Q And Answer: Can I Wear A Bow Tie To A Wedding?

October 27, 2010

Q and Answer: Can I Wear a Bow Tie to a Wedding?

Maria asks: I will be attending a wedding fairly soon and was thinking of wearing a bow-tie instead of a tie, and was wondering if it might be too over the top for the occasion.
The answer is yes: it might be too over the top for the occasion.  If you are the kind of guy who wears bow ties, and the rest of your outfit (and your tie) are reasonably sedate, then it’s fine.  If you’re doing it to make a splash, a wedding isn’t really the time or place.  There are other parties that aren’t about celebrating other people who you ostensibly care about; leave the splashes to those.