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Planning on give my BMs an initial necklace, a monogram robe to get ready in, a small make up brush roll and eye shadow palette (I get a pretty steep discount as a MUA) :D, and the accessories that they will wear for the day. I plan on giving my MOH and one of my bridesmaids a little more. My MOH is my sister and has been AMAZING through everything so I feel she should get a little extra something and one of my bridesmaids is also my co worker for an on location bridal hair and make up company so she is offering her services to the BMs and myself at no charge so I plan on adding some supplies to her gift bag.

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Hi everyone! This thread is wonderful. I have 5 bridesmaids I got them all a coach beach bag/tote, making their flip flops and got hand painted wine glasses of each girl off of etsy to drink out of at the wedding. I also got the mob and the mog a wine glass so far.

 

What is everyones opinions on getting ready robes or outfits? Are they worth it?

 

What is everyone doing for mob and mog? I want to do something extra special for my mom but dont know what. And I wanted to get his mom another small gift from me.

 

Also my maid of honor aka my sister paid for my honeymoon as a wedding gift so I am so grateful and want to do something extra for her and her hubby. Any ideas on that????

 

One more! Is anyone doing groom gifts? Do I get my hubby something special too?

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Hi everyone! This thread is wonderful. I have 5 bridesmaids I got them all a coach beach bag/tote, making their flip flops and got hand painted wine glasses of each girl off of etsy to drink out of at the wedding. I also got the mob and the mog a wine glass so far.

 

What is everyones opinions on getting ready robes or outfits? Are they worth it?

 

What is everyone doing for mob and mog? I want to do something extra special for my mom but dont know what. And I wanted to get his mom another small gift from me.

 

Also my maid of honor aka my sister paid for my honeymoon as a wedding gift so I am so grateful and want to do something extra for her and her hubby. Any ideas on that????

 

One more! Is anyone doing groom gifts? Do I get my hubby something special too?

 

At this point in time we aren't doing gifts for our parents.  They didn't help pay for our wedding, but that's not why we aren't. We just really haven't discussed, so it may come up at some point. They will get all the other favors/gifts everyone else does.

 

Getting ready outfits - I have considered the 'bride' 'bridesmaid' shirts but undecided if I want to spend the money as they won't be worn again. Not sure yet.   But at the very least I need a shirt I can get over my head easy - won't be a robe as I have to walk to the spa and a robe isn't appropriate hehe.

 

Maybe for your sister get her something extra in her MOH gift - a necklace? something... or maybe get them a nice thank you card together and a gift certificate for back home (fave restaurant or something?).  I don't think she expects anything though so anything you give will be super special to her.

 

I got my fiance a cute/funny shirt.  It fits his personality and it's all I could think of.  He doesn't need a nice watch or whatever so this was for fun more than anything.

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Just a note before spending money with the soleless sandals. I have been to many destination weddings as a photographer and the sand is almost always to hot to go without anything for a extended period of time. For Groom gift doing a boudoir shoot, done so many for so many brides and it's always a hit so excited for mine.

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Just a note before spending money with the soleless sandals. I have been to many destination weddings as a photographer and the sand is almost always to hot to go without anything for a extended period of time. For Groom gift doing a boudoir shoot, done so many for so many brides and it's always a hit so excited for mine.

 

I really LOVE this idea for the groom, but I am too freaking shy! and I pick apart my ugly parts (like cellulite) and think, ewww I don't want that in the picture. Do you photoshop those out?

I also don't wear lingerie, ever, so I would have to go out and buy it all and have no idea where to start!!

 

Any tips or tricks for us newbies to this world, that may help us take the plunge?!?

Thanks

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Hi Kim I don't know how do the qoute thing so hopefully you get this.

 

For me as a boudoir photographer, you have to ask lots of question of whatever photographer you choose all are so different, I do edit for things like cellulite but i don't over edit as this is meant to be a reflection of you not fake. When picking someone check their portfolio this is not something you want to pick price over quality on, you want to look at the pics after and go Hot Damn, you want someone who knows boudoir well and how to work with all different types of women.

 

I always prep my clients on how to prepare for a boudoir shoot from clothing options to what to do the week of and what to expect. The biggest thing for me is shooting for the clients body type knowing the right angles, how to hide the areas they are sensitive about and brining out their attributes. Everyone no matter what size or age has things they can pick apart on themselves it's my job to find out what and work to make them less noticable. The biggest thing I can say is just do it, quit looking in the mirror and picking yourself apart, you are focusing on one thing not the whole image and what you see he doesn't. It is the most amazing experience, it will give you a new perspective on yourself and make you feel incrediable and of course an amazing gift for him. With lingerie go pick out one outfit you don't need a ton, victoria secret can be very helpful if you tell them why you are buying it. Make sure you feel good in it that will reflect in the photo's back to the Hot Damn. Other then that I usually suggest a cute sexy sweater or shirt and a bra and underwear set that's it. If you never wear lingerie he will be so stoked to see you in one piece it will not matter you've already wowed him right there. Side note get your make-up and hair proffessionally done doesn't matter if you usually don't wear make-up this is an investment and you wouldnt spend 10,000 on your wedding and then use plastic forks and paper napkins. It makes the world of difference in photos and adds to making you feel again Hot Damn! Here is my boudoir blog not to plug it but just to give ideas, there is also tips on there that can be helpful no matter who you go to. http://redlipstickboudoir.blogspot.ca/

 

another thing that lots don't think about boudoir is a great way to prep for wedding photos I know sexy bedroom photos verses loving wedding photos a bit different but not really, you want to look your best in your photos on your wedding day and having practice in how to make yourself look the most Hot Damn pays off. My boudoir brides are much more aware of how to look their best and what works to bring out their attributes on their wedding day.

 

Side note the resort your getting married at I just photographed a destination wedding at in January so if you have any questions i may be able to help :)

 

Lots of info hope it helps

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