The bow tie
Bow ties are coming back into style in a big way. Normally, when we think of bow ties, we imagine an over-sized one on a clown that shoots out water or a nerd with his pants creeping up to his neck. But today, that’s not the case. Bow ties can look dapper and very handsome indeed. What I love about the bow tie is that it draws attention to the face and not the chest. And I’m thinkin’ if a groom’s getting married, everyone’s going to be looking at his face – so might as well make it look its best! A bow tie simply completes the look – like a present on a gift. Bow ties are most often meant for the most formal of occasions, so if your wedding is on the casual side, I’d suggest sticking with a tie. However, there are bow ties with funky patterns and colors that could be paired with a suit for a more laid-back affair, like these.
But what about a tie? The good, old fashioned tie. You really can’t go wrong with this option. It works for both fancy occasions and a casual beach wedding. They’re just as stylish as bow ties, but simply give off a slightly different vibe. A black silk tie is perfect for a formal affair, while a patterned tie pairs well with a like-colored suit for a less-fancy big day.
Choosing a tie or a bow tie really depends on the wedding style and the personality of the groom and his groomsmen.
Is your groom donning a bow tie or a tie? How did he decide? Share your thoughts with us!