(Closed) Am I crazy?? Wedding make-up question.

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Are you spending around $500 on bridal hair and make-up?
    Yes, it is well worth it to have the best : (27 votes)
    30 %
    No, that's crazy! : (64 votes)
    70 %
  • Post # 3
    892 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    Honestly, if you’ve booked everyhting you need to book, and you aren’t “robbing” money from elsewhere regarding the wedding/reception, then do it! You only get married once.

    I’m not planning on getting my hair/make up done, because I’m really picky and I like the way that I do my make up + hair. But I’m probably going to spend about $200 just on make up products for my wedding. The foundation alone is costing me $50 + tax

    Thank god I have all the eyeshadows I’ll need, otherwise I’d probably spend closer to $300 haha..

    If you have the money to spare, then do it.

    Post # 4
    3625 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I didn’t vote because it doesn’t matter how much we all spent. If you feel confident in her skills and you can afford the $500, then so be it.

    Actually, $425 including trials and travel isn’t bad at all. I paid $300 for the day-of (hair and MU) and my trial was $145 (hair and MU). It just sounds better because it’s split up into two totals.

    Post # 5
    11233 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Hell no. My day of hair and makeup is like $70.

    However, a) it depends on where you live, and b) if you can afford it without pulling money from elsewhere, I think you should go for it. If it’s what you want, then you might as well–it’s your wedding!

    Post # 6
    4284 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    My day of Hair and Makeup (Airbrush) was $85. The trials totaled $50. So all in all $135. It does depend on your area but that is a LOT of money!

    Post # 7
    1328 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I voted no because I wouldn’t, but if it really depends on regional prices and your budget.  If you like the work and can afford it go for it.

    Personally I’m doing my own makeup becuase I cannot stand how other people do it (even artists that are supposed to be great).  So just hair to pay for.

    Post # 9
    6221 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    Do it!!

    Post # 10
    1257 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Where I live, which is the Washington DC/Baltimore metropolitian area, the price for hair starts areound $150 and the same thing for hair. So for the combo you are looking at around a base price of $300. I think it is crazy.

    Post # 11
    495 posts
    Helper bee

    Considering I’m getting 2 dresses, 2 pairs of shoes, jewelry, and pro hair and makeup (from my regular stylist, who also styles for the runway) for just under $500 … it seems like an awful lot to me!

    But, I can’t tell you how to spend your money. If you’ve got it, and all it’ll take is a “couple” dinners to make room, then you’re probably not going to regret it.

    I am wondering why a “famous” actress would need to supplement her income with makeup and hair application, but that’s neither here nor there.

    Post # 13
    10453 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I don’t think that’s crazy at all. Of course you want to look your best! My price will probably be similar when you count the trial in there too. I think it’s worth it. 

    Post # 14
    103 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @BoxerLady:  I say if it’s worth it go for it. My wedding is in Miami which everything is always three times more expensive in Miami and my make up/hair is $180.00 that’s a discounted price and the trials are $130.00. The way I see it is you get what you pay for.

    Post # 15
    495 posts
    Helper bee

    @BoxerLady:  Sorry if I came off as judgy! I really meant it that being able to afford it and really, really wanting it will mean it’s not a huge deal to you in the long run. If you’re going to regret going with anyone else, definitely do it!


    My stylist actually did my makeup (and assisted on my hair) the one and only time I was in a (charity) fashion show, so I know she can handle a heat-ready, photo-ready look; I’m also not bothering with a trial.

    Most people with her credentials will charge more (and heck, if I didn’t live 1/2 a mile from the salon and had to ask her to travel, she’d be charging ME a lot more).

    Post # 16
    77 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    go for it.  mine cost more than that plus i had to pay airfare, two nights hotel accommodation, and all meals for the make up artist and the hair stylist.  my reasoning then was- we were paying so much money for video and photos that i felt i should splurge on mostly what they would be shooting at all day- my face!  i understand make up is make up is make up, and there’s really only so much that can be done to one’s face.  but i also paid for the confidence that i got knowing that the “best” people were working on me.  and i guess that showed in the videos and pictures.  so go for it!  

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