A new week, a fresh Ask Emmaline question: where to buy a ring bearer bow tie!
Seems simple enough, but then once you start looking you may be surprised at the lack of bow ties for ring bearers, especially when you’re trying to match your wedding colors and you don’t know what kind of bow tie the ring bearer should wear.
That’s exactly why Ashli wrote us about her ring bearer and what kind of bow tie he should wear. She writes,
“Hi Emmaline Bride! My nephew is 4 years old and is the ring bearer in my wedding. He is wearing a button-down shirt, dress pants, and a jacket. What kind of tie should he wear? I like the look of a bow tie but I didn’t see any small enough for a 4 year old at local stores. Do you have any suggestions on where to buy a ring bearer bow tie and what kind to get? Thank you!”
Hi Ashli! Thank you for writing and great question. I know what you mean; a few weeks ago, I went to a big box store and saw the same thing. Unless you’re shopping during Easter or Christmas, it can be tough to find ring bearer suits and bow ties for boys. For your wedding, Amazon might be an option but you never really know the quality until you order it.
So, that’s where we come in!
There’s a great shop on Etsy called MyBowtifulCreations and Oxana, the owner and maker, is awesome. I have purchased bow ties for ring bearers here before, so I’ve personally seen the quality in-hand: it’s exceptional. The shipping is super fast and the quality is top-notch. It even arrives in a gift box, wrapped in tissue paper.
To be honest, the quality of these bow ties is way nicer than anything I’ve found in-store and I’ve shopped for my sons’ dress up outfits plenty of times to know the difference.
You can choose from a large selection of colors to coordinate with your wedding, as well as a variety of sizes including baby, kids, youth, and adult. This is great because if you’re also outfitting groomsmen, you can get also get a ring bearer bow tie that is an exact match with your whole crew. (They also have pocket squares, just fyi.)
They also have ring bearer suspenders sets!
And that just makes wedding attire shopping so much easier, am I right?
Plus, you can easily spend $20+ on a ring bearer bow tie in-store, but these are better quality for less. They start around $10.
What kind of ring bearer bow tie to buy?
For your ring bearer (you mentioned he is 4), I would suggest the kids size. That’s what I’ve had good luck with; however, if you’re choosing the pre-tied style, just take a neck measurement to be sure. For clip-on, kids size works great.
There are two ring bearer bow tie styles to choose from: pre-tied bow tie or a clip-on bow tie. I recommend the clip-on for his age, but that’s up to you. Either way works.
Pre-Tied Ring Bearer Bow Tie
The pre-tied ring bearer bow tie features an adjustable neck strap and pre-tied bow tie. It is made of 100% cotton.
Clip-On Ring Bearer Bow Tie
The clip-on bow tie is made of cotton, too, and features an easy-to-use clip on the back, designed to be worn with any oxford shirt.
Both bow tie styles are made of cotton fabric with metal hardware. All bow ties are 100% handmade!
Ring Bearer Bow Tie Colors
Here is a selection of bow tie colors to coordinate with your wedding. For more, see the shop.
Navy Bow Tie
Peach Ring Bearer Bow Tie
Light Blue Bow Tie
Hot Pink Bow Tie
Dusty Blue Linen
Black Velvet Bow Tie
Love this black velvet bow tie for the ring bearer!
In addition to solid colors, you can buy a ring bearer bow tie in a fun print. This nautical map, polka dot, sailboat, lobster, and fox print are among our top picks! There’s more to see such as floral, striped, and other fun patterns (even Minecraft, dinosaurs, and cats!)
Ring Bearer Bow Tie in Nautical Map Print
Navy and White Polka Dot Bow Tie
Sailboat Bow Tie
Lobster Print Bow Tie for Ring Bearer
Fox Bow Tie
Ring Bearer Bow Ties
Check out the shop here to get your ring bearer bow tie. If you have any questions, just ask!
Thanks, Ashli, for writing; hope it helps!