For Grooms: Should You Wear a Bow Tie or Necktie?
9/16/2018 8:51 PM
As the groom, you want to look your best on your wedding day as all eyes will be on you and your bride.
Typically, the groom's attire is a suit or a tuxedo. Then the question arises, should you wear a bow tie or a necktie? If you're struggling to choose between the two, keep reading for some helpful tips and advice to help you make your decision.
Why a necktie?
Neckties are the traditional type of tie in formal wear. They are created during the 17th century. If you plan to wear a suit for your wedding, choosing a necktie is more preferable. They are very classic and stylish for decades.
And wearing a tie leaves plenty of room for experimentation. There are a variety of colors and designs to choose from that can complement your wedding theme. Additionally, there are many different ways to knot your necktie, such as the Windsor, the half Windsor, Four in Hand, Pratt Knots, etc.
If you're going for a classic and charming look at your wedding, the necktie is a better-suited choice for you.
Why a bow tie?
Bow ties give off a more professional and formal feel, which are originated in the 19th century. They are often associated with fun, friendlier, creativity, and intelligence. Many celebrities and American presidents are fond of bow ties, which makes them look handsomely classy.
In the formal weddings, bow tie and tuxedo go hand in hand. And the bow tie emphasizes your neck and draws more attention to your face. If you don't know how to tie a tie, you can choose a pre-tied bow tie. There are also a lot of colors and patterns for you to choose from.
Ultimately it comes down to your own preferences and style tastes. Bow tie and necktie both will make you feel respected and give you a great look. The bow tie is used in a pretty formal wedding. If your wedding is semi-formal or casual, it's easy to obtain functionality and comfort while wearing a necktie over a bow tie.