Those of you paying for bridesmaids’ hair or makeup

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m paying for each of my girls hair and makeup and I didn’t do anything creative =( When I asked them who wanted to have it done–I simply said, I’m hiring someone to come to the hotel that morning, are you interested FI and I are footing the bill! I didn’t want to tell them that they HAD to get it done by our people, but I also didn’t want them to say No just because of the price either…

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

i just told them i’m paying for it, didnt do anything special either… Sorry! hehe

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I wouldn’t make a big deal of it. It might easily come across a bit too…what’s the word I’m looking for…? Like you assume they’ll have a reaction or something. Just mentioning is enough and they will appreciate it.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We paid for all the girls & mom’s hair & makeup as well and I just told them.

I think it’s a cute idea to make something up to formally tell them. But timeline logistic wise it could be weird. Are you thinking as part of their gifts? Or just to give to them beforehand? If it’s for their gifts they might want to know beforehand if they need ot budget for it or not. And not knowing that you are gifting it they might opt to go elsewhere cheaper or DIY to save money.

So if the timing works, go ahead! Laughing

Maybe just a teeny gift bag with a cheapie compact mirror, eyeshadow brush, mascara brush (think trial counter at Sephora?) with a note?

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

We’re paying for them, but I just kind of told them. Maybe a nice message in a card or something?

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I agree with Cola262– it seems kind of showy to make a big deal about it.  I’d just tell them.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I just told my girls that the hairdressers and makeup artists would be at my house and what time to show up. I just told them since I wanted to get ready with all my girls and eliviate any stress that I would be paying for their hair and makeup.

I did still get them gifts as well. I wouldn’t give them a gift certificate or anything since it isn’t their gift for being in the wedding.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

I had a bride give us all (BMs) a book and in the inside she inserted a cute coupon she made. it was a simple, “thank you for being part of my wedding, this coupon is valid for one hair and make up session.” 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

i’m paying for just my MOH’s hair/make up. i’ll let her know ahead of time, but i don’t think i’ll do it in some fabulously creative way! maybe if there were more hours in the day, lol. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

hmmm, i just texted them..and said hey i’m paying for hair/makeup! lol

 

Post # 12
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Wannabee

I realized the wedding was 5 years ago, but to give ideas to future brides, I am going through the Burt’s Bees website and creating a custom gift box with haircare and lipgloss/chapstick and on the custom note it says, “You’ve been glammed! I am thankful you will be by my side for my wedding, so I want to take care of your hair and makeup professionally the morning of.”

Hope this helps. And to give an idea- the gift set costs about $35 per set.

Post # 13
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Busy bee

I am a UK bee so its the norm to pay for it, but I wouldn’t do anything creative.

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