1. The bow tie: A history
    The bow tie first originated in Croatia during the 17th century. A scarf was commonly worn around the neck to hold together the opening of their shirts. This then became the cravat, and was introduced into fashion in the French upper classes in the 18th century. The word cravat is roughly derived from the French word for Croat. As the popularity of the cravat grew so too did new versions become introduced into society. The evolution into the bow tie began in the start of the 19th century.
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  2. The best bow tie for weddings
    For most people, their own wedding is a once in a lifetime event. Thousands of dollars are spent on food, flowers, music and of course clothing. It is important that you look smart for your wedding and in the 21st century many people choose to wear bow ties to weddings. Below I will outline what to look for when trying to pick out the right bow tie for your perfect day
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  3. Why choose a linen bow tie
    Gone are the days in which bow ties must be made of silk. New styles of material are appearing every day. And these styles aren’t just for the catwalk, they are making their way into the streets in droves. Artists such as Nicholas Tee Ruiz have even started making bow ties out of very odd things, including Lego bricks, and even sweet wrappers.
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  4. Bow ties: Handmade vs Machine made
    When the bow tie was first made, there were no mass production machines that were capable of creating them (it should be said that I count the sewing machine as part of the handmade process as you must use your hands during use). Each tie was sewn individually, sometimes leading to bow ties that looked slightly different to each other. Nowadays there are machines that are capable of making thousands of ties an hour, without any need for human interaction
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  5. Formal dress code
    For many people, an occasion in which you must wear formal attire is a rare occasion. It can be a daunting task figuring out what is ok to wear and what is not ok. Almost all formal occasions will have a dress code. Formal dress codes are split into four distinct categories
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  6. A guide to taking care of your ties
    Ties are fragile creatures. Without proper care your sharp looking piece of neckwear can soon become a tatty mess better consigned to the bin. Whether you are a tie addict and wear one every day or you are just the casual user sporting them only for special occasions, this is the guide for you. Looking after ties is a piece of cake once you know how. We will split this into storing your ties, wrinkles and stains.
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  7. Bow tie materials
    There are many other materials used in bow ties, these are just a few of the more popular types. Every day people are trying out new materials to see what they look like. We suggest you to try LINEN material ties because Linen is organic, biodegradable, recyclable and scores high on the ecological chart. 
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  8. 15 ROMANTIC QUOTES THAT WILL GET YOU EXCITED FOR MARRIAGE
    Of course, you’re already thrilled to be engaged and ready and raring to tie the knot. But these 15 super romantic quotes—some about love, some abo...
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  9. WEDDING CALLIGRAPHY IDEAS
    In a wedding submission whenever I spot wedding stationery with gorgeous handwritten calligraphy, I know that a beautiful wedding is about to unfol...
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  10. THE PROS AND CONS OF EACH WEDDING SEASON: SUMMER EDITION
    One of the first decisions you need to make after getting engaged is when to actually tie the knot. Each wedding comes with its own set of pros and cons; here’s what you need to know before sending out those save-the-dates.
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  11. Mindy Weiss' Top 10 Wedding Trends for 2018
    New Year, new wedding trends! We asked celebrity wedding planner and The Wedding Shop by Shutterfly’s Style Partner, Mindy Weiss, to share what she...
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  12. These Roses Will Last For a Year After Your Wedding Day
    Roses are not always red, and you don't always have to toss them out after a few days. Enter Venus ET Fleur, offering beautiful, real roses that la...
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