Post # 1
I’m going to be a bridesmaid and I wear glasses. I am unable to wear contacts. I will be the only bridesmaid wearing glasses, and I am a bit concered I’ll look “weird” or stand out somehow. Also, I’m worried the glasses will reflect in pictures.
Am I worrying over nothing? Would you notice I am the only bridesmaid wearing glasses? This may seem silly but I am stressing over it! Thanks! 🙂
Post # 3
@ERnurse: I’m sure it’ll be fine.
If you are really stressing about it, could you take them off for the formal/posed pics?
Post # 4
lol this is a very cute concern! I would notice and I believe the reflectiveness depends on your lenses themselves. Would it be possible to take them off for the ceremony and pictures? Or maybe just pictures if you actually need to see down the aisle? Wouldn’t want you tripping or anything!
Post # 5
haha i wouldnt worry!…you need them, and glasses can be really pretty.
why not take them off and on for pictures? though a good photographer will be able to get it right with no reflections… no need to be able to see – just smile 🙂
Post # 6
well, unless you are all the same height, shape, hair and eye color, you will all look different! lol I would rather you feel comfortable and be able to SEE! 🙂
Post # 7
I hope the bride isn’t making you feel that way! I can’t believe some of the posters here would actually suggest removing your glasses. They are a part of your eveyr day look, and you need them to SEE. You are worrying over nothing. I’ll be a bride wearing glasses, and there’s no way they are coming off for anything!
Post # 8
I’ve worn glasses since I was 3. I tried contacts once – they fell out while I was roofing a house (and I was still legally blind at the time. Let’s just say that getting off the roof was interesting.) Maybe I’m biased, but there’s nothing weird about being the only one wearing glasses. To me, they are basically an extension of the body, and almost half the people I know wear them. I have to think about whether or not people wear glasses – it’s not something I consciously notice.
ETA: Crap. Just realized I still have the stupid transitions lenses the Army MADE me get, and I’m having an outdoor wedding. I’ll have to take them off or get new ones, or I’ll look like I’m blind.
Post # 9
I wanted my bridesmaids to look like their individual selves on our wedding day. If you’re comfortable in glasses, then wear them but I understand because sometimes my Mom likes to take hers off in pictures because of the glare.
Post # 10
Ok you are all making me feel better! I will just take my glasses off for formal photos!
Post # 11
You are so generous to think this way regarding others and the photos, reflection off the lenses. I *think* there is a non-reflective protective glaze or reflection minimizing glaze that can be placed on lenses. Perhaps you might look into that for kicks? But truly I don’t think this is a huge concern. Wear your glasses and enjoy the day.
Post # 12
You shouldn’t worry about it, you will look great! If you are really worried about have a talk with the bride or the photographer and see if they have any concerns, but remember you do need to be able to SEE!
Post # 13
I attended a wedding last year and one of the BMs wore glasses. She looked fine!
If it makes you feel any better, I’ll be a bride wearing glasses.
Post # 14
Awe I’m glad this post is about you deciding whether or not to wear then and not your bride making you. I would say to keep them on because like @cyneswith: said they are almost an extension of those that wear them, so I would think not wearing them would take away from you. Also some people really do look better with their glasses on, which is great cause they are there for you to see with.
I also like the idea of maybe getting an anti-reflective coating on your lenses so that way there isn’t much glare for photos, but don’t worry about it if its too costly.