(Closed) To keep in tradition – auctioning the Groom’s tie?

posted 6 years ago in Traditions
  • poll: Auction the groom's tie?
    Sounds like fun! : (5 votes)
    26 %
    Bad idea : (14 votes)
    74 %
  • Post # 3
    13010 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I’ve never heard of this one.   But personally, I wouldn’t be a fan of it at a wedding.  It seems gift-grabby to me.

    Post # 4
    1747 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    If this is something the older generation has heard of and would be amused, i don’t see why not. 


    I guess people will like or dislike this idea based on if they agree with things like the “money dance”, etc.

    Post # 5
    5993 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    im an aussie and never heard of it and i asked some of the ladies in my office (46yrs to 21yrs, aussie, italian, british, indian and asian) and they have not heard of it either

    i dont think the older generation will get it – if its not part of your actual culture (meaning you dont have to google for info on it) then i think you should not do it

    edit: i just googled – apparently its an italian tradition? i just rang my italian mum and shes never heard of it either

    Post # 7
    2104 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    How many people of that older generation will be at your wedding?  If there will be a lot and you feel confident that they’ll be happy to see this at your wedding, then I say go ahead.  But if it’s mostly a younger crowd with just a few older people, I wouldn’t expect many to participate and it may end up being a let down since it’s a ‘tradition’ that they’re totally unfamiliar with.

    Post # 8
    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Why would anyone want a useless piece of a tie? The whole concept is just strange to me. I get that it may be cultural but unless the vast majority of your guests are aware of this tradition, I think they’ll just find it really weird. And who brings loose change to a wedding? I really can’t picture this going over well. As for the brides shoe, yea, no. That gets a thumbs down from me, too. Far too gift grabby for my comfort. 

    Post # 9
    9550 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    According to a wedding etiquette book I recently read: In yea olden times it was susperstition that it was good luck to get a piece of the bride/grooms clothes. Apparently things could get pretty crazy with mad crowds of people pulling off pieces of the clothing. This is where the tradition of the garter toss and bouquette too started – a little piece thrown to the crown to apease them so they wouldn’t tear the couples clothes to shreds. I’d bet this tie tradition has similar roots. I’ve certainly never heard about it, but it could be fun. Maybe plant some friends and family that you know will bid?

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