(Closed) Help to pay for a service before the wedding?

posted 7 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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5890 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

im sorry this sentence confuses me:

I had to follow up with 2 today and I got a response saying they hoped I wouldnt think that they wouldnt pay me.

could you clarify this?  do you mean they were worried you wouldn’t be able to pay them back?

Post # 5
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5890 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

im even more confused, lol.  did you not tell them you were paying for their makeup?  was it supposed to be a surprise?

Post # 7
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1391 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I don’t understand, they KNEW they were paying for their makeup, and all you did was ask them for their payment so you could pay the artist?

Are you upset because you were going to pay for the artist in full and then the girls would pay you back for it but now you can’t afford to do that, so you feel bad asking for it now?

Post # 8
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1020 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I *think* I understand what you’re saying: They knew they had to pay for makeup, but didn’t realize they needed to pay before the wedding day (I’m guessing you implied this too). Since the vendor wants the payment before the wedding day, you asked them for their money early and not all of them responded immediately, and you feel bad asking for the money early.

*If* that’s what you’re saying, I would probably be annoyed too because I would have budgeted to have that money closer to the wedding. Your wedding is almost 2 months away and that seems really early to ask for money to pay for the makeup artist. I don’t think it’s entirely your fault, but I would be annoyed. Have you thought about telling them that if they can’t pay right now that they DON’T have to have their makeup done professionally?

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

Just my two cents… but I would do your own makeup!! Just tell the artist that you’re sorry but you can’t afford it… go and splurge a little bit on some nice makeup at Sephora and I’m sure one of the girls in your group would be willing to do it!

If you look at pictures and practice, makeup isn’t too hard 🙂

Post # 10
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5890 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

$100 per bridesmaid for just makeup is very expensive!!

Post # 11
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647 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Why are you even having a professional make up artist if you can’t afford it?  $100 for getting make up done?  That’s so much money!  Just nix the make up and have the girls do their own.  That’s such an easy expense to cut.

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