(Closed) Hm…book with someone else?

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Should I go with the other make up artist?
    Yes. She's way less expensive and will probably do as good of a job. : (15 votes)
    94 %
    No. The person you have is more experienced and you don't want to second guess on your wedding day. : (1 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 4
    1 posts
    • Wedding: April 2015

    Honestly I am a makeup artist and I must tell you. That my price usually ranges around $250 for hair and makeup. Is the $225 for just makeup? If so that is very expensive for just makeup!

    Post # 6
    491 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Personally, I would go with the cheaper one.  If you like her work, and are comfortable with the price, go for it.  Especially if the original artist isn’t willing to work with your budget at all.  You definitely want to look beautiful for your big day, but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice other things or overpay for a little makeup.

    Good luck!

    Post # 7
    372 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I voted above for the cheaper one… but you might try giving the first one a last shot to reduce her price.  Say something like “I know your work is totally worth the cost, but it’s really not in my budget, especially since I found this other person who will do it for $$.  I’d love to still hire you, but my Fiance is really holdng me to our budget.  Is there anyway you could come closer to her cost.  If not, I totally understand but I am going to go with her.”  Just a thought.  We did this with a couple vendors with good success (and it was totally true each time I said it)… that said, the difference for these was never 50%.  Good luck and let us know what you decide!!

    Post # 8
    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    yikes! That’s a LOT of money to spend on make up and hair, especially since you’re paying for the bridal party too. Definitely include that in your negotiations – this isn’t just one person, it’s a lot of business for her!

    Post # 10
    459 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    That is an outrageous price for just make up! yeeesh!!! I say stick with the second make up artist if you’re comfortable with her work, then I wouldn’t go back to the first one. If she really wanted to keep as a client she would have found a way to kep your business.

    Post # 11
    3252 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    If you are satisfied with the work of the cheaper priced MUA then go with her.

    Post # 12
    2867 posts
    Sugar bee

    I think you did the right thing, she wasn’t upfront with you about where the money is going (i.e. transportation costs).  Plus, you could really help this other artist’s career and thus create some good competition in your area (possibly making the prices of her competitor fall).

    Post # 13
    571 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    That is SO much money.  Vendors take advantage of brides, insane!

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