Kailey
Savvy September 2019

Glasses or no?

Kailey, on August 6, 2019 at 10:13 PM Posted in Hair and Makeup 0 34
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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??

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  • Cyndy
    Master May 2019
    Cyndy ·
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    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?
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  • Rebecca
    Devoted June 2020
    Rebecca ·
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    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!
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  • Sara
    Expert October 2019
    Sara ·
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    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!
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  • Mary
    Expert July 2019
    Mary ·
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    Definitely go with what you'll be most comfortable with!

    I've always worn glasses because I have a low-key fear of things near my eyes. For formal photos, I would always take them off because I think I look better without them.

    For the wedding, I went and got contacts. I didn't want to hide the professional make-up and knew I wanted false lashes (which really irritates me when they brush against glasses).
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  • Colleen
    Master September 2019
    Colleen ·
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    Here are some samples. I am wearing mine but may take them off for formal pictures.


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  • Cher Horowitz
    Rockstar December 2019
    Cher Horowitz ·
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    As a fellow glasses bride, I say wear your glasses! Don't look like a totally different person for your wedding. My glasses are part of me, so they're staying on for the whole wedding!

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  • Laura
    Devoted January 2020
    Laura ·
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    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.
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  • Chloe
    Devoted October 2020
    Chloe ·
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    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 😂
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  • Shay
    Expert February 2020
    Shay ·
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    Fellow bride here and I wear glasses myself I’m near sighted,so I have to wear them everyday but for our wedding I’m wearing contacts will start about two weeks out just to get comfortable with them.
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  • Anna
    Rockstar June 2020
    Anna ·
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    I personally like glasses. Maybe, you can Get a blingy fancy wedding pair.
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    Just be you❤ a girl's got to do what a girl's got to do to seeSmiley smile
    Congratulations!
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  • Hannah
    VIP July 2019
    Hannah ·
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    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).
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  • Kaleka
    Devoted September 2019
    Kaleka ·
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    I say wear your glasses. They are such a big part of who you are so you should definitely wear them.
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  • Jeanie
    Super February 2020
    Jeanie ·
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    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.
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  • Anna
    Devoted April 2020
    Anna ·
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    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.
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  • Jenna
    Dedicated August 2019
    Jenna ·
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    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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  • Sinéad
    WeddingWire Administrator January 2025
    Sinéad ·
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    I love that you bought wedding glasses, Jenna! 😍

    They are so gorgeous and will suit your bridal look perfectly!!

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  • April
    Dedicated January 2020
    April ·
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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.
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  • B
    Savvy August 2019
    Brandi ·
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    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.
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  • Martelle
    Devoted July 2019
    Martelle ·
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    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.

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  • Candice
    Devoted July 2020
    Candice ·
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    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.

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