Over the past 3 years, so many brides have come to us for boudoir photos. They get these photos taken to give to their significant other as a wedding gift. It's probably one of the most meaningful and thoughtful gifts you can give, and I guarantee the look on their face when they open them will be priceless. Here's a few tips for giving bridal boudoir photos as a wedding gift.
Don't wait until the last minute!! Boudoir shoots need to be scheduled in advance, but you also need to make sure you account for editing and printing time. I always recommend scheduling your boudoir shoot at least 1 - 1.5 months before your wedding day. This will allow plenty of time for editing as well as give you time to have your favorites printed.
If you are planning on giving these photos as a wedding gift, it is always fun to include some bridal elements in them. Some of my favorite things to add into the shoot are: your veil, your wedding garter, your wedding shoes, or your wedding invitation. If you want to be bold and add in a little color, have your florist make a mock-up of your wedding bouquet. Try to think of something unique and memorable about your wedding and bring it along with you.
Once you get your photos back, you need to start thinking about how you are going to present them to your significant other. Getting your favorite photo professionally framed is one option, or you can always have a book or a calendar made. Get creative with it. There are all kinds of great ways to present these photos.
Everyone is a little different when it comes to when to giving these photos. Some prefer to be more private with them and want to make sure no one ever sees these photos except their groom. If that is the case, I'd suggest giving them the photos after the rehearsal dinner. Attach a note to the gift instructing him to open in private. He will be dying to see you th next day.
If you aren't as concerned with privacy, it can be extremely fun to capture the look on his face as he opens them. About an hour before the ceremony, ask your photographer to pull him aside and have him open the gift. They will be able to capture that priceless look on his face. Afterwards, just make sure your photographer instructs him to place the photos in a safe spot.
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