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.
Nothing says classic and cool like a fun pair of wayfarer or cat-eye style wedding day sunglasses. Consider vintage-inspired frames to wear for wedding day photos with a creative, throwback twist. Or, choose shades that mimic what past family members would have worn as your ‘something old’ for a tribute to their memory.
If you are shopping for sunglasses to wear while mingling outdoors or for more than 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’re connecting with friends and family on such a big, happy occasion. Classic Ray-Ban Aviators with a brown gradient lens will allow others to see the love in your eyes.
Consider getting a few shots wearing complementary or matching sunglasses. A wedding may be a formal occasion, but you can still accessorize in a lighthearted way, especially after the ceremony is over. Some brides opt for matching pairs of frames in lustrous acetate to show spontaneity. Or, a throwback aviator style in metal always looks great with a dress or a suit.
Sometimes it's great to break the tension during life’s serious moments, and a wedding ceremony, although joyful, carries some emotional weight. What better way to mark the beginning of the party portion of the affair than 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 frames. Go for a classic (and classy) cat-eye frame or refined, contemporary rectangle style.
When choosing sunglasses for a wedding you may want to opt for colors that complement your flowers and linens. Whether you choose shades of pink, lilac, teal, or something bolder like black or purple, find sunglasses that pick up an element of your color scheme to tie everything together beautifully.
Sunglasses make a thoughtful gift to show appreciation to your wedding party. Plus, capturing your entire crew in their shades makes for the perfect photo opportunity. Ray-Ban Wayfarers come in a classic shape that suits almost anyone; they’re unisex frames, and you can choose a different color tailored to each groomsman or bridesmaid. High-quality sunglasses are a gift the members of your wedding party will put to good use long after the big day.
When updating your Pinterest board, or shopping online for wedding attire inspiration, you may feel like you cannot wear eyeglasses during your big day. While many brides and grooms opt for contacts, we encourage you to wear what makes you feel the most comfortable. A good photographer will know how to work around the glasses to ensure your photos are as perfect with glasses as without them. If eyeglasses are part of your everyday wardrobe, then purchasing a pair of wedding-specific glasses may be worth the investment. From demure wireframe designs to bold, couture silhouettes, we have a pair of eyeglasses to complement your best outfit for your big day.
Planning your biggest day can be a harrowing experience. Luckily, shopping for sunglasses and eyeglasses with FramesDirect is easy. We offer thousands of styles from top brands to match wedding attire from formal and traditional to funky and adventurous, and any type in between. Contact us today to consult with our expertly trained staff to find the perfect pair of frames for your nuptials today.
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