The instructions for how to tie a bow tie came out a bit small and blurry in the image from Saturday's post, so I've attached them here for you to read while coaching your fiancé.
It's not difficult to tie a proper bow tie; it just takes practice (do a test-run before the wedding
day). Here's how:
1 Run the tie through your collar, pulling out more of the right side
(B) than the left (A); pull B over A.
2 Pull B up and under the point at which A and B cross.
3 Holding the crossed point in place with your left hand, form A into an S shape and turn
it upward so that it is parallel with the floor.
4 Bring B out and over the S-shaped A.
B down until there is very little slack in the back. Center A at the point of the first cross,
keeping it in the shape of a long U.
6 Fold B beginning just below the bottom edge of A, and
bring the folded edge through the gap in the center of the knot.
7 Pull B outward, at the
fold, in the direction of the arrow.
8 Adjust the length. The distance between the two ends
of the tie should equal the distance between the outside edges of the collar.
And there you have it.
Don't forget to tune in to the Today Show tomorrow morning. I'll be talking with Eva Scrivo about beautiful hair and makeup options for the bride, as well as presenting the choices for Jessica's dream wedding dress, so get ready to vote. Then, listen for more tips and advice on the radio tomorrow at noon on Sirius channel 112.