The Pros And Cons Of Wearing Glasses On Your Wedding Day


If you wear glasses in your usual life and don’t like to wear contact lenses, then you might be weighing up whether or not to wear your glasses as a bride. Glasses are not usually something that people picture on a bride, but there’s no reason you can’t wear them. Before you decide, weigh up the pros and cons of wearing glasses on your wedding day.

My bride Kenyon wore her glasses for 50% of the day which I think is the perfect solution!

Pro: They’ll Make A Fabulous Accessory

Take your glasses with you when you go dress shopping to make sure they complement your wedding dress. If you more than one pair to choose from, go for the one that best matches the style of your wedding, such as thicker frames if your wedding has a retro vibe. You could also choose a new pair from a great collection, so they feel special too. 

Cons: They Might Cause Reflections

This is something you will need to think about in advance. To avoid getting your wedding pictures back, and realizing your eyes have been hidden by glare from your glasses, take lots of practice photos. You could do this by booking an engagement shoot, or a prewedding with your photographer, so they and you know to avoid glare. Wear the glasses you plan to wear on the day. 

Pro: You’ll Look And Feel Like You

If you wear your glasses every day, then there’s no reason to doubt whether you should wear them on your wedding day. Your wedding is an opportunity for you to look like the best version of yourself. Embrace your personal style when you plan your wedding. Your guests will love to see you looking like you. 

Con: They Might Get In The Way Of Your First Kiss

Glasses can be a roadblock during your first kiss as a married couple, especially if your partner also wears glasses. It might not be terribly romantic, but it’s not a bad idea to make sure your kiss is choreographed so you can avoid any awkward collisions. You and your fiance are probably pretty practiced at this by now, so don’t worry about this too much. 

Pro: You’ll Be Comfortable

Contact lenses are a great alternative to glasses, but they’re not for everyone. They can dry out, feel itchy, and cause you all kinds of discomfort. If you choose to wear your glasses, you don’t have to worry about any of these potential issues. As you’ll be out and on the go for a long day, knowing you don’t need to worry about uncomfortable lenses, solutions or any contact-related problems will be a load off your mind. 

Con: You’ll Be Wearing Glasses In Your Wedding Photos Forever

This might not be a con, depending on how you feel about your glasses, but it is something that you should consider. Your wedding is only one day, but your wedding photos last forever. Make sure that you’re certain that you’re not going to come to regret having your glasses on in every photo from one of the most important days of your life. 

Quick Tips For “Bespactaled” Brides

  1. Treat yourself to new frames for your wedding, that match your wedding theme/colors. 
  2. Wear a lot of lipstick. Bold lipstick and stylish frames are a great match, that looks chic and makes a statement. 
  3. Keep your hair soft. Too sleek of an updo can like a bit “teacherly” with glasses, so if you’re wearing your hair up, keep the texture soft and romantic. 
  4. Add some sparkle. If your glasses make you look a bit serious, add some sparkle with jewelry and hair accessories to bring some fun back in and brighten your face. 
  5. Shape your brows. Glasses draw attention to the brow area, so make you have them properly groomed before the big day. Get a professional to shape them for you so they best frame your face. If your brows are pale, tinting might help too. 
  6. Contour. You don’t need to contour a heavily-done Kardashian face, but some contouring with a highlighter, blusher, and bronzer to create some more shape on your face and flatter your glasses as best you can. 
  7. Pack on the concealer. The frames of your glasses can cast dark shadows on your face, making you look like you have bags. Plenty of concealer helps to disguise the shadows and prevent them from looking like undereye bags. Choose a concealer with light-reflecting particles.
  8. Wear eyeshadow in natural shades. Browns, beiges, and golds look best under glasses and won’t compete with your frames.  


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