Weddings are becoming more and more freestyle among couples this day in age. And what I mean by “freestyle” is that there are not many so called “rules” and etiquette that are being followed as they were in the past. Attire being one of them! Just the other day, I had a high school friend reach out and ask me what he should wear for his wedding. He was expecting me to say something precise like “One button, shawl lapel tux, vest and black tie” but instead, I asked him about his personality, colors they are using, and more importantly, what he wanted to express about him in his wedding decor? (After all the bride picked out her dressed based on what she wanted to express right?) So, with that said I talked him into exploring more “fun” and “alternative” options to the traditional accessories to his tux!
So today I will talk about one of my favorite new trends-Bowties!
In the last few months, bow ties have been making a dramatic comeback in the wedding attire, but probably not in the way you are envisioning. The bowtie no longer only signifies formality and “black tie”… they are a great way to add some personality and spice to your wedding! Let your groom have some fun (within perimeters of course) and add some color to their tuxes/suits. So here are some ideas:
Paisley and Damask Patterns are always a hit but don't get carried away. The tux/suit should remain solid in color if you are planning on putting on one of these babies!
A classic option turned fun, would be one of these stripped patterns. Not as crazy and whimsical as the paisley/damask but still another tasteful and fun option!
Don’t be afraid to mix patterns if they have something in common:
(In this case it is the orange and blue but we are doing polka dots and stripes)
And if you are still not convinced that bowties should be in other colors other than black, then consider these are classy and formal alternatives that still show some personality and dimension to any tux!
Go on guys….express yourself but don’t go crazier that the soon-to-be wife is willing to bend! You want to make it down the aisle to show off your goods!