Post # 1
I’m getting my hair and makeup done by someone who is pretty expensive. In the previous weddings I’ve been in, the bride has usually paid for either the hair or makeup and only if she was requesting us wear our hair or makeup a certain way. I don’t think they need to get their hair done (I just want hair down, maybe curled, and they’re all capable of that) and don’t mind if they do their own makeup. My question is (since the makeup artist does charge a little more than normal) do I give my BMs the option to get their makeup done and they can pay themselves? Or, do I just pay for them because it is a little expensive?
Post # 3
I’d give them the option to have it done.
My makeup cost $50 and hair was $75 – I was worried about asking them to pay that in addition to the dress, shower, bachelorette party, etc.
All of mine ended up having both services done but I know they appreciated me not expecting them to spend money if they didn’t want to.
Post # 4
I agree with Mrs. Leopard. From all the different ettiquette pages I’ve read, you are required to pay for their hair / make up only if you require them to get them done professionally. If you are giving them an option, you don’t have to pay for them.
I am personally talking things over with my bridesmaid really openly, checking who would be itnerested and them what they are willing to spend. I am obviously also doing all the research and making all the arrangements, etc.