Bride in glasses

The smell of fresh flowers and the warmth of the sun can only mean one thing: it’s wedding season. Planning a wedding is a stressful endeavour, and pulling together a complete look from head-to-toe is no small feat. When it comes to choosing the perfect dress for the most romantic day of your life it can be easy to let some of the details go unnoticed. But ensuring you can see your partner at the end of the aisle is one detail you won’t want to miss.

If you are the kind of person who wears their eyeglasses with pride every single day; it can feel unnatural not to wear them on your wedding day. However, the idea of pairing glasses with a gorgeous gown may not feel like the most fashionable affair. All it takes is a little planning and some extra effort to make your glasses feel like a natural and beautiful part of your overall look. Not sure how to bring it to life? See our tips below to get started.

Play with accessories

brides accessoriesThe key to enhancing your bridal look is all in the accessories. So why not make a day of it by shopping with your best girls for the perfect accessories. Some of the most popular bridal accessories include various headpieces, earrings, necklaces, bracelets and belts, but that doesn’t mean you have to stick to the ordinary. Just don’t forget to bring your glasses for matching purposes.

Consider the value of anti-glare

It’s your special day and that means you won’t want to miss a minute of the moments surrounding you. With that in mind, it may be time to consider upgrading your glasses to an option with an anti-glare coating. Doing so will allow you to reflect light properly and will help to avoid any glare or weird reactions to flash photography.

Bring them to your consultations

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Whether you pick out a new pair or decide to rely on old faithful, bringing glasses to your hair and makeup consultations is a must. Let your stylist know that you plan to wear your glasses as a part of your overall look and be very open and honest about what you like and don’t like. Keeping in mind that your stylist and artist are professionals in what they do will allow you to feel confident that the whole look will come together in a complimentary way.

Pick a new pair to match your dress

Going as far as choosing a specific pair of glasses to match your gown on the big day may seem a little over the top — but it is your wedding day after all. Selecting a shiny new pair of spectacles can help you complete your look and feel more comfortable wearing glasses that match when you walk down the aisle. This options also means you will have gained an extra pair so you can continue to switch up your look long after you say “I do”.

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Ask your wedding party to join in

If you are feeling a little bit self-conscious about wearing your glasses — or if you just enjoy being quirky — ask your wedding party to join in. Pick up a matching set of fake spectacles and ask your wedding party to wear them in some of your pictures. You can also give your photographer a heads up ahead of the big day so they can help you think of a few ways to strike the perfect pose.

Prepare for a switch-up

It’s possible that a good workout on the dance floor or the bright glare of sunshine might provoke you to toss your specs to the side—and that’s okay. In the event, you no longer want to wear your glasses throughout the reception (or the ceremony for that matter) be sure to pack a more casual backup pair or contacts for a quick switch out.

Ditch them for the day

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Of course, you could always avoid the stress of your glasses by opting for an easier solution. Choosing contacts in lieu of your specs is a choice worth considering if you want the ease of planning your outfit without any extra challenges like matching your glasses. As an added bonus, you won’t have to deal with foggy lenses when the tears of happiness flow.

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Written by Shorey Andrews
Shorey is a Toronto-based lifestyle, fashion and entertainment writer that budgets her money so she can attend every concert her heart desires. She also wears really cool eyeglasses.