- 7 years ago
- Wedding: November 2011
I’m trying to decide what to do about my hair and makeup.
A few months ago, my friend N suggested I hire her friend J to do my hair and makeup. N and J had their arguments in the past, but they were currently friends and had a good relationship. I like J and have seen that she does good work. She just started working at a great high end salon.
I talked to J on the phone and she was excited to work my wedding and build her portfolio, as well as help out a friend of N. She quoted me low prices over the phone and followed up with an email with pictures of hair inspiration and plans for hair trials. I emailed her back, and we also briefly chatted on Facebook.
A few months passed, and I was focused on planning other things. Now that I’m around the six month mark, and have my dress, hair and makeup are on my mind. Then N tells me that she and J had some kind of falling out and J cut her out of her life. J unfriended N on facebook and unfriended everyone N knows, including me. I haven’t heard from her since before the falling out. N swears that J said she will still do my wedding, but I’m getting worried.
I called J and left a voicemail on Saturday morning asking for a call back to touch base on the wedding plans. When I haven’t heard back on Sunday evening, I REALLY get worried. I start thinking about alternate people I can book.
Today, Monday, I get an email from J. She wrote that her phone isn’t working, so that is why she hasn’t called back, and she has had a crazy few months. She is still ready to do my wedding and wants to have a hair trial soon.
N says I shouldn’t worry about it because J is great at what she does and I should continue to work with her. But I feel nervous about the whole situation. On the one hand, J does good work and is offering cheaper rates than I could find elsewhere. I already told her I would hire her, and she seems willing to do it. On the other hand, she unfriended me on Facebook and didn’t contact me for months. She has serious drama with N, and N will be a part of my wedding. How do I know she won’t flake out when it is too late for me to find other options?
Any advice? I’m not sure what to do next.