For many people who haven't hired a kilt before it could be pretty daunting or stressful to understand how to book a hire and the process of booking a kilt hire pack. At Kiltsforhire we make this process as simple as we can and this guide will cover how to book kilt hire and how much notice to hire a kilt.
Hire booking process -
At kilts for hire we try to breakdown this process as easy as we can , booking your kilt pack in store and online is very simple to start with:
Firstly you pick your tartan.
We offer the largest range of tartans available and it can be tough to chose but our experts are always happy to help you match a colour scheme or locate a family name tartan and have many designs of our own designed to be perfect for any occasion .
You can search by name on our website and browse through out gallery , if in store we have lots of mannequins styling different tartan combinations and have our hire brochure available which is useful to get you started on picking a tartan.
Great you've picked your tartan what's next?
Picking your jacket
We suggest picking your tartan first as its easier to build your outfit around , we can look to the colours in the tartan to see which colours would match well, We would offer guidance in store and under each tartan on our website there's styling advice and imagery of the jacket options available.
Your kilt pack is completely customisable if your instore our experts will guide you through your options and usually takes about 5 minutes. On our website the drop down menus show the upgrades and choices available for that specific tartan and updates the hire price as you select.
lastly picking your accessories
To round off you pick what finish your would like your accessories to be , & your choice of colour in shirt , tie & socks.
We can also accommodate changes to your kilt hire in an organised manner as best as we can when you come in to try on your hire or when trying on at home you can call us and let us know if anything needed changed or a different size.
If your unsure about what to hire for different occasions , we recommend giving our
Details for booking -
In store we will take all your details and get all the names and contact information for each hire along with the function date & collection date. online we will request the same information and reach out to confirm all details given.
We offer a range of different hire for long distance hire , last minute & long hires.
How much notice do I need to book a hire ?
When booking hires you want to book as far in advance as you can , we recommend for anyone and any party size to book approximately 6 - 12 months in advance. This ensures your widest range of highland wear to hire in your sizes.
Why book so early? - This is crucial for large parties and all hires as there is peak wedding seasons and availability of stock is based off demand , the busier the season the less available.
Typically we will measure you or if booking online ask for some self measurements for your hire and then do a remeasure to check your sizes again for the hire 4-6 weeks before due to weight fluctuation.
We offer many different types of hire and have lots of hire guides available here to read .
You can also hire individual highland wear items if you don't need the whole kilt pack.
What about last minute hires ?
We understand its not always possible to prebook your hire 6 months in advance and we do offer last minute hires. when booking a last minute kilt hire we can turn around kilt hire packs same day if possible.
we will still always recommend booking 6-12 months in advance if possible.
Due to the nature of a last minute hire depending of availability during wedding season, we cant always guarantee your top choice and will give you options based on what we have available in your particular sizes.
Super express hires can be turned around in as little as an hour and we have an inhouse alterations team who can alter your hire for you free of charge.
Kilts for hire also known as Houston kiltmakers we have our shop located 5 minute drive from Glasgow airport or about 15 minutes from Glasgow city centre and are open 9am- 5:30pm Monday to Friday and Saturday 9am- 5pm.
long & international hires -
Hires are priced based on how long you have the stock. This is what effects availability, so typically you would pick up your hire a few days before and return the next working day after the function so we can dry clean our stock and be able to hire it out again but this isn't always possible.
Long hires are priced based on how long you have the stock for and is slightly hire than usual but we can ship & post your hire straight to your front door or venue in plenty of time.
Everything is still included and works like normal you just have the stock for longer if local you can bring us your hire on the agreed return date and if international it would be posted back to us.