Post # 1
So I have a little question for you all…
I’m going to bite the bullet and hire a makeup artist. She will be coming to the hotel where the girls and I are getting ready. I had originally thought that if I did hire a makeup artist, I would pay for the whole wedding party ($175) rather than just myself ($50).
But now since I’m paying for their hair, I sort of don’t want to drop the extra $$ for their makeup. I also got them each a pashmina as a gift.
But the other part of me says its only another $125, and we’ve stayed within budget very well…
What say you, bees?
Post # 3
I wouldn’t do it. Nothing says that they have to have the same makeup and as long as they know how to apply it, they should be fine.
Post # 4
If you have the $$ for it, I say go for it!!
Post # 5
I didn’t buy hair/make-up services for my girls, and I gave them the option to get theirs done professionally. I paid a one-time fee to have our hair/make-up people come to the hotel, and I said that if they wanted to use them, they were more than welcome to, and I sent them all an e-mail with the list of charges. I just told them to let me know for scheduling reasons. My mom, aunt and Maid/Matron of Honor took advantage of it, and the others did their own hair/make-up.
I have to be honest, though, you could tell in the photos who had theirs done professionally, and who didn’t. It wasn’t super noticeable, but the girls that had theirs done professionally, their eyes just popped like crazy, and their skintone was radiant. The others looked beatiful, don’t get me wrong, and I wasn’t at all mad they didn’t have professional services (I understood being on a budget!), but yeah, you could tell. So, if that would bother you, I would consider paying for everyone’s make-up.
Post # 6
Yes…..then everybody looks equally glammed up =]. My girls know how to wear makeup but darn it if we all don’t look picture perfect =]
Post # 7
If you can afford it, I say go for it. Its a great way to start the day, everyone will feel pamper and all glammed up. And, you won’t have to worry about any BM’s that may not know how to apply make up too well.
Post # 8
If you have the money, go for it. Personally I’m paying for hair and makeup for a ridiculous amount of ladies. I know it’s not in everyone’s budget but it was something I really wanted to do (bye bye tax return!)
Your ladies would really appreciate it and in the grand scheme of things, it’s probably not that much extra.
Post # 9
I’m paying for their make-up only. Personally, if there’s something you can save on, I would save
Post # 10
I’m not paying for hair or makeup for my girls. I didn’t even ask them about it because most of us were just in a wedding together where they offered hair and makeup and none of us even wanted it because we just wanted to do our own thing. The MOB in the wedding we were all in where there was hair and makeup available gave us all major attitude because we didn’t want it. Of course, nobody ever ASKED us or even told us it would be an option. So my advice is to actually ask them if they want pro hair and makeup before deciding whether you need to shell out money for it.