The 30 Best Wedding Bow Ties for Grooms, Groomsmen and Guests

From timeless to modern and bold.

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Though bow ties were invented for the functional purpose of holding the collars of men's shirts together in the 17th century, they're synonymous with formalwear. Most famously, bow ties are the finishing touch to a tuxedo which, for most men, is a look reserved for black-tie weddings, be it their own or that of a friend or family member. Of course, certain men routinely don bow ties as a means to showcase their personal style while others attend events and soirees where the formal neck fixture is par for the course. For those who don't veer as formally, it can be tricky to figure out the right kind of bow tie for you. 

Whether you're the groom, a groomsman, or a wedding guest, wedding bow ties can go in many directions. If you're the traditional type, a black or white bow tie is undoubtedly your best bet. Shades of grey and navy are rather timeless, too, as are subtle patterns like stripes or polka dots. For the statement maker, a more striking bow tie will be up your alley; whimsical motifs, bolder colors, and luxe textures like velvet or satin all stand out. Then, of course, there's the man with modern taste. A refined and uncomplicated bow-tie with a slimmer cut will suit him best, whether in classic black, a deep jewel tone, or subtle texture. For the guy whose all about simplifying the process of formalwear, a pre-ties bow tie is unquestionably the way to go. 

Whether you have a specific style of bow tie in mind or require a little more inspiration, keep scrolling for our edit of the best wedding bow ties from timeless to bold, with options selected for every budget. 

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Tom Ford Pre-Tied Silk Bow Tie

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A master of formalwear, Tom Ford always delivers of dapper accessories with bow ties being no exception. This black style is cut from lustrous satin and will feel extra special for a wedding day.   

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Bonobos Piqué Cotton Bow Tie

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Perfect for a warm-weather formal look, this white bow tie is made from crisp white cotton. The textured material adds a bit of interest that we love against a timeless shirt. 

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Saks Fifth Avenue Collection Pre-Tied Grosgrain Silk Bow Tie

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Department stores like Saks Fifth Avenue are an excellent one-and-done place to get all of your tuxedo essentials like this pre-tied bow tie. The grosgrain ribbon is a sophisticated choice for those that don't want a shinier fabric like silk. 

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Brooks Brothers Alternating Stripe Bow Tie

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For a dapper wedding look with a dash of prep, this striped bow tie is a classic. We can picture it on a groom, groomsman, or guest at an oceanfront venue. 

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Nordstrom Men's Shop Silk Pre-Tied Bow Tie

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This black pre-tied bow tie is the epitome of classic, made from pure silk. It's a dapper addition to a black, white, or navy tuxedo. 

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Paul Smith Dark Green Pre-Tied Silk Bow Tie

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If you're the bold type, a green tuxedo is a fresh and modern look. To complete the look, you'll need a coordinating bow tie, of course! 

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Calvin Klein Wine Grosgrain Pre-Tied Bow Tie

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A colorful bow tie is an excellent option for the groom and groomsman when coordinating with a bridal party. This rich wine hue is an attractive choice in the fall or winter. 

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Ralph Lauren Purple Label Barathea Bow Tie

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Ralph Lauren's Purple label is an elegant go-to for formalwear, and this sleek bow tie is no exception. For a bolder wedding look, we love it with a white tuxedo jacket with black lapels. 

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Charvet Neat Square Silk Bow Tie

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Whether you're sticking to neutral tones or planning to don a bright shirt, this patterned bow tie is a statement-making finish. The scattered squares feel unique without entering into flashy territory. 

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The Tie Bar Cotton Bow Tie

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A grey bow-tie is forever elegant, and this cotton style is perfect for spring or summer weddings. Try yours with a dark charcoal tuxedo or as a contrast color with tan or light blue. 

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Massimo Dutti 100% Striped Silk Bow Tie

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If you're looking for a slightly bolder take on the black bow tie, this silk style is utterly sophisticated. The broad white stripes stand out without feeling too trendy or modern. 

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Lanvin Pre-Tied Velvet Bow Tie

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A plush velvet bow tie is the ultimate in luxe sophistication. If blue is your palette, look no further than this pre-fastened style by Lanvin. 

