(Closed) Briedsmaid attire help!

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
Member
424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

If you require certain hair, make up, shoes, or jewelry, you should purchase it.  If you’d prefer not to purchase it, just tell them to take care of it. 

You can say things like wear black shoes.  Then they can just choose a pair they want to wear.  But if you say you must have this shoe, you should be paying.

Post # 4
Hostess
23602 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Do you have dresses for them?  If not, Modcloth!  Since it’s just the two of them and one is a Maid/Matron of Honor and the other a Bridesmaid or Best Man, you almost don’t need to worry too much about “matching” – just make sure their basic color/style choices complement one another.  So maybe this means that they can use shoes and jewelry already in their closets, unless you had something else in mind.  Hair and make-up is up to you – it’s always nice to pay for it for them (esp if they’re strapped for cash with travels for the DW), but I don’t think it’s necessarily required.  If you’re feeling thrifty, consider paying for just their hair and having them do their own makeup (some girls prefer this anyway), or vice versa.

Post # 5
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1729 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I dont think you would have to,s ince you already are buying dresses….I would only worry about shoes and jewels if you want SPECIFIC ones. i told my girls any black dress shoes are fine ( long dresses).. i bought them each diff jewels but they paid for their own dress. 

As for hair and makeup.. i have arrangements that makeup is free just a tip- but they pay for thier own hair.

 

Post # 7
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3175 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I agree with the other girls- if you let them pick out their own accessories, you don’t have to pay for them. Otherwise, you really should (particularly because they’re paying travel expenses to get to your wedding, I wouldn’t put more of a burden on them).

Post # 8
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2775 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

If you’re requiring professional hair and makeup, you’re expected to pay.  If you want specific jewelry, you pay.  Shoes can go either way – if it’s black shoes or silver shoes or something most women already own (or can get a lot of wear out of post-wedding), I’d say you don’t have to pay, so long as they can choose their own shoes in the specified color.  But if you want something really specific, or a weird color, you should pay.

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