Post # 1
I am having a hair and makeup artist come to my house on the day of my wedding. Do you think it is in bed taste to give my bridesmaids the option to pay $50 for hair and makeup? I am not going to force anyone to do anything, but I am feeling bad for not paying for it.
I was thinking of giving part of it was a gift for each girl. I already made a hand painted glass and made jewelry for each of my girls but the total cost for both per girl is under $7 each. But if I pay for a portion then the girls are bound to having a service.
Should I pay for some, none, or what?
Post # 3
I think that you can give them the option but not require it and be fine. If I didn’t have money and I had to pay part of the hair, I wouldn’t be too fond of that.
Post # 4
Depends on the person. I chose to give my girls their dresses, hair and makeup as their gift. They were really cool with that. I spoke to them about it before hand and everyone was completely fine with it. If your bridesmaids are chill, then they will surely have no problem covering that on their own though.
Post # 5
If given the choice, I’d like to do my own hair and makeup, so a gift of half the cost of makeup and hair would really result in me paying more money than I would have in the first place.
But you can totally give them the option to pay for it themselves, and if they all decide to have it done professionally, then you can pay some of it as part of their gifts.
How many bridesmaids are there? Do you have the funds for an additional gift for each of them?
Post # 6
I have seven bridesmaids. It would be a lot of money to pay for everything for all the girls, but I just don’t know where to draw the line. I don’t want to force them into anything. My mom and sister seem to think the glass and jewelery are enough.
Is $50 too much for hair and makeup?
I was considering buying the bridesmaids totes, but that is really something that no one really needs. The totes are about $20 would it be better to give them the option for money off their dress as an alternative to the hair/makeup?
Post # 7
I think it depends on your bridesmaids and their financial situation. I can afford a dress, shoes, hair and makeup without a problem, so I would rather have the tote. In my opinion a gift is something you don’t need but is nice to have. But if your bridesmaids are tight on their budget, they might prefer having practical gifts (like hair or paying for part of their dress) rather than “gifty” gifts like the tote.
I don’t think $50 is too much for hair and makeup, so its not the money that would keep me from having it prof. done, I just like doing my own because I know my hair better than anyone else and I know how I like to wear my makeup.
Don’t stress yourself out about the gifts. Just put yourself in their shoes and give them what you would like to receicve.
Post # 8
Don’t pressure them into doing their hair and make up (though $50 is an amazing price) and the current gifts sound really lovely. I would love a sentimental glass hand made by a friend that I can keep.