Would it be OK to ask my bridesmaid(just one) and maid of honor to do their own hair and makeup? My ceremony begins at 10am on a Sunday and I need to be at the location around 9am, so my hair/makeup artist will be doing mine about 10 mins away from the location starting at 6:30am. It is simply not reasonable for me to pay for an extra artist for both of them, as hair and makeup in my area is pricey, and an extra artist would be necessary since there is simply just not enough time that morning. My wedding is not very formal, for dresses I gave them the color and said they can get any dress in that color that’s not full length. Guests will be casually dressed. My MOH lives on the other side of the country and both are in college so I don’t want to place any sort of financial burden on them. I’m sure they will be able to do just fine on their own, but I don’t want to seem cheap….any thoughts? Did anyone else run into hair and makeup issues with a morning ceremony? We are doing it early so we can fly out that evening for our honeymoon
Any advice is appreciated!
Find out how much the additional cost would be for a second stylist, and then let our bridesmaid and MOH know. You can say,
“Due to the ceremony start time I’ll be having hair/makeup done at 6:30am. You guys are welcome to do your own, but if you prefer to have it done professionally the price is XXX. Let me know ASAP if you want to have it done, as I’ll need to reserve the additional stylist”.
As long as you let your ladies know the plan ahead of time, having them do their own hair shouldn’t be an issue.
BUT you should be aware of their typical style (and potential styling limitations!) – and keep in mind that they may choose to wear their hair down, or in a sock bun (for example) and their make up might or might not match each other and/or yours. If you’re fine with that (I would be) then go ahead and tell them that you have not made any arrangements to have their hair and make up done by a professional. If they want to have a pro do theirs, you can offer to help find a local person for them.
My MOH did her own hair & make up, and I did mine for her wedding (even though she was pro-styled.) We were both happy with the arrangement.
I gave my bridesmaids the option to have their hair styled at their cost or to do it themselves. Three chose to do their own, two chose to their hair styled.