(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 # 47
    121 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I have been in two weddings as a bridesmaid.  The first wedding we all went to the salon to get updos, and had to pay for it ourselves (I think she got us some sort of deal, $40 was not bad).  The second wedding my SIL just wanted us to wear our hair down, but we were not expected to have it done.  I opted to get it done, so therefore paid for it myself.  If it is not too much of a burden, I would opt to paid for my bridesmaids if it is expected they get their hair professionally done.

    Post # 48
    269 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I’m paying for hair and they’ll do their own makeup. I’ve had my hair paid for as a Bridesmaid or Best Man and also I paid once myself, but I think I’ve always done my own makeup. I’m also just giving the girls a general idea for their hair and they can choose how they feel comfortable.

    Post # 49
    8470 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    They paid for their own hair and makeup.  I had them give me a budget they were comfortable with.  I wanted to get them gifts that they could use all the time; I didn’t want that to be their gift from me. 

    Post # 50
    19 posts
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I’m having a destination wedding so my bridesmaids cost was significantly high with plane tickets and hotel costs. I did feel bad about the cost so I gifted their dress and choice of either hair or makeup. Not sure if I should still get them a gift though.

    Post # 51
    3140 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I gave them a choice to have it done by the woman who is doing mine or to do their own or go to a salon of their choice. My sister is going to do everyones make up as a gift to them / us. So one will do her own and the rest choose to pay to have thiers done with me. 

    Post # 51
    63 posts
    Worker bee


    Post # 52
    50 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I have been a bridesmaid in two weddings, one the bride didn’t pay for our hair (we did our own make-up) and the second the bride contributed half of our hair and make-up cost.


    I am paying for my MOH’s hair and make-up because she is the only person standing up in the wedding so it’s a little different. I also feel she has put a ton of work into planning my shower and bachelorette party and it’s the least I could do.

    I’m not sure if I will pay for her mani/pedi. I imagine that I will either pick up that cost or because we are going with my mom and my other sister and niece that my mom might pay for it.


    I think you should do whatever you are comfortable with. If you have a large bridal party it might be impossible to pay for all of it but you might be able to contribute a little bit so the cost is lower for your bridesmaids.

    Post # 53
    783 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    They will pay for it themselves but I will be covering the tip for all the services.

    Post # 54
    34 posts

    My bridesmaids are amazing!!! They are doing each other’s hair and make-up, I am excited for y wedding-day to come

    Post # 55
    490 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I have never heard of brides paying for hair and make up.  It would be a nice thing to do but I don’t think it is expected.  My girls are having their hair done by one of the bridesmaids and are doing their own make up.  They will have to pay for nails.

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