pre-wedding manicures – who pays?

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
10219 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Etiquette Snob here… lol

Traditional Etiquette would say that IF you the Bride want your Bridal Party to have a matchy-matchy look… then you pay

If you are ok with someone “opting out” of the event, then they pay.


You want everyone to have their hair up in a certain way… you pay

You don’t care whether everyone gets a manicure or not… you’ve just offered up the opportunity… then they pay.

For more info on the Traditional North American Roles, Responsibilites & Expenses for members of a Bridal Party see this post and my reply # 15

Hope this helps,


Post # 4
411 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@This Time Round:  Agree with all of this. 🙂 I want my girls to all have french manicures so I’ll be using our mani/pedi time as a bit of a chill-out/catch up with my girls anyway. And my place gives me a discount. 🙂 

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