- 8 years ago
- Wedding: April 2011
Is it proper to provide someone the day of the wedding to provide someone to do the Bridesmaid or Best Man and MOH’s hair and makeup? Or can it be their gift? I mean, they will need to get it done anyway and if I can make-sure all their makeup looks the same (as girls do their makeup differently, espeically eye makeup), and their hair gets done nicely.. since some maybe think I’ll save money and do it myself.. which could be HORRIBLE.
As for hair: I will have my hair stylist there- she’s been doing my hair for 10 years and recently moved so she just asked to pay for her flight and that will cover doing my hair (the bad part being the trial will be done the day before because she lives in a different state.. but she is amazing and I trust her, even on my wedding day to make it perfect).. plus we’ve been sending e-mails back and forth already of ideas. Then she going to try it out on a girl with hair similar to mine, take pictures of the it and send it to me to see what I like, what I dont, etc. Anyway, she will also do my mothers & my FI’s mothers hair.. those will take the longest since they will be more like an updo style, but she will charge to do the BMs hair. I’m making them have their hair down, but they get to pick if they want it straight of loose curls..she’s very good at making a simple hair-do look a little more fancy by doing the tinest things.. plus she’s FAST, great work, but does it FAST. Of course she is going to do mine first, and probably be doing touch-ups on it through out the day before I actually leave to go do pictures , and grooms mother). Plus a friend of mine (works in a salon) is certified to do hair (color, cut, updos, etc), make-up, wax, nails, and some eye-lash extension certification, offered to do the Bridesmaid or Best Man hair (as part of her wedding gift to me.
As for make- up I’m going to have one person onsite to do my makeup, I’m thinking of going with airbrush make-up… any body use airbrush makeup? I’m curious about it, is it worth the time? The mothers will also get to have airbrush makeup, however, I it is expensive for the BMS to get airbrush makeup done [plus i want to stand out, of course =)] The friend of mine who offered to help with the girls hair, also offered to do all the girls eye makeup, that way they will all look the same, but she would charge for that (she’s amazing at makeup though). Being that 1 lady is going to be helping with hair AND doing all 9 girls from the bridal party’s eye makeup, she can obviously only do 1 at a time, do you think I will need a 3rd person to do hair, or what? Because, that’s 12 women total that need hair and make up done, 3 of which are going to have a more complex hair style, and 3 of which will have the airbrush makeup (if I like it)..The wedding starts at 5pm, but we need to be ready by 3:45pm for pictures.
I’m most likely going with the airbrush makeup, is that quicker to do? I would offer it to my Bridesmaid or Best Man & Maid/Matron of Honor if it is, but it’s pretty expensive, at $75 a girl! Plus the price it would cost for hair. How much should you spend on gifts for the bridal party? Is makeup and hair suppose to be provide by the bride anyway?? Or can I say that I am providing someone on location, to do your hair/make up, but they have to pay for it if they want it? Or perhaps, I could pay for half of it? The problem would still remain that each girl could look differentl if some pay and get it done and some don’t and do it them self?
I wanted to get them all a matching bracelet to wear at the wedding, that matches their dress as the gift.. and still would want to.. but is that too much for a gift? Again, I’m probably being really repetitive, but shouldn’t hair at least be provided?
Ahh, this is going to be crazy!! I’m making all the girls spend the night in my suite (its 1200+ sq ft and can sleep 10 people) after the rehearsal dinner, so 1. no one drives drunk 2. no one has car problems, hits traffic, etc. and arrives late the day of the wedding as we will be on a strict schedule and 3. piece of mind knowing everyone is there, to start getting ready as early as possible!
Please someone… help me!!!