Outdoor weddings are the new in thing thanks to coronavirus. If couples have to choose between a small ceremony in a confined building or a larger gathering in an outdoor space, the larger gathering is going to win. As such, wedding planners are preparing to see a higher demand for outdoor weddings beginning next spring.


The goal of this post is to help get you ready. If you are planning a wedding for 2021, think about ways to use an outdoor environment to your advantage. Better yet, think of ways to make an outdoor wedding more enjoyable. For example, consider incorporating sunglasses into your design plans.


Olympic Eyewear, a Salt Lake City designer and seller of wholesale sunglasses, says that incorporating shades into your wedding plans doesn’t have to cost a fortune. There are dozens of affordable brands that cost a lot less than big name brands owned by Luxottica.


With all of that out of the way, here are five ways you can enhance your outdoor wedding with sunglasses:


1. Gift the Bridesmaids

Believe it or not, there is a subset of the fashion eyewear industry devoted to all things bridal. You can buy sunglasses intentionally designed as gifts for bridesmaids. They come in a variety of shapes and styles. They also come in a variety of colors to accommodate any wedding color scheme. Have the bridesmaids wear the sunglasses with their gowns. They’ll look more fashionable and enjoy UV protection as well.


2. Hook Up the Groomsmen

As long as you are gifting the bridesmaids with color-coordinated shades, you might as well hook up the groomsmen too. Imagine the entire lot of them standing up front in a well-dressed line, all sporting dark wayfarers that make them look like something out of a spy film. Black sunglasses and matching tuxedos equal sharp.


3. Give Them As Wedding Favors

If you have a little more to spend, sunglasses make great wedding favors for outdoor weddings. The best way to do this affordably is to buy bulk sunglasses from a distributor like Olympic Eyewear. You can get really great prices when buying in bulk.


Buy the same style for every guest or mix-and-match. It is up to you. Either way, a pair of sunglasses handed to each guest upon arrival is a great way to set the mood and say “thanks for attending” at the same time.


4. Spice up the Photos

You are going to want to remember this experience for the rest of your life. So why not buy a collection of goofy sunglasses for the wedding photos? Go with something completely outlandish just for the fun of it. Or, if you prefer, choose a style that suggests a theme. Just make them different from the sunglasses worn during the ceremony. The idea is to create something unique in your photos.


5. Exchange Them with the Rings

If you would like to do something completely out of the ordinary, consider buying a set of expensive designer sunglasses …