Which would you prefer?

posted 2 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: Which would you prefer as a BM
    Hair : (39 votes)
    74 %
    Makeup : (11 votes)
    21 %
    Nails : (3 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 2
    5935 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013


    I was in a wedding this past weekend and the bride paid for our hair and we did our own makeup. I thought it was great. However, all of us are confident in doing our own makeup.

    Post # 3
    2065 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I’m paying for my bridesmaid’s hair, and having them do their own makeup, and they all seem thrilled with that.  I think professional hair looks much more distinguished and polished than only professional makeup.  Very few people are good with formal styles, but most people can handle makeup at least ok.  Same with nails- most people can handle buying a bottle of nail polish and painting their nails so they look decent.  

    Post # 4
    7 posts

    Im also paying for the hair and they are all doing there own makeup.

    Post # 5
    3097 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

    Nails (assumming I can pick color/ style within reason) since they’ll last longer than a day & the only one I can’t do myself. Seriously. 

    Post # 6
    720 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Loandrob2014:  Maybe you could ask them each individually which they would prefer. For me its a toss up between Make Up and Nails – both of which I could never do myself (I don’t wear make up at all and nails, if we are talking nails done professionally at a salon, I couldn’t do that on my own either) If someone was offering to pay for a service for me, I would have no problem paying for the other 2 services if thats what the bride wanted me to do. If you want to pay for the same service for everyone, maybe do a survey with your girls and do majority rules. 

    Post # 8
    564 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2016


    I’d say hair. I can do my own make-up pretty well, but it’s nice to have your hair done. Plus I’m not really good with hair :/


    Post # 9
    1298 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I’d say hair, because that is hardest to do well for myself, personally, especially a fancy/complicated hairstyle. I’m used to doing my own makeup and nails. Even if someone has a hard time with painting their own nails, maybe the bridesmaids could trade off doing each other’s nails. 

    Post # 10
    6455 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Hair! I can definitely do my own nails and I’m okay at makeup but I’m terrible with hair. So if I didn’t get my hair done I would probably just straighten it.

    Post # 11
    2196 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I absolutely cannot do my own hair (if it’s an updo). Simple curls I can do but anything beyond that I’m terribly lost. I can paint my own nails decently and do my own makeup with confidence.

    Post # 12
    7290 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    Loandrob2014:  It isn’t really a gift for your BM’s if it’s purpose is for your wedding.

    Just pick one and pay for it but not as part of their gift.

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