Bridesmaid Hair/Make-Up…Did you pay?!

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@MissAnnabelLee:  Here is my vote: if you want a very specific style, then you should offer to pay. If you’re super simple and think they can achieve the look themselves or with the help of a friend, then save everyone the money and let them do it 🙂

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I told my BMs the prices and said “I might be able to pay for one service for each of you, or contribute to the cost, but don’t count on anything. Let me know what you want, if you want any services at all. I trust that you will all look beautiful no matter what”.

 

They all opted for hair and makeup. Like I said, I’m HOPING to pay for some of their service fees, but if it comes down to it and I don’t have the cash, I’m not worried. I am paying the travel fee and I’ll cover the tip for everyone’s services (our H&M total will be around $800, so that’s no small chunk of change).

Post # 5
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8592 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m planning on paying for mine.  I have 5 BM and including makeup for 2 mothers…puts me at about $800.  UGH!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@badabing88:  This.  I’m not making mine get hair and makeup professionally done.  I am a Hairstylist / MUA myself for weddings, so I know how expensive things run.  My MOH doesn’t even wear makeup.  I’m fine with whatever they chose to do.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m paying for my 3 BM’s and my mom. I’m not requiring it, I just thought it was something nice to do for them. They get to choose what styles they want. 

Post # 8
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341 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I paid for the girls makeup (300$ for 6 of us) and everyone got their hair done, including flower girl by my DH’s cousin and one of our mutual friend, who are both hairdressers, as a wedding gift 🙂 

I wanted them to feel pampered and have a fun morning so I opted to pay for them. 

Post # 9
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8701 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I did not want a specific style or look. All of my bridesmaids wanted their makeup and hair done (Their choice of everything) and I paid.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m not paying for their hair/make up, but I’m also not forcing them to get it professionally done. They all opted to get their hair professionally done (phew!) but some are going their own make up, while others are getting it professionally done.

Post # 11
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275 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I paid for hair and makeup for all 6 bridesmaids and 2 moms. I just always find the second money gets involved things go south so this way there was no awkward who has the money for what conversations. 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I didn’t care what they did with their hair or makeup but I did pay for them and mom and MIL to get hair and makeup. I planned to have my hair and makeup done at the hotel we were all staying at (everyone was flying in for the wedding). I thought it would be a nice gesture to cover that expense. We all had a great time primping together in the morning. 

 

Gennerally, if you want something specific for hair or makeup (or professional manis/pedis), the bride should pay. 

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

No. I asked what their budget was & they paid for it themselves. 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I paid for their hair, makeup was free from a work friend. I didn’t ask them to wear their hair in a specific style, but I felt that since they had paid for their dresses and whatnot that I would pay for their hair. And that way I knew their hair would get done =)

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I already paid for their dresses, but if I didn’t, probably would of paid for hair/makeup

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