Bow ties or ties?

posted 3 years ago in Grooms/men
  • poll: Which do you like?
    Bowties : (56 votes)
    48 %
    Ties : (61 votes)
    52 %
  • Post # 3
    789 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I wanted bowties but was told, “We don’t want to look like waiters.” I was sad 🙁

    Post # 5
    609 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I love the tie and vest look. 

    Post # 6
    789 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @asianbarbie:  they’re not even wearing full suits so I don’t think they’ll look like waiters! I also get no say in what they wear so we’ll see what happens on the day of. 

    Post # 7
    10748 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I always prefer ties!

    Post # 8
    168 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    Are your groomsmen wearing tuxedos or suits? (The second photo posted actually isn’t either — it’s a blazer and non-matching trousers.)


    Black silk bow ties are the classic look with a tuxedo. Long ties are a modern, Hollywood look. I strongly advocate sticking to the classic tuxedo look.


    With a lounge suit, long ties are more formal and bow ties are more casual.


    Post # 9
    3249 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Tuxedos are worn with black bow ties.  Period.

    Suits, go four in hand.

    Post # 11
    47 posts
    • Wedding: October 2013

    My FI and groomsmen are wearing bowties.  It’s an evening wedding so we’re going for a more formal look.  Waiters aren’t the only ones who wear bow ties!  James Bond wasn’t a waiter ;).

    Post # 12
    1888 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Bowties are cool. – Doctor Who

    Post # 13
    1346 posts
    Bumble bee

    It depends on which branch/branches of dress uniforms you’re trying to coordinate with.

    If I’m not mistaken, most miltary dress uniforms incorporate ties more frequently than bowties, but they can be switched out.

    Post # 14
    441 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I prefer bowties 🙂

    Post # 15
    6158 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    the groom and groomsman and wearing tuxes and bowties with vests.

    Post # 16
    1109 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    My FI is wearing a black tux with a bowtie and then the groomsmen are wearing the same tux with black ties.

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