Actually purchasing our products so they are all in store to try.)
· Advice on Fit, Style and Design. (A consultation with an experienced member of staff)
· A Correct Suit Fitting. (to try on the EXACT suit you will receive before booking)
· A Fitting for each member of the party. (Each member of the party will receive a correct fitting, where they can try-on the EXACT garments they will receive on the day.
· Refitting (any member of the party can request a refit at any time)
· Preparation of orders 1. Making cravats and Handkerchiefs. (we make our own cravats and ties in up to 250 shades of silk)
· Preparation of orders 2. Alteration. (We carry out alterations to our hire suits ourselves on the premises, by hand, NO GLUE!)
· Preparation of orders 3. Pressing. (We hand press each garment before it leaves. Including, jacket, waistcoat, trouser, shirts and neckwear.)
· Preparation of orders 4. Bagging and Tagging. (Each piece is put together and bagged individually for each customer. Each bag is named individually.)
· Cleaning and Pressing on Return. (every garment is dry-cleaned and hand pressed on return)

That is a breakdown of the practical things that you will receive with our service. However there are also the other unquantifiable benefits, such as the polite and professional service, the relaxed family atmosphere, the skill and knowledge of bespoke tailors and the experience of wedding professionals.