- 4 years ago
- Wedding: June 2014
Yesterday FI and I had our engagement session – originally planned for October, but we had to move it WAY up because FI and I are moving halfway across the country.
I took the day off to spend with FI (he is moving 5 weeks before me and left today), and get my hair and makeup done. I made an appointment with a blow-out bar, and after that had an appointment for my makeup trial with my wedding-day MUA.
So, I’m at my hair appointment and my phone buzzes with a text, then an email, then another text. Since I was occupied, I just ignored them. When my hair appointment ends, I check my phone, and it’s a text and an email from my MUA saying “Sorry, my studio space isn’t done yet – can we reschedule your trial for next week?”. This is AN HOUR before my appointment, two hours before our e-pics are supposed to begin. I call FI, asking what to do (I can not think logically when I’m stressed, and oh, by the way, it was pouring down rain). I decide I’m going to CALL the MUA, and ask her if there’s anything we can do since, you know, our e-pics were that afternoon (which the MUA knew).
So I call her.
MUA: oh, yeah, sorry – my studio isn’t painted yet so I can’t do your makeup
Me: Well, our e-pics are this afternoon – I was really hoping to get my makeup done, is there anything we could do
MUA: What time are your pictures? Are you planning on doing anything else this afternoon?
Me: Well, I was planning on getting my trial done, so no, I didn’t have anything scheduled. I need to be ready by 5:30.
MUA: well, are you sure you’re going to take your pictures today? I mean, it’s raining (no shit, sherlock).
Me: Yeah, because my fiance is moving to New Jersey tomorrow.
MUA: Oh, well…I’ll check my schedule (WTF? Your schedule should have said “Ashley’s makeup trial), and call you back.
So she calls me back 20 minutes later.
MUA: I can meet you at your house or at mine to do your trial, what time do you want to do it?
Me: How about 4? I need to be done by 5:30.
MUA: That’s fine – meet me at my house at blah blah street.
THEN she goes – get this – “What’s your wedding date again?”
Me: June 7….
MUA: Oh, I booked another wedding on your date
My jaw drops! I replied: Well, you cashed my deposit check and got my contract – are you sure?
MUA: Yeah, I definitely booked another wedding last week on your date…what time do you need to be ready by
I was still in my car at this point at the hair salon, so I said “It’s on my contract – I think we agreed on 1pm for our 2:30 ceremony”
MUA: So you don’t need to be ready until 2:30, then.
Me: Well, the ceremony starts at 2:30, so we need to get there before guests, dress, and take bridal portraits, so 1 is probably the latest.
MUA: Well I don’t normally book two weddings in one day, and I just booked this wedding last week, so let me see if I can do both, I’ll call you back. I don’t want you to do a trial if I can’t do your wedding.
So…she finally texts me at 6pm (yes, texts, doesn’t call) saying “sorry, I can’t do your wedding. I recommend xyz makeup artist instead. Good luck”.
Of course the MUA she recommends is the most expensive and popular in the area.
But – WTF? She had my contract a MONTH ago and books another wedding on my date? And doesn’t tell me any of this until an hour before my trial? What if I didn’t have my trial scheduled yesterday? When would I have found out? FI and I figure that the other wedding was probably a bigger contract (mine was only for 6 people) which is why she booted us, but seriously it was so rude!
I was SOOOO upset. It just seemed like everything was going wrong (it was raining, my FI said he didn’t like one of my outfits, and oh yeah, my fiance is moving to NJ for 5 weeks without me), and then I have to deal with this.
THANKFULLY, I’m confident doing my makeup, so it wasn’t a huge disaster, and my photographers recommended someone so I’ll have someone for the wedding day, and what picture we saw on the camera looked flipping amazing, so all is not lost.
This is what I ended up spackling on my face in the 20 minutes I had before our pictures – hopefully it looked okay! (excuse the sulky iphone pictures. I was in a MOOD. Also, my face is not that uneven, I promise. And my hair looked better than that. Okay, enough with the excuses).