Ever since I got married and have been sharing our wedding photos in the weddings groups I can't bring myself to leave, I'm constantly asked about my glasses. Was it something I had to discuss with my photographer? Did I experience glare in my photos? Why didn't I just get contacts?
On the flip side, I also see soon-to-be brides asking for inspiration pictures from other brides who wore their glasses on their wedding day, so I decided to share my experience here.
From the start, my husband always told me he was attracted to me in glasses - he loved the styles I wore and the overall look in general. It was what he had been used to for 5 years and also what I was most comfortable in. My glasses are a part of who I am, and the thought of wearing contacts on my wedding day never even crossed my mind until friends/family questioned it.
I did, however, purchase a couple of new pairs in different styles and colors prior to the big day. I discovered a website called Eye Buy Direct that sold hundreds of prescription glasses for extremely reasonable prices, also allowing me to try them and exchange them for something else if I decided I didn't like them (which I did twice). With the color palette for my wedding being shades of gray and yellow, I purchased a dark gray pair, a silvery pair, and a yellow pair to help keep to the atheistic.
In the end, I went with a darkish gray, similar to the pair of black rimmed glasses I had been wearing previously. I was in love with them and so was my husband.
People question whether or not I had to have a lengthly discussion with my photographer, or if I experienced any glare issues in my photos - neither of which occurred for me. Our photographers, Ed & Aileen Photography, never batted an eye over my choice to wear glasses and, being the professional that they are, had the equipment and knowledge to handle the lighting and any glare that may have happened. We did get married on the top of a mountain after all, but their work was flawless.
Don’t change who you are for your wedding because you’ll only look back at your wedding photos and feel unrecognizable. If you’re most comfortable in your glasses, then wear them proudly. Embrace the style because no matter what you wear, you'll always be fabulous on your wedding day.
Photography by Ed & Aileen Photography <3