Post # 1
I’m poor and therefore conservative in spending. I put off the hair and makeup appointment but I finally got a quote back from the salon I contacted:
My hair $75 My makeup $45
The remainder of the wedding party is hair $60 makeup $30
Three of the 7 of us are under 10yrs of age so is $60 fair? For the party?
I think it’s really high, but I’ve never done this so I’m curious what you guys are paying.
Do you think it’s resonable?
Are you paying for the trial and if so the same price?
Post # 3
i think you should pay for yours and then have them do their own hair and makeup. that’s what i would do.
Post # 4
Depending on the area, that sounds pretty average (maybe a bit below average) to me. I’m not sure if I understand the question, but I only had a trial–the bridesmaids did not have trial. The cost was the same as on the day-of.
I decided to pay for everyone’s hair and leave makeup as optional–some of them chose to get it done out of pocket, others did their own and went to the makeup counter. It was nice to be able to chip in for it, but it was out of our price range to pay for both hair and makeup for everyone.
Post # 5
haha!! I’m not paying for theirs. I told them I don’t care how they wear their hair but aprior to making the appointment I asked if they wanted me to make one for them and they all did. They might change their minds with the price (I would).
Keep in mind I live in Wisconsin and for here, for us conservative up nort’ers is … well it just seems like alot of money to me.
Post # 6
I don’t think it’s fair to charge $60 for the kids. You should negotiate. That’s a ton of business for the salon.
Post # 7
If I wasn’t already overbudget I would LOVE to pay for the bridesmaids hair!!!!! Is it traditional for the bride to do this? ….now I think I should pay for their hair but I would hate to start my marriage in debt. mmmm… shoot
Post # 8
@chinacat: I don’t think you have to pay for them, especially if you make it optional for them to get it done! It’s a nice gesture but if it’s that expensive, it’s definitely not necessary.
Post # 9
I paid $50 for my makeup trial and $100 for day of. My bridesmaids were supposed to be $75 but she did $50 cause I had 3 and she could handle it without another person.
Kids don’t need pro makeup. Have an adult do some gloss and blush and bam..perfect.
$75 for hair sounds about right, if its a complex updo too, that is fair. You can always negotiate on top on the whole package and don’t forget to factor in tip money.
Post # 10
I couldn’t afford to pay for my ladies hair so I gave them the option. They could get their hair professionally done with me, or do it themselves and same with the makeup. I made it very clear that it did not matter to me either way. All of them go their hair done ($40) and my matron of honor got her makeup done with me ($55 for airbrush and eyelashes).
I think the prices are great, but if you can’t afford to pay for all their hair and makeup then I’d make it an option.
Post # 11
I am paying $55 for my hair, and the trial is free.
My airbrush makeup is $50, but I do have to pay (half) for the trial.
I should mention though that I’ve been going to my hairdresser for 12 years, and she is also a guest at the wedding, so she did give me a deal.
Depending on the style your girls want it might be cheaper for hair…I know my hairdresser charges less if you just wear it down and curled as opposed to a complicated updo. The prices you mentioned seem pretty reasonable to me…you have to think about how much time it is going to take for them. Assuming you’re getting your hair washed first, a complicated updo (depending on the length of your hair) is a good hour, easy.
Post # 12
IMO, if the bride requires that her maids get their hair/makeup done professionally, she should pay for it. BUT, if the bride gives the option and they choose to do it, I don’t think it’s necessary. It is a nice treat for them, but not required. I am paying for my BMs to get their hair done, then they can either do their own makeup or pay for it to be done professionally if they want that.
I think all the prices look pretty fair, except for the kids. That’s way too much.
Post # 13
- Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
Personally, that seems like a lot to me– but then again, I’m doing my own make-up, and my hair is only $55 (and I’ve got a lot of it).
My BMs are each $55 for hair, and $50 each for makeup, I told them if they wanted it they would have to foot the bill because I can’t afford to pay for all of them. One is doing her own stuff, 2 are getting their hair done, and 1 is getting makeup as well.
But especailly for the kids $60 seems like A LOT to spend, but it’s all about what you’re comfortable with.
Post # 14
I think it really depends on where you live. That’s about what I was going to spend but then I found an awesome salon that is only $45 for hair and $25 for makeup (no difference for the bride or bridesmaids). The flower girls are only going to be $25.
Shop around before committing if you think it is too high.
Post # 15
Have ur BMs pay for their stuff. thats what i did. well i paid for one and they paid for the other but if u don’t have the money to pay for their stuff don’t! its okay!
Post # 16
i don’t think it’s necessary for you to pay for all of the hair and makeup. i would leave it up to them.