Post # 1
I have a little sister who is going to be a Bridesmaid or Best Man, however she’s 18 and apparently it’s the height of cool at the moment to shave your eyebrows off and draw them back on in thick BLACK eyeliner (no matter what colour your hair is…she’s blonde).
Now I’d like to think I’m being pretty laid back as far as how my girls look, they can have whatever funky hair colour they like and any tattoos or piecings I’m fine with. But I just cannot abide stupid drawn on eyebrows in all my wedding photos. And having family look back years later and all we do is laugh at my sister’s sinister brows.
Add to this the fact that both my sisters don super orange fake tan daily, and more so for special events, I’m going to look like I have oompa-lumpas for BMs! Nevermind having to be sure not to hug either of them on the day for fear of stains on my dress.
I have asked that she grow them back in and neither of them wear fake tan, which they agreed to at the time. However now it’s getting closer and she keeps getting bored of waiting for them to grow all the way in and shaving them off again, and I’m hearing things like “just a few coats of tan should be OK”.
I don’t want to come over iike a bridezilla, I want them to enjoy the experience of being a Bridesmaid or Best Man, but I’m going to have to put my foot down.
Any advice on how to tactfuly go about this and make sure the point is loud and clear?
Also, feel free to discuss how ridiculous drawn on eyebrows are!
Post # 3
@JustJen_wd: Just hire someone to do their makeup and say that’s how it’s being done. The makeup person will be taking care of her brows. As for the tanner just ask that she not use any tanner, if she mentions a “few coats” remind her that she already agreed not to do that and that it will look silly with her being very tan and no one else having the fake tan.
Maybe direct her here for photo evidence
Post # 4
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
Hire someone to do the makeup and stand your ground on the fake tan. You can always remind them that it’s considered classy for brides and attendants to not be tanned and then find some terrible photos of over tanned BMs to show them.
Post # 5
I laughed out loud at my desk after reading this post. Your writing is quite comical and I could just imagine 2 orange sisters with black eyebrows and I though of halloween (no offense) I agree with the previous poster in hiring a make up person for the day off. Luckily you have alot of time until your wedding and maybe at that time the height of coolness with the eyebrows will have died off. Good luck!
Post # 6
I feel that it is over the top to ask her to change her eyebrows and her tan. If that’s what she’s comfortable with, then let it go. She’s a grown woman. If she wants to look silly, then let her. She’s there to support you and help you; her looks don’t really matter.
Post # 7
Yeh a makeup artist definately sounds like a good idea, thanks bees!
I don’t really agree that looks of the BM’s don’t matter at all. If it didn’t then I’d save a whole lot of money on nice dresses and hair! People should look their best, and both of my sisters are naturally stunning, they don’t need all the fake stuff.
Post # 8
@sweetchiquita12: haha thanks! Glad i made you chuckle 🙂 🙂