To bow tie or not to bow tie, that is the question and trust us, you aren’t alone. A lot of grooms and groomsmen have this dilemma when trying to decide what to wear as a part of the wedding party.
Should we all wear ties? Should some wear bow ties and others wear ties? Should they match? What if they don’t match?
Oh, the agony.
Women worry that their bridesmaid dresses will be horrendous – and horrendously expensive while sitting in their closet for years to come, and men worry about whether to bow tie or not to bow tie. The good news is that you’ve come to the right place. Today, we are going to get down to the bow tie debate with four tips for groomsmen wearing bow ties.
Talk with The Others
Jokes aside, talking with the others is an important step to deciding on bow ties for the groomsmen, as you all need to look, well, like a collective wedding party!
Decide Who Will Wear Bow Ties
Now that you have everyone on the bow tie bandwagon, it’s time to decide who will wear bow ties in the wedding party. Perhaps just the groom will wear a bow tie or maybe all the groomsmen will wear bow ties and the groom will wear a skinny tie. Better yet, maybe you will all wear bow ties and look incredibly dapper in those wedding photos. To each their own, but it’s something you’ll have to figure out prior to the big day.
Choose Between Solid Bow Ties or Patterned Bow Ties
As a rule of thumb, choose between solid colors or prints. Then, head onto the next step.
Sweat The Small Stuff
It’s easy to assume that once you’ve come to a common agreement on the bow ties, that it’s all smooth sailing from here. However, the small details are what’s going to make or break the groomsmen fashion. So, sweat the small stuff. It matters.
If you’ve all agreed to wearing solid-colored bow ties, you have to decide whether you’ll all be wearing the same colored bow ties or different ones. If they’ll be different, you have to decide on the colors each person will be wearing.
Now, if you’ve decided to wear dapper printed bow ties, you have to choose which bow ties you’ll all be wearing, but the key is to make sure they all match. In other words, you don’t want one groomsman to wear a camo bow tie, another wearing a floral bow tie and another wearing a newspaper print bow tie. Remember, the wedding outfits you choose need to flow together with one another.
Yes! It’s finally time to seal the deal and say “I do” to some bow ties. You may even want to consider adding in a pocket square that matches the bow ties. However, as mentioned, these details need to figure out long before the big day. So, call the rest of the groom’s party and pull up Reign Bow Ties. It’s time to do some shopping… And possibly some bickering as you all try to come together on a certain style when there are so many dapper bow ties to choose from.