(Closed) Advice from other brides needed!

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Should there be a discount?
    Yes : (7 votes)
    50 %
    No : (7 votes)
    50 %
  • Post # 3
    7651 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @lowen_2014:  I would say no. I think it would be nice of her, but she doesn’t have to, and you have the right to decline your makeup ohots posted on her website. It’s probably better for her to have you say no than to have you say yes and give you a discount. She’d probably just end up not putting them up.

    Post # 4
    42 posts
    • Wedding: February 2015

    Everything is negotiable. What’s it going to really hurt to ask?

    Post # 5
    18 posts
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I say it doesn’t hurt to ask.  Position it like “Oh wow, I’m flattered! Will I l get a discount in exchange for doing that?”  Or, “Oh wow I had a friend who did that and she got 15% off in exchange – do you offer that as well?”  You can do it politely and you should.   The golden rule of negotiation – if you dont ask, you don’t get!

    Post # 6
    1723 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I’ve been doing bridal makeup for 10 years,  I’ve always asked brides to use their pictures for my portfolio/websites and I’ve never had anyone ask me for a discount. On the other end of the spectrum as a future bride, when my MUA asked me to use one of the pix from our engagement shoot I was flattered and of course didn’t have a problem with that.  But when it comes down to it, its up to you if you want to ask…the worst she can say is no, however; I wouldn’t get my hopes up for that discount since changes are you will not get it.

    Post # 7
    2649 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

    @lowen_2014:  you need to check with the photographer whether they are okay with their photos being used for someone else’s advertising

    Post # 8
    562 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @lowen_2014:  I’ve never heard of getting a discount for letting vendors use your photos. If you feel like you’re getting taken advantage of you should talk to her or find a new artist.

    Post # 9
    4989 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @lowen_2014:   Who took the photos?  Do you have the photographer’s permission to use the images?  

    Post # 10
    779 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2014 - Catal Restaurant

    As a make up artist, I take my own photos and use them or I put it in the contract and speak directly with the photographer about it. People generally do not give you a discount for that so dont get your hopes up too much.

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