- 8 years ago
- Wedding: September 2010
So, I booked my make up artist last October. Yes, I like jumping guns and what not. I just wanted to get it done and out of the way 🙂
At the time that I booked her, however, my bridesladies were unsure if they wanted to go with a make up artist or not. So, the make up artist suggested that I put down a deposit for three of the girls – middle of the road. That way I wouldn’t owe that much if others joined in. I also put down a deposit for myself in the form of a trial-fee. All told, I’ve given the make up artist $180 in deposits.
Fast forward to this week – the bridesladies decided instead to go with a friend that recently got her make up training. She’s a great girl and, to be honest, I’m sad I’m not able to use her. However, I understood that I put down the deposit for my original artist.
I emailed the original artist asking about getting a refund for the bridesladies, but not for me – with the understanding that we had both agreed that the “3 bridesladies” deposit was a guess at best. However, she hasn’t responded to me over email (our chief mode of communication) for over a week since asking for information on the exact amounts I’ve paid her thusfar.
My question is this: in a situation where a deposit is made for people as “guess” but you’re still using the services, should you get your deposit back?