(Closed) bridesmaids makeup??

posted 5 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

If heavy make-up is their personal style, I’d probably avoid trying to have them tone it down. You like them for who they are, not what they look like, so just let it be. Likewise, you like your own personal style, which is a bit lighter, so why should you change your own style just to adjust to their look? You are the bride. All eyes will be on you regardless of what anyone else looks like. So relax and enjoy looking like yourself while your maids look like themselves, and all will be well. 🙂

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

@smallstuff:  I let my bridesmaids do their makeup (and hair) however they wanted – It was important to me that they felt comfortable.

In the grand scheme of things, I don’t think your bridesmaids’ makeup will matter or be noticed, really. They’ll be in the coordinating dresses you chose for them (so they’ll look uniform as part of your bridal party), and the makeup just adds a bit of their own personality. Everyone’s eyes will be on you and your partner that day, so I wouldn’t fret too much about it! 🙂

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

It’s YOUR wedding day, so it’s about YOU.  Not them.  They should tone down their makeup if it’s what you want and you’re worrying about it.  I don’t blame you.  I love heavy, glamorous makeup so I plan on wearing it, while my BMs like the more natural look.  But if it were the other way around, there’s no way I’d let them have even a chance of outshining me.  They’re your BMs, so you can dictate everything about the way they look: their dress, shoes, hair, makeup, jewelry, etc.  You’re perfectly within your rights, and I’d think your BMs would be happy to please you.

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

@Christy42213:  While theoretically one *can* dictate the appearance of her maids, such behavior borders on controlling ‘zilla status. These are people that you supposedly like. Why be a dictator to them?

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

@lovekiss:  Umm, it’s not being a bridezilla to tell your BMs what you want them to look like.  You’re going to have these pictures forever, and you’re probably spending a lot of money to get the wedding of your dreams.  It’d be bridezilla if you screamed at them and cussed and threw a temper tantrum because they wore the wrong shade of eyeliner.

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

@Christy42213:  What does it matter if your maid wears studs instead of danglies, blue heels instead of flats, red lipstick instead of pink, hair down instead of an up-do? Will that somehow invalidate the marriage that is occurring or otherwise change the shape of the universe? I mean, if it will change the world, then, by all means, intervene. But if it’s not, then why take away the individuality of the maids? Life is about so much more that appearances. Just let it be. There are so many positive things the brides could be spending their mental and emotional energy on. Why waste time dictating someone else’s appearance and making them feel like a barbie doll being dressed up for the bride’s amusement?

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

@lovekiss:  Wow, you really have to shove your opinion down other people’s throats, don’t you?  It’s called an opinion for a reason; there is no right or wrong answer.  There’s no point trying to prove your opinion is the “right” one by belittling others.  You need to take a chill pill.

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