Post # 1
I’m getting married Saturday (aaahhh freakout!!) Friday my BMs, mom and Future Sister-In-Law are getting our nails done. Who should pay? I bought the BM’s jewelry, scarf/wrap and dresses for 2 of 3 because they didn’t have the money.I’m just wondering what etiquette says about who pays for this?
Also, I’m having my hair and make up done the day if the wedding and told them they could do the same if they wanted. Who should pay for that?
Post # 3
Etiquette Snob here… lol
Traditional Etiquette would say that IF you the Bride want your Bridal Party to have a matchy-matchy look… then you pay
If you are ok with someone “opting out” of the event, then they pay.
You want everyone to have their hair up in a certain way… you pay
You don’t care whether everyone gets a manicure or not… you’ve just offered up the opportunity… then they pay.
For more info on the Traditional North American Roles, Responsibilites & Expenses for members of a Bridal Party see this post and my reply # 15
Hope this helps,
Post # 4
@This Time Round: Agree with all of this. 🙂 I want my girls to all have french manicures so I’ll be using our mani/pedi time as a bit of a chill-out/catch up with my girls anyway. And my place gives me a discount. 🙂