20 Best Wedding Ties for Grooms, Groomsmen, and Wedding Guests

Dapper styles for the rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and beyond.

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When it comes to wedding attire for men, certain pieces are downright essential. A stylish suit is the most popular choice for formal ceremonies, while a tuxedo is the way to go for black-tie nuptials. For seaside ceremonies and laidback "I do's," men's attire can easily teeter into the casual territory by way of Hawaiian shirts, slacks, and button-downs sans jacket. But for dressier wedding looks involving suits or tuxes, add-ons like shoes, suspenders, pocket squares, socks, and, of course, ties are the necessary extras to, um, tie everything together.

On the topic of ties, there are so many out there. So, we're here to help you hone in on the best ones for a wedding, whether you're aiming for a classic, bold, or retro-inspired look. Like with socks, shoes, and suspenders, ties are an accessory that can wonderfully showcase your sense of style or coordinate your look to the venue or theme of a wedding. From fun prints to stylish solids and textured fabrics, there's no hard-and-fast rule for a wedding tie. The classics are forever elegant, whether you're into a skinny, wide, or long-length tie. A quirky motif is a great way to showcase your sense of humor, while colors from jewel tones to pastels are ideal for coordinating with the wedding party. If you're a groomsman, you'll want to take a cue from the groom before selecting a tie. Otherwise, don't be afraid to try a bolder tie look as a wedding guest or groom—it's a special occasion, after all.  

So, whether you're the groom, a groomsman, or a guest, keep scrolling for our edit of the best wedding ties, with options selected for every budget and style. 

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For a Black-Tie Wedding: Black by Vera Formal Tie

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You can never go wrong with a classic black tie. This silk one is an elegant and timeless choice for the groom planning to wear a traditional black tux.

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For a Laidback Wedding: Brooks Brothers Large Flower Tie

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A mix of tones is a great way to break up classic shades like black and grey. Enter: this floral-print flower tie which would pair beautifully with a black or charcoal suit. 

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For a Nautical Wedding: Nautica Green Dot Narrow Tie

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For a spot of color, you can't go wrong with this polka-dot tie in green. It's fresh as ever against a crisp white shirt. 

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For a Garden Wedding: Bonobos Maui Garden Floral Tie

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Floral ties have become an increasingly popular choice for grooms, groomsmen, and wedding guests. We especially love this sophisticated style for an outdoor or garden wedding.

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For a Classic Wedding: Calvin Klein Blue Herringbone Stripe Narrow Tie

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Stripes are fail-safe when it comes to a patterned wedding tie, especially in a soft shade of blue. For a bolder look, try yours with a bright blue suit. 

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For a Destination Wedding: Brooks Brother's Linen Dot Tie

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This linen beige tie is a modern choice for summer. We're picturing it with a light-colored suit and exposed ankles in a warm locale

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For a Retro Wedding: Saks Fifth Avenue Collection Solid Silk Skinny Tie

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You can't go wrong with a timeless style like this solid silk skinny tie. It's at once retro and modern, whether worn by a groom and his groomsman or a wedding guest

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For A City Wedding: Kenneth Cole Reaction Linear Ombré Slim Tie

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Simple and sleek, this slim tie is perfect for the man with a modern sense of style. We can picture it with a black suit and tuxedo shoes for a city wedding

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For A Warm-Weather Wedding: Brioni Circle-Print Silk Tie

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Yellow sets a chipper tone for men seeking a pop of color in the spring or summer. Detailing like this intricate circle print will ensure your look is luxe and refined. 

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For a Beachside Wedding: Thom Sweeney 7.5cm Striped Cotton and Silk-Blend Tie

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For a fresh take on classic blue-and-white stripes, this cotton tie is a great choice. The light weave makes it ideal in warm weather with a breathable suit or casual shirt-and-trouser ensemble. 

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For a Modern Wedding: Turnbull & Asser Light Blue Grenadine Silk Tie

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Aim for modern style in this grenadine silk tie featuring a unique knitted look. It's the perfect way to add texture to a suit or sports coat and button-down shirt.

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For a Minimalist Wedding: The Row 7.5cm Alain Striped Herringbone Silk Tie

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For the minimalist man in the mood for a small statement, this herringbone silk tie by The Row is a must. The black and silver colors work together for a dapper look. 

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For a Preppy Wedding: J.Crew Tie in Baird McNutt Irish Linen

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For a light suit or tuxedo look in the summer, this linen tie is handsome and classic. It's a J.Crew best-seller for a reason.

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For a Springtime Wedding: Emma Willis 9cm Paisley Silk Tie

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This light-blue tie is proof that paisley can feel fun, fresh, and fashion-forward. We love it for the springtime grooms, groomsmen, and wedding guests. 

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For a Stylish Wedding: JOE Joseph Abboud Black Stripe Narrow Tie

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A textured tie is a stylish way to break up the monotony of black. Though it's cut narrow, this striped style looks smart and classic. 

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For an Untraditional Wedding: The Men's Store at Bloomingdale's Fulton Textured Stripe Silk Classic Tie

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This purple striped tie makes a strong statement on its own with a white shirt. Take it a step further and style yours with an emerald green suit for an unforgettable look. 

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For a Cold Weather Wedding: Canali Dot Pattern Tie

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To create texture and depth with your wedding look, opt for a tie with a geometric pattern like this Canali style. It's smart and stylish with light and dark colors year-round. 

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For an Outdoor Wedding: Tommy Hilfiger Men's Textured Solid Silk Tie

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This bright, textured style will feel fresh and fun with a suit in the spring or summer. 

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For a Fall Wedding: Bonobos Knit Tie

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We love a knitted tie as an unexpected touch to groom, groomsman, or wedding guest attire. For the fall, this navy blue shade is on point.

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For a Contemporary Wedding: Egara Orange Faded Rose Skinny Tie

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When it's all about coordinating those wedding colors, a solid tie is the way to go. This bold style is sure to stand out in every wedding photo. 

Shopping FAQ's

Considering a wedding tie? We've answered four common questions men have when shopping for this style.

  • Do I have to wear a tie if I'm not in the wedding? If it's a casual wedding (like on the beach casual) then it might not be necessary, but you can't really go wrong throwing one on. If the dress code isn't specified, you can always ask the bride or groom.
  • What color should the groom's tie be? Grooms typically wear a white or off-white color to complement the bride's gown, but that can change depending on the wedding theme or the couple's preference.
  • Should the groomsmen all wear the same color tie? Typically, yes, the groomsmen wear one specific tie and the groom wears something unique to stand out, though this is by no means required.
  • What if I don't know how to tie a tie? Don't worry, we've got you covered here. If you're not interested in learning, though, clip-on ties or bowties are always an option.

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