Monday 19th April.

We are open!!!

If you are visiting us for the first time to try suits on for your wedding,  please remember to bring your shoes and shirt.

If you would like to buy shoes and shirts, we do have some for you to try on, which are sanitized between each appointment.

If you have booked an hour appointment, please try to be on time as it is vital that we only have one wedding party in the shop at any one time.

There is time between each appointment to sanitize surfaces, and running over your allocated time will make this process more difficult than it already is.

Thank you for understanding.



Monday 4th January 8pm


As of 5th January we will be closing our shop once again in line with the National Lockdown.

I have taken a up a role working for the Oxford University, helping with their Covid-19 ONS study, whilst things are quiet here, but I will still be taking phone calls, and monitoring emails periodicity, so it may take a few days to respond to messages.

In line with the government guidelines, we may be closed till the middle of February, but I will keep everyone posted if this changes.


Stay safe.


Philip & family




Sunday 20th December


As of today we have entered Tier 4, and within the government guideline, and as a non essential business, we are asked to close our doors once more.

We we still be taking phone calls up until 23rd December, and answering emails whenever possible.

We will be closed then for the Christmas and New Year period , and will start taking calls again from the 6th January.

If we are then given the go ahead by the government to reopen, we will only open be for appointments on Thursday and Friday evenings, and from 10-4pm on Saturdays.

From all of us at Cookham Formal Hire, we wish you a safe and Merry Christmas, and a peaceful New Year.

Kindest regards

Phil & family


Monday 2nd November.

In line with the new governments guidelines,  and as a non essential business, we will be closed from November 5th, and will re-open when we are given instructions to do so, hopefully this will be only for the 4 weeks that has be announced at this this.

We will still be taking phone calls, and will be answering our emails with regards to weddings that are booked already with us, and any future bookings.

Thank you for your continued support, and hope to see you all soon.

Stay safe.



Tuesday 13th October

To all our customers

To keep you and ourselves safe at this time:

We have been Covid compliant since the regulations have been introduced, and have the NHS track and trace QR in store for you to use.


Saturday 18th July.

To all our customers.

Keeping in line with the government guidelines, as of the 24th July facemasks will be mandatory in our store.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Kind regards






Sunday June 14th

To all our customers.

As of 15th June, we will be opening our doors again.
We will be operating on a strict appointment basis only, so if you wish to come in to view, and try on wedding suits, please call for an appointment first.
We have strict social distancing guidelines in our store, to keep you,  and our staff safe, and there is hand sanitizer available for you to use.
We are asking all of our customers who wish to try on suits, to please bring their own shirts and shoes.

Hope to see you all soon.

Many thanks




Wednesday 20th May

To All Our Customers

We are now taking appointments for 2020 Weddings.

If you’re getting married this year, and still have not organised your suits. Or have already booked suits with us, and still need to get your groomsmen fitted, we are now taking appointments.

Due to social distancing we have made some changes to our normal routine, so we now have a staggered approach to suit fittings.

1. We only need to see the Bride and Groom first, and will ask for the groom to bring his own white shirt and shoes to his initial fitting, we do hire and sell these items, and they can be ordered to be collected a few weeks before the wedding.

2. Any further appointments will initially be for 2 groomsmen to be fitted at a time, and again we are asking for customers to bring their own shirts and shoes, if you wish us to supply these items, we will take details at the fittings.

4. If you have an elderly or shielded member of the family that requires a suit for your wedding, please supply us with their measurements, you can then take a suit to them to try on at their home. You can then let us know what alterations you think are needed.

5. When further information is released by the government regarding social distancing, we will update these guidelines.

If you wish to make an appointment please call 016280526222 or email


Wednesday 22nd April

Dear Customers,
When we reopen we will only have one appointment in the shop at any one time for all viewings and fittings. This is to protect both our staff and customers. Just the Bride and Groom first, then further appointments for the men and boys. You are more than welcome to take photos and Facetime whilst in the shop.
We will be offering out of hours appointments hours, and will also have limited availability for Sunday appointments.

Take care and stay safe.

The Cookham Formal Hire team.

Tuesday 24th March 2020

Good morning,

Following yesterdays announcement by the government in relation to COVID-19,  for the next few weeks we can confirm that Cookham Formal Hire will be closed.

Any appointments booked whilst our shop is closed have been cancelled, and we will be continuing to work from home, if you wish to contact us please phone 01628 526222  0r email

We will be more than happy to answer any questions couples may have during this difficult time relating to the postponement of their wedding or speak with new couples who are planning their wedding for later this year, or into 2021, and who were unable to visit us while the shop was open.

We can also provide advice on self-measurement for those who have weddings who will not be able to be measured in the coming weeks due to the current situation, and are more than happy to help customers measure over video call.

As we stated in our last update, any couple whose wedding has had to be postponed can contact us regarding re-arrangement. There will be no additional charges, no changes in price, and your order will be honoured in it’s entirety for your new wedding date.

We recognise these are exceptionally difficult times for everyone, and heartbreaking for couples whose who have planned weddings, and are  having to postponed through no fault of their own.

All of us at Cookham Formal Hire want to do everything in our power to assist, and ensure that we are here to answer questions that might arise as a result of this situation.

Once again, our thoughts are with each and everyone of you, and your families in this difficult time.

Kind regards

Phil & Hannah