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Do I need to know how to tie a bow tie?



The answer is YES unless you plan on not wearing one. Did you know only 1% of the population (allegedly) knows how to tie a bow tie? That is one of the questions we get asked all the time from our groomsmen. Unless you get a clip on tie, someone in your wedding party needs to knot how to tie a bow tie on not only themselves but also on other people.

Bow ties can be worn with either a suit or tuxedo. They are perfect for the stylish groom who wants to bring a little something extra to his suit. With a tuxedo, we definitely recommend wearing a bow tie over a long tie (though, if that’s what you want, we won’t stop you). A bow tie allows you to show off your shirt studs and takes your look from simply sharp to ultra dapper.


Don’t think that bow ties only have to be black and white, though. While that may be what works best for a tux, bow ties with suits can come in an array of colors and patterns. The sky is the limit. For your wedding, choose a color in the palette and go from there. Solid colors are great, but so are stripes, polka dots and florals.

Once you decide you want your wedding party to wear bow ties, then it's time to learn how to put one one. Our friends at Generation Tux have a great video with a step by step guide on how to tie a bow tie in less than one minute.

Need to rent a tux or suit? Check out Generation Tux. Use code BPWEDDINGSBYT to get 20% off your order.

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