I would have to say the number of times a year anyone in one of my wedding parties wears a real bow tie is probably between 1 and 5%. Not so much. This past weekend, I had advance notice that the gentlemen would, in fact, be wearing real bow ties and may need assistance in tying them. No problem, I'm a pro!
Only the week before the wedding did I completely understand why this was the much desired choice of the mother of the bride. I received the picture below in an e mail explaining that if you are not wearing the real thing, this look is simply not possible.
Needless to say, my mouth dropped. How RIGHT she is! The attractive look was spotted by more than one groomsman by the end of the night. I am officially inspired!