Post # 16
In the US the bridesmaids pay for their dresses, but the bride consults with each of them privately about their budget constraits before a dress is picked. Anything else the bride requires the bride pays for: shoes, hair, makeup, jewelry, flowers.
Post # 17
I’m in Canada and I had to pay for my own dress, hair, and makeup as a bridesmaid. We were given the option to do our own hair/makeup instead of having to do it professionally.. so at least it wasn’t forced. I think it’s generous of you to pay for the hair/makeup and reasonable to ask them to pay for their dresses.
Post # 18
I’m in the US and have always paid for my own bridesmaid dresses in weddings i’ve been in.
For my own wedding, I paid for my bridesmaids hair and makeup. They did pay for their own dresses but they were given complete autonomy on price because it just had to be a long black dress. I believe many of them spent under $100.
Post # 19
In the UK the bride pays, if she wants hair and makeup she pays for that as well. I was maid of honour at my friend’s wedding and she paid for dress, shoes, hair and makeup. I didn’t expect the hair and makeup but she wanted us to have specific styles so as another bee mentioned in the UK if you say you pay.
Post # 20
natasha0b : depends where you live. I live in Southern California and I have always paid for my bridesmaids dress. my girls paid for their own, as well. However i did pay for the Junior bridesmaids.