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Outdoor Ceremony

Kaylee, on June 29, 2020 at 7:43 PM Posted in Wedding Ceremony 0 19
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Stupid question but...
I have really sensitive eyes and our ceremony is outdoors. Not only that but I have realized that the way the ceremony site is set up, I will be facing right towards the sun and I am not quite sure what to do about it. My eyes are so sensitive to the sunlight, I can't even keep my eyes open without them watering and squinting really bad. I know this is so dumb but it is a real problem for me and i'm starting to worry about it. Any suggestions for what to do or any other brides experience this or have this problem? 馃槄馃ゴ

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  • Jana
    Rockstar June 2022
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    Is it possible to stand in a shady area during your ceremony? Talk to the venue and get it changed. There's no reason it can't be accommodated for a medical reason.

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  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
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    Could you perhaps stand under some kind of gazebo? Similar to this:
    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/c4/8d/b3/c48db329ce3044eea2b9065d8320a517.jpg


    Because this would mean you鈥檙e under the shade
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  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
    Melle Online
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    If not you could DIY that type of thing too in the link I sent!
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  • Brittany
    Dedicated March 2021
    Brittany
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    I know that transitions now makes contacts... you could always try those too!
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  • C
    VIP January 2019
    Cassidy Online
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    If your FH doesn鈥檛 have as sensitive of eyes as you, could you switch sides?
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  • Cyndy
    Rockstar May 2019
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    We got married on the beach and the sun was really bright. Luckily our ceremony was really short and I made it through. Think about the time of day for your pictures. This is what I didn鈥檛 think about and it was really hard to keep my eyes open. Maybe look for a different place or time.
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  • Dj Tanner
    June 2021
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    I would suggest having an archway with draping that way you鈥檒l be in the shade
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  • Reena
    Expert February 2021
    Reena
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    I鈥檓 an eye doctor and this thought popped in my head too. However, the entire contact lens turns dark which will make the eye look like it has a black circle. Probably not the look you want on your wedding day 馃檭
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  • Brittany
    Dedicated March 2021
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    It鈥檚 just a grey color really, and it not very obvious. My FH works at an optical and when he wore the trial pair it was barely noticeable.
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  • Marisa
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    Will the sun be in your eyes at the time of your ceremony? Also is it possible to change your ceremony location?

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  • Kaylee
    Dedicated September 2020
    Kaylee
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    The ceremony site is permanently in place. The aisle is stone, the benches are set in the ground and the arch is on a deck/platform where we will be standing
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  • Kaylee
    Dedicated September 2020
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    Oh good to know!
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  • Kaylee
    Dedicated September 2020
    Kaylee
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    FH doesn't want to because he's set in his ways and thinks that would be weird. It's too non-traditional for him.
    I brought that up already. 馃槱
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  • Kaylee
    Dedicated September 2020
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    Ceremony site is set so there's no changing that and can't change the time really either. 4:30 is our ceremony time and if we set it any later i'm afraid we'll feel rushed the whole evening and it will go by way too fast. 馃槥
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  • Kaylee
    Dedicated September 2020
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    I'm not positive but I think so just by the way the ceremony site is facing, the sun will be in my eyes unless we set our time a lot later which I don't wanna do because I feel like the evening will be more rushed and go by faster than it needs to. And ceremony location is set. It is a site already set up. Stone aisle way, benches, and an arch on a deck/platform. Unfortunately there is no changing it.
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  • Marisa
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    That is tough! Maybe you can have a plan to face a direction where the sun isn鈥檛 directly in your eyes. For instance you could face each other or decide to turn and face your officiant. Would that make a difference?
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  • Reena
    Expert February 2021
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    I think it depends on the patient. I have witnessed some very dark transition contact lenses.
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  • Reena
    Expert February 2021
    Reena
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    Outdoor Ceremony 1

    Here is the transition CL on the left eye
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  • Julie
    VIP February 2020
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    Depending on the time of year even moving the time by 15 minutes can make a difference. The arch idea is a good one if it's cost-effective for you. Also, don't wear sunglasses and be outside on the days leading up. I don't if it's true, but I hear doing that helps you to squint less in pictures. Also, I was on the opposite side at my wedding and it didn't look weird at all? I wanted my "good side" showing 馃榿
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