Post # 1
I emailed my bridesmaids info about the hair and makeup options that the stylist doing mine offers, let them know the options, the prices, and the website with all the photos as samples. I let them know this was totally optional and asked them to let me know if this was something they would even be interested in. I have gotten their gifts already, but I am curious if I should offer to pay for one of the services as well (ie, hair or makeup). The problem is that I know two girls would not like either service because they are super particular about their hair and makeup, so now I feel like I can’t offer for any of the girls, even though some of them may want their hair done if I was covering it. It is pricey, but I just feel like it would be nice to do. The other option would be to find a nail salon for all of us that day and pay for mani pedis instead, but that is cheaper than the hair thing and most girls will have their nails done anyhow as well. I’m kind of confused, so I hope this post makes sense! I’m basically seeking advice on what you think of the situation or how other brides have handled their attendants hair and makeup. Is this something typically paid for by the bride?
Post # 3
Normally unless you are telling the BM’s how to wear their hair and makeup they pay for it themselves. If you want them to look a certain way you pay for it. Personally I would just pay for the mani-pedis if you are looking to pay for something
Post # 3
I did the same thing – mailed prices, made appts, etc. I’ve had some members of the bridal party opt out of some services, which is totally fine. I was thinking about gifting them gift cards to partially cover the hair appointments – $25 or something. But that’s if there’s room in the budget after the rest of the gifts have been bought.
Post # 4
I’m totally in the same boat. I was going to pay for all of them for hair and makeup, but 1 out of the 3 opted out and the others actually got all up in arms and said that I’m not supposed to be paying for that (I told them I don’t care how their hair is). So I figured I’ll pay for mani/pedi or massages or something, along with a few other small gifts I got them.
Post # 5
I’m paying for a mani-pedi for each of us. This is in addition to their gifts and jewelry and dresses I am making for them with my Mom
Post # 6
For their gifts, I got them freshwater pearl necklaces and earrings, wraps (it’s going to be cold), and red silk robes from Vic Secret with custom tags inside. I have white boxes to stack the gifts and tie them all up with a big black satin bow like the Prada gift wrap.
I just feel like since it is a destination wedding, I want them to feel relaxed and special too. I don’t care about how their hair looks, what shoes they wear, and asked that they wear short black dresses that they pick out.
Maybe I’ll try and find a salon and warn them that I want to treat them to nails ahead of time as a girls outing.
Post # 7
I left hair totally optional but am offering to pay for it if they want it. I have two girls that do not want their hair done because they are really paticular as well. Don’t worry about that, it’s their choice and it’s nice for you to offer to all so the ones that don’t want it still know you offered.
Post # 8
All of my bridesmaids will most likely want hair and make up done (1 may not want to do make up) but I’ll be paying for all hair, make up, and nails. If 2/3 decide against hair and/or make up I’ll be paying for whomever wants it done.
Post # 9
It’s a very nice offer of you… but you should still OFFER to the other 2 girls if they say no offer them to a spa day instead (or nails or massage or … ya know something in lieu so they all get something a little extra)