Wedding Tie Fabric Guide
There is a lot of planning involved in a wedding, and a lot of choices you need to make. Although it is often left to the last minute and considered only as an afterthought, the tie a groom wears on his wedding day is the accessory that holds his whole suit together. One of the things that can be a little overwhelming when you start looking at wedding ties is the sheer variety there is available in terms of different materials and fabrics.
To help you get a handle on what’s in the world of wedding tie fabrics, we’ve put together this mini-guide to the most popular.
Silk is by far one of the most popular choices for a wedding tie fabric. Although it is favoured for its sophisticated appearance and texture and thought of as being a delicate material, silk is one of the most durable fabrics used in clothing, thanks to its high tensile strength.
Another huge benefit of choosing silk as a wedding tie fabric is that it is one of the best materials when it comes to retaining its shape and is very resistant to developing wrinkles. When you consider its suppleness, tensile strength, and elasticity, it is one fabric that hangs well, making it a great choice for a tie, especially on your big day when you want everything to be just right.
More favoured during the winter months, woollen ties are definitely worth looking at if your nuptials are happening between December and February. As you’d imagine, woollen ties are not quite as dainty or lightweight as silk ties, but what they lack in daintiness, they more than make up for in their insulation properties. Not only are they thicker, but they are wider too, making them a real statement piece.
Although they are often paired with similar fabrics like tweed jackets, woollen wedding ties will look great with a traditional suit.
Cotton and Linen Ties
Perhaps the two most common fabrics for wedding ties in the summertime are cotton and linen. You will find that many linen and cotton wedding ties are a lot lighter in weight and feature pastel and subtle colours. If your suit is also made from cotton or linen, then these ties will go excellently with it. The one major downside of these fabrics being used in ties is that they have a habit of wrinkling very easily. The best way to avoid this from happening is by choosing a cotton or linen wedding tie that has been properly lined to ensure it can maintain its shape.
Polyester and polyester satin ties are another hugely popular option for weddings. These have a very smooth finish and a little bit of a shine. The main reason they are so common and adored is due to the wide range of colours available and the affordable price tags, compared to silk wedding ties.
It will definitely come down to personal taste and what looks best with your suit and your lovely bride-to-be’s dress and accessories, but at least you know a bit more about the different wedding tie fabrics.