Post # 1
I’m thinking about paying for hair or nails for my BMs as part of their gift. If I don’t do nails as a gift, I don’t think anyone will get them done, and we will all just do our own. On the other hand, I have a perfect place for our hair to get done the morning of the wedding, and I think everyone will get their hair done whether I pay for it or not. The girls paid for their dresses and have to travel a bit far, so I thought maybe I could help them out by paying for this expense instead. One of the big problems is that I haven’t found a nail salon that seems just right. The best one that I have found we would all be in separate rooms, and it wouldn’t really be a bonding experience, so I’m tempted to skip the nails, and pay for the hair. Which would you prefer and what do you think?
Post # 3
I can see this being split. I am very particular on who touches my hair, and I have a couple of go to fancy up dos and other hairstyles I do for weddings. So personally I wouldn’t want my hair done I prefer my nails.
I think nails are a safe choice, but if your girls are getting their hair done anyways they may appreciate the hair most. I think the best thing to do is ask your bridesmaids.
Post # 5
Having my nails done is always a treat – it feels good and looks beautiful even after the wedding is over. On the other hand, having my hair done as a gift would feel like I’m being forced to look a certain way to be in the wedding. I’d offer to set up appointments for girls who wanted to have their hair done (they pay), but find a fabulous place for all of you to get manicures together as a gift!
Post # 6
I would WAY rather get my hair done!
I can do my own nails, and no one is going to notice them anyway!
But I am AWFUL at doing my own hair! And it’s going to be in SO many pictures… I would WAY rather have that!
Post # 7
I would vote hair. I got a manicure done at a salon a couple years ago…chickie went after my cuticles until they bled.
I vowed to never go through that torture again!!!
Post # 8
I vote nails, also because that is what I am doing. I have spoken to the shop where my mom and I always go and we have booked it out for just me and the girls the night before the wedding. So it will also be a time to hang out, relax and enjoy. I am doing both mani and pedi and paying for it for all of them incluing my mom and FML.
Post # 10
It way harder for me to do a nice updo than a nice manicure. I rather do the nails myself and have my hair done.
Post # 11
I wouldn’t consider either of these things to be a gift (since they’re ultimately for your wedding.) In my case I paid for their hair and also got them personalized gifts.
Post # 12
I voted for hair! I can do my nails on my own, and have a gal I like to do them near my home. 🙂
Post # 13
I’d rather the hair done as a gift. I don’t do tips or wraps so if I was “told” to get them, I wouldn’t be happy. A nice, gel French is only like $25.00. Hair is much more expensive.
Post # 14
I’d rather hair done. I can do my nails well enough myself, but don’t feel like I can do my own hair nice enough for being in a wedding. Attending one yes, but not being in one.
Post # 15
Hmm good points. I definitely don’t want anyone to feel obligated to have anything done, and I do have some more traditional gifts for all the girls. I guess in some ways, by inviting them to a morning “lets all get out hair done” party, I felt like i was putting them in an awkward spot by forcing them to either pay up or sit their sort of awkwardly. We are having a BMs slumber party two nights before and I was thinking about just getting a lot of nail polish so we could all do each others, but a little worried that this would be lame :/