(Closed) Bridal Makeup & Tipping

posted 4 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
118 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I am in the same boat as you.  I have 4 bridesmaids, 2 Moms, one maid of honor, and one bride (of course) that I’m paying for.  Makeup services will cost me $625.00.  I didn’t tip the MUA after the makeup trial, but will tip her 20% the day of.

Hope this helps and good luck!!!!

Post # 3
4439 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

MrsMounty:  She owns her own business, so no, you don’t need to tip her.

Post # 4
3340 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

Actually, tipping is very customary for makeup and hair.  It has nothing to do with them owning their own business.  You should build 15-20% into your budget.  But no, you don’t need to tip on trials.

Post # 6
1110 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

MrsMounty:  The Knot has a helpful tipping cheat sheet – http://wedding.theknot.com/wedding-planning/wedding-budget/articles/wedding-vendor-tipping-cheat-sheet.aspx  however I wouldn’t consider it as “the rules” to follow.  I wouldn’t bother with a tip for the make-up trial either.

Offbeatbride.com wrote, “Tipping is a gratuity which means that you are showing you are grateful for something, so think “above and beyond,” especially when it comes to the<br />vendors who are not in the food and beverage service category. It doesn’t matter if the vendor is the owner, self-employed, or a staff member. If your DJ, photographer, videographer or any other vendor has not only met but exceeded your expectations and made your life and/or wedding easier and/or better and/or happier, then by all means tip if you feel so inclined.”

My MUA is someone that I know from childhood and does bridal make up on the weekends on top of her full-time job. I will most likely be tipping her 15-20%.

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