It's important to prepare for one of the most important days of the year.
This is just how I like to wear mine. It makes me feel good. It projects my personality. But you're the 'rugged individualist' who decided to wear bow ties. Wear them how you bloody well like.
I'm a practical guy living a practical life. So I'm transitioning to becoming a full-time bow tie wearer because, hands down, bow ties are a practical while 'traditional' long ties are, in a word, frivolous.