Savvy May 2021

Makeup for Bridal Party Yes or No

Olivia, on March 12, 2020 at 11:05 AM Posted in Hair and Makeup 0 11
So I haven’t been very picky about what I want my ladies to wear. Everyone will have the same color dress and shoe, but they will be different styles. I’m getting their jewelry but I want everyone to wear makeup. The majority of the women don’t wear any, but for photos and uniformity it’s my preference. Plus I just want everyone to have that experience of getting their makeup done professionally. I’m paying half and asking them to cover $40.

Is this unreasonable? I don’t want to make anyone uncomfortable but I really would like this.


Latest activity by Olivia, on March 13, 2020 at 4:26 PM
  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    Yes, it's unreasonable. If you're requiring them to get their makeup done for your wedding, you should pay for it.

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  • S
    Devoted September 2021
    Samantha ·
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    I think that is very reasonable!!
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  • MrsD
    Legend July 2019
    MrsD ·
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    If you are requiring they have their makeup done by a professional, you should 100% cover the entire cost. If you don't want to, allow them to do their own makeup.

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  • Amber
    Master February 2020
    Amber ·
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    As PP's said, if you're requiring their makeup be done professionally, you should cover the whole cost. Even more so if they don't ever wear makeup and they'll likely be uncomfortable.

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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    Yes it sounds like you should cover it all considering you are asking them for very specific things
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  • Eshell
    Devoted July 2021
    Eshell ·
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    That’s not a bad price to ask them for. I’m buying their accessories and I’m covering the make up for my girls I’m getting a package deal. This is because they purchasing their dresses and shoes.
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  • Natalie
    Devoted December 2021
    Natalie ·
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    I’m not having bridesmaids, but I am paying for Makeup & Hair for my Mother and Sister so I can have that real “getting ready” experience! And I don’t want them to have the financial burden, because it’ll be $200 for each of them.
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  • W
    Super September 2020
    Willow ·
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    If you're requiring hair or makeup, you're supposed to cover it.
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  • Hanna
    VIP June 2019
    Hanna ·
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    Yes, that is unreasonable. If you are requiring them to have their makeup done professionally, no matter what the cost, then you have to pay for it.

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  • Ally
    Dedicated June 2021
    Ally ·
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    Although $40 isn’t a ton of money, you should still cover the entire cost if you’re requiring your bridesmaids to have their makeup done.
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  • Olivia
    Savvy May 2021
    Olivia ·
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    Welp! Thanks everyone! Majority vote is that I cover the expense so I will do that! Thanks for the input!
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