Post # 1
I’m on the fence about which one to do. I’m having a fairly large bridal party (5 people, plus maybe my mom and FMIL) Would you prefer getting your hair done in a salon where you can all get your hair done in 2 hours or would you prefer someone coming to the house/hotel room?
Bees who are farther along in the planning process/have already gotten married, did you get any feedback from your BMs?
Post # 3
- Wedding: July 2014 - Prague
I’ve done both. The house is more intimate, but I would be happy either way.
Post # 4
i think if you could get a few people to come to your house/hotel then that would be fun but the salon may be the better option. to be able to do more than one person at a time is a huge advantage. you can make the salon a fun little adventure by bringing in breakfast (muffins, fruit, juice, coffee, water) and mimosas. it’s nice to spread the cheer and happiness of the wedding with others not involved in it.
Post # 5
As a BM I wouldn’t care either way, but I don’t think that as a bride I want to be running from one place to the next all day. I would rather set up shop in one spot and have everything done there. We chose my parents house as the lighting is perfect and they have 3.5 bathrooms.
Post # 6
I had 4 BM, flower girl and 3 mothers. We had 2 stylists come to us and it was great. We didn’t have to worry about transportation or being anywhere. We just relaxed, drank memosas and got ready together.
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley
I’m the bride in this scenario, and also have 5 BMs + my mother getting her hair done. I chose to pay for them to come to us. I believe it will save a lot of time and stress from needing to travel around.
Post # 8
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
So long as I don’t have to pay for it I will be happy with whatever is provided for me.
Post # 9
Does everyone know where the salon is? Also, how far away is it from where you’ll be getting dressed? For me, all my bridesmaids are from out of town and unfamiliar with roads/traffic patterns/etc. Plus, the salon is outside of the downtown area where we are having the ceremony. In order to simplify everything (and so that I don’t panic if on the morning of the wedding there is crazy traffic or road work or anything), I’m having the stylists come to the hotel for me and my BMs.
Post # 10
If I were a BM, I would vote for house. But I really don’t think it’s a big deal.
Post # 11
@beeintraining: I’m debating this myself. My sister actually works in a salon and she said that while you will get good service having someone come to you, and there are people who specialize in this, you will generally have a better result at the salon. They have everything they could possibly need there and they have the correct setup.
Post # 12
I would prefer house/hotel but agree it’s not a huge deal whatever you choose!
Post # 13
- Wedding: October 2014 - Restaurant
Whatever was easiest and the least stressful for the bride.
Post # 14
@beeintraining: I was a BM this year and we all went to the salon. It was pretty much a disaster, they barely got us out in time, and we were all almost late for the ceremony! So definitely give yourselves plenty of time and be VERY clear with the salon about your expectations.
Our bride booked everything and was told we were getting our hair washed and then styled, but the stylists themselves thought we were just getting a style. So one BM ended up with black powder in her hair because she hadnt washed it, and it got all over her face and hands. I had showered but blown out and flat ironed my hair for the day, assuming they were going to wash it like I was told. So the girl tried to do my hair, it wouldnt hold, then had to WASH my hair and restyle, she put all this gross holding gel in it.. blech. This was at a popular and reputable salon too! So I think personally it might be better to have one or two stylists you know and trust do everyones hair, even if it technically takes longer.
Post # 15
@beeintraining: Both of my sisters got married in the same year and my oldest sister booked appointments at a bridal salon which was okay, but my other sister had a stylist coem to the hotel room and she did hair, it was much easier to have someone come to the hotel, we were all standing around a salon in everyones way .. I prefer the hotel/home
Post # 16
I’ve been a BM several times and I have done both. I prefer having the stylist come to the house/hotel as it’s more relaxing, and as others have said, no need to worry about transportation.