10 Ways to Wear a Bow Tie

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Deciding what you'll wear on the big day comes with many decisions — should you pick a ballgown, sheath, fit-and-flare, or A-line dress? — and finding your personal style is key. But, what about your groom? The “suit, tie, done” mentality isn’t right for everyone, especially if your groom wants to incorporate his fun personality into his attire. Also, his comfort should be equally important! We're in love with some of the new trends for modern grooms, including sneakers (in lieu of formal shoes), funky socks, and suspenders without a jacket. Our favorite trend of all: bold, patterned bow ties in fun colors for spring. Check out 10 different options for discerning grooms below!

quirky couple
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This bow tie would be so easy to DIY — find your favorite fabric and get crafting!green bow tie Photo Credit: Graham Martin on Equally Wed via Lover.ly

 Nothing says "spring” quite like the color green >>

 We love the coordinating pocket square on this groom. 

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 OK, he can call it salmon…but we love a man in pink! salmon bow tie Photo Credit: Austin Gros on Wedding Chicks via Lover.ly

Because real men wear pink >>

This navy-and-white striped bow tie would be great for a nautical-themed wedding.

nautical bow tie
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Or, maybe you’re celebrating on the beach? A bright orange bow tie really pops against a light-colored suit. 

orange bow tie
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For a more casual wedding reception, ditch the formal jacket and add a V-neck sweater instead! 

plaid bow tie
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 Striped, polka dots, floral, plaid… so many styles to fit your guy! bow ties Photo Credit: Jose Villa on Bridal Musings via Lover.ly

Can’t get enough of the bows in bowties? Neither can we!  >>

Don’t forget the little guys! 

ring bearer wearing a bow tie
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Tell us: What is your groom wearing on the big day?

—Mandy Chan