What is a Wedding Cravat and How do I Tie One

The wedding cravat can be a minefield, so we're here to help out!

Obviously you have a couple of easy options like clip-on ties, but what if you've got yourself a wedding cravat? This is the part that leaves most groomsmen scratching their heads. Let's break it right down. There are two ways to tie a cravat: the standard wedding way or in a scrunchie.

Wedding Cravat

STEP 1: Put the cravat round your neck with one end slightly longer than the other, and then wrap that long end over the front of the shorter end.

STEP 2: Continue to wrap until you have one complete loop around the top of the short end.

STEP 3: Start to wrap around again, but when you get round to the back, thread the long end over the top of the loop and pull through until it's hanging down the front. Tuck all the leftover fabric behind your waistcoat.

Scrunchie Cravat

STEP 1: Hang the cravat round your neck, again with one end slightly longer than the other.

STEP 2: Wrap the long end across the front of the shorter end and continue wrapping until you have one complete loop a second time to create a double fold.

STEP 3: Go round a third time, but when you get to the back, thread that end over the top again and pull through the loops until it's hanging down the front.

STEP 4: Tuck it behind the waistcoat and push the knot up towards your neck to create a scrunchie effect.

Or you could dodge the decision entirely by saying something like: The wedding cravat can be a minefield. Here's how to tie one without breaking into a sweat.

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Date Posted: Thursday 5th November 2015

Author: Jim Alexander

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