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Who Pays for Bridesmaids' Hair and Make-up?
One of my bridesmaids asked if we're going to pay for their hair and make-up to be done on the wedding day. I thought they were supposed to pay for it, but now I'm paranoid. Is this my responsibility? Each bridesmaid paid for her own dress, and I can't afford to pay for hair and make-up for seven women. I am I out of line?

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Posted On: Nov 26, 2008 at 10:23 AM | Vendors are allowed | Add to My Watchlist | Flag As Inappropriate

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Nov 26, 2008 at 7:51 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
My bridesmaids are paying for their own hair and Im working with this Mary Kay rep who will do the makeup for free all she ask is that i have a Mary Kay party before the event so that she could possibly get some new customers and thats all.As far as my girls go they already get their hair done professionally on a regular basis so its really not asking them to do something that they dont already do.

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Nov 26, 2008 at 10:31 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
I think it is better to ASK this of your bridesmaids instead of TELLING them they have too...
My bridesmaids all paid for their dresses... they are also paying to get their hair and nails done... I told them that I wanted them to do this but by no means did that mean they HAD too... I think my bridesmaids are all kind of excited to get all pretty and to get ready together and get all of these things done... I think I got pretty lucky!!!!
I think it is very common these days when you accept the role of being a bridesmaid that alot of times there is a price associated with it... You just have to be flexible and work with them to get what you want...
Good Luck
Nov 26, 2008 at 10:43 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
I agree with Melissa, it's more common for bridal attendants to pay their own costs (unless of course you can afford it). I wouldn't get to paranoid about it. What you may consider if you are having your makeup done professionally, get a an idea of what it would cost your bridesmaids (sometimes there's a discount when the bride is a client, so it wouldn't be as costly to the bm's) or if you have a little "mad" money perhaps you can offer to pay to have their nails done or purchase the accessories for their dresses and present it to them at your bridal shower or rehearsal dinner. Remember these ladies are your closest friends/relatives and they should understand that if you could afford to splurge you would and they shouldn't be offended if you don't.

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Nov 26, 2008 at 9:59 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
If you do not have the budget to pay for everyone to get their hair and makeup professionally done, it would be considerate of you to allow the bridesmaids to do it themselves. You should offer them the use of your stylists and tell them the price, but understand that some of them may not be able to afford it. Your kindness and understanding will be greaatly appreciated.

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Nov 27, 2008 at 10:23 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Your braidsmaids could pay for their own hair to be done. Makeup could be done for free if you hold an Arbonne Makeup party.

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