(Closed) Poll: Who paid (or will pay) for hair & makeup for your bridesmaids/MOH?

posted 4 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: Who paid (or will pay) for hair & makeup for your bridesmaids/MOH on your wedding day?
    Bride/Bride's family : (69 votes)
    44 %
    Bride/Bride's family paid partial : (14 votes)
    9 %
    Bridesmaids/Maid of Honor paid for themselves : (66 votes)
    42 %
    Other : (9 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 2
    732 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I paid, but I also had a smaller bridal party (3 bridesmaids). FWIW, I’ve paid for my own hair and makeup as a bridesmaid and don’t really mind – I expect it to be a cost of being a Bridesmaid or Best Man and consider it a bonus if the bride offers to pay. 🙂

    Post # 3
    2239 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I paid for everyone – 4 bridesmaids, myself, my mom and Future Mother-In-Law (as gifts to the moms for all of their help with wedding planning and financial commitments). I was happy to do it, and would never have asked or expected my bridesmaids to pay on their own.

    Post # 4
    871 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    I’m paying for hair OR makeup for my girls and will decide which closer to the wedding. I expected to pay for hair since it’s more difficult and all my bridesmaids are more than able to do their own makeup. One of the hairstyles on the table is so easy to do yourself so if we chose that I would pay for makeup, otherwise I’m expecting to pay for hair. My bridesmaids will have the option to do their own makeup or hair (whichever one I’m not paying for) or pay to have theirs done professionally.

    Post # 5
    3225 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    jackie86:  My bridesmaids paid for theirs, but I made it super clear that they didn’t have to get pro hair or make up if they didn’t want to. If it’s not optional, brides should pay. One of my bridesmaids got her hair and makeup done and three got their hair done. 

    Post # 6
    3933 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

    I am paying for both hair and makeup for my six bridesmaids, and it’s not cheap, but I was really pissed in past weddings when I’ve had to pay, so I refuse to be that bride.

    Post # 7
    532 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    My hair was paid as bride wanted it professional but she wasn’t fussed if I did my own make up so I paid that.

    Post # 8
    9290 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    i paid for makeup and hair for whoever wanted it done.  My Maid/Matron of Honor turned down makeup, she wanted to do it herself and use her own products.

    i invited Mother-In-Law to join us for hair and makeup and she chose makeup only.


    Post # 9
    138 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    My bridesmaids are paying but it is completely optional.  I paid for their dresses so they could be in the wedding for free if they wanted.

    Post # 10
    221 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    Of the five weddings I’ve been in, I’ve only had hair and makeup paid for once, which was great but a total surprise/perk.

    For myself (and maybe this is just because of my experiences?), I wasn’t planning to pay for it, but I also don’t care what their hair and makeup looks like. If I was super particular about it and requiring a certain look, I would offer to pay.

    Post # 11
    2968 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I have been a bridesmaid 6 times, and every single time for hair and makeup it was optional and we paid ourselves. Most of the times I did my own makeup and paid for hair.

    My bridesmaids it was optional for both, and after they all decided to get their hair done, I paid $30 towards each. 

    Post # 12
    2035 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I have never been part of a wedding where the bride or her family paid for my hair and makeup. Every time it has been optional and we paid if we wanted it done. I also would never expect them to cover these expenses…

    Post # 13
    6290 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2014

    jackie86:  ours did their own, bar one who wanted her hair done. As we weren’t stipulating that they had it done, we didn’t pay. 

    In the UK, if you (as a bride/groom) want something, you pay. That goes for hair and make-up, shoes, dresses, jewellery, etc. I can’t imagine requesting a certain look, and then asking them to pay. It just isn’t done. 

    Post # 14
    894 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    If you’re requiring that they get everything done professionally, you should pay for it.  If it’s optional, leave it up to them and they can pay for it.  

    Post # 15
    2551 posts
    Sugar bee

    I’m paying…hair and makeup for 4 BM’s, my mom and Future Mother-In-Law.

    Though they wouldn’t have minded, I wouldn’t expect that of them since it’s my wedding…

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