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Wearing Glasses on Your Wedding Day: 4 Tips and Tricks for Brides

bride wearing glasses on her wedding day

All brides want their wedding to be perfect. Arguably, you aim to look your best—so you pick a gorgeous wedding dress that complements your figure and pair it with beautiful accessories. While your shoes and jewellery are ready to go, though, you might hesitate to wear your glasses.

If you’re always wearing glasses, there’s no problem in making them a part of your special day. This will enhance your vision and empower you—not just because you can see your path when walking down the aisle and clearly see and interact with guests, but also because it shows you’re confident in showing your true self on your big day, no matter what societal beauty standards say.

To make sure you and your glasses are ready for your wedding day, here are some tips and tricks to follow:

Update your prescription before the wedding

If you’ve had your glasses for years, your prescription might have changed because of your age, lifestyle, or genes. Moreover, you might have developed a refractive error—like astigmatism or farsightedness—which can hamper your wedding experience. Astigmatism makes vision blurry and distorted, so you might be unable to appreciate your venue’s decorations. Meanwhile, farsightedness can prevent you from properly reading your vows. To avoid these, get an eye exam before your wedding. Your doctor will determine if your glasses need upgrading or if you have refractive errors that need correcting. This
way, you’ll be able to see clearly on your special day.

Make sure your glasses fit perfectly.

You don’t want your glasses to keep slipping down while walking down the aisle or having your first dance as a couple. It would also be a hassle to constantly push your glasses up, pull them back throughout the day—or have a nagging headache because they’re on too tight. That’s why you should adjust your glasses for a comfortable fit on your wedding day.

You can alter the tightness of metal and plastic temples by running them under warm water and bending them upwards or downwards. To adjust the frames’ height, soak plastic frames in warm water for up to 60 seconds before turning inwards or outwards, and bend metal ones using your hands or a needle-nose plier. You can also opt for professional adjustment from your optician or retailer if you want a more secure fit for your wedding day.

Match your glasses with your dress and jewellery

Your glasses are a part of your wedding accessories. For a cohesive look, aim to match your dress and jewellery to your glasses frames, style and colour or vice versa. For instance, if you’re wearing silver jewellery or your dress has silver beading, you can choose silver or cool-tone colour frames to complement them. The same goes for gold and warm-toned jewellery. On the other hand, if you have a vintage-themed wedding or dress, you can get cat-eye frames to match. Finally, should your everyday glasses be in a bold colour—like bright red—you can paint your nails a similar shade since red jewellery might not be an option. That way, your wedding look appears more put together, and you can look and feel your best on your big day.

Plan your makeup around your glasses

One downside to wearing glasses is that it can prevent you from showing off your makeup. That’s why it’s best to plan your makeup look around your glasses so you’re not caught off guard on your wedding day when it doesn’t match up. If you go for a wedding makeup trend like a vintage look with fluttery lashes, check if your falsies are long enough to touch your lenses. Otherwise, trim them or look for a shorter pair. You should also consider your frames’ shape. For example, you can wear winged eyeliner with the pointed and sharp angles of cat-eye sunnies. If you’re wearing larger statement glasses, though, pick a simple glam makeup look to balance everything out.

Wearing glasses on your wedding day won’t be a problem when you follow these tips.
Remember: they’re part of who you are, so don’t hesitate to make them a part of your big day!