(Closed) Who’s Deciding Your Bridesmaids’ Beauty Look?

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: Who's Deciding Your Bridesmaids' Beauty Look?
    I choose, bridesmaids pay : (4 votes)
    4 %
    I choose, I pay : (13 votes)
    13 %
    Bridesmaids choose, bridesmaids pay : (46 votes)
    45 %
    Bridesmaids choose, I pay : (17 votes)
    17 %
    They are wearing the makeup they normally wear. : (15 votes)
    15 %
    I don't think anyone but me needs hair and makeup done. : (8 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    1498 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I think most of the time, if you’re dictating that much then you need to pay for it. But talk to your bridesmaids and see how they feel about it.

    Post # 4
    16217 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    I gave my girls the option of getting hair and/or makeup professionally done, letting them know that it was in no way required. If they chose to do it, they paid.

    Post # 5
    1375 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    That’s definitely something you will need to cover – if you require hair and/or makeup, you pay for it.

    Post # 6
    1101 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I didn’t vote because I’m choosing they wear their hair down and curled, whether they want it done or do it themselves is up to them, and I don’t care what makeup they wear.

    But I was in a best friends wedding and we had our hair done, all the same style but it was up to us to get our hair done or do it ourselves and most of the girls (aren’t very good at makeup) got theirs done, I’m really good with makeup so I did my own. We paid for the hair but it wasn’t required to get it done.


    If you are asking specifics though (sounds like you are) , you should pay.


    Post # 7
    12887 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    If you’re telling them what to do specifically (and it sounds like you are), you need to pay for it. 

    Personally, I’m giving them the option to get their hair and makeup professionally done, and telling them the costs up front.  They’re all pretty girls and can do their own hair and makeup if they want, so I don’t care what they decide.

    Post # 8
    7904 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    I jsut asked my girls to decide between themselves whether they wanted hair up or down. As for makeup, wedding makeup should be fairly natural-looking. I mean, this isn’t a nightclub, so I don’t think it should be necessary to dictate what their makeup looks like. If you are insisting that they get this stuff done professionally, you need to be prepared to pick up the tab if they express concerns about paying for it.

    Post # 10
    5657 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I just let all my girls do their own makeup and hair however they wanted. The only guidline I gave them was to do something natural (so no like blue eyeshadow or something).

    I did my own makeup and one of my BMs did my hair.

    If you are going to be that specific about what you want them to look like, you need to pay for it.

    Post # 11
    285 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I’m paying for the girls hair because a good friend of mine (that is a stylist) is doing mine and gave me a great price for theirs! As far as make-up, I am doing my own & if the girls chose to get theirs done that is fine by me.

    Post # 12
    1271 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    My sister is my only attendant.  She is paying.  She is picking her hair/make-up.  But we have both discussed what she likes and what I like (and it just so happens we are in agreement).  Just this week she told me that she wants to go blond (she is naturally a redhead) and asked my permission.  I told her I like red better, but it’s her hair.  She opted to just put in highlights for the time being.

    Post # 13
    2580 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I paid for their hair and I asked that they pick some sort of style where their hair was up. They all had the option to pay for their own makeup, and those who did picked whatever they wanted.  

    Post # 14
    989 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I booked the hairstylist and MUA for all my girls and I’m paying for it.  They will decide how they want their hair and make-up done however. 

    Post # 15
    7312 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    I paid for professional hair and make-up, and my girlies got to do whatever they wanted. My only true bridal party was my Maid/Matron of Honor because we wanted to keep the bridal party very small. So I decided to spoil my other girls who would have been in the bridal party had we opted for something bigger. I wanted them to feel amazingly beautiful, no matter what their definition “beautiful” was.

    Post # 16
    6826 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I echo PP you want something specific for hair/make up you pay.  For my wedding the girls could chose to get their hair/make up done professionally or do it themselves.  They all looked beautiful

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