Top 6 Questions Grooms Ask When Buying Wedding Ties - Swagger & Swoon

Top 6 Questions Grooms Ask When Buying Wedding Ties

Demystifying Wedding Tie Shopping: Answering Your Most Common Questions

Planning a wedding involves countless decisions, from choosing the venue to selecting the perfect attire. For grooms and groomsmen, finding the right ties is a crucial part of the process. However, navigating the world of wedding ties can be overwhelming, especially with so many options available. To help simplify the process, we've compiled a list of the most common questions people have when buying wedding ties, along with expert answers to guide you through the process.

  1. What tie width should I choose? Tie width largely depends on personal preference and the overall style of your outfit. Generally, wider ties (7cm to 7.5cm)  are considered classic and work well with traditional suits, while narrower ties (5.5cm to 6cm) offer a more modern and streamlined look. Consider the lapel width of your suit jacket when making your decision, as you'll want your tie to complement it. Or read our blog on the differences between regular ties vs. skinny ties for more info.

  2. Should I match the tie to the bridesmaid dresses or other wedding colours? Matching the tie to the bridesmaid dresses or other wedding colours is a popular choice (just check our our customer photos!), as it helps create a cohesive look for the wedding party. However, it's not a strict rule. You can opt for ties in complementary shades or patterns that tie in with the overall colour scheme without perfectly matching. Ultimately, choose ties that complement the overall aesthetic and reflect your personal style.

  3. What tie fabric is best for a wedding? The best tie fabric for a wedding depends on the season, formality of the event, and personal preference. Satin finish ties are a classic choice for weddings due to their luxurious look and feel, while textured or cotton ties are ideal for more casual or outdoor weddings. Consider the texture and sheen of the fabric, as well as its breathability and comfort. We have a blog on fabric types too!

  4. Should groomsmen wear the same tie as the groom? While it's common for groomsmen to wear the same tie as the groom for a cohesive look, it's not a strict requirement. Some couples opt for groomsmen to wear ties in a slightly different shade or pattern to distinguish them from the groom. Ultimately, it's a personal decision based on the couple's preferences and the overall wedding aesthetic. But here's another blog with some ideas for How to Make the Groom Stand Out.

  5. How do I choose the right tie pattern? When choosing a tie pattern, consider the formality of the event and the overall aesthetic you want to achieve. Solid ties are versatile and timeless, making them a safe choice for any wedding. Spotty ties add a subtle touch of sophistication, while floral or paisley patterns can inject personality and flair. Just ensure that the tie pattern complements the rest of your outfit without overwhelming it.

  6. Should I wear a bow tie or a necktie? The choice between a bow tie and a necktie depends on personal style, the formality of the event, and the overall aesthetic you want to achieve. Bow ties are classic and formal, making them ideal for black-tie weddings or more traditional affairs. Neckties offer versatility and are suitable for a wide range of wedding styles, from casual to formal.Although this can also be linked back to point 4. Having the Groom in a bow tie and the groomsmen in ties can create that point of difference, while keeping everyone in the same colour scheme.


By addressing these common questions, we hope to alleviate some of the stress and uncertainty that comes with choosing wedding ties. Remember to consider factors such as tie width, fabric, pattern, and style, as well as the overall aesthetic of your wedding. With a little guidance and attention to detail, you'll find the perfect ties to complete your wedding ensemble and make a stylish statement on your special day.

Looking for more inspiration? See what some of our other happy couples have chosen in our customer lookbook!

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