(Closed) Family/Make-up/Gift dilemma: FSIL is a make-up artist.

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
2891 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I would say “Oh I really want to use you as my makeup artist but I am afraid I might not have enough money in my budget. You are sooo good I just know I could never afford to pay you what you are worth.  Especially with having so many people who will need your services.” Hopefully she will then either volunteer to do it for nothing or tell you how much she is expecting.

If she does it for nothing make sure you thank her. Maybe even thank her publicly in your programs or something.

Post # 4
375 posts
Helper bee

I think I’d approach her with a conversation starter. Something like “I really appreciate your offer to do my make-up for the wedding. Mom and the bridesmaids are also interested in having their make-up done that morning, is that something you’d be interested in doing?”

Post # 7
649 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

It’s for her brother’s wedding, I would think she’d be open to helping you ave some $$$ since she has the talent to do wedding makeup!  Has she ever offered?

Post # 9
1686 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think you should say something like, “I know you’re giving me my makeup as a wedding gift, but would you like me to purchase the supplies?” That way you get an answer to buying your supplies, and if she wasn’t intending it to be a gift, you’ll find out right away and can make your decision on asking about the rest of the wedding party based on what she says.

Post # 10
44 posts
  • Wedding: May 2010

Its really great from her side that she herself offer you her help……..I think when she offer you make up help she already knew it that she have to do for others also……its obviously you are not going to book another one for your mother and bridesmaids…….
I like secondchances idea……..just ask her the same way as she suggested….and if she accept this…don’t forget to say her thanks and if you can manage give her a little gift also……..like some small piece of jewelry…..here is a site i found for selecting gifts for my marriage……http://www.thepersonalizedmall.com/categories/Lady%27s-Gifts/Jewelry-%26-Jewelry-Boxes/

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