Post # 1
I’ve always really loved the idea of giving my FI an album of bridal boudoir pics as a wedding gift — something about “I’m giving myself to you, mind, body and soul — and check out the body part of that!”
That being said, I also feel like it’s a teeensy bit selfish as a gift. I mean, what girl wouldn’t want professional photos of herself looking amazing! Originally, I was planning on doing a boudoir album, plus an engraved pocketwatch, so there was something in there that was really just for him.
After looking up prices of any not cheesy looking boudoir photographers in TO, I’m torn..it’s a LOT more than I wanted to spend, especially if I’m adding in a second gift.
So: Who’s done it? Worth the price? Did your hubby love the pics? And are boudoir photos a selfish wedding gift? (And does anyone know of any amazing, affordable boudoir photographers in Toronto worth checking out?)
Post # 2
I have not done it… yet. I definetly want to. I’m not hanging them around my house lol they are from me to him. Of course I want to look good in them but I wouldn’t take them for anyone else. They are literally being done for him. I know where you’re coming from but he’s gonna love them! I say if you want to do them, do them. I think it’d be really cute to get a bag with a note that said, “in case you get cold feet” and then inside could be some socks and his photo book. That’s prolly what I am doing. Also sending him to zombie paintball for his ‘bachelor party’. I think sometimes intangebles make better gifts. Plus you haveyour honeymoon which is like a gift to both of y’all in its own right. 🙂
Post # 3
DO ITTTTT!!! I wanted to do it, but then didn’t because I wanted to lose weight first… Three years later I have gained like 15 pounds and don’t see it in my near future any time soon. He will love it and you will love to look back at your bangin bod!
Post # 4
I think it’s a little cheesy.
Post # 5
I was thinking about doing it this year for Christmas as our first wedding present as a married couple… but the one gal who people rave about in town is booked the rest of the year. So, I may do it sometime in 2015 and surprise him with it randomly… or keep it in mind for Christmas next year.
I’d do his birthday, but he’s in Februaary and she’s booked for that as well. I think he would love it.
Post # 6
I am firmly in the NO camp. I think they are cheesy, and there have been a number of posts on here by upset brides whose husbands didn’t get as thrilled as they would have liked.
I think they are something most guys are going to look at once or twice and go “cool” and then that is it.
They are certainly not for me.
Post # 7
- Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas
My husband would laugh at me if I gave him that as a gift.
Post # 8
I have done boudoir pics, but I didn’t do them as a wedding gift. There’s already SO much special stuff about a wedding. Why not save something like this to make a more ordinary time special? My birthday is 2 months before my husband’s, so I got some taken as a birthday present for myself. They will be edited in time to surprise him for HIS birthday in a few weeks. I think it is a very personal thing for women – I am looking forward to having these photos of myself in years to come, once we have kids and my body is not quite what it is today. So it’s a gift for both of us in a way. I’m pro-boudoir, but I think there are other opportunities for it besides a wedding gift. 🙂
Post # 9
Interesting insights! I originally wanted to keep it a surprise if I did it, but I think it’s a valid point that he might not love the idea — maybe I’ll show him a few pics of the kind of pictures I’d be going for, and see if he likes the idea!
Post # 10
I did them this year and made a book to give my FI on our wedding. Did I do them for me…maybe. I think he will like them and I may get a lil something else to give him. I’m happy to have pictures of me when I was feeling confident and beautiful, and that’s something I’ll never regret.
Post # 11
I did it and my husband loved it. My bff took them for me so it didn’t cost me anything. I just booked a really cute hotel room and we made a girl’s trip out of it. I probably wouldn’t have done it with a stranger and I know that my husband wouldn’t have wanted me to either.
Do you have any close friends who are into photography?
Post # 12
I’ve known women who’ve done it and they’ve told me not to waste the money. It’s like giving little kids expensive gifts at Xmas, they’re happier with a cheap cardboard box—–> so it’d be more appreciated to just send your man a super sexy selfie the morning of your wedding instead. He’ll like it that day and look back at it often throughout his life b/c his phone is always with him, plus it costs you nothing.
Post # 13
- Wedding: Disneyland - January 2016
I think they’re a lovely idea, but I’m more on the side of doing them for you, not for your husband. Of course you can give him some prints if you like, but they should be something that makes you feel empowered and beautiful and sexy.
I’m honestly surprised at how little some guys’ care for the time and effort their ladies put into these photographs, especially given how beautiful they can be, but in either case that just furthers my idea that they should be something YOU want 100%-it’s also nice because that way, if they’re a little out of your price range right now, you can always get them done after the wedding. Boudoir pictures defintely aren’t limited to bridal themes, so it opens the door for you to get creative and have fun.
Post # 14
I personally think boudoir pics are silly. I can’t picture my fiancé ever pulling out the book to look at the photos (when I’m always at home with him….in the flesh..haha), so I feel like it would end up being a waste of money. Would be nice to look back in 20 years though! but then I would worry about my future children finding them haha
Post # 15
NOTLBride: I did them and I loved it! I did it for myself and also for my DH and he loved them! He was supposed to get them before the wedding but things went by so fast and I forgot! Haha he got them after the honeymoon and he couldnt be happier!
It is definitely not cheap though, not going to lie. I had actually won my package at a Bridal Expo in the Twin Cities and still ended up spending around $1000 of my own money. But overall I think it was worth it in the end! I loved the fact that I could get done up and look sexy for myself and husband without being completely naked. Haha my hsband lovesss them! I think it’s’ a great experience and that you should definitely try it 🙂