(Closed) makeup for bridesmaids? Yes or no?

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
40 posts
  • Wedding: June 2011

I gave my bridesmaid’s a poll (in an email) and asked whether they wanted their hair and makeup done professionally or if they wanted a mani/pedi at a salon. I thought they would go for hair/makeup, but they actually said they would prefer to do that themselves! They opted for the mani/pedi. You might not want to ask them, but it really helped me.

Post # 4
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

If someone was offering me free makeup, I wouldn’t be picky about it! I would offer it, and if they don’t want it then they don’t have to have it.

Post # 5
1036 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I seriously just emailed my girls about their hair and makeup.  I am letting them decide if they want it done professionally or not.  I was upfront with them about budget constraints from the beginning of planning, so my sister doesn’t expect me to pay for hers, if my Future Sister-In-Law wants it done and assumes I will pay for it, then I just will to keep away from the drama.

Post # 6
5183 posts
Bee Keeper

I am gifting a MAC giftcard to all of my girls (5) and we will all be going to the counter to get our make-up done. This way.. they are able to get their make up done.. and pay 50$ (aka the gift card) and take home the product that they used as well! I feel like its a win win. 

Post # 7
724 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We are getting hair and make-up done by the same vendor, and I’m paying for half the costs, so it pretty much evens out. I figure most girls want to look their absolute best on a wedding day anyway, and so if they can get professional hair and make-up at half the cost, why not? I also think more girls are interested in paying for their hair, because it’s a lot harder to do well, than their make-up. So I’m essentially paying for their make-up, but like I said, it’s the same vendor.

Post # 8
518 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I gave my girls the option of having their hair and makeup professionally done and it will be covered by the wedding budget. If they would prefer to do it themselves or have someone else do it for them (some of my local girls may prefer to go to their own hairdresser for example), they can do that but I’m not paying for anyone else but the company I offered. They all seemed to like this approach.

Post # 9
1690 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

i am paying for there dresses, shoes and jewellery,   so they can get there own make up and hair done.   they are all aged between 22 & 26  ,  and my daughter is 24 so will be doing my hair aswell as her own,   i think we will all be doing each others hair and make up.  well thats the plan anyway…..watch this space

Post # 10
7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

Do you have a MUA in mind?  If so, I’d offer it and those that want can accept and those that would rather go their own route will decline.  It’s a nice gesture, either way.

Post # 11
629 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I would definitely ask them what they prefer.  I’m one of those weird people who REFUSE to use other people’s makeup, so I don’t ever have my makeup professionally done because it grosses me out…so I wouldn’t really want the gift of having my makeup done…lol

Post # 12
3364 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Some ladies might be picky or allergic to certain brands/ingredients, I say offer it, and see who takes you up on it?! =)

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