Is your style timeless or trendy? Classic or wonderfully quirky? Whatever your answer, chances are, there's a bow tie out there for you. That's why we're such big fans of this ever-popular wedding accessory. It's fun to wear and pair in a bunch of different ways, depending on your event's theme, formality, and color scheme.
Now's the perfect chance to sport this special neckwear, so shop our favorite wedding bow ties below.
We'll kick things off with the most "traditional" pick: a basic black bow tie. The style comes in a few different shapes, from slim to diamond-tipped. It's also available pre-tied if you're a bow tie newbie (no shame). And because it's offered in adult and kids' sizes, there's one for every member of the wedding party. Pair it with other classic formal attire (think: a black tux).
Tie Bar solid satin black bow tie, $22, The Tie Bar
Searching for something more unique? This leather wedding bow tie is simply dashing. It adds some spunk to a solid suit, but it's also versatile enough to wear with just a checkered button-down. Hello, modern-rustic weddings.
Kingsley Leather brown leather bow tie, $89, Etsy
What would a roundup of wedding bow ties be without a few florals? Liberty makes some of the most iconic prints in the game. This accessory is formal without taking itself too seriously. Play off the colors with the rest of your wedding party's ensembles.
Liberty Phoebe woven pre-tied silk bow tie, $110, Liberty London
Tie Bar's popular grosgrain style has a texture bow tie fans love. It comes in a whole bunch of different colors, from peach to dusty rose (Mauve Stone). And with the help of the brand's matching tool, you can easily coordinate the rest of your attire.
Tie Bar grosgrain solid bow tie, $22, The Tie Bar
How's this for a beach wedding bow tie? The tropical print is oh-so festive, and better yet, it's made to match Show Me Your Mumu's Paradise Found bridesmaid dresses. If you're shopping for a groom bow tie that's sold with coordinating groomsmen ties, the brand offers those too.
Mumu Weddings Josh bow tie in Paradise Found, $25, Show Me Your Mumu
When in doubt, choose something blue. Pair this wedding bow tie with a fresh white pocket square to elevate your go-to navy suit. It's pre-tied and adjustable for easy wear.
Ox and Bull Trading Co. navy silk bow tie, $48, Cufflinks.com
Velvet is having a moment and we're here for it. The fabric may seem really formal (and it can be!), but a statement jacket with a bold pattern will lend your look a bohemian edge. And like many of the best wedding bow ties, this one comes in sizes for everyone from the groom to the ring bearer.
Accessories482 dusty blue gray velvet bow tie, from $14, Etsy
This playful jacquard bow tie was made to mismatch, so prepare to outfit your entire wedding party. The polka dot pattern pairs surprisingly well with After Six's floral Arnit bow tie. Or, snag the coordinating polka-dotted ties. Need coordinating dresses? Check out Dessy's Toasted Sugar, Icelandic, Sienna, and Topaz collections.
After Six modern polka dot self-tie bow-tie in Toasted Sugar/Sienna/Ivory, $18, Dessy
Here's a spring or summer wedding bow tie that'll never go out of style. The pastel checks complement an array of solid blue hues, but really, that's just the start of your pairing possibilities.
Tie Bar Yacht Checks bow tie, $22, The Tie Bar
Chambray all day. This casual wedding bow tie comes in a bright, cheerful design that works impressively well with a floral patterned button-down.
Kirrin Finch Poppins bow tie, $59, Kirrin Finch
Paisley bow ties are wedding staples. Pro tip: This purple wedding bow tie complements the Plum line at David's Bridal.
Tie Bar Ceremony paisley eggplant bow tie, $25, The Tie Bar
We meant it when we said there's a wedding bow tie waiting for you, no matter your style or interests. Whether you're one half of the happy couple or a wedding guest, this Star Wars-themed necktie lets your personality shine at a more casual event.
Star Wars Darth Vader Dot men's bow tie, $58, Macy's
On the hunt for groom or groomsmen presents? These dapper silk neckties come in black gift boxes ideal for the occasion. Choose from black, blue, green, purple, or white wedding bow ties—whatever will best match the wearer's tux.
