Post # 1
What is the proper etiquette for paying for hair and makeup the day of the wedding? The MOB, MOG, and bridesmaids will be getting their hair and makeup done with me.
I already gave them their gift which was almost the entire price of the bridesmaid dresses.
I am also planning on giving them a small gift at the bridal luncheon.
Post # 3
@ajillity81: Depends on the region and what’s customary.
In my area its a nice gesture but not required. It sounds like you’ve been pretty generous already.
Others will say if you required a professional to do the Hair/Makeup that you pay for it though.
I spoke wiht my BM ahead of time and let them know and in the end I will pay for 1 or the other service, but not both and they were okay with that as they didn’t have to get both done.
Post # 4
Are you asking them to get it done with you or it’s optional and they chose to do it with you?
In the US you don’t have to pay for it unless as a bride you specifically require it, then it’s on your dime. If they have an option to do their own but they chose the professional, then they pay. How much your BM gifts cost is somewhat irrelevant here I think.
Post # 5
If you are requiring them to get their hair and make-up done then you should pay for it as it’s something done for you and your wedding vision. If it’s optional, then you don’t have to pay.
Post # 6
I am not requireing it. My MOH is doing her own makeup but having hair done. MOG is only getting makeup, but doing her hair on her own.
I only have 3 BMs (including MOH) so it is a small party.
Post # 7
The general consensus seems to be that if you require them to have it done, you need to pay for it. If you aren’t requiring it, just let your party know that the stylist will be available if they want to have it done, and they will pay for it. I agree with PP that how much the gifts you gave them cost is irrelevant.
Post # 8
I’m paying for my bridesmaids hair/make-up and mani/pedi – I am also considering paying for their dresses, but am not quite sure if I can afford it. I am not ‘requiring’ them to have their hair and make-up done professionally, however I am having mine done and I thought that it would be a nice treat for them to have theirs done as well.
I will also be having gift bags for them, i.e. monogrammed tote bag, nail polish, robe, etc..etc. For their ‘special’ gift, I would like to give each one of them a framed photgraph of myself and each bridesmaid at the wedding.
While the costs are adding up very quickly (I’m having 5 bridesmaids), I am having a destination wedding in Jamaica and my bridesmaids are coming from the UK, USA, and the Cayman Islands, so they are forking out quite a bit of money to come to my wedding, so I’d like to show my appreciation that they are taking the time and spending the money to be a part of my wedding.