What is the Best Tie Knot for a Wedding?

What is the Best Tie Knot for a Wedding?

So you have finally picked out the perfect tie for your wedding! It is exactly what you want and now you're all sorted. Until you come to the big question, what is the best tie knot for a wedding? So you do a search and you find there are actually numerous knots you can make with your tie and choosing the right one is vital for a wedding! Whether you are the groom, best man or a guest, the type of knot you wear can distinguish whether you come across as elegantly sophisticated, or as a school boy.

So let us help you find the perfect knot for your wedding :)

The best tie knot for a wedding is one that is elegant, draws attention and is best for formal occasions. The most popular, common and elegant of all knots that is worn to such an occasion is the Windsor Knot. It is the tie knot to wear to all of your bigger and more formal occasions, such as a wedding :)

The Windsor Knot derives all the way back from the Duke of Windsor in the 20th century and is a triangular, symmetrical knot, which goes very well with open and wider collar shirts. It requires a little more fabric to give a bulkier triangle shape which draws a lovely amount of attention to the beautiful tie you have picked, and hence is why it is quite often worn by the groom as they like to stand out a bit more! Here is a lovely photo from one of our weddings of the groomsmen wearing a Windsor Knot. You can see it is a bit bulkier than the usual knot and draws a bit more attention to their ties.

To tie a Windsor Knot, see the following steps :)
1. Cross the wide end over the narrow end near your collar
2. Loop the wide end through the neck loop of the tie
3. Bring the wide end underneath the knot
4. Feed the wide end over the neck loop to make a symmetrical knot
5. Pull the wide end over the front of the know
6. Bring the tie through the bottom of the neck loop
7. Pull the tie down through the loop in front of the knot
8. Hold the narrow end and pull the knot up towards your collar until it is comfortable

The Half Windsor knot is almost the same as the Windsor knot, just less thick and is easier to tie, however is still suitable for open and wider collared shirt. It is used more commonly for ties that have a slippery or fine type of fabric. Though it is a slightly more casual knot, the Half-Windsor knot is still elegant and one of the best knots to wear to a wedding!

To Tie a Half-Windsor Knot, see the following steps :)
1. Cross the wide end over the narrow end near your collar
2. Feed the wide end through the neck loop
3. Wrap the wide end around the back of the knot
4. Pull the tie around the front of the knot
5. Loop the wide end through the bottom of the neck hold
6. Bring the end through the loop in front of the knot to tighten it

Although the Windsor or Half-Windsor knot is the best knot to wear to a wedding and is the most popular,  there are a few more creative and elegant knots you can give a try! Another elegant knot, however a little more complicated is the Eldrige knot. It has a few more steps involved, however it is very eye-catching and sophisticated. The knot comes out as a long triangular braided shape which you can see below.

 

Another beautiful way to tie your knot for a wedding is the Rose Bud which you can see how to do in the video below.

If this all seems like too much and you're not quite interested in being creative and just want a simple classic look, the four-in-hand knot is fine to wear for weddings and pretty much any occasion and takes very little effort to tie. See below for steps on creating the four-in-hand knot :)

1. Cross the wide end over the narrow end
2. Wrap the wide end around the narrow end
3. Pull the wide end up through the loop around your neck 
4. Hold the front of the knot loosely with your index finger and bring the wide end down through the front loop.
5. Remove your finger and tighten the knot by holding the narrow end and sliding the knot up until comfortable

To "tie" it up, the Windsor or Half-Windsor knot is the best know to wear to a wedding, however there are many more way to tie your knot and as long as it is suitable for the occasion, you can be as creative or simple as you like :)

I hope this has helped and answered your question! If you have anymore questions, feel free to give us a shout :)

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