Hair and Make up – what is reasonable?

posted 2 years ago in Money
Post # 2
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

160 minutes round trip is a long ways… I would be ok compensating them for their time.

I have no travel fee since I’m in-town, but it’s an extra $100 per assistant stylist. 

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

nittanybride14:  I think that the price she is giving you sounds fair. Given the amount of stuff they will be carting and that it’s practically three hours travel time, plus gas, and it is so far out they will probably need to grab a bite out somewhere (assuming you are not feeding them) … The price is more than reasonable.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

nittanybride14:  those prices are slightly below what I’m paying. Definitely seems more than reasonable to me! I would ask for quotes from some other artists that you like, if that would make you feel better about the prices. That’s what I did. 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

nittanybride14:  I think that sounds fair. Personally, I would just do research and find a hair & makeup stylist closer to your venue. Not just to save money but to avoid the stylists being late, I have heard way too many horror stories about stylists not being on time, and rushing through everyone hair and makeup and everyone looks like a mess. THat would be my main concern. 

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think it’s fair, given that you’re having them travel so far.

My stylists came from MD to DC and I still had to pay a travel fee, plus their parking.  The fact that they’re carpooling and cutting the fee in half is definitely a bonus for you!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

My hair/make-up girls are barely traveling a half hour and I’m paying both of them a $100 travel fee. I think you’re getting a great deal. 2 hours and 40 minutes round-trip is a looooong time.

you have to think of it in terms of what else they could be doing with that time. For example, in 2.5 hours, the average stylist could do 2-3 bridal styles. Depending on their pricing, that’s around $200. They need to be able to make some of that money back if they’re going to travel, particularly if it’s on a busy day such as a Saturday.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

nittanybride14:  Also getting married in DMV area. The group I’m likely going with is a $50 travel fee – for everything – not for each individual person/car. However, their fees are quite a bit higher – $165 hair for bride/$155 make up – and the girls it’s $125.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - The Villa

nittanybride14:  Monk6552:  Just wondering since we’re in the same area (and Nittany same month) if you girls are paying for the services for your BMs?

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

NYE2014:  I was just trying to figure this out myself!

Given how pricey hair and makeup is around here (or at least what I’ve seen) – I’m planning to pay for their hair (but let them know they can choose to get makeup done if they want). A number of the places I looked at either had a four service or four person minimum – so it made sense for me to decide to pay for something (and I’d like to do something nice for them). What about you?

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - The Villa

nittanybride14:  Hmmmmm… good idea. I was going to buy jewelry but was debating on the other gift. Maybe I should go with this…

Monk6552:  It is pricey. I have a call into a salon this morning to see what we could work out… ugh. This has been the most ‘not fun’ part, b/c there are no hard-fast rules to this.

…additionally seeing as I have an all ethnic cast, doing hair in-suite the morning of is more than a little difficult. We actually may have to go to the salon. LOL.

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