Post # 1
I am thrilled that my hairstylist, who I absolutely love, is willing to drive 4 hrs away to do my hair and my 2 bridesmaids hair. We’re getting married in Asheville, NC and she said she’s never been there but has always wanted to (so I think that may be part of it).
I don’t see her again until April for my regular do, so we’ve been corresponding through email-facebook actually.
When I wold my Fiance what my stylist and I last talked about, he actually had some strong opinions about how to go about the details. WHAT?!? He hasn’t had strong opinions about anything during this planning process…..and hair?? Anyway, ….back to my point. He wanted me to ask all you bees what the etiquette was for having a stylist come do my hair from Out of Town.
I mentioned to her already that she and her man would be invited to the wedding/reception (if she wanted to come) and that we have discounted hotel room rates that we can offer her. Apparently, my Fiance thinks we may need to offer to pay for her hotel room or gas or something else.
What do you guys think? Have I spoke to soon to her about telling her the room rates vs saying we’d pay for it for her??
Post # 3
If it were me I would offer her travel money (gas,food). I would figure it out around .50 a mile (round trip) and then maybe throw in an extra $20 for food and drink (she might want to pick up food on the drive).
I would then just offer her the discounted rate on the hotel room. Since she could probably still make the drive home after your hair and makeup (if she doesn’t attend your wedding) she wouldn’t be required to stay the night.
Especially since she seems to be a sort of “friend” to you and is willing to do the drive I think offering her gas and food money would be appreciated.
Post # 4
She has Sunday and Monday off every week. She has already said that it will work out perfect b/c she can head out right after work on Saturday, so she’d be able to be up and ready to go Sunday morning (wedding day). With this statement I assume she’s staying atleast 1 night.
The cost of paying for her gas at .50/mile would be about $125 one way. So that would be $250 round trip. That just seems like way too much. I’d rather pay for her hotel room, if that’s the case.
What do you guys think??? I def don’t want to seem cheap, but don’t really have that much money in our budget.
Post # 5
In that case (since she is staying the night) Offering to pay for the hotel might be really nice! I would at least offer her one or the other (hotel or mileage) That way you will be really helping her out with her own out of pocket cost just to go to your wedding + working.
Im sure she will be happy with either one of those things… 🙂