The Groom’s Guide – How to Tie a Bow Tie

Left to tie your own bow tie on the Big Day? YouTube just not helping? Check this out –practice makes perfect!

Step One – Start with the bowtie lying with the fancy side up. Adjust so right side is shorter than the left. The left end is A and the end on the right, we’ll call B.

Step Two – Move A to the right side, across B.

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Step Three – Bring A under B and up through the neck loop.

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

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

Step Six – Fold A back towards the chest and pinch the fold.

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

Step Eight – Pull on the folded parts of the bow to tighten. Adjust until suave.

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Image by Natalie Pluck Photography

This article was taken from Kiss The Bride Magazine, Issue 6 “Wander In Love”. Find more wedding inspiration and ideas here.

Editorial – Kim West

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