(Closed) What did you pay for.

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

It’s not expected to pay for any of that 🙂 You could make it optional to get pro hair and makeup if you feel that they won’t be able to afford it. 

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I am paying for everything, but that is because I know how to get a good deal, and I am extremely picky.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

As long as you aren’t demanding they have a specific hairdo or nail color, then you aren’t obligated to pay for professional services.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

i think that if its something you want to do, they will be so happy and grateful to have such a nice gift. but if you feel like you are stretching your budget, it’s actually NOT required that you pay for hair or makeup. maybe you could choose one instead of both to make it more budget friendly?

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I didn’t pay for those things for mine.  I’m a student and could have never afforded it!  I told my girls they didn’t have to get their hair done, but that it would be nice to be with them that morning.  All of them chose to be there and they all got their hair done.  They didn’t come to get their nails done the day before, but that’s ok.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I’m not paying for anything. My mom is paying for my little sister’s stuff and FI’s two chicks standing on his side are paying for whatever they feel like doing.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Except for one wedding that I have been in I have always paid for everthing so don’t feel bad. I don’t think that your girls will expect it especially since they know what you have been going through.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I paid for everything myself for my friend’s wedding I was in.

My girls are buying their dresses and shoes for my wedding. The place I am planning on getting my hair done has said they will make accomodations to do the other girls hair for a good price. And my friend who is doing my make-up has offered to bring 2 of her friends to help the girls.

Post # 12
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Busy bee

im having them pay for there hair and makeup but i do have a friend that does hair so there receieving a discount. If you want to get your makeup done by MAC i always do the $50 worth of product for them to do your makeup and then return the makeup you purchased later 🙂 haha cheating the system lol

Post # 13
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Blushing bee

In the weddings I’ve been in, I’ve had to pay for my own dresses. I’ve only been in one where I did not have to pay for hair and makeup, as it was ‘gifted’ from the brides mom (my aunt) because I had traveled 9 hours for the wedding. I had full intentions of paying for it myself though. I don’t think your girls will expect you to pay for it. And if you give them the choice to have it done or not, it gives them the control over having the extra cost or not.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

If your BMs know about your financial situation, I’m sure they’ll understand that hair & make-up is their responsibility.  Maybe make a little Bridal Party party out of it: get together with the girls the night before & do each others’ nails.  Unless you’re VERY picky about these details, I’m sure they’ll be fine getting things done on their own.

For mine, my BMs are paying for everything except hair & make-up – my big sister is a stylist, so she’s taking care of all the ladies (me, MOB, MOG, Maid/Matron of Honor, Bridesmaid or Best Man, & FG-her daughter). She’s not charging me, so I’m trying to make it count as my wedding gift (instead of giving another gift) since she’s saving me SOOO much.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I’m paying for my attendants’ hairstyles (because I wanted a more formal look) and asked that they each tip their stylist. 

I also booked a MUA (for myself) & offered the services (totally optional) to my bridesmaids.  I’m covering the cost of the MUA’s travel fee and let my attendants know that if they wished to get makeup done, they would be responsible for that particular cost.

All three of my girls are very grateful that I’m paying for their hairdos (which were the more expensive service) & all decided to get their makeup done too. 

 

Post # 16
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Helper bee

I am paying for my “moms'” hair and make-up, but I cannot afford to do the BMs. Unless YOU want it done–your girls might prefer to do their own hair and make-up or to go to someplace of their own choice.

If I were you, I would just do small gifts. I bought a 5 piece bulk set of 14k gold pearl necklaces on sale for $109 on overstock.com that and a tote from etsy for under $20 may be very nice. And would only cost you $35 a girl.

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