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15 Fresh and Modern Ties for Your Groom

Discover style inspiration for the fashion-forward groom.

15 Fresh and Modern Ties for Your Groom

Most wedding fashion focuses on brides, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of style options for grooms. Depending on the formality of the fête, grooms and groomsmen can wear anything from a classic black tuxedo to khakis and dress shirts. However, the real opportunity for the men to make a fashion statement is with neckwear. A stylish tie can make all the difference from an outfit being ordinary or memorable. While trendy bridesmaids start to lean towards mismatched, but complementary, dresses, distinctive ties give the men across the aisle the chance to differentiate themselves and show their individuality. If the groom had a part in choosing the wedding colors, all the more reason to let him in on the fun with a modern tie. 

While the boys don’t have to exactly match the bridesmaid dresses, neckties or bow ties influenced by the color palette of your big day will add an eye-pleasing cohesion to the soirée. There are a variety of different styles for the modern groom to have fun with his neckwear, and we’ve gathered some of our favorite examples from real weddings for your inspiration.

Polka Dots
A charming choice for a whimsical groom, polka dot ties can also be echoed with a pocket square in the opposite pattern. 

Photo by lunaphoto


Photo by Zuma Photo


Photo by Studio EMP

Striped
If the groom or groomsmen are a little reticent to be overly quirky with their accessories, a striped tie provides a hint of personality. 

Photo by John Solano Photography


Photo by Kenzie Shores Photography

Plaid
The perfect pattern for a hip husband-to-be, plaid is extremely versatile depending on which colors are used in the pattern. 

Photo by Stacy Newgent


Photo by Kristen Weaver Photography

Paisley
This intricate pattern has been making a comeback in recent years and manages to be an appropriate choice for both Southern gentlemen and boho-inspired grooms. 

Photo by Kelly Guenther Studio 


Photo by Stacy Newgent


Photo by Mi Belle Photographers

Colorful Pattern
Even if none of the above patterns appeal to you or your groom, there are a plethora of other options for a guy who wants to break out of the mold. 

Photo by Mi Belle Photographers


Photo by KingenSmith


Photo by Turn Loose the Art


Photo by 
Susan Stripling Photography

For more ideas, visit the Grooms & Groomsmen category in our photo galleries!