Post # 1
my Maid/Matron of Honor is a professional make up artist/hair dresser here in nyc. my question is this, she has brought it up to me “i’d do your hair, your moms, MIL” etc.-i didnt ask her to do this–i was planning on asking her just to do my hair/makeup, hers and my 2 bridesmaids…
She is my closest friend as well as MOH-do I pay her? I think if i brought it up, she would tell me no way–she wouldn’t accept any money. do i just give her a ‘tip’, or do i let her do this for me in exchange for some sort of wedding gift?
Post # 3
My Maid/Matron of Honor is doing just my makeup, and I’m not tipping her or anything. She’s my BFF, she does things like that.
For yours, if you really think she’d shoot down money but she’s doing a whole bunch of people, I’d have your mothers or someone extra gift her a gift card or something in appreciation. It might seem weird coming from you (though you could, you know her better than I do!), but if your mother gave her something to say thanks that wasn’t just cash so she couldn’t turn it down, I bet she’d appreciate it.
Post # 4
I think you should offer and if she says no, then ask if there are any supplies you can purchase for her. Even a goodie bag of bobby pins, hair spray, etc would be nice. You could even get her a new curler or something if you wanted to and know what she may like.
Post # 5
I am in the same situation except my one friend does make up and the other does hair! So I said I would pay for most of their dresses if not all.
Post # 6
I agree with caszoz, offer to pay her and if she says no then you should at least give her a goodie bag of hair stuff she can use the day of and maybe a giftcard and thank you card.