Paying for make-up as a bridesmaids gift

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@Callie_Starr:  Gifts are not mandatory but makeup is also not a gift. So if in your circle bridal party gifts are the norm, I’d consider getting them something small or not getting the make-up done and getting them a substantial gift. 

Post # 4
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9226 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2018

I think you should get them a proper gift, paying for something you require for YOUR wedding is not a gift.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I wouldn’t consider it a gift if I was in someone’s wedding and they wanted my makeup done. I’d probably freak out that the makeup artist is going to irritate my sensitive skin.. etc. I don’t like people touching my face. I’d consider it more of a chore than anything.

With that said, I think that paying for it is the only right thing to do since you want it done… but it’s not a gift. It’s for your wedding.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Callie_Starr:  this is a gift for yorself.  You are supposed to pay for their makeup if you want a pro to do it anyway.  It’s great that you pay but it is not a gift.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

That’s not a good gift because it is for you, not for them. Even though the makeup is on their face, it would not need to be there if it were not for your wedding. 

If you are asking them to have a specific look for the day, then you need to pay, and you still need to give a gift to thank them for their time and support.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Put simply: yes. 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I wouldn’t consider this a gift from someone. Even if you required me to do my make up, I’d say it’s your job to pay for it, and it’s still not a gift. As I’m more than capable of doing my own and always do.

Post # 11
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8720 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I paid $1600 for makeup for 9 of us for my

wedding. It was NOT their gift and I wouldve never considered it to be so my answer is no, it should not be your gift to them.

Post # 12
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9226 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2018

@Callie_Starr:  I think you should still do it, it IS a nice gesture, but it shouldn’t be counted as a gift. Then again I am of the group that believe the wedding budget should cover all wedding party attire plus hair and makeup.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 1988

Anything a bridesmaid uses for your wedding is not a gift.

Shop for each girl as if it is her birthday gift.

Post # 14
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649 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@MexiPino:  +1

I wouldn’t expect a gift or be upset if I didn’t get one, but I would be annoyed if you tried to pass the makeup thing as a gift!

Post # 15
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Busy bee

I don’t understand why people are so bitter about this, if I was a bridesmaid I would rather have professional makeup rather than a personalized glass or a necklace.

Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2018

@mrsztobee:  some of us think it should be paid for anyway by the OP, as well as a gift. 

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