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Being engaged is one of the most amazing times in your life. It’s a whirlwind of congratulations, excitement, and planning…but let’s get real, shall we? It’s also a hella lot of work. Even the most Type A, Great-at-Planning type people can get overwhelmed when there are so many moving parts to think about.

This is why I think it’s so important to step back from the planning every once in a while and focus on yourself, your partner, and your relationship.

I’ve got an entire blog post about why you should do a bridal boudoir session, but I think that many people don’t realize how empowering and nourishing it can be for your soul to do a bridal boudoir session when you are engaged.

Beyond the session, there are some other key reasons to practice good self-care when engaged.

Self Care When You Are Engaged

During this time of celebration, it’s so important that you take care of yourself. Not only do you want to look good for your wedding day, but you also want to be mentally healthy and present for all the events you have going on.

From brunches with your besties to shopping for the right shoes, this is a time you should remember with fondness!

Self-care looks and feels like different things to different people, but let’s start with some basics.

Get enough sleep: Most people need around eight hours of sleep per night. Going to bed and waking up at the same time each day helps regulate your body’s natural sleep rhythm.

Exercise: Exercise releases endorphins, which have mood-boosting effects. A moderate amount of exercise is the key to maintaining your mental health.

Connect with loved ones: Spending time with loved ones can help reduce stress and promote positive emotions. Whether you stay in touch via text, social media, or in person, quality time with those you care about is crucial for a healthy mind and body.

Take breaks: When you’re feeling overwhelmed, take a few minutes to yourself to relax and rejuvenate. Take a hot bath, read your favorite book, or take a walk outdoors.

Connecting with Your Partner When you are Engaged

If you feel less connected with the person you love during wedding planning, you’re not alone. According to a survey from The Knot, 61 percent of couples said they “felt more disconnected” from their partner during wedding planning than any other time in their relationship.
With all the stress that comes with wedding planning, it’s important to make time for self-care and reconnection with your partner. Here are some tips:

Schedule regular check-ins: Set aside some time each week to catch up with your partner and check in on how they’re doing. Declare a few days a month to be “wedding free” and make time to connect with each other in a different way.

Make time for date nights: Plan a special date night at least once a month. This can be something as simple as dinner, a movie, or a night out on the town.

Get away from it all: Take a weekend trip or a daycation to relax and reconnect. This can be a great opportunity to bond without the distractions of wedding planning.

Why Bridal Boudoir is Self-Care!

Bridal boudoir is a photo shoot that captures you in sexy yet tasteful lingerie or anything else that makes you feel fabulous. It’s usually done as a gift for your partner, but the truth is it will be a gift to yourself, too.

Whenever I do a bridal boudoir session, it’s amazing how it affects the bride-to-be; it’s like an instant shot of self-love and empowerment. I’m telling you that at the end of the session, we both feel like goddesses!

Every session is 100% tailored to your comfort level, from wardrobe to posing. You’re going to be pampered, posed, and amazed at how freaking AMAZING you will look!

Hair and makeup? We got you. The most fab eyelashes you’ve ever had? Check.

We’ll spend time getting you ready and feeling great, and then spend some time with ice-breaker poses that will make you feel comfortable in front of the camera. It’s really important to me that you LOVE this experience!

Your South Mississippi Bridal Boudoir Experience Includes:

  • A prep guide that will get you ready for the session
  • Cozy robe, tasty beverages, yummy snacks and a custom playlist to relax you
  • Professional hair and makeup along with lashes
  • Access to my private studio in Gulfport
  • Wardrobe consultation and my exclusive Ultimate Lingerie List
  • Expert posing from head to toe to highlight all your best assets
  • Expression posing-no duck lips necessary!
  • Flexible pre-session payment options
Woman getting hair and makeup professionally done by artist for boudoir shoot. Hair and makeup comes with every boudoir session
One of our brides getting the ultimate glam treatment by my makeup artist, Shelby!

What to Wear at a Bridal Boudoir Session

The rule is whatever makes you feel sexy. However, here are some ideas for you!

  • Lingerie that you bought for your wedding night
  • High heels and garters…always sexy
  • Cute boy shorts and baby tees
  • A sexy over-the-shoulder slouchy sweater
  • His (or yours!) team jersey
  • Your wedding veil
  • Corsets look great on everyone
  • Matching bra and panty sets
  • Nothing…tastefully draped with a white sheet

If you’re looking for local places near Gulfport, Mississippi, to try and buy, here are a few of my favorite places.

Trace of Lace in Gulfport. No website, but they are open daily, so they are an excellent choice for picking up some last-minute things. Helpful staff who know their stuff!

Eve’s Apple in Waveland. Tons of choices, and sizes for every BODY (yes, please) and knowledgeable salespeople who are happy to help you.

Online Resources for Fabulous Lingerie for Bridal Boudoir Lingerie

Fredricks of Hollywood: The OG for lingerie. Prices are slightly higher, but it’s always quality. You can find anything…and I mean almost anything, here. 

Adore Me: Sizes from XS-4X, great sales, easy return policy. Lots of beautiful, classic pieces. If you love the idea of being sexy but just aren’t comfortable baring a lot of skin, you’ll find some great stuff here. 

Amazon: Tons and tons of choices…some great, some not so great. A great option if you’re cool with ordering and returning what doesn’t work for you. Sizing is the biggest issue with Amazon lingerie; it tends to be wildly unpredictable.

Not sure what looks good on your body? I have an entire blog that covers the kinds of lingerie to choose from, or we can talk more at your pre-session consultation!

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Empowering Bridal Boudoir in South Mississippi

Are you ready to show yourself some self-love during your engagement? I am so here for you! This will be an experience you will never forget, and the results will be a gift for you…and your partner.

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