The New York Times featured an article today, It's Botox for You, Dear Bridesmaids, chronicling the rise of collective makeovers for the bridal party. Do I think most brides are giving—or insisting on—their bridesmaids receiving Botox treatments (and in one case breast enhancements) for the wedding day? Not really.
But brushing aside the alliterative and attention-grabbing headline, what they're really magnifying is the trend of brides holding a skin care soiree as a modern twist on bridesmaids gifts. As one bride says in the article:
"Giving them a bracelet isn't as special as spending an evening together. Plus, as you get older, everyone is more conscientious about their skin and appearance. Giving them something for themselves—as opposed to something that they'll never wear again—is more meaningful."
Bonding over beautiful skin can take many forms and whether that's a massage, manicure, chemical peel, or Botox...well, that's up to your personal choice.