I don't see the relation. I have been to many weddings, funerals and the occasional interview, and never ever did I wear a tie, not even at my own wedding.
I'm completely with DrHyde here: they know me without tie, and if they accept me as I am, either they do not invite me to occasions where ties are wanted, as I won't show anyway, or they respect me in my choice of appropriate attire.
I'm sure that when I die, my relatives will not put a tie on my dead body.
Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn