So, I’m getting married next month & I keep going back and forth on if I’m going to wear my everyday plastic rimmed glasses on my big day or get contacts for the day of. I’ve worn glasses everyday since I was a kid so they’re pretty much a part of me. I’m blind as a bat so I have to wear something to see, otherwise FH is marrying Ms. Magoo! I stopped wearing contacts about 10 years ago because they irritated my eyes. You just don’t see a lot of wedding pics with the bride in glasses & I don’t want them to take away from my overall look. Hair & makeup trial is this week & I know this will play a factor...Thoughts??
Personally I believe you should look like “you” on your wedding day. If glasses are part of you then wear then unless you feel uncomfortable but your husband is use to that. What does he think you should do?
If you’re used to your glasses, I’d probably stick with them.
If you do decide to go with contacts, get some ASAP. Usually you have to do a contact appointment with your eye doctor. They make really good daily ones and you could probably get by with just the sample and not buying any. That being said, doing it soon is so important to see if you can tolerate them. I absolutely can’t-I tried for years and eventually did LASIK (nightmare experience for me, but I suppose it was worth it). You don’t want to be miserable on your wedding day!
I would stick with glasses if that is what you feel more comfortable in and feels more like you. You don’t want to look back on that day and think dang I hate that I wore contacts. I don’t feel like me!
I feel you! I just took engagement pictures and we did half with glasses and half without. My fiancé wears glasses and he is wearing them for the wedding. I am WAY more “blind” than him and I think I’m going to go with contacts. Especially since I’ll have really beautiful makeup and eyelash extensions and etc.
Fellow bride in glasses and with out them I can’t see ANYTHING! Recently someone asked me if i’d wear contacts on the day and honestly i’ve never worn them a day in my life and would feel so strange without my glasses on. I am however thinking of wearing a more dainty pair on the day. Maybe gold or silver wire rimmed depending on my dress — my everyday pair are big and a dark brown so I personally wouldn’t want to wear them but i’d need something so I can actually see FH’s face 😂
I wear glasses everyday. I'm near-sighted and have astigmatism. My glasses had transition lenses (where they darken in sunlight) so I opted to get contacts since I didn't want photos to look like I'm wearing sunglasses and I still wanted to see. The eye doctor gave me samples of the Acuvue Oasys dailies for astigmatism, and they are so comfortable (and expensive) but they were great for the wedding and honeymoon. As another poster said, if you are considering contacts, make sure to see the eye doctor at least a month or 2 in advance (better to have the contacts early then not ordered in time as they may not have every prescription on hand).
I wouldn’t wear contacts, especially if they irritated your eyes in the past. You don’t want bloodshot eyes in all your pictures! I think there is a lot of brides with glasses, but I know I don’t usually notice them! If people are used to seeing someone with glasses, it stands out much more when they all of a sudden switch to contacts then if they wear them for their wedding. If you don’t like the style, maybe look into getting a new pair that you can continue wearing afterwards.
I'm like you and stopped wearing contacts over 10 years ago. I ended up getting some for my wedding. I never liked my glasses. But you have to remember that the contact comfort has changed over time. Your eye dr can recommend some. Also the solution has to a lot with it. Getting solution that goes with the contacts. I was watching a YouTube video on how that is very important. Eye drops help a lot. I should know. You can get the free sample they give you at the eye dr and you wont really have to pay that much. I ended up getting the 6 months cause I do want to wear some to get used to those (I still for 8 month). Hope this helps.
I didn't want to wear my contacts because they also irritate my eyes and I love my glasses, so I ordered these fun ones from Zenni Optical just for the wedding for $30. They fit in well with my overall vibe but there were also some other neutral ones I had considered instead of my usual black chunky ones.
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These are the exact same pair I brought for my wedding! I wore them for the engagement pictures. I feel if you're used to glasses wear glasses, you'll feel most comfortable. I don't wear contacts but when for whatever reason I don't have glasses on, I tend to accidentally push up phantom glasses out of habit; that would be odd in wedding pics and videos.
Hm, I can't figure out how to post pics here, but I wore my glasses to my wedding! If contacts have a history of irritating your eyes, I'd avoid them; you don't want all your pics to have you with red, teary eyes.
I am the same way and I wore my frames. I did buy a clear pair to go with my dress, but I als had a pair of blue and green frames as well. I felt comfortable, felt beautiful. I did like the clear glass because I felt like my eye make up popped a little more.
You want to be comfortable and feel you look like yourself. I considered contacts but I also get crazy eye irritation from them and don't want to be rubbing my eyes and ruining my make up all day so the glasses stay. Just got to figure out with the photographer what to do about everyone in my family having transitions in outside photos.