Post # 1
i decided to bring in a make-up artist to do up all the importiant women for the wedding. The artist is incredible and comes with a stupid price tag of $150/ a head. I really wanted all the girls together while we get ready and thought I’d do this instead of getting them a gift. My plan was to write each of them a personal card for the rehearsal dinner. Do you think it’s bad taste not to get them an additional gift?
Post # 3
@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
I think you should get them a proper gift, paying for something you require for YOUR wedding is not a gift.
Post # 5
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
@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
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 # 9
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 # 10
Just to clarify – I’m definitely not requiring anyone to get their makeup done. My friends and I always get our makeup done when we attend weddings. they all would have gone and paid for this on their own.
One of our friends moms paid for a makeup artist last year and I thought it was the nicest gesture but I guess I’m way offside here.
ill start looking for some excellent gifts
Post # 11
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
@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
Anything a bridesmaid uses for your wedding is not a gift.
Shop for each girl as if it is her birthday gift.
Post # 14
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
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
@mrsztobee: some of us think it should be paid for anyway by the OP, as well as a gift.