(Closed) Bridesmaids- hair and makeup?

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
3564 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

If you’re not requiring them to get their hair/makeup done, then you definitely don’t need to pay for it. It’s up to them to have it done if they feel that they can afford it. Another option would be to potentially pay for their hair/makeup instead of getting them a gift. I definitely don’t think that BOTH are necessary if it would be a strain on your budget.

I’m not paying for my girls’ hair or makeup. I think they’re all getting their hair done (their own choice), and I think one or two are getting makeup done. I’m getting them nice gifts instead (yet to be decided upon exactly what they will be!).

Post # 4
681 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

I think that if you are wanting all of the Bridesmaid or Best Man to have their hair and makeup done then you should be willing to pay for it. If you don’t mind some wearing their hair down or doing their own then it would probably be more appropriate to let everyone take care of their appointments.

Giving hair and makeup isn’t much of a gift to them in my opinion- it’s more of a gift for you. If you decide to pay for their hair I think that getting a small gift as well would be the right thing to do.

Post # 5
361 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

My 4 girls asked if I had a preference for their hair and makeup, and I, too, felt badly about asking them to pay for anything further.  Plus, I didn’t really care how these four diverse ladies wore their hair or makeup.  So, they did it themselves and looked absolutely beautiful.

Post # 6
838 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Since your not making them if they want to get their hair and make up done thats theyre choice and if they cant afford it they can do it themselves. Dont feel bad 🙂

Post # 7
426 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I agree that its their choice – so its not up to you to pay for.  I gifted my BM’s their hair and makeup as my “thank you” gift to them.  That was just my choice… & my stylist is a friend of mine so she gave me a great deal on my BM’s hair and makeup.


Post # 8
7152 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I agree that if it’s their choice..you don’t need to pay for it. That’s the route I am going. I told them that their hair should be down and I am not making them go to a professional for anything, so they are paying for it themselves.

Post # 9
445 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I did the same as you.  Found nice but inexpensive dresses, said they could wear whatever shoes they wanted (I didn’t even care about color), and said if they wanted to do hair and makeup, it was going to be $xx.  I did search awhile to find affordable hair and makeup people so it wouldn’t be outrageous.  Of my 3 BMs, two got their hair and makeup done and the third did that herself.  My mom also opted to get her hair and makeup done, but my Mother-In-Law did her own too.  Everyone looked amazing.  🙂

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