(Closed) Hair and Makeup as a gift??? Help me!

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: What should I do here ladies?
    You made them lovely jewelry and a glass that would normally cost well over $50 you don't need more : (3 votes)
    38 %
    Pay for a part because those gifts really only cost $7 : (3 votes)
    38 %
    Other advice, see below : (2 votes)
    25 %
  • Post # 3
    18643 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I think that you can give them the option but not require it and be fine.  If I didn’t have money and I had to pay part of the hair, I wouldn’t be too fond of that.

    Post # 4
    26 posts
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Depends on the person. I chose to give my girls their dresses, hair and makeup as their gift. They were really cool with that. I spoke to them about it before hand and everyone was completely fine with it. If your bridesmaids are chill, then they will surely have no problem covering that on their own though.

    Post # 5
    1580 posts
    Bumble bee

    If given the choice, I’d like to do my own hair and makeup, so a gift of half the cost of makeup and hair would really result in me paying more money than I would have in the first place.

    But you can totally give them the option to pay for it themselves, and if they all decide to have it done professionally, then you can pay some of it as part of their gifts.

    How many bridesmaids are there? Do you have the funds for an additional gift for each of them?

    Post # 7
    1580 posts
    Bumble bee

    I think it depends on your bridesmaids and their financial situation. I can afford a dress, shoes, hair and makeup without a problem, so I would rather have the tote. In my opinion a gift is something you don’t need but is nice to have. But if your bridesmaids are tight on their budget, they might prefer having practical gifts (like hair or paying for part of their dress) rather than “gifty” gifts like the tote.

    I don’t think $50 is too much for hair and makeup, so its not the money that would keep me from having it prof. done, I just like doing my own because I know my hair better than anyone else and I know how I like to wear my makeup.

    Don’t stress yourself out about the gifts. Just put yourself in their shoes and give them what you would like to receicve.

    Post # 8
    1154 posts
    Bumble bee

    Don’t pressure them into doing their hair and make up (though $50 is an amazing price) and the current gifts sound really lovely.  I would love a sentimental glass hand made by a friend that I can keep.

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