Here Comes the Botox

More brides are demanding bridesmaid makeovers
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 26, 2008 10:21 AM CDT
Brides should be schdeduling their beauty-treatment days as far ahead as they would traditional hair-and-makeup sessions, say spa owners.   ((c) ronnie44052)
camera-icon View 3 more images

(Newser) – The latest trend among brides-to-be is to set up matching beauty procedures for the wedding party, the New York Times reports. With more women getting married in their 30s and photos more immediately accessible online, many brides are eschewing traditional thank-you gifts of matching bracelets in favor of matching Botox injections for their bridesmaids.

“Giving them something for themselves—as opposed to something that they’ll never wear again—is more meaningful,” said one bride. But while many women are willing, or even eager, to undergo cosmetic enhancements, others balk at being asked to achieve the same shade of tan—or, as one bridesmaid reported, to undergo matching boob jobs.