Post # 1
My wedding is next saturday. Today is Friday. Months ago I was looking for someone to do my makeup and found a girl who said she would do it at a great price, come to me day of etc etc. I tried to schedule a trial. She was going to be out of town. I tried again, no response. Got a little busy forgot about it, last month I remember and schedule one again. This time shes feeling “down” and going to go out of town again. So I schedule for the following wednesday make plans with everyone etc. She emails me that she has to go to traffic court blah blah blah lets do it thursday. Wednesday comes and she tells me the makeup she ordered overnight won’t be here until Friday now. OK fine. Then she emails me again and asks if she can come earlier than we had arranged. I have already rearranged my work schedule, coordinated schedules with two other people etc to make each of these days happen. I told her today that we no longer wished to use her services because we felt she was unreliable. Shes all angry because she spent $150 in make up. Was I wrong to let her go? Make up isn’t something I HAVE to spend money on. I just got to my last straw and it was stress I didn’t need a week before my wedding.
Post # 3
Omg that is ridiculous! I would have fired her long before you did! I would not feel bad in the least. She sounds very unprofessional. I think you will do just fine without her services! 🙂
Post # 4
Hell no! I did the same thing, I wanted to use some of my own makeup and my MUA would not respond, and I didn’t like the way I looked with hers. You definitely did the right thing, she clearly would NOT have shown up for your wedding. Who needs that stress! Kick her to the curb! And let all the stress leave your body! I was so relieved. You have way too much to worry about at this point!
Post # 5
I don’t think you’re being unreasonable at all! Who reschedules on a bride that many times when her wedding is only a week away?? I think you had every right to fire her. Did you ask her to buy certain makeup for the trial, or is this to replenish her stock? Unless you specifically told her to order X makeup, I see absolutely nothing wrong with what you did!
Post # 6
You definitely did the right thing. You were paying her for her services yet she jerked you around and was incredibly unprofessional and unreliable. Don’t worry about it. She can use her $150 worth of makeup on someone else. It’s not like it’s a unique product made especially for you – makeup is something she can use on anyone. It’s not made-to-measure.
Don’t feel bad at all.
Post # 7
Don’t feel bad she was a flake. You don’t want her arriving super late on your wedding day.
Post # 8
No reply = no business from me. If she really wanted your business she should have been more proactive. I think you dodged a bullet with this one – she’d probably end up being one of those people that calls you 5 mins before she’s suppose to be there on your wedding day and tell you she has a flat tire or something.
Post # 9
I couldn’t believe she had the audacity to be angry at me after that. I’m just glad I never signed a contract(since she could never meet up with me) and never told her to order the makeup. Thanks for making me feel better girls. Firing people is a huge part of my job and something I’ve had to unfortunately do a lot of but for some reason when it comes to this its harder…
Post # 10
You made the right decision. Rid your life of stress, that’s my wedding motto!