(Closed) Should I do my bridesmaid’s make-up, manicures and pedicures?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
6892 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I think it would be a bit much to take on on your day.

What about maybe giving them tutorials about doing their own? Show them the makeup you think they should use and then show them all how to apply it best while doing your own? Sort of like a group event. You can help them when they struggle with something, but I wouldn’t think doing basically 8 different people’s makeup while also trying to get ready for YOUR wedding would be any fun at all. :/


Post # 4
63 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I don’t know…you need to think about you on your wedding day. Are you prepared to spend that much time on each girls make up on your day? And then have to do your own! Maybe they will be ok with doing their own make up that day. It might not be that bad. Maybe you could have a little class for your bridal party? What if you had a make up party before your wedding? Purchase each girls product before hand. You all get together and you show them step by step what you would like. Make it light hearted and fun? Snacks? Cute drinks? Pictures? (that way they can each reference to practice from later). And then on your wedding day you can help if need. I know you are more than capable of doing all the girls make up but you are going to have so many things going on that day!

As far as the nails you could:

1. Go and get their nails done, or

2. Just use clear or pale polish and have them do it before the wedding, or

3. Included in your pampering party?

Good luck

Post # 5
4518 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would say just let them do their own makeup because you might not want to have to worry about doing 7 people’s makeup, plus your own…but it sounds like their makeup is very important to you. If that’s really the case, then I thnk you should just do it for them, and be prepared to make a day of it. As a Bridesmaid or Best Man, I would much rather you just do my makeup the way you want it rather than tell me how I should do my own. 

Post # 6
404 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I wouln’t do it as I would want to relax and be pampered on my wedding day, not work!

Let someone else, or your bridesmaids, do the makeup. I don’t think you would really have time to get it all done to be honest.

Post # 7
878 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I wouldn’t do their makeup. If it would save you money on Bridesmaid or Best Man gifts, I would do manis and pedis as a gift to them. I think you should relax the day before and not consign yourself to being a workhorse because you can.

Post # 8
2442 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I think it would take too much time from other things you will need to do.  You’ll be “working” for your own wedding. Since you are a particular about their manis, pedis, and makeup, can’t you get someone you work with, someone you know and trust to do all that for them?  Maybe have a mani pedi party of sorts the day before.  Your bms would foot the bill but have the convenience of not having to run around town and the fun of a party.  Your coworker could make a few extra bucks.  

Post # 9
4193 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

NO! 🙂 A total of 14 mani/pedis? You’re going to have too much on your plate as it is. Is your concern about the girls doing it themselves that they’ll pick any color? In that case, give them a few suggestions (ex. pick from these 5 OPI shades), or buy them the color you want them to wear ahead of time. (If the do it themselves and it’s not “perfect,” you’re not going to be able to tell in pictures)

I also agree that doing their makeup yourself might be too much. Assuming that makeup will take 10-15 minutes per Bridesmaid or Best Man (maybe longer?)- that’s taking at least 1.5 hours out of your wedding day? I really like the ideas from other posters about a pre-wedding makeup party day- who wouldn’t want a makeup how-to?

Post # 10
2657 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I say NO. This wedding is about YOU, not about u doing peoples nails,etc. You will be swamped that day with regular wedding day stuff, do you really want to add to that you,the bride doing all of that???!!! Thats alot for one girl to do especially the bride to do.

Id say get some of your friends in your field, to do the girls hair and nails,etc. But girl you are gonna be so exhausted by the time its time for your wedding if you do it all!

This will be your wedding day. Your not there to work. 🙂

Post # 11
284 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I also say no! But I totally understand your concern for them doing their own makeup or having someone else make them look like a street walker! Do you have any colleagues that could come and take care of makeup for all of your girls?

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