Post # 1
Questiion: If you were a bridesmaid and the bride did not insist upon you having professionally “done” hair would you be upset that she did not pay for you to go to the salon with her to have your hair styled. I am getting my hair curled the day of my wedding. However, it is not in my budget to pay for all 6 bridesmaids to get their hair done. I do not care how they wear their hair nor do I care if they do their hair themselves. Still, I feel awkward making them do their own hair while I get mine professionally done. Am I being too sensitive?
Post # 3
Either way I always expect to pay for my hair. If the bride pays for it, it’s just a bonus.
Post # 4
All my BMs have generally straight hair. I told them to have it straightened & half up (not fancy half up, just regular). They don’t seem to mind. 🙂
Post # 5
@jackndiane: As long as you aren’t requiring them to have their hair done, there is no reason for you to feel obligated to pay for them to get their hair done too.
Post # 6
Absolutely not!! I was in my cousins wedding this past weekend, he and his fiance (now wife) did not pay for our hair but then they also said that we could do whatever we wanted with it, including leaving it down. I would never expect any bride to do that. I’ve been in 6 weddings the past 4 years and the bride never paid for our hair. I know it is not in my budget to pay for my 6 bridemaids to get their hair done.
Post # 7
@KatNYC2011: So it wouldn’t look bad if I ducked out to go to the salon to get my hair done and did not include them? For some reason, I feel guilty doing that
Post # 8
If you insist on bridesmaids wearing their hair a certain way….then maybe you should consider paying…. But since you are not…don’t worry about it. It should not be awkward for you at all to be getting your hair done professionally….YOU are the bride!!!
Post # 9
@mwitter80: This! The last wedding I was in I budgetted it in for me to get all that stuff done for myself, and then bride’s mom gifted it to all of us! So sweet!! But also unnescessary!