Bride_Wearing_Sunglasses

I love my eyeglasses.  And over the last year, I have met more and more brides that share my love for eyeglasses.  Who needs contacts, right?

When your wedding day arrives, your glasses will be a major part of you (and your wedding pictures), so what’s a girl to do?

First things first, a girl’s got to see!  If you decide to forego your glasses, get some contacts.  I didn’t wear glasses on my wedding day AND I didn’t get contacts for my wedding – And guess what?  I had to wait until my wedding video to see ½ of what happened that day.  If you decide to get contacts, see an ophthalmologist for an eye exam and contacts fitting at least 45 days in advance of your wedding.  You want to be sure that your eyes are used to the contacts and you want to be sure that you have enough time to change them if they do not fit properly.

Hire a Make-Up Artist.  Make sure that your make-up artist knows that you intend to wear your eyeglasses on your wedding day because s/he will assume that you don’t intend to wear them.  Also, let your make-up artist know if you are far-sighted or near-sighted because your eye shadow could be affected by your eyeglass lenses.  I am near-sighted, so I try to stay away from the “smoky eyes.”

Everything doesn’t have to be “matchy-matchy.”  It’s not a requirement for your make-up to match your eyeglasses and they don’t have to match your dress, but it should definitely complement your eyes and your skin tone.

Make your eyeglasses an accessory to your wedding gown.  When you shop for your eyeglasses, take a picture of your dress with you to the eyeglass shop.  If you want to be a little daring, colored eyeglasses may be as fun as a pair color wedding shoes.

It’s okay to go with what you know.  If you don’t want anything to take away from your gorgeous wedding gown, then wear the glasses that you (and your family members) know and love.

Make sure that your eye brows and your eye lashes knock them dead!  If you are going to wear eyeglasses, your eyebrows and your eye lashes will be key.  Make an appointment with your make–up artist at least two months prior to your wedding day to ensure that the foundation of your eye brow arch has been set.  Maintain your eyebrow appointments over the next two months with a final visit a few days prior to your wedding — The final appointment will refine your look on your big day.  And as a finishing touch, have your make-up artist add some fabulous eye lashes.

Make sure that you have a back-up pair.  As I said before, you want to be able to see at your wedding.  So, make sure that you keep a back-up pair in your wedding clutch — just in case.

Love & Soul Always, Kay