Rocking the Bow Tie

Guys, your wedding day is the perfect time to rock a bow tie. They work with formalwear, a suit or the latest casual look of no jacket and skinny suspenders.

Formal Bow Ties

We love that the groom stands out with a black vest and colorful bow tie (it coordinated with this winter wedding's colors). See more photos from the wedding here. Photo by UnVeiling Photography.


Classic Black

Don't overlook tradition – timeless black always looks sophisticated. If this guy thinks it works, then it can't be wrong. See more photos from this gorgeous and elegant wedding that took place at the Canterbury Shaker Village here. Photo by First Mate Photo Co..



A solid color isn't necessary for creating a formal look. This groom's tie sports a bit of color with a purple stripe. See more photos from this real wedding here. Photo by emilie inc..


Bow Ties and Suspenders

Go for a more casual look by ditching the jacket and pairing a bow tie with suspenders. Check out this entire wedding at the Wedding Chicks blog. Love that the suspenders and tie coordinate but aren't the same color.


Bow Ties and Vests

If just a shirt and suspenders is a little too informal for your taste, try pairing a bow tie with a vest. Photo from a real wedding posted on the Wedding Chicks blog.


Forget About Matching

More brides are choosing to let bridesmaids choose dresses from one color family rather than picking out matching dresses for each person. The trend translates to men's fashion as well. Coordinating ties and suspenders – that don't necessarily match perfectly – creates a fun look that lets each groomsman express his personality. Photo from a real wedding posted on, appropriately enough, Bow Ties & Bliss.



Bow ties come in all sorts of patterns – stripes, chevrons, polka dots, etc. Go a step further and choose a print like this floral bow tie from a garden wedding posted on Ruffled. Having a nautical theme wedding? Check out this theme-appropriate bow tie.


Other Fabrics

Play with fabric. This is a seersucker tie from the Belle and the Beau on Etsy.


Pattern on Pattern

Don't be afraid to play around with patterns. Sometimes the right combination of shirt and bow tie can look fantastic.


For the Kids

What is it about formalwear that's just so darn cute on kids? This ring bearer sported a bow tie that worked perfectly with this rustic barn wedding that took place at the Bishop Farm Bed and Breakfast. See more photos from the wedding here. Photo by Hinkley Photo.

*Bow ties featured in opening photo from Sarno and Son Formalwear.



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