Post # 1
Both my FI and I have had glasses since we were kids and we have the kind of vision where we need to wear them everyday in order to see. I think my Fiance looks great in glasses and he’s planning to get new glasses anyway so I’m fine with him wearing them.
I’m still on the fence about wearing mine though. I know I’m pretty blind without them so I will need to either wear them or try disposable contacts. I’m just a little nervous about trying disposable contacts because I’ve never tried them before.
I just think my glasses may not look that great with my dress and also, they have transitions lenses (they get darker in sunlight) which may be a problem if it’s sunny outside for the pictures.
I don’t really think I’ll have much money to spend on a new pair of glasses.
What do you think?
Post # 3
If you are going to use contacts, I would def practice a few days in advance. There’s the whole putting something in your eye thing and your vision will also be slightly different.
Post # 4
I’ve worn glasses for only the last 10 years. I’m near sighted and can do okay without them in certain situations, but on my wedding day, I definitely want to be able to see people’s faces and such. I’m also a big baby when it comes to putting anything in or near my eyes.
Thanks to vanity I made an appointment last week and got contacts. The first day, it took a long time to put them in and they were midly uncomfortable. By the end of the week it only took 5 minutes to get them in and I made it 7 hours before getting really uncomfortable. I’m thinking that with some continued practice, I’ll be good to go all day with them by May.
Hope it helps. If you can afford it, I’d give it a try.
Post # 5
I wear glasses regularly but I have gotten contacts before and I really prefer the way I look with them. So, I 100% plan on wearing contacts on my wedding day!!!
Post # 6
fi is wearing his glasses, but he has no-glare lenses. if you want to go the glasses route, i would get a non-transition no-glare pair. try out contacts too and see how you like them.
Post # 7
I would probably go further than the previous posters and start using contacts at least a few weeks before the wedding if you plan on using them. If your eyes aren’t used to them, you can have irritation which causes your vision to blur or makes your eyes red, both things you don’t want to deal with on your wedding day.
Post # 8
It’s completely up to you, but if you are used to glasses and don’t like contacts, then I would go with glasses. Is it possible to buy glasses without the transitional lenses? That would be best. Yu’ll have to see your eye doctor to write a prescription for contacts either way. So while you’re at the appointment, talk to them about what’s best for your eyes. I would go a month in advance. I’ve worn contacts for years, but when I get a new prescription, sometimes it takes a while for me to find the right brand of contacts for me. Some are itchy (you can feel it in your eyes) and others you can’t feel at all! So definitely give yourself time 🙂
Post # 9
If you do the contact route, go way earlier than that. My stepdad was worried about his transition lenses so got contacts for my first wedding… and he hated them! He wore them for a few days before and then never, ever again after the wedding.
If new glasses aren’t in the budget for you, see if your photographer has suggestions on how to shoot them. In my mom’s wedding pictures (almost 20 years ago when the transitions weren’t nearly as good as they are now) they managed to get a lot of photos without them being too dark. (and some really hilarious ones where someone told him to take his glasses off and he looks SO confused and mean ’cause he can’t see anything 😉 )
My Fiance may wear his, I won’t wear mine. We both need them for distance only, though his prescription is much stronger and he wears his way more than me.
Post # 10
If you do decide to wear contacts, I would agree with PPs and say that you need to test them out in advance.. At least a few weeks. For me, personally, I wear glasses most of the time, but do wear contacts maybe a few times a month. The thing is, when I do, I wear them all day — and my eyes almost 100% of the time end up being blood shot and looking pretty scary. But that’s my own fault for not easing into being able to wear them all day 😛 So, not only will you probably need a little practice putting them in, but also on adjusting to wearing them all day.
OH – and if you ever need new glasses and you’re on a budget, costalcontacts.com usually runs some pretty awesome deals on them (usually the code is through facebook). Every other month or so they have a promotion where… you can get a FREE pair.. you only pay shipping! I got a pair of Vera Wang glasses for $12.. which was just the shipping fee. So it was great!! :o)
Post # 11
I am totally you!! I have transition glasses. Which are pretty cool looking, but probably too much for the dress and ocasion. I am going to wear contacts for my wedding I guess…That’s the only option, or I would trap and fall 🙂
Post # 12
You need an “other” option! lol I wear glasses and need them to see distances, so my plan was to wear them. *EXCEPT* that I forgot them in the bridal suite the day of my wedding and didn’t realize it until I was walking down the aisle. lol However I did remember them and wore them for the reception…. So… 1/2 and 1/2 for me!
Post # 13
i’ve had glasses since i was 5 and have never worn contacts (i have uber sensitive eyes) so i definitely wore mine! all the pics looked great 🙂
Post # 14
I wear glasses most of the time because i’m always running late, but do wear contacts too. I have VERY sensitive eyes and my advice to you is to start wearing them prob. a month before the wedding. And start with small amounts of time, the first day wear them for a couple hours & then take them out, the next day wear them a few more hours, until you build up to all day. This worked best for me when I first started to wear them. Now it’s like second nature to me.
Post # 15
Thanks for the advice guys! I am really nervous about putting contacts in my eyes, but I really want to be able to wear them so I can look my best in the Wedding photos.
At the very least, I will see if I can get a new pair of glasses.
Post # 16
- Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden
We both our glasses and there was never a question about it! I don’t believe that glasses have to match – if you wear glasses all the time, wear ’em at your wedding! I don’t think we look like ourselves without our glasses, and I wanted those pictures to reflect who we are – and that was the best 🙂