Post # 1
My hairstylist is someone I know from high school. She has been styling my hair for the past six years. We aren’t exactly close pals, and under normal circumstance I probably would not invite her to my wedding. However, she is doing my hair, and I do have a quasi-friendship with her. (have hung out with her a few times outside of when she’s done my hair.) Does etiquette indicate that i should invite her?
Post # 3
Technically, there’s no “rule” that she has to be included. However, if you have the room, it would be a nice gesture especially because you’ve known her for so long.
I’ve been going to the same stylist for 10 years…your post made me think about inviting her to mine, which I would have never thought of before!
Post # 4
If you wouldn’t invite her as a friend, then she doesn’t get an invite.
Post # 6
It’s a bit similar to inviting your officiant to your reception: that person is a big part of your wedding day and it’s, quite simply, nice. I guess it might help to consider whether your stylist would be comfortable attending? Or, if you invite her, she may politely decline, as officiants often do.
Post # 7
It is no different from inviting your caterer or dj. Those are also important elements of a wedding (and some people use a dj for the ceremony as well) but they aren’t your friends so there is no reason to invite them as though they are since they are contracted to work for you and show up on time.