Denver Wedding Vendor Highlight | Bespoke Edge

In today’s Chancey Charm Denver Wedding Vendor Highlight, we’re chatting with Ryan Wagner of Bespoke Edge, a family-run luxury custom clothing company with a luxe experience to match. The gentlemen behind Bespoke Edge offer custom suits in Denver, Fort Collins, Boulder and Scottsdale. Ryan is sharing what brought him to the industry, the best moment of his career thus far, some tips for brides and grooms + more below. Enjoy, friends!

– The Chancey Charm Team

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Name

Ryan Wagner of Bespoke Edge

Hometown

Denver, CO

What’s your area of expertise?

Groom’s Attire

First job you ever landed

So, my background is in aerospace engineering, and my first job was with a small aircraft manufacturing company in Northern Colorado. Shortly thereafter, I worked for a rocket company. Admittedly, quite a long ways from the wedding industry!

Ron, my father and business partner, has been involved with menswear his whole career – almost 40 years now! And about five years ago, my office cubicle started to feel a little small and so I decided to go into business with my father.

What brought you to the wedding industry?

To be honest, when we founded Bespoke Edge, we didn’t even think about serving the wedding industry! We started off by building custom suits and dress shirts for businessmen, but then the calls started coming in for wedding suits and wedding tuxedos. Today, about half of our business is making incredible suits and tuxedos for grooms.

Five years in, we’ve made a lot of wedding suits and tuxedos. And every time we are asked to do so, it’s a huge honor for us. Our grooms get the full Bespoke Edge service – building a bespoke (100% custom, not Made-to-Measure) suit that fits them like a glove.

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A lesson you’ve learned the hard way in the wedding industry

That when building a wedding suit or tuxedo, the bride should always, always be there along with her groom.

Favorite way to spend a Sunday afternoon

Ideally, Sunday is wine day. What that means is that I buy a new bottle and take it home to taste. Over the past couple of years, I’ve been learning more about wine (and realizing just how little I know!). So, each week I make a concerted effort to try something brand new and test my knowledge and palate. I’ve been going country by country – still stuck on France.

Best piece of advice to someone new to the industry

To couples, I would suggest drinking a lot of coffee. What I mean by this is that it’s perfectly ok to interview a lot of vendors in all different areas. And oftentimes, these meetings take place over a cup of coffee. Getting to know your vendors and understanding where they find their passion for what they do is very important.

Best piece of planning advice to a new bride/groom

Plan to hire a planner. Today there are so many vendors out there and so many design directions, that it can be extremely challenging to find the right team. A good planner has relationships with all the right people and she can direct you to the vendors that are right for you.

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Some words you live by

Do more.

I can always do more. That may mean creating more free content on my blog or YouTube channel, helping grooms to find their personal style, or improving our processes. Every day we are working hard to create the finest custom suits around and the work is never done, but I absolutely love the process.

Best tip for balancing work + home life

Hmmm, I’m probably not the best one on the BE team to answer this question, as I work every day. However, I asked Brett, my brother and BE’s Art Director, what his thoughts were on this. He says that what he does is to always schedule Saturday as his day off, no exceptions. That way, no matter how busy life gets, he always has that day to relax and recharge.

Best moment of your career

When I realized that Bespoke Edge had grown to the point that I could leave my engineering job behind and work full time building the finest custom men’s clothing company around. It’s a pretty spectacular feeling to create a job for yourself. I felt incredibly empowered to go out and do what made me happy.

Guilty pleasures

Netflix. I love being productive and I always have so much work to do, so when I sink into the auto-play cocoon of Netflix, I can’t help but feel guilty.

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Your favorite Instagram account

I’m a huge fan of @jamesandschulze. They are two of the nation’s leading wedding photographers and the moments they capture are simply amazing.

What’s your favorite aesthetic?

Personally, I really love the modern aesthetic. Whereas, Brett and Ron lean towards the mid-century feel. What this means for our clothing is that we’re prepared to help a groom craft any look. We have created elegant tuxedos, tweed three-piece suits, dark navy suits, and everything in between.

Intimate or Par-tay? What size wedding do you recommend and why?

It’s entirely up to you, the couple! There are pros and cons to either, but my advice would be to sit down early on and go with what feels right. The size of your wedding will impact almost every decision you make during the planning process so this is certainly something you want to feel good about.

What’s the first thing a newly engaged couple should do?

Celebrate! And then take a moment to realize that the wedding planning process is actually going to be fun. After all, you’re planning a big party. You get to hire a band, buy a huge cake, and invite all of your friends. It will be a blast. Yes, there are a lot of moving pieces and lots to plan, but that’s why you’re with Chancey Charm, right? They will handle the heavy lifting and help make your design dreams a reality.

Just don’t forget to leave a few months for your groom to build out his perfect suit or tux!

Learn more about Bespoke Edge here + follow along on Facebook and Instagram. Cheers!

Chancey Charm Denver Wedding Planner

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