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Bow tie choice

letsgofire

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I'm going to a wedding of two very stylish friends and was thinking it would be a good opportunity to wear my tuxedo instead of a suit and tie. I plan on wearing a shawl collar black tuxedo and was also planning to wear the matching black bow tie.
However...should I be wearing a different color bow tie? I'm not in the wedding - would it be odd to go "that formal"? Should I instead go for a non-black bow tie? What is the etiquette here?
 

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Unless it's specified as black tie, you want to wear a suit. You don't want to outshine the groom, let alone the bride.
 

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Are they requesting their guests show up in tuxes? If not, I say go with the suit. Your friends may be stylish, but you can still look quite stylish in a suit.
 

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I think he means two grooms as opposed to a bride and a groom. I still don't think you, as a guest, want to look better than either member of the wedding party.
 

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If the wedding party is wearing suits so too MUST you. It is the height of arrogance to present yourself as something superior.
 

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If the wedding party is wearing suits so too MUST you. It is the height of arrogance to present yourself as something superior.



That is good - I may save this quote.
 

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