If you're a to-be-wed who rocks specs on the reg, fear not—you can look super glamorous on your big day without investing in contact lenses (or seeing double). As with any wedding day accessory, your bridal frames are a chance to express your distinct personality and style. You'll be a perfect 10 whether you wish to wear your everyday frames or don a brand new pair that complements your big-day look.
If you're on the fence about wearing glasses, consider the pros and cons. On the upside, you can add a perfect finishing touch to your bridal look (think a great pair of cat-eye frames for a vintage-inspired style). You'll also stand out from the crowd and make a statement. Furthermore, if you aren't used to putting in and wearing contacts, don't downplay how uncomfortable you might be on your wedding day. Glasses are an easier option if you've never tried contacts, which can dry out your eyes and make them look bloodshot.
Think photos, though: Glasses can cause a reflective glare, and you'll want to be able to see your eyes and that gorgeous bridal makeup. On the topic of makeup, you may have to adjust your eye look to complement your frames, and you might have to nix those big falsies. Another thing to consider is how glasses might affect your first kiss. The last thing you want is a first-kiss photo where your glasses are crooked or pushed into your partner's face. Do a few practice rounds first, we're sure you won't mind!
If you're worried about your glasses producing a glare in your pictures, practice photos—either during your engagement session or a planned shoot before the wedding—can give you a heads up on what to expect. You can also discuss reducing some of that glare in the editing process with your photographer.
Ahead, get inspired by these 14 real brides wore glasses on their wedding day—and were an absolute vision!
A vintage touch, like a slightly modified version of a popular frame shape, means you can stay subtle and stand out. The bride in the front rocks classic wayfarers with a brown tortoiseshell finish, while her wife-to-be dons a more rounded-out version in a solid, dark brown color. We love coordinating couples!
Classic Black and Striking Gold
These classic black frames have somewhat thick rims and a round shape with a squared-off bottom. They may seem simple from the front, but look closely, and the stems are glimmering gold for an extra touch of bridal glamor. We're sure it matches great with her rings and other big-day bling.
Here comes the bride, all spec'd in white! Translucent frames are clearly a trend right now, and they just so happen to be bridal-friendly too. These round "nerd" frames go hand-in-hand with this bride's unconventional look featuring a collared dress and white socks with chunky black heels.
A Touch of Embellishment
For weddings where it's customary for the bride to wear lots of ornamental jewels or headpieces, like at an Indian wedding, there's no reason why her glasses shouldn't fit the theme as well. This bride stuns in these uniquely shaped black frames with gold embellishments on the side, perfect for those profile shots.