The Pros and Cons of Wearing Glasses on Your Wedding Day

Can't decide if you should swap your specs for contacts on your wedding day? Read this.
sophie ross the knot bridal fashion and beauty expert
by Sophie Ross
sophie ross the knot bridal fashion and beauty expert
Sophie Ross
Bridal Fashion and Beauty Expert
  • Sophie Ross is a Senior Copywriter at Adore Me.
  • Sophie is an experienced style and beauty writer.
  • Sophie worked as an Associate Editor for The Knot from 2017 to 2019.
Updated Jun 29, 2018

To wear glasses or not to wear glasses—that is the question. If you're a to-be-wed who doesn't have 20/20 vision (like a lot of us), and you don't love putting in contacts every morning (who does?), you've probably weighed this dilemma already. We're here to break down the pros and cons of wearing glasses on your wedding day, below.

Pro: They'll make a fabulous accessory.

Take your glasses with you dress shopping to make sure they complement your gown. If you have multiple pairs to choose from, go for one that most closely matches the feel of your wedding (for instance, thicker frames for a retro or vintage vibe). Like any accessory, glasses can add the perfect final touch to an outfit.

Cons: They might cause reflections.

This is something to think about in advance. To avoid getting your wedding photos back and realizing you can't see your actual eyes in them due to the glare, take lots of practice photos (perhaps during your engagement shoot or in a prewedding meeting with your photographer) with the pair you plan on wearing, just to make sure.

Pro: You'll feel (and look) like you.

If you wear your glasses every day, then it should be a no-brainer to keep them on during your wedding. Your nuptials are just an extra-special opportunity for you to dress up like the best version of yourself, and we always encourage brides and grooms to embrace their personal styles while wedding planning. Additionally, we guarantee your guests will be thrilled to see you look like you—cute glasses and all.

Con: They might get in the way of your first kiss.

Just saying—glasses can cause a serious roadblock during PDA moments. Of course, you can make sure your kiss is choreographed to avoid any awkward collisions (you and your fiancé are probably pros at this by now anyway).

Pro: You'll be comfortable.

Contacts aren't for everyone. They can dry out, itch, cause all sorts of discomfort—and with your glasses on, you won't have to worry about any of that. Especially given the fact that you'll likely be out and about for the entire day, knowing you won't have to worry about your lenses, solution or any contact-related issues is pretty key.

Con: You'll be bespectacled in your wedding photos forever.

It's not necessarily a con as much as it is just something to consider. Your wedding is one day, but your wedding photos are forever. Make sure you're not going to regret having your glasses on in every photo from one of the most important days of your life.

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