Groom’s Corner: How To Tie A Bow Tie

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Ok guys, this one is just for you. For your wedding day, eyes will not only be on your lovely bride, but also you as well. Naturally you’ll want to look your best. This is your time to trade in those jeans and polos for a more formal look which may included a bow tie for your ensemble. Not sure how to tie a bow tie? No worries, here’s what you need to do step by step to get that dapper look:

Step 1

Begin with your bowtie lying face up. Adjust it so the right side is shorter than the left. Moving forward the left end will be referred to as A and the right end will be referred to as B.

Step 2

Move A to the right side, across B.

Step 3

Bring A under B and up through the neck loop.

Step 4

At the joint, fold B towards the right and then towards the left to create a the bow shape.

Step 5

Bring A stra­ight down over the middle of the bow shape that was made with B.

Step 6

Fold A back towards the chest and pinch the fold.

Step 7

Push the pinched end (A) through the loop behind B.

Step 8

Pull on the folded parts of the bow to tighten.

Step 9

Adjust until balanced on both sides.

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It’s as easy as that! If your groomsmen are just as lost on how to tie a bow tie, now you can school them too.


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