Asking MUA or hairstylist to babysit?

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
920 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

do you know that she is a dog lover or really good with kids??


to be honest I think it is insulting. you want her to be there, but not enough to pay for her to eat/ take part at the reception. 

Post # 4
1864 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@skiptomylou:  So I take it you are not planning on paying her? So her job is to attend but to follow the kids and make sure they’re staying out of trouble kind of thing? 

If that’s the case, I would think that was rude. Now, if you were paying her a reasonable amount, that’s a different story. 

EDIT: Now that I’ve thought about for a couple more minutes, I still think it’s rude! I’m sorry, but no. Invite her as a guest or not at all. She’s a hair stylist, not a baby sitter. If you want a baby sitter, you need to fork over the money for a sitter. 

Post # 5
1515 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@skiptomylou:  Personally, I woud be offended if I was her.

I’m also failing to see how she could be psyched to “attend” the wedding – if she is dog/baby sitting, wouldnt she then be in another room/location and therefore not at the wedding at all?

Post # 7
561 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@skiptomylou:  It’s insulting. She’s a professional MUA, not a babysitter. Either invite them as a guest, pay them to stick around for touch ups, or leave it at that. I LOVE weddings, and working them, but if a client asked me to spend my Saturday/evening to babysit I’d be insulted.

Post # 9
1721 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@skiptomylou:  personally I think it would be kind of insulting. I’m gonna vote for don’t ask her to do that.

Post # 10
7630 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

I wouldn’t. Hire a babysitting service. 

Post # 11
1441 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Unless she has a dogsitting / babysitting business on the side and you’re paying her the going rate, I don’t see how this would work.

Post # 12
114 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

No, insulting. She wouldn’t be “going to the party”. She would be working, and she is a professional hairstylist/MUA, not a babysitter. 

Post # 13
7 posts

I thought you said you weren’t paying for her to stay but then it sounds like you said you would be paying for her?  I think I’m just confused too.  If she’s babysitting, wouldn’t she not even be at the wedding? 

I think if I were her I’d be a little insulted, I try not to really talk about my wedding to anyone who isn’t invited.  I’d feel weird if I asked her to be there but just to babysit.

Post # 14
487 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Don’t do it. Find someone who has babysitter/dogsitter as their job description.

Post # 15
1627 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Dog sitters get paid. I don’t know if she would find it insulting. I wouldn’t want to stick around for.hours at your house watching your dog while you are at your wedding. Once you get back home are you planning to chat with her and tell her all about your wedding? 

Post # 16
4382 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think it may be a insulting either invite her to attend or don’t but asking her to babysit at the wedding … In exchange for an invite seems rude

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