(Closed) Hair/Makeup

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
8031 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@orangeroses29:  If you want their hair and makeup done, you should pay for it. If you don’t want to pay, let them do their own.


Post # 4
4687 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

It depends on where you are. We don’t pay for any of that here. I’m East Coast and in my experience (being in and attending many many many weddings) generally the bride only pays for hair and make-up if she INSISTS the BMs have it done. Otherwise it’s up to the BM’s!

That’s nice you’re paying for the dress! I picked a $50 dress and am not paying for their hair or make-up, Only half are getting it done.

Post # 5
823 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@orangeroses29:  only if you insist they have hair or makeup done, then you should pay for it. If you don’t care, let them do their own or opt to pay for it themselves. 

I told my bridesmaids that they could do their hair and makeup however they wanted and that I didn’t expect them to have it done professionally unless they wanted to. However, all of mine have opted to pay for it themselves and get their hair done by my hairdresser. They will be doing their own makeup, I will be having mine airbrushed by an MUA. 

Post # 6
1965 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I paid for my own hair in every wedding I was in except 1. That is the norm here. I think if you want makeup to be professional then you should offer to pay. My sister wanted everyone’s makeup to be flawless & to photograph well so she paid an amazing makeup artist. It was worth every penny. The makeup was stunning!

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