Sunglasses and summer celebrations go hand in hand. And of course, prime wedding season is the summer, where many ceremonies take place outdoors. Some wedding guests have questions about formalwear and sunglasses; how to balance being dressed appropriately while protecting your eyes. No one wants their wedding guests left squinting (or to be left squinting) in the sun.
Maybe you have already decided that you need sunglasses as an essential part of your wedding theme, but you're trying to work out how. Sunglasses are becoming more and more popular as gifts for groomsmen and bridesmaids, and as necessary props for photo opportunities at outdoor weddings. Here are a few suggestions for incorporating sunglasses into your big day.
If you're taking outdoor photos, consider getting a few shots wearing complementary (or matching?) sunglasses. A wedding may be a formal occasion, but that doesn't mean you can't accessorize in a lighthearted way, especially after the ceremony is over. Some brides opt for bright, acetate frames to show spontaneity. But there are so many options for delicate, feminine, ornate (and more bride-like) sunglasses - like this Michael Kors pair. And for the groom? It's a personal choice but smooth, metal aviators always look great with a suit, like these Maui Jim aviators.
A gift of sunglasses is great way to show your appreciation for those in your wedding party. Plus it makes for the perfect photo opportunity if you can capture your whole crew in their shades. Ray-Ban New Wayfarers are a classic shape that suits almost anyone, they’re unisex and you can choose different colors tailored to the different personalities of your groomsmen or bridesmaids. Plus, sunglasses are a thoughtful gift that is sure to be put to good use.
Of course you probably won’t have the budget to buy Ray-Bans or Oakleys for the entire congregation, but many couples with outdoor weddings are starting to provide big baskets of cheapie sunglasses, or leaving a pair on each chair, to save their guests eyes from squinting. It's a cute giveaway that will really help anyone who forgot to bring their own pair of shades.
Sometimes it's great to break the tension when there are serious moments in life, and a wedding ceremony, although joyful, carries some emotional weight. What better way to mark the beginning of the party portion of the affair by heading up the aisle wearing a playful pair of shades. If you choose to go this route, anything goes from sporty styles to elegant vintage inspired cat-eye sunglasses. The no-brainer classic and classy frame is the Ray-Ban Clubmaster.
When choosing sunglasses for a wedding - whether they are for the bride, groom, wedding party, or guests -you may want to try and complement the colors of your flowers and linens. Many brides think long and hard about what their “colors” will be, but what does that translate into on the big day? Whether you chose tones of pink, lilac, teal, or something more bold like black or purple, there are great sunglasses that can mirror your color scheme and tie everything together beautifully. Maybe you think these heart-shaped Miu Miu shades are too literal? But you can't deny the kitschy fun.
If you will be mingling outdoors, and the sunglasses aren't just for a fun photo op, you may want to steer towards the more translucent lens colors so people can see your eyes. Eye contact is important, especially when we are connecting with friends and family on such an important and happy occasion. Classic Ray-Ban Aviators with a brown gradient lens will allow others to see the love in your eyes
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