Paul Smith pre-tied silk bow tie, $125, Paul Smith
Master a metallic color palette with this silver wedding bow tie. It'll look at home alongside formal black, white, or even red. We especially like it for a winter event.
Calvin Klein silver self-tie bow tie, $50, Men's Wearhouse
We love a lighthearted look, and this wedding bow tie fits the bill. Honor a cherished hobby with this tee time-inspired accessory. Wear it with navy for a hole in one.
Vineyard Vines Golf Balls & Tees geo printed bow tie, $55, Vineyard Vines
Worn with a crisp white dress shirt, this alternative bow tie suits anyone. Put on some structured, wedding-worthy pants for a truly cool outfit.
Gucci pre-tied silk-grosgrain bow tie, $145, Mr Porter
Yes, these wooden bow ties really exist, and yes, they're pretty darn dapper. Complete the shabby-chic look with button-down shirts and colorful suspenders. (FYI: The Etsy seller also makes metal bow ties, plus chalkboard bow ties that are awesome for kiddos.)
Knot Knot Outfitters walnut wooden bow tie, from $15, Etsy
This moody floral bow tie is sure to stand out at a vintage-inspired wedding. It goes with black or charcoal gray, but you can also experiment with color for a contemporary twist.
Tie Bar Hinterland floral black bow tie, $25, The Tie Bar
Coral wedding bow ties are a lasting trend—it's easy to fall in love with the color. This one's not your average necktie though. It's wrapped in rustic-chic, wedding-ready lace. (Check out our Color Palette Generator for great pairing recommendations.)
Dapper Gent coral lace bow tie, from $15, Etsy
If you're after a custom keepsake, look no further than this Etsy wedding bow tie. The leather accessory comes monogrammed with your initials, making it a one-of-a-kind groom bow tie. Even better, the black leather can be dressed up or down.
Craftive Studio leather wedding groom bow tie, from $43, Etsy
Sports fans, rejoice: You can get your favorite baseball team's logo printed on your bow tie. While this might not work for every dress code, it'll surely stand out at a laid-back wedding. (And if you're the soonlywed, you make the rules!)
Eagles Wings Boston Red Sox red oxford bow tie, $20, MLB Shop
Or, celebrate a love that blossomed in college with an NCAA wedding bow tie. It's a casual idea for a wedding party crew with lots of school spirit.
NCAA oxford bow tie, $20, Kohl's
Believe it or not, feather bow ties are a big hit. This one comes in a classy pine box, which is nice for gifting ahead of the wedding. Paired with a navy jacket and brown leather accessories, it's the epitome of rustic elegance.
Brackish & Bell Dunbar feather bow tie, $195, Nordstrom
Keep things simple with this slim wedding bow tie that's sophisticated, not stuffy. Try it with a black or cream tux jacket, depending on the season.
Tom Ford black self-tie silk-satin bow tie, $270, Mr Porter
This summery wedding bow tie plays well with navy for a nautical color palette. The textured seersucker fabric makes any outfit look more easy-breezy.
Ties.com Cheviot red self-tie bow tie, $25, Ties.com
Show your pride with this rainbow heart bow tie that reviewers say goes with practically anything. A portion of each purchase is donated to Jesse Tyler Ferguson's LGBTQ+ rights advocacy initiative, Tie The Knot.
JTF Collection Love Is Love navy bow tie, $25, The Tie Bar
Looking for something unique? Go old school with a knit bow tie. It's a fresh addition to a fall wedding outfit that can still be dressed up. Oh, and did we mention that this one's made from recycled materials? We'll toast to that.
ASOS DESIGN burgundy knitted bow tie, $10, ASOS
Going white tie? Then go with this ivory butterfly Gucci bow tie. It'll fit right in alongside all the ball gowns and other guests' finest.
Gucci butterfly silk-faille bow tie, $180, MATCHESFASHION
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