- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
Pleae keep in mind that I am a low-budget bride with mostly low-budget bridesmaids.
I want to get my hair and makeup done by the stylist that’s been cutting my hair for, like, 5+ years. She works at a salon in a mall that’s pretty close to the ceremony and reception venue. So this is totally doable for me.
However, I can’t afford to pay for all 4 of my BMs to get their hair/makeup done there too. And since they are all on different budgets, I told them they can handle hair/makeup however they’d like. They can do it themselves, go to a friend or relative, whatever.
But everybody keeps saying how awesome it would be for us to all get ready together and they seem shocked when I say that my bridal party probably won’t be together for the “beauty” part of the day.
So I thought maybe we could all at least get dressed together and the photographer could arrive at that time and use that as our “getting ready” pictures that everyone seems to do.
But our ceremony is taking place at a small community theater and there’s really no place to logistically get ready or even take pictures.
I feel like the only option we have is to just all meet at the ceremony space on our own. (We aren’t having a limo). And even if we do this, again, there’s no where for the photographer to take pictures before the ceremony.
I feel like this is turning into a “patch work” wedding and it’s really disappointing me.
So …. did anyone else deal with this? How did you bond with your BMs before the ceremony and how did you create good photo ops?
Again, I’m a low budget bride who is trying to keep things relatively low key so there’s no way I can just suck it up and pay $75+/head for all of my girls to go to the salon with me. And even if we got a hotel the night before and got ready there, we’d still all be arriving at different times …. some all made up with hair done, some doing their own hair/makeup, etc.
Is this really that big of a deal?