What colour bow tie?

posted 3 years ago in Grooms/men
  • poll: What colour?
    Black : (22 votes)
    61 %
    Wine red : (14 votes)
    39 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I like black, but I tend not to really like colors involved in tuxes. It always ends up looking cheesy IMO.

    Post # 4
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @ariaK:  traditionally the groom wears a white or ivory vest/cumberbun/bowtie/tie, groomsmans wear the wedding color for the vest/cumberbun/bowtie/tie, and fathers and grandfathers wear black vest/cumberbun/bowtie/tie.

     

    i would say your groomsman should wear the red.

     

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Personally, I don’t like colors with tuxes, they tend to look very prom-y to me. Black is classic and will always look great. 

    Post # 6
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @ajillity81:  That’s not really a tradition unless you consider something that became trendy in the 1990s to be a tradition.

    @ariaK:  Black is the only proper bow tie with a tuxedo. There’s a reason it’s called “black tie”. It’s an elegant look that will never go out of style and look cheesy.

    Post # 7
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @Groominator:  that started at least in the 70’s since it was that way in my parents’ wedding photos and other family weddings i had seen during that time.

    after 40 years, i would call that tradition.

    Post # 8
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    7630 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I would go with black or whatever your FH wants to wear. 

    Post # 9
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @ajillity81:  That’s a tradition created by the wedding industry to get you to spend more money. It’s not a real, meaningful tradition, and flies in the face of classic men’s style (as does much of the fashion of the 70s, like powder blue tuxedos with ruffled shirts).

    Post # 10
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @Groominator:  merriam webster says: tradition is a way of thinking, behaving, or doing something that has been used by the people in a particular group, family, society, etc., for a long time

     

    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tradition

     

    it doesn’t matter who started the tradition. new traditions can start any time but anyone.

    we can agree to disagree, since we have a different view of what tradition can be.

     

     

    Post # 11
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Definitely black for a tux.

    Post # 12
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @ajillity81:  This may be a tradition in your family, and I understand that it’s a choice a lot of women make for the men in their wedding, but it’s certainly not a strong, general tradition like a bride wearing white on her wedding day. It’s also not one of the options the OP was considering. Wearing a black bow tie with a tuxedo is a much longer standing tradition. That’s why they call it “black tie.”

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    A black tie always looks more elegant and mature (not to mention, timeless). FI has been in two weddings that involved colorful vests/ties and I can’t help but think of high school prom when I see the photographs. Black tie, no question.

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