Is it worth it to get all your bridesmaids hair done professionally?

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper

Where I am from the bride pays for everything for their BM’s so it was an expected cost for the wedding but that said I would pay for it anyway because I wanted my girls to feel special and beautiful and most of all I didn’t want them to feel stressed in having to pull off a salon quality H&MU job for my wedding. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Me, my 4 bridesmaids and 1 groomswoman all did our own hair. With a 9 am ceremony in the middle of nowhere getting it done professionally wasn’t even an option. I have to say, we were all sleepy and it was early but everyone did it beautifully! I didn’t have them do a specific style, I know too well that the same thing does not work for everyone.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I’ve never had a bride pay for my hair as a bridesmaid. I’ve always paid for that myself. If the bride wants it to look a specific way, which you don’t, then they should pay. Otherwise, I think you’ve done more than enough. The stuff you’ve listed is more than I’ve ever rec’d as a bridesmaid.

Also, I don’t know about your ladies, but I have a specific person I like to do my hair. I wouldn’t turn yours down, but I prefer to use my own stylist.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

@sweet5k:  for my SIL, we all had our hair done and paid for it ourselves. Although she never straight out said we *had* do.

I was just in a morning wedding, and it was honestly really hard for me to find a hairdresser to do my hair.

I guess it really depends on your BM’s. Some girls are really good at doing their own hair without an issue. If you have a BM who isn’t and one who is, maybe one of the girls can do another girls hair.

Initially the morning wedding i was just in, I was going to do the bride and other BM’s make up, but we didn’t have time. So, I just did mine and the bride.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I would not add getting the hair done on as a gift. Explain to FI, that most people don’t view this as a gift. It’s something done for the wedding, not for their own benefit. So while yes, it would be nice if you REALLY wanted everyone’s hair the same or something, but since that’s not the point – it’s not worth the cost. What you are doing already sounds lovely. You have nice gifts already set up and other appreciation events. If you want to do anything else, it should be a gift or an “extra” for them. But – with everything els eyou are doing it doesn’t seem necessary.

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