Rachael
Savvy September 2018

Hair and make up - who pays

Rachael, on January 13, 2018 at 10:45 AM Posted in Etiquette and Advice 0 77
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This may be a silly question but I don’t want to be rude if I’m totally off the mark. For a professional doing the hair and make up for my bridesmaids do they pay for their services or do I pay for it?

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Latest activity by Cassandra7, on January 9, 2020 at 12:49 PM
  • C
    Beginner May 2020
    Carly ·
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    I've heard of the bridesmaids paying, but I'm completely unsure. I will probably find someone who can give me a group discount and just pay for it so my girls aren't stressing about paying.
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  • FutureMrs.V
    Super June 2018
    FutureMrs.V ·
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    If you require it, you pay for it.
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  • P
    Dedicated September 2018
    Paige ·
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    I'm paying for their makeup and they're paying for their hair.
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  • Alicia
    Savvy May 2018
    Alicia ·
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    My bridesmaid are paying for thier hair and makeup. My fiance and I are paying for their dresses.
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  • Rachael
    Savvy September 2018
    Rachael ·
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    I’m not requiring it and after looking at those prices my eyes bulged out of my head
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  • Kinkerb
    Dedicated August 2018
    Kinkerb ·
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    If you are requiring all the girls to have it done, you pay. If it’s an option they can chose to have, they pay. I am paying my MOH and the rest have chosen to do it but it was not something they had to have.
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  • Ashley
    VIP May 2018
    Ashley ·
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    Hair and makeup should not be required. If you want their hair done and makeup you pay for it. For example, I am paying for the girls hair, not their makeup. If they want their makeup done they can pay for it.
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  • Lauren
    Expert June 2019
    Lauren ·
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    If you are requiring it you pay. If it's an option and they choose to do it then they pay
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  • B
    Dedicated June 2018
    Bride2beeee ·
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    They are paying for their hair and makeup, I will just be putting the deposit down which knocks a few dollars off. Where I’m from anytime we’re in a wedding we don’t expect the bride to pay for things, it nice but it’s not expected because we don’t mind.. I bought both MOHs dresses and all BP jewelry. I also have gifts for them on the day of.
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  • LaraLouM
    Super May 2019
    LaraLouM ·
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    If you are requiring professional services you pay, if it is optional they can choose to pay for it or do their own.
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  • stephanie
    Super October 2017
    stephanie ·
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    I have been in many weddings and a bride has never paid for my hair or makeup. Makeup has never been required at a single wedding I've been in, hair generally was. Or maybe I just never thought to ask the bride if hair was required or not and assumed it was. Either way, every wedding I've been in all of the girls had their hair done and paid for it themselves.
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  • #AllAboutTheRichardsons2018
    Expert September 2018
    #AllAboutTheRichardsons2018 ·
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    My bridesmaids are paying for hairstyles, makeup and etc
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  • Deryn
    Expert October 2018
    Deryn ·
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    I told my girls that i would like them to have their hair done, so I’ll be paying. I’m giving them the option for makeup
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  • futurmrslowe
    Super December 2018
    futurmrslowe ·
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    I’m paying for my two BM as their gift. They both love that sort of thing and I know well enjoy the morning of pampering before the wedding!
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  • MsToMrs
    Dedicated September 2018
    MsToMrs ·
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    If you want the same hairstyle then you should pay. I am not requiring my ladies to have their hair done a specific way, but I am paying for their hair and makeup.
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  • Katrynna
    Dedicated December 2017
    Katrynna ·
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    Yeah that was hard. I left it up to them if they wanted to get it done professionally and if they did they had to pay.

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  • H
    Savvy April 2019
    Heather ·
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    I was just in a wedding that it was required and we paid.
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  • Miaaa
    Super January 2018
    Miaaa ·
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    I’m not requiring it but I’m paying for hair and makeup. They can decline if they don’t want it. I was a BM once where the bride just let us know how much her stylist was if we chose to get our hair done so it was clear we would be paying for it.
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  • Robyn
    Expert October 2018
    Robyn ·
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    I'll be paying for my bridal party but only one is required to have her hair done because she's 12 and I don't like the way she prefers to wear her hair.
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  • Mary
    Dedicated June 2018
    Mary ·
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    I believe FutureMrs.V is right but I’m in a wedding this spring where the bride is making us get our HMU done and wants us to pay.
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