Somethings really irritate me at weddings. One of them is when I see the groom or a member of the wedding party turn up at the wedding ceremony in their lovely morning suits with their cravat tied around their neck either like they are going to be choked or already half off ready to be removed as soon as the formalities are over.  Obviously these are at weddings I don’t arrange and my husband does have to hold me back from politely going up and retying their neck wear. I often get asked how to tie a cravat or ascot properly so I am posting a diagram.

In case you are completely new to this whole wedding business and don’t know what I or your b2b is talking about an ascot in Europe is a wide cravat of pale gray patterned silk only worn with very formal morning wear, to weddings, or England’s Royal Ascot races, where it gets its name. In the U.S., an ascot is called a cravat. The ascot was commonly worn for business in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.