Post # 1
- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
The other post I wrote just reminded me of this question.
Are you paying for your girls’ hair? Or are you all going to the same salon but they’re paying for themselves? Or is everyone going to wherever they want to get their hair done? Or what?
I’m not sure what to do. My FSIL owns a salon in Ohio and she’s going to do my hair. But she’s just going to do it at our house or our hotel room, probably. I don’t know if there will be time for her to do 3 BMs and 2 moms in addition to mine, even though my hair isn’t going to be that complicated.
I suppose I could ask her to do everyone’s. I’d offer to pay and she probably wouldn’t let me. But then I feel like it would be really stressful and cutting everything kind of close. The other option is to just have everyone show up with their hairz did. That sounds pretty easy.
So what are you doing?
Post # 3
That might be tough for one person to do everybody’s hair – if she owns the salon, maybe she can see about having one or two of her stylists come and help? (Of course, they’d be paid for the work…)
I have 6 bridesmaids, and we’re all taking over a salon the morning of the wedding, and several stylists will be working on us. Each girl is paying for her own updo. Because I couldn’t afford to pay for them all, I made this optional – the girls could have done their own hair if they didn’t want to pay for it. They all opted to have it done, so thats what we’re doing.
Post # 4
My SIL is a stylist, also =]. Right off the bat, she said she wanted dibs on doing our hair for the wedding. Me, my mom, her mom, and my 6 bridesmaids. That’s a lot! She grabbed her friend at the salon and she and her friend did everyone’s hair. Took about 30-45 min per updo. My SIL wouldn’t take any money but I got her a gift card for a massage and I gave her friend $100. All in all, yes, it only cost me like $150 to get everyone’s hair done, but it was so nice of her to offer. And, we all looked lovely. We started doing hair at 8am at the salon. My wedding started at 6pm in the evening, but she said to get it done asap, it would stay all day (80% humidity, 90 degrees, nobody’s hair MOVED) and not to worry about it. But we were done at the salon at about 11:30am.
Post # 5
i have five bridesmaids and my stylist and his assistants will be coming to our house to do all of our hair. i am paying for their hair… $80/head which is a STEAL since he’s coming to us! 🙂
Post # 6
- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
@farmersdaughter – She’s not local, she’s visiting from Ohio, so she can’t bring other stylists to help.
That’s why I’m kind of considering letting everyone else get theirs done wherever.
Post # 7
Maybe the girls could curl their own hair and your SIL could just help them put it up a little bit so it looks good. Or just offer a hand. I know at one point, one stylist was just curling to get a head start and then my SIL pinned and it went by super quick!
Post # 8
I’m paying for my 5 BM to get their hair done. Its expensive, but its part of my gift to them. I also know (based on experience) that women left to their own devices don’t do a really good job on their own up-do’s. And I wanted a nice, professional look for everyone.
That being said, you need more than one lady to do that many. You need at least two ladies. On average, each person will take 30 mins, and yours will probably take the longest (even if the style is simple) because the stylist will be making sure your hair is perfect. I also like the idea of everyone getting ready together, b/c its more fun and provides lots of fun pictures and bonding time.
Post # 9
One of my Bridesmaids is a hairdresser.. and she downright said, no one is touching your hair, but me.. I was like oki doke! She is getting a friend of hers to come in and shes going to do mine, and the 2 other BMs. My wedding isnt until two, but my make up artist is arriving at 9.30 and we will get started on it all.
Post # 10
I’m having a stylist and a makeup artist come to my hotel. At first, I was just going to let the bridesmaids choose what they wanted to do about their hair or makeup…i.e. if they wanted to pay to get it done, then they could, but I wasn’t going to make them.
Recently I’ve decided to pay for one service for each of them at their choosing. I think two will want me to pay the stylist to do their hair and the other would like me to pay for her makeup.
Post # 11
All of my girls and mother-in-law to be are going to a salon that morning. I have told them that I will cater in food and champagne and they can choose what services to have done at the salon. I think it was just assumed that we are not paying for everyone’s hair because they all know we paid for the wedding and cannont afford anything else. I left it up to them if they want to get their hair done somewhere else. Only one girl opted to do that because she cannot afford to get hers done at the salon.
Post # 12
I gave my girls the option of getting an appointment at the salon with me (at their expense) or doing their own hair. Three of the 6 are getting their hair done at the salon but everyone is going to come hang out that morning and we’re bringing in food and mimosas. So we still get the fun bonding/hang out time, but my girls don’t have to pay for a salon stylist if they feel it is out of their budget.
Post # 13
Originally I was going to do my own hair so it wasn’t a matter of whether or not they’d get theirs done or do it themselves. We all were. Now I am getting my hair done and while they have the option of having theirs done they’re not. They’re doing it themselves.
Post # 14
We’re having a stylist come to our apt/the hotel (whereever we end up getting ready). They’re all paying for it themselves as well.
Edited to add that it’ll be me and 4 bridesmaids, and she said she’s very capable of doing that many girls.
Post # 15
we got married about 1 hour from home and we stayed at the venue the night before. i decided to hire my hairdresser to come do our hair, and since they had to travel it was a little more expensive. i didn’t want my girls to have to pay b/c i was the one who wanted people to come to us, and i wanted us all to get ready together for the bonding experience.
Post # 16
We’re having a stylist come down to the art museum. She’ll be doing my hair as well as 4 BM’s, 2 Mama’s and 2 Flower girls. We gave her a count ahead of time and she was ok with that. She said that if she felt she needed an assistant, then she would bring one, otherwise she could handle all of that by herself! Tough lady! :]