- 8 years ago
- Wedding: October 2010
Here is my situation – a colleague of my mom’s who is also a friend is married to a make-up artist. She is pretty incredible – she has done a bunch of celebrities, editorial ads, and even some royalty. She is a big deal. And, really really expensive. Because of our family connection, I got a half-price discount, bringing my make-up (trial and day of) to a huge $400 price tag. My BMs and mom would be $100 each.I was not thrilled with the price, but was really excited to have my make-up done by someone with this kind of resume, but it was months ago when the wedding bills were not pouring in.
Fast forward 6 months to today – 5 weeks out from the wedding. I just got an e-mail from the artist and her husband, apologizing, because she just found out she has to be out of the country the weekend of my wedding. They offered to make phone calls and find me a replacement. I am not too stressed about this back-out because anyone else will certainly be cheaper, and at this point, I loveee the idea of saving that much money.
These are my options – 1) my photographer’s wife is a make-up artist, I was thinking about inquiring about her availability and prices. 2) At the salon where we are getting our hair done, they have a make-up artist. This would be a really convenient option, but it is not my favorite choice because the people at our salon, while they do great work, are pretty stressful and I don’t want to put up with more than I have to ont he day of the wedding! 3) go to the bobbi brown counter at a lord & taylor. This would be the cheapest option – we would all just have to buy some products, like lip gloss, as long as we eack buy about $40 worth of product.
But, I called the counter, and the woman on the phone seemed to think that I was crazy for wanting to get MY make-up done at the counter. She kept saying “at the Counter???” Finally, I was like, “do you think I am crazy for wanting to do that?” And she just said “yes.” Then she said that alot of those artists do free lance and could do my make-up for $200 and the BMs for $100.
I know this is a crazy-long story jsut about make-up, but the hive is the only place that understands why make-up requires a long story!
What should I do?? I really just want to get it done at the counter, they do a good job (I got my e-pics make-up done there) it is sooo cheap, and close to my house. But am I crazy for doing that? I jsut don’t feel like paying $200. TELL ME WHAT TO DO!