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Bottega Veneta Silk Bow Tie

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Minimal and sleek, this Bottega Veneta bow tie is perfect for the classic groom with designer taste. The textured silk and slimmer cut take it in a timeless yet modern direction. 

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ASOS DESIGN Knitted Bow Tie

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For the guy who likes to stand out, this bow tie is ideal. More than colorful in a burgundy shade, it's knitted for an extra special effect. 

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The Men's Store at Bloomingdale's Solid Satin Pre-Tied Bow Tie

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It doesn't get more timeless than a solid satin bow tie. This pre-tied style comes in black, navy, red, and white. 

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Pronto Uomo Hunter Green Velvet Pre-Tied Bow Tie

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This hunter green bow tie in plush velvet will level-up your formalwear look for a luxe effect.

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Turnbull & Asser Diamond Black and White Silk Bow Tie

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You don't have to wear color to make a bold formalwear statement. Instead, try a patterned bow tie in black and white, like this sophisticated diamond style from Turnbull & Asser. 

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Tommy Hilfiger Pre-Tied Solid Bow Tie

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Simple, sleek, and affordable, this navy bow tie by Tommy Hilfiger is fail-safe for grooms, groomsman, and wedding guests. The deep hue is a stylish alternative to black or grey.    

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Givenchy Pagvan Silk-Satin Bow Tie

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For debonair designer style at a wedding, this white Givenchy bow tie fits the bill. The classic butterfly silhouette is pre-tied for ease with an adjustable neck strap to ensure a comfortable fit.

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Vineyard Vines Feeder Stripe Printed Bow Tie

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Vineyard Vines is known for quirky prints and bright colors, including their selection of charming bow ties. This striped style is smart, yet playful for spring or summer formalwear looks. 

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Eton Velvet Silk Bow Tie

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We love a plush velvet bow tie for an evening wedding, especially one in a unique color. We're picturing this one on gents for a fall or winter wedding.  

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Saint Laurent Stud Detail Bow Tie

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If your style can be described as classic with a twist, this polka-dot bow tie will feel up your alley. With a slim silhouette and frayed edges, it will make any tuxedo feel super unique. 

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Theory Amherst Textured Silk Pre-Tied Bow Tie

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Fanciful touches are hardly exclusive to bridal gowns and accessories. Showcase your flair for elegance with a textured bow tie like this shimmering silk style. 

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Emporio Armani Silk Bow Tie

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You can't go wrong with this Emporio Armani bow tie for a wedding whether you opt for black, dark blue, silver or white. The lustrous silk fabric and meticulous design are perfect for a formal wedding look. 

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Burberry Silk Satin Bow Tie

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For the groom, groomsman, or wedding guest looking for a slim black bow tie, this silk style by Burberry is perfection. With an adjustable hook-and-clasp closure, it's easy to take on and off or adjust throughout the day as needed. 

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J.Crew English Satin Point Bow Tie

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Channel an English look with this point bow tie in silk satin. Though it's black, the unique design will set your formal look apart. 

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Gucci Pre-Tied Silk-Grosgrain Bow Tie

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A dicky bow tie in black is a stylish alternative to color and print for statement-making style. Whether you're wearing a tuxedo or dress shirt and jacket, you'll set yourself apart with this grosgrain style. 

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Alexander McQueen Skull Silk-Jacquard Bow Tie

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Complete with a subtle skull motif, this Alexander McQueen bow tie is perfect for the edgy groom, groomsman, or wedding guest. Jacquard polka dots help it to feel ultra-elegant for a special occasion with a unique, fashion-forward feel. 

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Zara Geometrical Jacquard Bow Tie

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A textured bow tie is a great way to add interest to any formalwear look. If you're opting for navy, this geometric jacquard style from Zara is a handsome choice. 

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John Varvatos Star USA Metallic Pre-Tied Classic Silk Bow Tie

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With a little razzle and a little dazzle, this metallic bow tie makes a strong statement. Though you can wear it year-round, it's especially well-suited to a holiday or New Year's Eve-timed wedding. 

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