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Do I have to wear a tie for my small wedding at home?

By Katy Eriks on 2020-10-22

open collar wedding look

Q: My fiancé and I are planning a small wedding at home, do I have to wear a tie if we’re having an informal event? 

A: Great question. No, there are no rules saying that you have to wear a tie to a wedding. We’ve had numerous grooms suit up sans tie and still look sophisticated and upscale. When thinking about piecing your look together, take a few things into consideration: 

Whether you're getting married at the beach or in your backyard, an open collar look can still be sophisticated and you'll look sharp on your big day. Have more style questions? Reach out to us at! 

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About the Author

Katy Eriks

Katy Eriks started out as one of SuitShop's first brides. Having experienced SuitShop as a customer first, Katy brings valuable perspective to customer care. Additionally, she supports marketing efforts and advances brand visibility. When she’s not answering customer's calls, she’s teaching yoga, caring for her three rescue dogs, and hanging out with A.J., hubby and former SuitShop groom!