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No tie for the wedding day?

Written by Courtney Baldwin June 11, 2019

QUESTION: I don't really like wearing ties, neckties or bow ties, and I don't plan on wearing one for my upcoming wedding.  I don't want my groomsman to wear ties either.  Will this look be acceptable for the wedding day?

ANSWER:

The groomsmen should always take cues from the groom.  If the groom is not wearing a tie, most likely, the groomsmen should not either.  That way, there is instant consistency.  The fact that you're considering not wearing a tie is already a statement that you want a more relaxed look and hopefully that is in keeping with the level of formality of the event.  Since you will not be wearing ties, the fit of your suits and shirts will be key to ensuring that the look is dressy enough for wedding attire.  Every element will need to be precise because you wont have the tie as a feature of the look.  Make sure every piece is tailored to perfection - jacket, shirt and trousers!

About the Author

Courtney Baldwin - The Groomsman Suit

Courtney Arrington-Baldwin is the co-author of GROOMS: A Professional Stylist’s Guide to Wedding Planning for Every Budget. She has a seasoned background in menswear styling and provides style advice and wardrobe planning for TGS couples and their wedding attendants. Living in one of the fashion capitals of the world, New York City, she has a sophisticated understanding of wedding style, fit, and budget.