Paying for Bridesmaids Hair and Makeup

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Are you paying for your bm hair and make up?
    Yes I am paying for it : (43 votes)
    54 %
    No I am not paying for it : (30 votes)
    38 %
    I am helping them pay for it but not paying for the whole thing : (6 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    8518 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I’m not paying for their hair and makeup, but I also didn’t tell them that they HAVE to get it done either. I did pay for their dresses and shoes though, so I guess its kind of even.

    Post # 3
    Member
    560 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I think it depends on your circle. I preferred everyone to get professional hair and makeup but  3/4 of my girls probably would opt out for money reasons. I was able to swing it in the budget so I paid. If people are more well off in your area though and it is expected that people pay for their own hair/makeup just like their dress, I don’t think it’s a bad thing to have them pay. This is especially true if it’s not required, so they can opt out if necessary.

    Post # 4
    Member
    858 posts
    Busy bee

    I am not paying either!! I have left decisions up to the girls but told them i would find the services for them if they wanted. Found someone that is coming to us and giving us a sweet deal. If you were making it manditory i would say you should, but your not. 

    Post # 5
    Member
    1566 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I’m not paying for it, and I’m not requiring them to get their hair and makeup done, either.

    Post # 6
    Member
    2421 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    I am paying for all the ladies in the wedding to get their make up done, except 1 BM.  (She was a make up artist for movies and what not, so she’s doing her own and all our touch ups throughout the day.  I didn’t want her to have to ‘work’ on my wedding day, I just want her to have fun.  She’s cool with it.  She is doing the ‘make up’ aka lip gloss for my 3 FGs, so they feel just like the big girls!)  I paid for and booked make up for the rest of us, his mom, my mum and his groomswoman (his sister).  

    I am arranging for a hair stylist to come to us.  I don’t have any preference, if the girls want their hair done, I will schedule it, but I’m not paying for it.  2 of my BMs aren’t having their hair done (I’m actually doing the one’s hair – she and I have the same curly hair.  She’ll just dry it normally and I’ll pin it up for her.  The style I’m doing, literally takes less than 5 minutes.  I’ve done it for her before countless times.  It’s also the style I usually do!) 

    Post # 7
    Member
    951 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

     

    HisBrownEyedGirl:  I didn’t really give anyone an option on hair – so I’m paying for that.  Although, if they really wanted to go to someone else or do it themselves, I wouldn’t force it either.  But as of now, I booked us all hair appointments for that morning and have it paid for.  I’m not saying anything one way or the other on makeup so I just made sure they knew that the salon can do makeup as well if they were interested in having it done but that they would need to set it up themselves.

    Post # 8
    Member
    1104 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    As long as it’s not required by you, then you aren’t obligated to pay. They can do their self, go to a salon, or bring a different stylist.

    Post # 9
    Member
    2873 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I’m “requiring it” so I’m paying for it. And by requiring it, I mean that all of the girls would want it done anyway, but since they aren’t familar with where I’m having the wedding and I don’t want people running around in 20 differnet places, I’ve booked it at one place. Since they don’t have a choice in the cost, I’ll pay for it.

    Post # 12
    Member
    1067 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    You’re not obligated to pay since you’re not requiring it.  I am paying for my 2 bridesmaids, mom, and FMIL.  I didn’t give anyone specific hair or makeup styles, but I wanted to treat them for all their help during planning.

    Post # 13
    Member
    2831 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    i’m not requiring them to have it done, and therefore, if they want it done, they can pay for it. both of them are quite capable of doing their own hair and makeup.

    Post # 14
    Member
    301 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I told my BMs it was optional and gave them price estimates.  All of them decided to get their hair done, some of them are getting their makeup done, and all of them are paying for their own.

    Post # 15
    Member
    657 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I paid for my wedding party just because I thought it was a nice thing to do

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