(Closed) BM gifts- hair or a gift?

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Hmmm, I think I’d rather have the gift certificate.  If you were requiring to get hair done, I would rather have that.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’d rather have a gift certificate to a store. Paying for hair and makeup is also really nice, but in a way, it’s not really a gift for them. And since you aren’t “making” them get their hair and makeup professionally done, they can make that decision on their own. I would imagine many of them would just choose to do it themselves. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I thought if you required hair/makeup to get done, you had to pay for it and it didn’t count towards their gift?

I’d just give them the gift certificate and a nice letter of appreciation. Most girls are pretty good with doing their own hair and makeup.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I actually went out and asked my girl’s which they’d rather. They all opted to have me cover their hair/makeup instead of a gift.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I would rather have a gift certificate. For me, the hair/makeup doesn’t seem like a “gift” because I am able to do my own hair and makeup (this is just my opinion).

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I did the same thing and just asked. Their hair and make-up is being done by the same vendor, so I’m just paying half the cost. Essentially I’m paying for their make-up since I know that getting hair professionally done for a big event is important to most people, but getting make-up done usually isn’t especially if they’re more natural.

But I will probably buy them a small gift anyway. Maybe $20-$30 each, like a necklace or something. Not sure about the boys, but it’ll probably be a combination of buying something for the wedding (like the ties and socks), with an additional small gift on top.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m going to pay for their hair since I want them to have it done, and they can pay for pro makeup if they want it. I will prob buy them a gift or gift cert (~$50) as well.

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