Fit to Be Tied

Reader mkb is one of the few males who comments here at Manolo for the Brides, so it’s no surprise that it was he who informed me that Cyberoptix Tie Lab offers a 10-20% bulk discount on wedding ties for guys. Or gals, gal-ish guys, guy-ish gals, or anything in between, for that matter… like if you’re dressing a groomsmaid or best woman in dude’s duds or planning a wedding that falls somewhere on the LGBT spectrum. They even stock a selection of slender ties meant to look good on thinner, smaller frames.

ties for groomsmen

Grooms can choose from any of the styles of tie on the Cyberoptix Tie Lab web site, but I’d recommend browsing their color selection first, as the company has a flickr page featuring its usual tie palettes. Don’t see any that float your boat? No prob. With enough lead time — think just two to three weeks, wow — they can usually find ties that will match your wedding color scheme.

And before I sign off, I wanted to let you know about the WEtv.com Ugliest Bridesmaid Dress photo contest ending on April 13.

Ever been forced down the aisle in a bubblegum pink bridesmaid dress with over-the-top tulle and big, poofy sleeves? Are you a former bride who made your bridesmaids wear a wild dress, but now regret your decision? Now’s the chance to show us your ugly dress! One day of embarrassment could earn you $5,000! Upload your picture today!

All you need to do is register at the site linked above and post a picture of you wearing that uncool bridesmaid frock. The winner will be determined by votes cast by a panel of contest sponsor employees, so don’t be put off by the Hot-or-Not style interface asking viewers to rate bridesmaid dresses on a scale of “pretty ugly” to “totally ugly.”

3 Responses to “Fit to Be Tied”

  1. mkb April 1, 2009 at 10:21 am #

    Reader mkb recommends the “Bombs Away” tie as his (in burgundy) always gets compliments.

  2. Toni April 1, 2009 at 10:29 am #

    Thanks for the tip! They have lots of really cool ties.

  3. Never teh Bride April 6, 2009 at 10:10 am #

    mkb: I have seen (I believe) and do love said tie!