(Closed) cancelling last minute on your makeup artist

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
2083 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

If you don’t like it, then you don’t like it – I wouldn’t beat yourself up over it. If I had gone to my hair trial to find out that the way the stylist was doing it was not at all what I wanted and I didn’t feel like I could get the point across to them then I wouldn’t have kept an appointment with them. Just be honest – tell them that you have decided to go somewhere else for your wedding day makeup because you tried it and it was just too perfect to pass up. They will probably be mad/upset no matter what, so just get it over with so you can move on and focus on something else!

Post # 4
1315 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Ooh, had you made a definite booking after the trial? I totally agree with you, you have to go with the one that did the best job. Had you a contract of any kind with the first, or just verbal? Have you made sure the new one is available for your day?

Post # 5
305 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010 - Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort, St. Thomas

Considering your wedding is only 5 days away (congratulations!!), I’d call as soon as possible! Does she work in a salon? If so, you could probably cancel with the receptionist I’m guessing. If she’s freelance, that’s a bit trickier. I’m so not one for lying – could you maybe call her and let her know that you have someone else taking care of your makeup, but thank her so much for everything she’s done for you thus far? Or to skirt around a lie, have a friend call the mall lady and actually schedule your appointment, then you can honestly tell your other MA that your friend set up this other appointment for you and you can’t back out? In the end, you should go with who you want, and not worry about hurting someone’s feelings, there are many tactful ways of cancelling an appointment. Good luck!

Post # 7
18641 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Call her now and cancel!

Post # 8
16 posts
  • Wedding: May 2010

Most makeup artists understand and I doubt she’d care. She may offer a free retrial though, but you’ll be out of your deposit.

Post # 9
2681 posts
Sugar bee

I would think shed understand but I hope she didnt turn away business holding the date for you since your wedding is this weekend.  Out of curiosity, why did you wait so close to your wedding to do the trial?  Maybe she will offer you another trial if you are honest and tell her you didnt like it.

Post # 10
2767 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Go with who makes you look and feel the best.  If she works for a salon I’d just call the salon and speak with the receptionist.  I don’t really think there will be any hurt feelings.  This type of thing happens often.

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