Post # 1
Good Morning Ladies!
I wanted to get an idea what you did with your glasses, did you wear them? Go without for pictures? Order a super cool pair especially for your wedding?
Unfortunately contacts are not an option for me as I have a muscular issue (have prisms in my glasses). I get headaches if I go without for more than an hour or so and I everything is blurry. I can see, but no fine details and I definitely want to remember details!
I’d love for people to share their photos of rocking their specs on their wedding day!
Post # 3
@something_orange: I’m going through this issue, also. I have a muscle issue that causes me to need glasses with prism (plus, I’m terribly nearsided). I can go without glasses for a bit and wear contacts, but all the photos would show me cross-eyed. I’m actually having muscle surgery for it in January. Is that an option for you? I’m just tired of seeing double and my super heavy eyeglasses!
Post # 4
@BisBeanBrien: Mine is not that bad, it’s called esotropia when one eye or both turn inwards. My right eye will turn in when I’m tired and I’ll see double but under normal circumstances I have some control over it.
I wouldn’t consider surgery as it’s so mild for me but it’s something I may have to consider as I get older and my muscles weaken.
Best of luck to you!
Post # 5
I wore contacts for my wedding but they don’t bother me. If yours do, just wear glasses. It’s a perfect excuse to get a new pair!
Personally, I look weird if I go sans contacts or glasses…I can only see well a few feet in front of me without them so I’m usually squinting when I dont’ have them on. Not good for photos, lol!
I was just looking at this wedding blog post b/c the couple got married at the same venue as us and I was thinking how cute her glasses looked –
Intimate Summer Rooftop Wedding Ceremony in Virginia: Lauren + Judson
Post # 6
My and my fiance just did epics. He wears glasses 24/7 and we talked about having him take them off for the pics but I’m glad he didn’t, it wouldn’t have looked like him. The photographer had him angle his glasses a little to make sure they didn’t reflect any light and the pictures turned out great.
Post # 7
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
If you always wear glasses then that is your look and people will expect you to wear glasses. Plus, if you can’t see without them then you definitely want to wear them so you can enjoy all of the details of your day.
Post # 8
@something_orange: I can’t help you, because I’ll be wearing my contacts for sure. I always do when I dress up (mostly because I like to wear glamorous makeup on my eyes when I go out, and I can’t do as much makeup if I’m wearing glasses). If you can afford a new pair of glasses that’s a good idea, but don’t think it’s a necessity. Changing my glasses cost me a little more than 600$, that’s not an amount of money I’d be willing to spend unless I was really due for a new pair (sight had changed, etc.).
Post # 9
I haven’t had my wedding yet, but I’m 99% sure I’ll be wearing my glasses. While I don’t have a muscular issue like you do, I have astigmatism and they’re still working on making astigmatism contacts even close to as good as regular contacts. Also, the last time I wore contacts was before I met Fiance so he’s only seen photos of me without my glasses. I’d like him to recognize the person he’s marrying! So, since I don’t have a wedding photo, I thought I’d include one of our engagement photos. As long as you have a good photographer you shouldn’t have to worry much about glare.
Post # 10
@something_orange: unfortunately I will probably be wearing my glasses. I have a fake eye and anytime I go out of the house without glasses one EVERYONE and their brother freak out thinking something is going to happen to my other eye.
The reason I say unfortunately is because I wanted to do a headband, but they never sit right with glasses. So thinking of just doing a flower behind my ear.
Post # 11
Sorry, to threadjack, but, @butterflywings: have you considered a ribbon headband? Something like http://www.affordableelegancebridal.com/saribrhe.html shouldn’t bother your glasses much.
Post # 12
@something_orange: I’m not married yet, but I will be wearing my glasses. They are a part of who I am, and I wouldn’t change that just for one day. You can always get a fun pair just for the big day 🙂
Post # 13
@snd485: LOVE everything about that one! I’m looking to have orange/coral roses and I love her hair as well! I’m not sure yet what I want to do with mine but that’s a nice simple style. She also is super cute with her glasses..
@butterflywings: I was just looking at headbands but the ribbon style as I know metal wouldn’t sit right. I can wear stretchy ones (like from Lululemon) just fine so the ribbon may be ok. I would suggest taking a look at that style to see if you can still rock that headband!
Post # 14
I’m undecided. Currently I’m thinking to do either contacts or a cute special pair for the wedding (I love Warby Parker and their $135 frames+ultra thin lenses!). My fiance wants me to wear glasses, but I just don’t like the way they look with a dress… It seems the white really brings them out, which is why if I go the glasses route I’ll get something much lighter and less prominent than what I wear every day.
I also have astigmatism, but can manage regular dailies for several hours. What I also love about contacts is that they don’t hide the eye makeup (and I plan on doing fake lashes and such), don’t get cheek smudges on them, don’t get glare or sit crooked… If only they didn’t make me want to gouge my eyes out after half a day I’d wear them all the time!
Post # 15
I usually can’t do the stretchy headbands… I think the back of my head is deformed. Nothing stays even the gripper ones. They roll up… but maybe the ties would work.. I’ll have to see if I can find one to practice with
Thanks a great idea thanks!
Post # 16
@something_orange: I haven’t decided yet, I cannot wear contacts anymore as they do not make them strong enough anymore so going without glasses is not an option either. I might wear a pair of contacts for a couple hours just because since I won’t be driving or anything I won’t need to see all that great. I would think purchasing a new pair of glasses would be cool but then your glasses are a part of you and you don’t want to look extremely different on your wedding day. Zenni is a great website for glasses, you just need your prescription.