Post # 1
I am in the process of booking my hair stylist and MUA and i was thinking.. as a part of my bridal party which would you enjoy most if I paid? I’m not forcing anyone to do anything specific but want to gift them each one service. If they want another they can pay for their own.. So which would you choose?
Post # 2
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
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
Im also paying for the hair and they are all doing there own makeup.
Post # 5
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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
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 # 7
I do feel like Hair would stand out the most… However I want it to be something they want! I think I’m going to give the option of either Hair or Makeup
The only reason why I said nails is because a nail party in the morning sounded SO fun! BUt the other 2 would stick out better for pictures
Thanks for your advice bees!
Post # 8
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
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
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
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
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.
Post # 13
j_jaye: I am also giving them gifts. I just wanted them to also feel special while getting ready.. I love getting dolled up it makes me feel good! And I really wish I could afford to pay for all of this I just can’t. So I think I’m just going to give them an option to choose one- and also I will give them their gifts