(Closed) Did you pay for bridesmaids hair and makeup?

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: Did you pay for your bridesmaids hair & make up?
    Yes, I paid for both hair and makeup : (57 votes)
    32 %
    I paid for just hair : (28 votes)
    16 %
    I paid for just makeup : (9 votes)
    5 %
    No, my bridesmaids paid for that : (58 votes)
    33 %
    My bridesmaids did their own hair and makeup : (26 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 17
    462 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I’m going to pay for my bridesmaids hair and makeup. I want them to feel special, and don’t expect them to pay for it. I wasn’t sure at first if I could do it. But my hairdresser gave me an awesome package price.

    Post # 18
    2780 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    My girls are paying for their hair and doing their own makeup, but I’m also not choosing their haristyle apart from asking for it to be up, if they choose to do their own hair thats alright too. When a girl agrees to be a Bridesmaid or Best Man they are kinda agreeing to the costs associated with it. That being said, I’m not leaving them to have to plan all of their responsibilities, I’m the best cook in iour group so for my shower I will probably be making the majority of the food for the guests.

    Post # 19
    1375 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I have a stylist coming to my parents’ house the day of the wedding.  I gave the bridesmaids the prices for hair and for makeup, and said if they preferred to do their own they were welcome to.

    I think if a bride requires pro hair and makeup (regardless of the style) she foots the bill.  If the bridesmaids have a choice in the matter, then they can choose to pay or do their own.

    Post # 20
    2295 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I have budgeted to pay for hair and makeup, assuming I can get a package deal.

    Post # 21
    10452 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I plan to pay for their hair. 

    Post # 23
    3501 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2002

    i paid for just hair.

    my BMs didnt want to get their makeup done. didnt feel like itd be worth it to have my pay for that when theyre all pretty good at doing it theirselves and know what they like.

    Post # 24
    11165 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    I paid for all my girls to have their hair and makeup done because I wanted them to feel special AND I wanted them to have a certain look.

    If it isn’t in a bride’s budget and she isn’t requiring them to look a certain way I don’t see it as a necessary expense.

    Post # 25
    1 posts
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I will let my ladies know that they are welcome to do their own if they would like. I am also going to let them know ahead of time that a professional will be at the wedding location to do my hair before the ceremony. I’ll give them the information so they can let the stylist know if they want to be added to my time, and consult with the stylist about what they want. I’m not requiring a specific style or anything special so they can pay for the services if they want to.

    Post # 26
    662 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I didn’t require them to get their hair or make up done. All the girls decided they wanted to get their hair done & would pay for their own. We all did our own make up. Come the day of the wedding I decided last minute to pay for all of their hair.

    Post # 27
    13754 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I am paying for hair because I am requesting they all get updos.  They are choosing if they want to pay for makeup,

    Post # 28
    159 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’ll be paying for both hair and make-up, but that means that the gift I give my girls will be less expensive. Luckily, the hair and make-up will come from the wedding budget (thanks, Mom & Dad), and I will use my own money to purchase their thank you gift.

    I do think it’s perfectly nice to pay for both and use that as your gift to your bridesmaids, -OR- to offer (but not require) the services to your girls at their own cost. Either way seems polite to me. 

    ETA that I think it would be rude to require your BMs to get their hair done professionally and then to not pay for it yourself. 

    Post # 29
    9053 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I voted that they paid for it. I didn’t specify any particular look but advised that Inwas planning to have both done and if they wanted to as well there we’re stylists available athe same time. Three elected to have their hair done and one did her own. All did heir own makeup. 

    Post # 30
    2775 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    You only have to pay for everyone if you are requiring professional hair and makeup (or a certain look that they could not pull off easily on their own). 

    I left it optional, so did not pay for either.  I considered treating them to hair and makeup, but ended up putting the money towards more extravagant bridesmaid gifts (which had nothing to do with my wedding).

    Post # 31
    13563 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    I didn’t pay, but my girls had the option of doing pro hair and/or makeup or doing it themselves. Didn’t matter to me at all!

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