Hello! I've been struggling with whether or not to pay for my bridesmaid's hair. The expense, of course, is what's holding me back. I think I may have found a good solution. There's a blow-out bar near my venue so I'm thinking about purchasing a formal updo for myself and blow outs for my girls. The blow outs only cost $35 in comparison to $65 for the updo (which is a standard price in San Diego).
I've never had a blowout. From the description and pictures, it seems like a good happy medium to me -- they'll get their hair washed, professionally dried, and lightly styled. The place offers seven styling options for blow outs like flat iron, waves, curls, ponytail, bun, etc.
Has anyone done this before? Those more experienced with hair -- will a blow out style last through the wedding day? Am I cheaping out here, will it be a radically different experience for my bridesmaids? Any advice is appreciated.