Post # 32
I paid for my (only) bridesmaid’s dress and shoes and picked out her (borrowed) jewelry. I offered to make an appointment for her at the salon that I was getting my hair/makeup done at, but made it clear that it wasn’t required and I wasn’t paying.
Same with the salon we visited before that. I considered that my bachelorette since she didn’t have a mind to organize anything for me. I paid for my own massage and pedi and the same for my mother as my gift to her for all her help. She was on her own for whatever services she wanted (she got her nails done before travelling and got a facial).
Post # 33
I paid for my 5 BMs dresses and shoes. They either paid for their hair/makeup or did it themselves. My girls looked absolutely beautiful.
Post # 34
I paid for hair and makeup for my 7 Bridesmaid or Best Man. Yes, it was expensive, but they looked amazing and I wanted to spoil them
Post # 35
My girls did their own. I couldn’t afford to pay for theirs but gave them the opportunity to have theirs done too. They chose to do it themselves and they did a stunning job!
We all also went and got our nails done the day before the wedding and they paid for their own. Again, I wish I could have afforded to pay for them but it just wasn’t an option. They all seemed okay with it though!
Post # 36
I was a bridesmaid and the bride paid for both the hair and makeup.
Post # 37
In the weddings I was in before my own, we all had to go get our hair done and paid for it ourselves.
All my bridesmaids are getting their hair done, but anyway they want. They can do their make up or get it done. However, I am bring everyone breakfast and mimosas at the salon.
Post # 38
I actually told my BMs the cost and asked them what they wanted to get done. All of them didn’t want anything done. If they had chosen to get their hair and makeup done I would have paid (I paid for MOH’s makeup), but I just wanted to gauge their interest and whether they’d spend their own money on it.
Post # 39
I didn’t pay for hair and make up…but it was optional for them. I did take care of tipping the stylsts though.
Post # 40
I felt the same way you do–I did not require any particular look, just whatever they wanted! I paid for the entire bridal party to have their hair done, which I felt was more of a “treat” than having their makeup done. How often do you get to have your hair professionally styled? I did not pay for makeup, and none of my girls wanted someone else to do their makeup. They all felt far more comfortable doing their own, and I trusted that they would do a much better job doing what looked good on them than someone who had not ever met them, and only had a small window of time to get 9 girls done. They all really enjoyed picking their hair styles and having them done!
Post # 41
@Bostongrl25: This is exactly what I did too. Paid for hair, their option to get makeup and cost was on them. None of my girls complained and they all got makeup!
Post # 42
I didn’t pay but I also told everyone that they didn’t have to get hair and makeup done by my vendors. They all did.
Post # 43
They had the option to get their hair and makeup done and they paid for it. One of my bridesmaids only got her hair done and did her own makeup.
Post # 44
We did our own makeup and I paid for everyone’s hair.
Post # 45
I will not be paying for hair or makeup. I’ll even be doing my own makeup. I will give them the option, if they want to, of getting their hair done on their own dime.
Post # 46
Thanks everyone for sharing your experiences 🙂 I really had no idea what to do lol!