How to Choose the Best Wedding Sunglasses: Party Favors & Bridal Wear

This is your time to shine!

When you already know you look great in a pair of shades, you’ll want them on your wedding day, too. Any accessory that captures who you will be for the rest of your lives together has a place on your special day.

The only problem you might find is that wedding sunglasses aren’t easy to choose. You may feel tempted to give each guest sunglasses as a party favor, but then everyone receives the same plastic pair. Those won’t last through next summer!

On the other hand, durable sunglasses would last a lifetime, and you might be more interested in a great pair of Randolphs for a bridal party gift, for the maid of honor and best man, or just for the bride and groom.

As long as you know how to rock this classic look, we’ll help you choose the right ones to go with white or any colors you choose on your wedding day!

A bridal party proudly smiles at the camera wearing Randolph wedding sunglasses. | Randolph Engineering

Photo by wedding photographer, Meagan Emilia Photography

How to Choose Wedding Sunglasses for the Party Favors

Sunglasses are great party favors that can fit into almost any wedding. All guests can proudly wear them together as a group and later on their own, you’ll find colors that perfectly match the wedding’s colors, and they make anyone photogenic for pictures. But when you pick out sunglasses as party favors, there are some warning signs to look for, especially if you’re buying online and in bulk.

While the frames on these glasses will be bright and colorful for a fun, summer style, it is the lenses that will really make them stand out. Try to avoid tacky styles, such as with barred lenses or lenses that are covered by text. Engraving your sunglasses is a great way to make them feel special, and you can personalize them with the bride and groom’s new shared name, but you don’t want to prevent your guests from enjoying the party either with a cumbersome style.

Look for mirrored or reflective lenses that will show your guests each other’s smiling faces throughout your wedding day. Or, choose lenses that have a slight hue to them to compliment the colors in your wedding.

How to Choose Wedding Sunglasses for the Bridal Party

When it comes to your bridal party, you may want to find a gift that they’ll appreciate not just on the day of the wedding, but also for years to come.

Traditionally, the bridesmaids’ and groomsmens’ gifts should cost about the same as the price of a wedding gift. You may want to treat your party to a little extra special gift to show how much they mean to you and to show your appreciation for them being such a big part of your wedding day.

The toughest challenge when choosing sunglasses for each member of your bridal party will come down to the style, plain and simple. You have three options:

  1. You can choose one style of sunglasses that you know you’ll look good in, and then order the same style for the rest of your party.
  2. You can choose one style of sunglasses for all the men, and then another style for all the women. Most Randolph sunglasses are gender neutral, such as the Concorde, but we also have feminine styles, such as the Amelia, named after Amelia Earhart.
  3. Our favorite, you can guess the best fit for each member of your party. Take a look at our sunglasses fitting guide for choosing sunglasses based on the shape of each of their faces.

Don’t feel pressured to force a matching style for all members. If you really want to be sure, tell your bridal party about the gift and give everyone the opportunity to pick out their own pair – they’ll be glad and thrilled by the early surprise!

When you take pictures as a wedding party, you’ll look absolutely amazing! It also brings out the fun in everyone which makes for a great wedding photo.

A bride holds a pink bouquet of flowers up to the camera while wearing a pair of Randolph sunglasses, perfect for a wedding accessory or gift that will last a lifetime. | Randolph Engineering

Photo by wedding photographer, Meagan Emilia Photography

How to Choose Wedding Sunglasses for the Bride & Groom

As the saying goes, if you’re looking to add a splash of something both “old and new” to your wedding attire, a new pair of classic shades covers both!

Since 1973, Randolph eyewear has been engineered with indestructible soldered joints and plating that’s five times the industry standard. Lucky for you, they are guaranteed to last a lifetime – or two – so you might even pass them down to your kids one day!

Similar to picking out sunglasses for the bridal party, as the bride, you just have two options.

  1. You can choose the pair that looks best on you, and then buy a matching pair for your significant other. Remember that you can engrave your glasses to match, too.
  2. You can each choose a pair that fits your unique face shape.

For both genders of square or heart shaped faces, we recommend the trendy P3 style, which originated with submariners and accentuates your cheek bones. For both genders of oval or round faces, we recommend the classic Aviator style, for the unique bayonet temples designed to slip easily under a pilot’s helmet.

Weddings are all about respecting your heritage as you combine two families into one, but also the freedom to make a future based on your unique love. A pair of built-to-last Randolphs are a much better fit than a flimsy plastic pair, and will actually be worth keeping past your wedding day. They are a great gift for each other for the wedding day, for photos and for the rest of your lives.

Not only are they great for during the party, but  two nice pairs of sunglasses make wonderful gifts for the bride and groom to be. Sunglasses are in the price range of standard wedding gifts, and you can even personalize them with the date of the wedding so they will cherish their matching pairs every anniversary.

A bride and groom stand cheering with their fists in the air while wearing Randolph sunglasses, perfect for wedding photos and wedding gifts. | Randolph Engineering

Photo by wedding photographer, Meagan Emilia Photography

Sunglasses fit naturally into any wedding reception that has a party full of life, but Randolph sunglasses are especially perfect for a style focused on heritage – and that’s what weddings are all about. Respect where you came from, reinvent where you’re going, and look good the whole way!

Browse our selection of men’s sunglasses and women’s sunglasses today and find the perfect wedding accessories to complete your ensemble, or a wedding gift the couple will wear for a lifetime.


Photo credit: Meagan Emilia is a sought after destination wedding photographer based in New England. Her images capture the moments of the day and the journey of a lifetime.

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