(Closed) Advice Needed…who pays for bridesmaids hair/makeup?

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

The way I see it, if you’re setting rules on how someone should look you should pay for it but if you tell them to get themselves there, looking presentable, then its their problem. In general, though, I think the bride should pay for that; I did.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Tasji23:  I think its up to you. Some people will pay for it as a part of their gift for being in the wedding. Weddings I have been in, we (the bridesmaids) have paid for themselves, and we got gifts from the bride/groom.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

And might I add, I’m not paying for my girls. I bought them their jewelry and other gifts. I am not demanding that they do their hair or make up a certain way; they can do whatever they want for the day of the wedding with their hair and makeup. 

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

If you’re requiring them to have it done professionally I think you should pay. If it’s their choice I would just leave it up to them.

 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

My wedding is one week before yours! February 16, 2013! Almost 4 weeks left! I bought the girls faux fur shawls, bracelet, earrings All Givenchy and expensive, and also Essie Nail polish, and a beautiful BCBG clutch/bag. They will be paying for their own hair and makeup. I talked to all of them first before I booked the salon to come to my house. I had prices in my hand to dicuss with my bridesmaids before booking anything. That was the best way I could go about it. 

 

@Tasji23:  

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If the bride wants pro hair and makeup, she should pay. Especially if this hasn’t been discussed with them beforehand.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I told my girls that they can do their hair and makeup however they prefer, but if they want to get hair and makeup done with me they can. I figured making it their choice was a good way to go.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Im not paying for my girls to do that it would be hundreds of dollars! If they want professional make up or hair they can pay for it or do it them selves. 

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think if you’re requiring them to do it a particuar way, and for it to be done professionally then you should pay for it.  For my own wedding, I just requested that hair be worn up off the neck.  However they wanted to achieve that was up to them, and I knew they all had some skills in the hair department.  Three decided to get their hair done and one decided to do it herself.  I gave them the option of joining me at my hair dresser’s if they wanted, but at their own expense.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I think that if the bride can afford to pay,she should…

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Bridesmaids pay for the dress. and thats it. Anything else the bride requires is on her, jewellery, shoes, hair, makeup, clutches, bouquets etc

 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m just letting them do their makeup on their own since I will be as well. We are all sharing a suite the night before and will have our hair done and I will likely pay for that, I’m also getting their Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses and their accessories. All they need to get are their shoes. I’m likely going to do one more thing for them since they are most driving a long distance to be there

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I asked for my bridesmaids hair to look nice but not super formal, as I was wearing my very simply – down and curly.  I didn’t specify anything about makeup.  I did my own hair and makeup, and I did not pay for anyones.

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