Post # 1
Bees with bad eyesight – what are you doing on your wedding day? My fiancé and I both wear glasses with fairly strong prescriptions. I’ve asked him what he thinks we should do and neither of us knows. We wore glasses in our engagement shoot and I don’t find them to be distracting, personally, but I think the wedding is a completely different scenario. I know my photographer is talented enough that I’m not worried about glare, etc. but I think glasses would still look out of place. We would go the route of contacts, but he had contacts for a long time and hated them, and I tried them once but failed miserably to make it work (terrible at putting them in). At this point, going without either seems like the only route, but my eyesight is really bad and I worry I won’t enjoy the day as much if I can’t see anything, lol. My only other idea is to go blind for the ceremony and put my glasses back on for the reception… or to get an optometrist to help me put them in on the day, LOL, but that seems like something I just don’t have time for.
What are you other four-eyed bees doing? Contacts? Wearing glasses anyway? Going blind? Inspire me!
Post # 3
I wore contacts. But I always wear contacts. I would not recommend going blind! lol I know some brides who have worn their glasses. As one told me, “She wouldn’t look like herself without them.” She considers them part of her face. So maybe find a frame that you really like and rock it the day of.
Post # 4
There is no way I’m going blind — my photographer will have to deal.
I’m blind as a bat in daylight and I’d really prefer not walking into something or tripping into someone. My husband doesn’t have glasses, but I do! Contacts are out of the question for medical and “I get squicked out touching my eyeball” reasons, so I’m just going to have to deal. 🙂
Post # 5
My eyesight isn’t that bad, but there is no way I am going blind. I think I’ll go with contacts. I do not have them currently, but it is something I would like to wear sometimes (especially when I move to England with all the rain – having glasses in the rain was so annoying). I’m not opposed to wearing my glasses though. They don’t stand out or distract. I guess I just don’t want to deal the glasses though.
Post # 6
There’s no way I’d go blind for the big day; you don’t want your memories all blurry, do you? I stopped wearing contacts quite some time ago, but for my wedding day I did wear them; for the record, it was the only day, all year, that I did so. If you want to wear your glasses, decide what look you want to project: maybe some funky frames or, for a subtle look, rimless. I have both and alternate depending on my mood.
Post # 7
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center
I’m a contacts girl, but my FI wears glasses. It would seriously be weird if he didn’t wear glasses at our wedding! It’s part of who he is, and I think that if you normally wear glasses, you should at your wedding too. Plus there are so many cute ones out there! I’d be so tempted to get a special new pair just for the wedding…
Post # 8
I think going blind is not an option. Its really a decision between contacts, glasses and new glasses. 🙂 I’m the same, I occasionally wear contacts but normally wear glasses. Every time I’ve been a BM i’ve been asked to use contacts so people can see my ‘eye’ makeup, but apart from the makeup issue, I feel I have no other reason to wear contacts. I was assuming for a long time I’d use contacts for my wedding too, but now I’m starting to think I will wear my trusty glasses, after all, theres my something old! And, its ME 🙂 I won’t have to worry about my contacts being in so long I need eye drops to refresh. I can relax more. Perhaps I shall have a look for new frames that match my BM dresses 🙂
Post # 9
Contacts! I know it’s such a pain to put them in! But it’s so worth it, especially at special events! Get really good ones, with good hydration! Practice wearing them about a month prior to the wedding so you can get used to the feeling (although you can’t feelt them once they’re comfortably fitted), and to the process of putting them in.
Post # 10
I am going to wear glasses. I really don’t look like myself without glasses, and I can’t imagine not looking like “me” when I marry my Fiance.
Post # 11
Contacts won’t stay in my eye.. and my scription is SUPER expensive because I have TONS of estigmatism.
That being said, I think I’m going to order a cute pair of glasses [white], that match my dress.
Post # 12
I wear glasses most of the time and contacts on a whim when I want to see more of my face paint. I know, it sounds silly, but its usually the reason.
Post # 13
Why on earth would you opt to go blind if your eyesight is terrible? If you don’t consider your current frames wedding-worthy, treat them like you would any other wedding accessory and buy some very nice frames for the occasion.
As a bonus, you get to use the awesome glasses after the wedding.
(I’m probably wearing a nice pair of glasses I picked up a couple years ago – my eyesight is bad enough that even really good contacts will dry my eyes out, so I’d only be able to wear them for part of the day.)
Post # 14
I’m gonna wear my glasses, but I think I’ll take them off for the solo wedding pictures.
Post # 16
I’m goin blind! But I do all the time. I have super bad eyesight and a realllllly high prescription…my eyes get super magnified.
I’ve worn glasses since I was really little (3 I think) and it’s always been a problem that I take them on and off all day long. I can’t stand wearing glasses when I’m eating, or talking to someone. So on and off they go.
I’m used to it.
I’ve tried contacts too…they make my eyes itchy.