(Closed) Would you expect the bride to pay for this?

posted 10 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Should the bride pay?

    Yes, you should probably pay for them.

    No, they should understand that they have to pay for it.

  • Post # 30
    44 posts
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Unless someone directly says “I’m buying” I always plan on buying nails or whatever it may be by myself.

    Post # 31
    466 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    i told my girls that if they wanted to get anything done professionally (hair, make up nails, tan) that i would be more than happy to take them but could not afford to pay for it. they are not throwing me any parties but are only in charge of buying their dress (which they get to pick) and their travel to get here.

    Post # 32
    198 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I think you have to make it an optional event if you expect people to pay for things. 

    Post # 33
    4107 posts
    Honey bee

    @Sassygrn: ditto. and i gave them the prices in advance, so obviously my message was clear.  

    ETA: and of course i told them it was up to them. in the end, no one got their nails but me!  and 3 of 4 BMs got their hair and makeup done. the one that didn’t did a great job!

    Post # 34
    282 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    As a bridesmaid I pretty much expected to pay for everything myself. It is was covered for me then I was super greatful, if not I know it is part of being a bridesmaid. I could have declined the offer to be a bridesmaid. 

    Post # 35
    2214 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I took my girls out and it was pretty well understood they were paying for their own. We had no problems.

    Post # 36
    3968 posts
    Honey bee

    I sent out an email as part of the wedding related events.  I think I listed (optional) next to the events that were optional.  For the mani/pedi – I put the date and time – and also described the time:  it’s a time to hang out and be pampered.  Please call the salon directly to book your appointment. (and I listed a link to their website and phone number).

    I figured if you had to book your own appointment, you knew you were paying for the service.  Another idea could be to list the cost of a mani, a pedi, and a combo.


    Post # 38
    2906 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I think what you said sounds great!! Have fun at your appointment!! Your wedding is so soon ๐Ÿ™‚ enjoy your last days of being engaged. 

    Post # 40
    79 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I would expect to pay myself but with that being said I would like to go where I wanted to go not where you booked an appointment for me. If you really wanted them a certain way or at a certain place then yes, but otherwise just tell them what you want and let them go where they want to ๐Ÿ™‚

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