What is a wedding tie bar? Is it the same thing as a tie clip? Does the groom or groomsmen really need to wear them to the wedding? Ah, so many questions! In this post, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about a tie bar along with beautiful inspiration + personalized tie bars for weddings by the lovely Nici Art. Let’s get started!
Personalized Tie Bars for Weddings
First, let’s answer the obvious question: what is a tie bar? A tie bar, also known as a tie clip, is a metal clip used to fasten a tie together. It is made with metal, usually sterling silver or bronze. For the groom or groomsmen, you can even get personalized tie bars for weddings.
What does a tie bar do?
A tie bar keeps a neat, polished appearance by keeping the tie from moving around. A tie bar fastens the front part of the tie to the back and it fastens both ends to the placket of your shirt.
How Should You Wear a Tie Clip?
To look its best, a tie bar should be worn between the third and fourth buttons of a formal shirt. Also, a tie bar should never be wider than the width of the tie; this men’s accessory is a fantastic finishing touch for him to wear down the aisle (and beyond).
Where to Buy Wedding Tie Bars
You can shop for handmade, custom-engraved tie bars for your wedding at Nici Art. Tie bars make great groomsmen gifts, especially when you get them engraved with a monogram, as shown below.
I love the idea of getting your groom a surprise gift the morning of the wedding: a tie bar with special coordinates on it. This could reflect where you met, or where you had your first date.
I love this infinity symbol for the groom’s tie clip.
Every guy can use a personalized tie bar — groom, or not! It is the finishing touch to any guy’s formal wear. In addition, if you are celebrating your 7th wedding anniversary, copper is the traditional gift. For your 8th wedding anniversary, the traditional gift is bronze. Here are two examples of tie clips that Nici makes, in both copper or bronze. These tie clips are personalized and make terrific anniversary gifts, which can be engraved on both sides to say anything you’d like.
These tie bars make fantastic gifts for the father of the bride / father of the groom, too.
So, now that you know all about wedding tie bars, are you still in need of one?
You can shop the complete list of tie clips and have a custom one made here.
Nici Art is a Featured Artist at Emmaline Bride.