Ugh! Can't Make Up My Mind! Neck Tie or Bow Tie?!?!

posted 3 years ago in Grooms/men
  • poll: Neck Tie or Bow Tie
    Neck Tie : (61 votes)
    69 %
    Bow Tie : (27 votes)
    31 %
  • Post # 3
    15070 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Depends on the rest of the outfit. Do you have a pic of the suit they are wearing? 

    Post # 5
    1662 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Waldorf Astoria, Chicago

    I voted bow tie.  I feel like a necktie is worn all the time, bow tie is more formal.  I’m trying to talk my FI into doing bow ties, but he really wants to do a necktie 🙁

    Post # 6
    3777 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I don’t like bowties. They’ve become a little too hipster/trendy for me, especially when the occasion is not black tie.

    Post # 7
    3199 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @lina010:  always necktie. i think the only times bowties work is when the wedding is either super formal (black tuxes, black tie) or one of the hipster-chic/country-themed/rustic weddings that are so popular right now. and then, no jacket, just suspenders with the bow tie.

    Post # 8
    9652 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Overall I’m a bigger fan of neck ties so that gets my vote!

    Post # 9
    2675 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

    We went with neck ties. FI was against bow ties from the start. He just does not like the style unless we were doing black tie, which we are not.

    Post # 10
    498 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I vote bow ties, because I love them and thats what we went with! We went with a classic slim fit tux with a black bow tie for H and dark purple bow ties for the groomsmen, they all looked great!

    Post # 11
    2241 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I would have your fiance decide.  We got to pick our dresses.  I like the look of both, but my fiance strongly preferred the necktie, so everyone is getting neckties.  

    Post # 12
    3777 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @mgbser:  agreed. I figured if I got to choose my dress, DH got to choose his outfit. Even though I don’t like bowties, if that’s what he had wanted, that would have been ok with me.

    Post # 13
    330 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    We are doing the necktie. I would prefer the bow tie because it is a black tie event but the servers are wearing bow ties so we dont want them to match. I would let your FI decide.

    Post # 14
    8720 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @littlemisst08:  this but I would let the groom and the groomsmen pick. 

    Post # 16
    1992 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I’m having this issue right now.

    My FI is wearing a super formal black tux from Vera Wang, and I love the bowtie on him, and also love the black or dark grey necktie! It’s just so hard to decide.

    I feel like bowties are super-classic, and the black necktie just doesn’t feel as special to me.

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