May 18, 2022

Bridal Boudoir Tips | Alexa’s Bridal Boudoir Session

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Bridal Boudoir has become vert popular over recent years, as more and more Brides are choosing to surprise their partners with a boudoir photo album on their wedding day. Here are our best tips for planning a bridal boudoir session, what to wear and bring, how to keep it a secret from your partner, and when to gift your bridal boudoir album to your new spouse.

woman in bridal lingerie in front of a window in winter
bride in lingerie in front of window in winter
woman in white lingerie smirking in front of window in winter

What Should I wear to my Bridal Boudoir Session?

It is entirely up to you how much you want to incorporate a bridal theme into your photo shoot. Obviously many bride-to-be’s bring something traditionally white. But you could also bring something light blue, light green or pink. Not your traditional bride? That’s OK too. If you prefer black or gem tones, there’s no hard and fast rule saying you need to wear white. You could also bring lingerie you received during your wedding shower. Another fun idea is to bring something that you plan to wear under your wedding dress or on your wedding night, so that when you present your album, it shows a little tease of what’s to come.

Another popular option is to add some bridal accessories to your lingerie. For example, you can bring your wedding garter, a floral bouquet, your wedding shoes, or you can even wear a wedding veil or hairpiece.

bridal boudoir photos with woman in lingerie holding a bridal bouquet
woman in wedding veil and white corset
black and white image of woman in white bridal corset

Keeping the Surprise

It can be hard to keep your boudoir session a surprise. What will your partner think when you come home with your hair and makeup done? If you’re planning a traditional wedding, the best little white lie you could tell your partner that you’re going to the salon to do a hair and makeup trial for your wedding day.

If you’re planning an elopement, it can get a little bit trickier. You could say that you’ve been practicing your hair and makeup for your wedding day. Or, you could plan a girls night out and you did your hair and makeup for that!

If you’re not normally a makeup kinda gal and none of the reasons above sound like something you’d say, you could simply take it off!

woman in white sheets with bouquet
black and white photo of woman in white sheets
sultry woman in white sheets

When should you gift your boudoir album?

This is a matter of preference and how you’re getting married. Two popular times are:

  1. On your wedding day, after the ceremony – You’ve said your vows, felt all the feels, and maybe even cried your eyes out. Now you get to the fun stuff! Gift your boudoir photos to them after the ceremony and before the reception. Or, if you’re eloping, this would be after your vows and before your celebration. When you gift your album at this time, you get to give them a little tease and keep them on their toes through the rest of the day. DEFINITELY make sure your photographer there to capture this fun and exciting moment!
  2. After the Wedding Day, During the Honeymoon – Seeing boudoir photos of the person you love, especially for the very first time, can lead to a little…excitement. For that reason, you may decide to wait until after all the wedding day festivities have come to an end, when you and your new spouse finally have some alone time, to present them with your boudoir album. Is there any better way to kick off a honeymoon?
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pink boudoir album wedding gift

Are you ready to book your Bridal Boudoir session with Wild Iris Studios?

bridal boudoir with engagement ring in front and bouquet in background

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