Why do ppl hate glasses in wedding pictures?

posted 3 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I’m going through the same thing! Everyone is so horrified when I suggest it, you’d think I was talking about walking down in the aisle in a chicken costume or something! I feel my best in my glasses (my prettiest, too!) and my fiancé has joked that he wouldn’t recognize me without them! I am very curious to see what people think. I’ve heard that glasses can really date a photo, maybe that’s it?

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I didn’t know people hated glasses in wedding pics. Sounds like your family doesn’t like your glasses.

I started wearing glasses full time about a year ago. If I was getting married now best believe I would wear glasses at my wedding. I tried contacts once and less than a minute of the eye doctor putting in my contacts I asked her to remove them. Glasses for me!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

When I was a kid, my parents always made me take my glasses off for photos (possibly because my glasses were fugly, but honestly if you’re going to let your 7-year-old child choose her own glasses then that’s a risk you are taking), so I guess it’s just habit now!

 

Also I guess my glasses are brushed metal at the front, so light up weirdly when there is a flash, so that is a consideration. And when I wear my contacts, I feel like a lot of flaws in my face suddenly become less accentuated, if that makes sense? Like any spots I have seem more obvious when I wear my glasses!

Post # 6
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Busy bee

I don’t like how glasses photograph. I always take them off before someone takes my picture. Also, the bias in my head is that glasses don’t go with formal wear and makeup doesn’t stand out as much. I just prefer contacts but am generally too lazy to bother putting them in except on special occasions. 

That’s why I personally won’t wear mine, but if you prefer yours then you should definitely go ahead with wearing them!

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

never heard of such a thing and i would never ask anyone to change something like that for me.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@alysee:  Photography-wise, glasses are sensitive to glare and blanking out your eyes. But if your photographer knows what he or she is doing then it shouldn’t be a huge issue. Something to keep in mind, however.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Gold Hill Gardens

After dress shopping I decided to get contacts. With all of the pictures it seemed like you saw my glasses first! I’ve worn them for 20 years, and about every 5 years I try contacts. The other issue that I have is we are getting married outside, and all of my glasses are transitions. So, they’d be dark in the photos! That won’t work . . . And contacts cost less than getting a new pair of frames with non-transition lenses (because I would definitely NOT go with a cheap pair). All of that said, those are MY reasons for getting contacts . . . 

Post # 10
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Worker bee

@alysee:  I think it’s people’s preference to want to ‘look beautiful’ on their wedding day, and glasses aren’t considered beautiful to most. I am thisclose to being legally blind, so I’m keeping my glasses on. I would look strange without them. If anyone suggests I take them off for pics, I’d tell them that it would be interesting, but since I can’t drop 100 lbs, a few bra cup sizes, and add 3 inches of height to look ‘prettier’ on the wedding day, I’ll just stick with keeping glasses on.

Post # 11
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957 posts
Busy bee

@alysee:  Both DH and I wear glasses. He’s had his for almost his whole life and I’ve had mine a little over a year. I wore contacts for the wedding because I didn’t feel like myself with my glasses on. DH wore his glasses for the wedding because he didn’t feel like himself without his glasses on.

Do what makes you feel most comfortable, and do what will make you happy. You don’t want to look at your wedding photos and regret not wearing your glasses because it doesn’t look like you.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

There are a few pratical reasons not to wear glasses during your picutres;

1.  Lens flair or glare from flash photography.

2. If you have transition lenses, out door pictures end up always looking like you are wearing sun glasses.

3. Frames really date a picture.   My dad is one of those guys that “doesn’t age” but you can date a picture of him by what frames he is wearing.  Espeically the 70/early 80s frames. 

That aside, I think people who normally wear glasses look very odd in picutres without them.  My FI will be wearing his glasses in all of our pictures.  I will be wearing contacts mainly because I don’t want to hassel with my glasses durring our wedding. 

Post # 13
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Helper bee

I’m putting a big focus on how comfortable I am on the day of, and if comfortable for you means wearing your glasses for most of the day then do it! I think you have a great idea of taking off your glasses for some of the shots, or even all of the shots, and if you wear them everyday then that’s who you are. You will have a hubby to lead you around, after all, so it won’t be the blind leading the blind 😛

Post # 14
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Helper bee

I have contacts and wear them regularly; DH wears glasses everyday and wore them for wedding pictures. Like PPs have said, I wouldn’t have recognized him without them!

But, another thing, when I do wear my glasses, and I take them off for whatever reason, I obviously cannot see a thing. I feel like I’m squinting or that I’m not looking in the right direction (again because I can’t see!) That might make for some pretty strange looking photos.

So, I said, rock the glasses. It’s what makes you YOU!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@alysee:  I’m sure it’s mostly because of the glare that lenses often get in photos. If you’re paying hundreds or thousands of dollars for photos, it would be frustrating if many of them were ruined by a weird glare. Also, depening on how strong your prescription is/how thick your lenses are, glasses can sometimes make the part of your face they cover appear smaller.

I totally get wanting to feel like yourself. If your glasses are part of how you see yourself then by all means, wear them, but it may be a bit more difficult to capture picture perfect photos.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee

I think it’s because, like many PPs have mentioned, glasses used to photograph oddly. I believe now with technology and experienced photographers, glasses are not as much as an issue as they once were as it is possible to Photoshop minor lenses problems (such as parts of the faces appearing smaller).

I still haven’t decided if I will wear mine or not. I’ll probably wear my contacts, just because I love the look the fake lashes on pictures and I don’t get to wear them as often as I’d like.

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