(Closed) Who pays for what??

posted 5 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: Who paid for your bridesmaids hair and makeup?

    My fiancé and I did

    My bridesmaids paid for their own

  • Post # 2
    1017 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    If you want them all done exactly the same you should pay

    Post # 3
    239 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    I’m giving them the option to have their hair done or not. The last wedding I was in the bride wanted us all to have the same hair and I wasn’t pleased. Everyone’s hair is different and can’t hold up like others. She wanted our hair half down and curly and the only way I would of been able to achieve that was by buying hair extensions and I was no way doing that.

    keep in mind everyone’s hair works differently.  If you expect them to do it all the same then I’d pay for it. 

    Post # 4
    7528 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Your wedding, your idea = you pay.

    Post # 5
    179 posts
    Blushing bee

    I’ve been in one wedding where my hair and makeup was done for me and two where I had the option and chose to do it myself so the makeup wouldn’t be too heavy.  My bridesmaids all did their own hair and makeup because they know what looks good on them (also my wedding was really informal).

    Post # 6
    6367 posts
    Bee Keeper

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    Brave_Mode:  we didn’t require that they had it done (and most of them are weird about having hair and make-up done), so, we just gave them the option to pay if they wanted it doing (one wanted her hair doing; that was it). We also paid for their dresses. Had we wanted it doing professionally we would have paid. 

    Post # 7
    5152 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

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    Brave_Mode:  If you make it mandatory that they get it done and ESPECIALLY if you want it styled in a certain way, you pay for it. If you tell them it’s optional – they can pay for if they do want it done.

    Please consider allowing them to choose their own styles and not making them look like clones.

    Post # 8
    2668 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    I think the answer to this question really depends on where you’re from. In some countries/regions, it is unheard of to ask for the bridesmaids to buy their own dresses, whereas this is the norm in others. I, personally, am from Australia and it is generally expected that the bridal party will pay for their own attire here.

    When it comes to hair and makeup, however, I am of the belief that if the bride wants all the girls to use a professional stylist/artist or if she wants a particular “look” that she should be paying for it. I really don’t mind how my bridesmaids wear their hair or have their makeup done on the day – just so long as they’re happy. I am having a stylist and makeup artist come out for me, so have let my bridesmaids know that she is available for $x amount or they can go to their preferred stylist/do their own.

    Post # 9
    509 posts
    Busy bee

    i am paying for dresses, shoes, hair and makeup so everything… its my wedding. i asked them to be in it, so i am paying for everything… i wouldnt want to be in a wedding and have to pay for my own hair/makeup etc etc… 

    Post # 10
    13905 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I requested all of my girls have their hair done professionally, so I paid for it.  I gave them the option to do their makeup themselves or have it professionally done at their own cost. 

    Post # 11
    605 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2016

    When I was a bridesmaid, the bride said we could get our hair done at our own cost, but it was completely up to us (I ended up doing it).

    Had she forced us to style it in a certain way and not paid for it, I would not have been happy at all, and in fact probably would have refused to do it. 

    Post # 12
    1688 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    I bought my bridesmaids dresses and I will be paying for their makeup. My Maid/Matron of Honor is a stylist so she’ll be doing their hair, which is a big cost saver.

    Post # 13
    54 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I didn’t require pro hair and make up for my girls. I told them when my hair appointment was and gave them the option to add on and have their hair done but none chose to. Since I had my hair up, they all wore it down, some curled some straight. One of my girls helped the others curl their hair. Everyone looked great!

    Post # 14
    2803 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    If you require professionally styled hair, you should pay. These expenses add up and it’s not fair to make them pay and have no say in it… Especially the same style where they can’t even do somethin they want.

    I am giving my girls the option of either doing their own or having it done at the salon. I am not paying for it since I am giving them the option. If they choose to get it done, then it’s an expense they are electing.

    Post # 15
    385 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    No one in our wedding party paid for a thing, we took care of everything. I think it’s disgusting to ask them to pay their own way, when they’re already doing you a favor.

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