Who pays for bridal party hair and/ or makeup!

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Who pays for bridesmaid hair and makeup?
    I paid for both! : (34 votes)
    33 %
    I paid for one- they chose whether they wanted hair 0R makeup : (17 votes)
    17 %
    They paid if they wanted it : (48 votes)
    47 %
    Other : (4 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    6644 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    If you want a specific hair style make up look, you pay for the BM’s hair and make up. For my wedding, if the girls wanted their hair done/make up done they paid their own.  The only person who didn’t do this was my MOH which was totally fine with me.  

    Post # 4
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    5192 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Typically, if you require pro hair & makeup, you pay for it.

    If it’s optional, it’s ok to to ask them to pay if they choose to partake.

    Post # 5
    Member
    8720 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I paid for their makeup because I wanted it done. I didn’t care about hair…..

    Post # 6
    Member
    8282 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I didn’t pay for them. It was their choice whether they wanted it done or not. 

    Post # 7
    Member
    70 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    My bridesmaids were all interested in having their makeup done, and honestly, I wanted them to look nice and have some pampering. I’m paying for the makeup and one of the BMs is a hairstylist and will be doing their hair. Thankfully I just have 3 BMs so I can swing it, but if your party is larger, maybe just hair or makeup.

    Post # 8
    Member
    6000 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I paid for both because I “required” it. Although looking back, I should have let 2 of my bridesmaids do their own makeup because I know they’re capable. My MOH however never wears makeup so she would have needed it done professionally.

    Post # 9
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    885 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I paid for hair (those of us who wore make-up did our own) for those who wanted it, which ended up being 3/4 BMs.  My BMs even offered to pay for it, but I wanted to, since they had already spent money on the dress, hotel, bachelorette party, etc.  

    I think if you are choosing the stylist and requesting them to have hair/makeup done, you should pay.

    Post # 10
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    2357 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    @LilyMarie: If they “have” to get it done (according to you) then you need to pay. If you present it as optional and treat it as truly optional then they can pay if they choose to do it.

    Post # 11
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    1302 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I paid for it and I didn’t require them to have it done. I think it would have been rude to tell them it is available, but they have to pay if they want it.

    Post # 12
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    1437 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    Unless you want to cover all costs, you need to leave the choice of having professional hair and make-up up to each girl. You can’t require something like that unless you plan to pay for it.

    I’m paying for all my girls’ hair and make-up even though they had offered to pay for it themselves…they’re already spending enough on dresses and travel so I want to treat them.

    Post # 13
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    951 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @LilyMarie:  I’m paying for everyone’s hair but it’s also not really a choice between MUA and Hair because I’m not hiring a MUA at all.  I’m planning to do my own makeup and 2 out of the 4 bridesmaid are great at makeup so if the other 2 need a little assistance/instruction, they are willing to help out.

    Post # 14
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    863 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @LilyMarie:  If you want it done, you pay for it. Professional hair and make up is a nice but totally unnecessary expense and it’s unfair to foist it on your BMs when they already have so many expenses. If your BMs decide, without any hinting or pressure from you, that they want professional hair and mke up then they pay for it. 

    Post # 15
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    1648 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2000

    They paid for their makeup if they wanted it professionally done and we all did our own hair. 

    Post # 16
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    3978 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @LilyMarie:  Is it required? I am offering to pay for one or the other as a treat for them, but they aren’t obligated to do either. If you want it, you pay for it.

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