Bridesmaid Hair and Makeup – What would you prefer/do

posted 2 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: Which is the best option?
    Ask if they want to get their hair and makeup done, leave it up to them to pay if they do : (4 votes)
    36 %
    Pay for their hair and makeup (if they want it) at the onsite salon : (3 votes)
    27 %
    Offer to pay for hair or makeup in the room (their choice) : (1 votes)
    9 %
    Stop worrying about it, it's not that big of a deal :) : (3 votes)
    27 %
  • Post # 2
    2632 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I haven’t voted because I can’t read them on my phone, but I would say just lay out the options to your bridesmaids and see what they prefer. 

    “So, the lady that’s coming in to do hair and makeup for me in the room can do hair and makeup for bridesmaids if any of you guys would like, it’s $225, or the onsite salon can do it for $100 each. Or you guys can do your own, I’m okay with anything really. I’m just so excited you’ll be there!!!!!” 

    I personally am really picky about my makeup, so every time I’ve been a bridesmaid I’ve paid for my hair and done my own makeup. 

    Post # 3
    2791 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

    I’d just ask them. Let them know the options and that you don’t care if they want to get it done or do it themselves. From what you said, it sounds like they’d all be comfortable doing their own (or each other’s) and so maybe they would prefer that.

    Post # 4
    374 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2015 - Surrey, BC, Canada

    I want my bridesmaids to get hair and makeup done. 2 of them are quite good at doing it themselves so I would be comfortable if they went that route, but the other 2 are not – and don’t get me wrong, they are beautiful ladies. But just…. not the look for the wedding.

    Anyway I was able to find a really good deal for them – $125 per person for hair and makeup combined. I feel like that’s a reasonable amount to ask someone to pay who agreed to be a bridesmaid. Also this is a local wedding, about 15 minutes from all of our houses… haha. I would love to pay for them all if I could but our budget is very tight. 

    So far I have just kind of told them “Hey so I booked a hair/makeup person and this is the rate” in a pretty non-pressure type of way. None said no outright, but none were also like, “Okay cool”. soooo. I plan to bring it up again in a few months. Just wanted people to be aware of the costs as soon as I knew them.

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