(Closed) Day of wedding beauty services for bridesmaids?

posted 11 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: What professional beauty services are you providing for your bridesmaids?

    Hair and makeup

    Hair only

    Makeup only

    They are paying for their own services

    Other (I'll explain!)

  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    This is my one HUGE splurge for the wedding.  I’m paying for my bridesmaids (8), moms and grandmothers to get their hair and makeup done.  This is going to cost me a fortune but it’s something I really wanted to do.

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    I am having to hair stylists drive 100 miles to come and do me and my bridesmaid’s and my mom’s and my FMIL’s hair.  Haha.  But I am only paying for my hair and their gas, tips, and time.  The other girls will have to pay for their hair. 

    The reason I am doing this is because me and most of my BM’s are from a small town, so the prices we are used to and willing to pay, are much different than the prices of the city I am getting married in.  So, instead of making each girl pay $70+ for their hair (which is absurd!)  They only have to pay $30, and I am taking care of tip and travel costs.  Make-up they can do themselves.  I don’t like people doing my make up and have pretty sensitive skin, so I am not hiring a make up artist, I am pretty confident my girls can do a decent job at make up, they are all in their 20’s lol. 

    Post # 5
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    1580 posts
    Bumble bee

    One of my BMs is a hair dresser, so we will all be doing our own hair and makeup with her help. I’m sure the BMs would do their own hair and makeup even if we didn’t have a hair dresser as a Bridesmaid or Best Man.

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’m going to pay for mani/pedis but my girls don’t really go for the done up hair and makeup. They prefer to just do their own so they look natural. If they wanted it I would say sure, but they’d much rather just go with their natural look and that’s totally fine by me.

    Post # 7
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    388 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I offered to pay for hair for everyone, three girls took me up on my offer (1 girl is picky and wanted to do her own, the other wanted to go to a salon of her choice and wouldn’t take reimbursement from me = to the cost of the other girl’s hair).

    I splurged for my makeup, but didn’t for them just because I didn’t find it necessary. They were capable of doing their own makeup, and looked gorgeous.

    Post # 8
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    433 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    My girls wanted to do their own hair/makeup (they are both picky), so that was fine with me.  I’m paying for a professional for my hair and my daughter’s hair (she’s the flower girl) and I’m doing my own makeup.

    Post # 9
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    436 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I haven’t decided.  Right now I’m thinking about doing MY OWN hair and makeup (is this a faux pa?) so then obviously they would do theirs as well.  I could definitely see paying for their manicures and pedicures, but I haven’t put much thought into it yet!

    Post # 10
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    6571 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    i’m personally not paying for their hair and make up, but luckily the wedding party consists of my sister and sil, so i’m pretty sure my mom will cover them.

    Post # 11
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    1732 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We’re paying for their hair if they want it done. 

    Post # 12
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    3575 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Oh my, I haven’t thought about this one.  Man, I feel like I’m bleeding money but I guess it’s the ‘right’ thing to do.

     

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    My fiance and I are having our Saturday-night ceremony and reception at a B&B, and we’ve rented out the entire facility for Friday and Saturday. It will hold our entire bridal party, and since we’re paying for everyone’s lodging for two nights, we really can’t afford to also pay for hair & makeup. Plus, I’ve told the women to choose their own dresses, with the hope that they’ll be able to wear them again. I’m doing my best to make it affordable for them!

    Post # 14
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    1900 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I’m going to pay for hair and nails for my Maid/Matron of Honor (I don’t have any bridesmaids). I haven’t found anyone reasonable to do makeup yet. We might do our own, but if I can find someone, I’ll pay for that too.

    Post # 15
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    1119 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    My BMs did their own hair and make-up. I paid for their dresses and shoes.

    Post # 16
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    129 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    This can be a tough decision. I am in the same boat bit I think I have it sorted.

    One of my bridesmaids had her hair done for another wedding a couple months back and he hair turned out NOTHING like she wanted and had to get 2 stylists to fix it as they were running late for the ceremony. She said she could of done it better herself and still had to pay the stylist $80.00 for the hair. And then she went to get her makeup done and it was also totally not what she wanted!! Eye Shadow was too dark and she had to fix it herself. Which was another $70.00.

    So as this case was exspensive and went totally wrong! Most importantly the brides hair turned out perfect! So I think if you have a bridesmaid or a few that are good at doing hair or there own hair you can do that and if they want their hair done they can have the option. And same with their makeup. I think you should talk with them and see what they think is fair for pricing as this could be very exspensive!

    For my wedding 2 of my bridesmaids want to d their own hair and makeup and the other “maid of Honor” will have hers done!

    Hope this helps!

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