(Closed) Groom in black bow tie?

posted 5 years ago in Grooms/men
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Busy Beekeeper

Either way works, personally i prefere the black.

what does he want? That is the key factor

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Bumble bee

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wonderlily:  Agree w/
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theatrejulia:  in that his preference should drive this.  Although some modern enthusiasts of wearing White tie (I’m presuming that your fiancé is considering wearing full men’s formal dress, not just a white bow tie with his tuxedo…do I understand correctly?) argue that wearing White tie when White tie is not specified on an invitation constitutes showing up the host and other guests (esp. the guests of honor), I cannot imagine that anyone would find it problematic for a groom to wear White tie to his own wedding if it is a formal evening event where other men will wear Black tie.  After all, if he is not host/co-host, he is certainly one of the guests of honor!

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Bumble bee

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wonderlily:  Forgive me; I was confused.  I thought you were discussing Black tie and White tie as dress codes.  If they will all be wearing tuxedos and your fiancé truly has no preference, I would counsel the black bow tie, as tradtionally black and midnight blue are the only acceptable colors for bow ties when a man wears a tuxedo (and IMO the silhouette of a tuxedo doesn’t look as strong if one deviates from this tradition).  Perhaps your fiancé could wear a different boutonnière or pocket square to allow him to subtly distinguish himself?

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Honey Beekeeper
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wonderlily: or get a white tie

Not to worry, you made it perfectly clear you were only asking about the color of the tie.

I would ask him but suggest he stick with traditional black. I think brides worry too much about themselves and the groom standing out.

The bride is always the one in the wedding dress and the groom is next to the bride. One would assume that everyone at your wedding knows either the bride or the groom.

 


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