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August 04, 2016

It has been revealed that British wedding guests spend a whopping £1.8 BILLION on attending weddings a year!

New research conducted by Travelodge has revealed that, on average, Britons are attending two weddings this year at a cost of £407.82 each.

I imagine you're now asking yourself how this figure is so high. Well, the real cost of being a wedding guest includes: a wedding gift, a new outfit, beauty treatments, accommodation and miscellaneous costs such as drinks at the reception.

This year nearly half (45%) of Britons are attending on average two weddings, costing them £815.64 – which is the cost of a good holiday or a whole new wardrobe.

In total this represents a total spend of £1.8 billion by wedding invitee’s across Britain.

Broken down, this expenditure includes a wedding gift (£47.33), fancy new outfit (£71.60), beauty treatments (£55.00), accommodation & transport (£164.00) and miscellaneous costs such as drinks at the reception (£70.00) totalling £407.83.

Travelodge's survey, which asked 2,000 British adults how much they spend to be a wedding guest after experiencing a spike in wedding group room bookings, revealed that a quarter of Britons (25%) are declining wedding invitations because they cannot afford the cost of being a guest and 61% of Britons reported that there is too much pressure and high expectations from couples in regards to attending their wedding nowadays.

A quarter of adults stated weddings have become events where friends are trying to outdo each other in regards to purchasing the most expensive wedding gift and wearing expensive designer clothing, and 30% reported that they spend more on attending a wedding than on a short break.


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Size Guides

Bow Tie Styles


Standard

standard shape

This bow tie is available either as a pre-tie (fixed to maintain the shape) or self-tie.

Approx. Bow Size:
Height: 5.5cm x Width: 11.5cm 
Pre-Tie Strap Length:
Longest: 48cm | Shortest: 30cm
Self-Tie Length:
Longest: 50cm | Shortest: 35cm

Large

large shape

This bow tie is available either as a pre-tie (fixed to maintain the shape) or self-tie.

Approx. Bow Size:
Height: 7cm x Width: 12.5cm 
Pre-Tie Strap Length:
Longest: 48cm | Shortest: 30cm
Self-Tie Length:
Longest: 50cm | Shortest: 35cm

Batwing (skinny)

batwing shape

This bow tie is available either as a pre-tie (fixed to maintain the shape) or self-tie.

Approx. Bow Size:
Height: 4.5cm x Width: 13cm 
Pre-Tie Strap Length:
Longest: 48cm | Shortest: 30cm
Self-Tie Length:
Longest: 50cm | Shortest: 35cm

Diamond Point

large shape

This bow tie is available either as a pre-tie (fixed to maintain the shape) or self-tie.

Approx. Bow Size:
Height: 5cm x Width: 14.5cm 
Pre-Tie Strap Length:
Longest: 48cm | Shortest: 30cm
Self-Tie Length:
Longest: 50cm | Shortest: 35cm


Tie Styles


Skinny Width

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Dimensions
Standard Length: Approx. 145cm/56"
Long Length: Approx. 150cm/59"
Extra-Long Length: Approx. 160cm/63"
Widest Point: 5.5cm

Standard Width

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Dimensions
Standard Length: Approx. 145cm/56"
Long Length: Approx. 150cm/59"
Extra-Long Length: Approx. 160cm/63"
Widest Point: 8.5cm

The above measurements can vary slightly and are to be used as an approximate size guide.


Pocket Square Styles


Along with the handkerchief, the pre-folded pocket squares are available in the following folds:

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Classic Fold
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Clear Cut Fold
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Pyramid Fold
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2 Peak Fold
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3 Peak Fold
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Rose Fold
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Cascade Fold
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Sydney Fold
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Handkerchief

Braces Sizes


Skinny Width

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Dimensions
Width: 2.5cm
Standard Length: 48"
(suitable for people up to 6ft)
Extra-Long Length: 54"
(suitable for people over 6ft)

 

Wide Width

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Dimensions
Width: 3.5cm
Standard Length: 48"
(suitable for people up to 6ft)
Extra-Long Length: 54"
(suitable for people over 6ft)


Kids Bow Tie Sizes


kids2.jpgReady-Tied 0 to 24 months

This bow tie is pre-tied and fixed to maintain the shape. It has an adjustable strap with a hook and eye fastening. 

Bow Size:
Height: 4cm
Width: 8cm 
Strap Length:
Longest: 30cm
Shortest: 20cm

 

kids5.jpgReady-Tied 2 to 5 years

This bow tie is pre-tied and fixed to maintain the shape. It has an adjustable strap with a hook and eye fastening. 

Bow Size:
Height: 4.5cm 
Width: 9.5cm  
Strap Length:
Longest: 35cm
Shortest: 25cm

 

 

kids10.jpgReady-Tied 6 to 10 years

This bow tie is pre-tied and fixed to maintain the shape. It has an adjustable strap with a hook and eye fastening. 

Bow Size:
Height: 5.5cm 
Width: 10.5cm 
Strap Length:
Longest: 39cm
Shortest: 29cm

 


The above measurements can vary slightly and are to be used as an approximate size guide.

Our entire bow tie range is exclusive to the Mrs Bow Tie brand, designed and handmade by the team in our UK studio. Particular attention is given to the detail of each and every bow tie during the manufacturing process, employing the most experienced seamstresses.

Beautifully presented in a 100% recycled 'Kraft brand' gift box.

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