(Closed) Bridal Eyeglasses – Advice/experience?

posted 3 years ago in Accessories
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Where are these glasses from that they are less than $50 a pair?!

I don’t love glasses for special occasions. I always wear my contacts. But my mom got a special pair for my sister’s wedding and still wears them all the time. She looked great! I would go with the top pair or the light pink pair, depending on your dress.

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

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abbynotabigail :  ooo fellow blind bride here! I’m going to risk it and wear no glasses on the big day. I’ll let you know when I’ve face planted in front of the rotunda haha.

But in all seriousness, I definitely like the first pair – simple, opaque, elegant. But a lot depends on what colour dress you pick – do you know yet?

In any case, I think the first pair will go with just about anything, and definintely fit the wedding theme fo-sho.

Post # 4
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Worker bee

@courtneysokal check out zennioptical I have been buying glasses from there for years and they are awesome! They start at like $8. The most I have ever spent was about $60, but that was for a pair with transition lenses.  It’s all online but you can upload a picture of your face to try styles on.

Post # 5
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Helper bee

I LOVE this idea. I’ll likely do the same. Have you ordered glasses online before? I order all my glasses online, so a few tips in case you’re new to this: (1) make sure to *measure* a current pair of comfy glasses and buy new ones with similar measurements; (2) If you can, buy more than one pair. In my experience, I’m usually happy with about 2/3 of the glasses I buy, which I don’t mind since they’re so cheap. I just donate the ones that end up not quite fitting or not looking good on my face; (3) I really recommend EyeBuyDirect, which I think these glasses are from (?). I also have used and recommend Zenni, GlassesLit, and Wherelight, but I’d say EBD has the best quality. 

 

As for which, I’d lean toward the first or third option, depending on your dress. BUT I’d really recommend buying a few or maybe all of these options to make sure you get at least one pair that is perfect!

Post # 8
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Helper bee

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courtneysokal :  Like a PP said, Zenni is good. I’ve also used Wherelight, GlassesLit, and EyeBuyDirect. EBD is most expensive but best quality, IMO. Still less than $50/pair, especially if you get one of their frequent BOGO sales. 

Post # 10
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2027 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Well I know what I’ll be doing for the rest of the evening!! Thanks for the tips bees 🙂

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abbynotabigail :  Make sure you post a pic of the ones you pick and your dress when the time comes!

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2019 - City, State

Well goodness, you are just adorable!!

I vote for the pink pair.  I love the color and I think they will look like an accessory instead of just blending in with the bridal white.  However, if you like the idea of the glasses being part of the “bridal white” outfit, I think the top pair are the way to go.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

I like the first pair. The pink is nice too but not a bit fan of the round shape. Depending on your dress colour and style some might fit better than others?

Post # 13
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305 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

I have worn glasses every day since I was about 14, including at both my weddings.  Noone ever sees me without glasses, so I think it would have be totally weird and ‘wrong’ to go without on my wedding day.

The single best piece of wedding advice I was ever given was, go all out to look your best on the day, but don’t look too different from the ‘normal’ you your fiance knows and loves, and don’t do anything too ‘on trend’ that you’re going to regret looking back at pictures 5, 10, 20 years later.  Hair and makeup are the obvious factors, and for me glasses are in there too. 

I tend to wear the same pair all the time; I updated a couple of months before my wedding so I went for a subtle unobtrusive pair and wore them on the day. 

If you normally have multiple pairs of glasses then go for it (but beware of anything too trendy that might look weird and dated in a few years), but if you usually wear the same pair all the time I would seriously consider sticking with them or getting a similar but less obtrusive pair. Of the ones you’ve posted, I would go with no. 3 or 4 x

Post # 14
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Blushing bee

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sensiblesusie :  I’m struggling with what to do on my wedding day.  I wear glasses 99.9% of the time – either normal or rx sunglasses, have never even contacts and not sure what I will do for the ceremony/pics.  We are having a tiny wedding with just a dinner after so I’ll wear my glasses then but I am considering going blind for a bit and then getting a few snaps in my glasses.  I was also  contemplating updating for the wedding but I like your advice.  I also love my current frames and they are fairly classic so hopefully I’d avoid dating my face too badly!  I just wanted to thank you for such a thoughtful post 🙂  

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

 My husband and I both got laser eye surgery for our wedding! Had been planning to for years and don’t regret it 

I’d try to wear contacts though 

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