(Closed) Bridesmaid doing makeup…trial run went very poorly..help!

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
617 posts
Busy bee

@gm234:  Does she live nearby? I would suggest doing another trial. spend a few hours getting it right. Just let her know you just aren’t comfortable with doing it the day of. I did my cousins wife’s makeup on her wedding day and I’m no pro. we did one trail and she shot me an email a few days later asking if I would mind doing one more and I had no problem with it! Just be honest

Post # 5
617 posts
Busy bee

@gm234:  ouch! well you will be seeing her the night before the wedding I assume if shes in your wedding party? maybe you could squeeze it in then? it wouldnt be the best solution but it might be worth it!

Post # 7
1274 posts
Bumble bee

Did you take any photos that you are willing to share? Perhaps an outside opinion could help formulate the look you are going for? 

Since it’s a bridesmaid…it’s kind of a sticky situation. Do you have the time and $ to hire a pro? If you did, it might hurt your bridesmaid’s feelings. I think in this scenario, I would possibly consider asking her to come up a day or two early so you can do a few trials and fine tune the look. Like spend half a day together until you feel like it’s perfect.

Post # 8
215 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2005

@gm234:  My suggetion is to just go with a new make-up artist. Find someone else and have a new trial and get it right.

This is going to save you stress and save your friendship. How would you feel if you let her do your makeup on your wedding day, got all your pictures back and hated it? This will just cause resentment between you and your friend which, if you value your friendship, is not going to be a good thing. 

Just tell her you are just so honored that she offered but that you want her to be there for you on the day not working. 


Post # 10
576 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

So it’s time to just tell her, in a kind way but firmly, that you totally understand if she isn’t able to do another trial run before the wedding, but you’re going to hire a pro.

Tell her that you so appreciate her willingness to help, but that you just don’t want the added stress for both of you for your day, and you know you’ll just worry about it between now and then if you can’t do a trial.

Tell her again that you’re so grateful for her offer, and you’re glad that now you can BOTH just sit back and be pampered that day!

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