Post # 1
So I’m inviting a nice couple from church, and I kinda grew up with their daughter, but I’m not close to her at all. I just found out she does hair and makeup, and I’m considering going to her for a trial to see what she can do.
If I hire her, is it cool to just leave her name off the invitation as originally planned?
My wedding is almost an hour away from our hometown, and she’d have to book a room and stay the night before. I feel like if she goes to all that trouble, even though I’m paying her to, she would appreciate being invited to the wedding. And if I invite her, then maybe she’ll touch up my hair and make-up after the ceremony.
My mom says it’s not necessary to invite her, and she can just go out and have fun, meet up with friends in the area after doing my hair/make-up.
Post # 3
@fzesguer: an hour isn’t that big deal of a drive. i don’t see why she would need a hotel room.
if you don’t want to invite her, don’t.
Post # 4
If she’s being paid then she doesn’t need to be invited. If you weren’t paying her then it would be a nice gesture.
Post # 5
Thanks for the feedback, ladies. Ideally, I’d want to invite her, but I’m on a strict budget.
@ajillity81: It’s a morning wedding, and with pics before the ceremony and because I have long hair, we might have to start getting ready at 4am, so I figure she’d rather book a room than drive.
Post # 6
@fzesguer: She’s your vendor, you’re paying her to be there for your wedding. You don’t need to invite her as well. 🙂
Even though her parents are invited, she’s obviously a grown woman and doesn’t have to be involved if you don’t want her to be. And certainly if it’s not in the budget.