Should You Wear a Tie or Bow Tie To a Wedding?

Weddings are synonymous with dressing up in your finest clothes and looking your most dapper amongst friends and family as you enjoy your or your friend’s big day. With bow ties seeing a resurgence at formal occasions, we take a look at what your neckwear can say about you as a wedding participant or guest. At Knightsbridge Neckwear, we have an array of stunning ties and bow ties to suit any wedding attire, so be sure to take a look today.

Black Tie Optional?

If your wedding invitation says black tie or black tie optional then you should opt for a bow tie as it is sure to be a very formal affair. However, bow ties also make a great accessory for any special event, particularly a wedding. If you are the groom, then it can be a great idea to wear a bow tie that matches the colour of the bridesmaid dresses and the ties of your groomsmen. Being the only part of the wedding party to wear a bow tie will distinguish you from your groomsmen on your big day.

Bow Ties For Turning Heads

Wearing a bow tie to a wedding is a sure way to stand out from the crowd of guests in the ceremony and reception. If you choose a bright or patterned bow tie, you will be sure to spot yourself in the group photographs too! It can be a great idea for the groom and his groomsmen to wear bow ties if trying to achieve a fun look or something slightly less formal. Some of our silk bow ties come with matching pocket squares, perfect for completing your wedding look. We love this red and white spotted silk bow with matching pocket square and also this yellow and black spotted silk bow with matching pocket square. This lovely lilac paisley silk bow tie and pocket square set works brilliantly with any colour suit and is modern and elegant.

Bow Ties for Dinner Jackets

At the other end of the bow tie spectrum, we recommend wearing one if a wedding calls for a dinner jacket- think James Bond living it up during wedding season! This very formal and sophisticated look creates an elegant overall style for you on the big day. Why not opt for a classic black bow tie- we suggest this self-tie silk version plain black Marcella self-tie bow. You could add a subtle pattern too such as this black and silver fleck bow tie which is great for a winter wedding.

Ties at a Wedding

Neckties are great at weddings as there are so many versatile options to complement any look or suit style. We have a wide range of ties available and many come with matching pocket squares, which are perfect to complete your wedding outfit.

Floral ties are great st spring and summer weddings and work well with lighter or grey suits in particular. This Sorrento white and red rose floral printed silk tie is a great fresh look for a spring wedding.

Ties With Texture

Adding a wool, tweed or velvet tie to your wedding outfit is a great way to bring further depth to your formal look. This soft pink herringbone tweed tie is subtle and stylish and looks amazing with a grey suit. Navy blue is an excellent choice for a wedding at any time of year and works well for a whole wedding party’s look as many couples chose blue as one of their theme colours for their special day. We love this great navy silk velvet tie and also this plain navy wool tie to complete your formal look.

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