(Closed) How do I broach the topic with FSIL about paying for hair when she’s a stylist?

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I would say something like "Hey Future Sister-In-Law, I was going over our wedding budget the other day, and I noticed I didn’t have anything down for your services… can you let me know how much each updo is going to be, so I can factor that in? That would be so helpful!" I think if you make it sound more like she’s helping you by giving you a number to work with vs. just asking her bluntly, it would go over much nicer. And if she says something like "Oh, silly ejs4y8, we aren’t charging you!" take it graciously and get them a nice gift. 🙂

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

You could say something like "Oh, before I forget, can you remind me how much you said our updos would be?  I’m updating our budget spreadsheet this weekend, and wanted to add that in…"

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Ditto for Miss Snowflake! Just play it easy breezy and ask her how much you should budget for hair. Wish I had some friendors to call on 🙂

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - The Pierre Hotel

I agree with the above posters – mention it casually as part of your budget; that way, it gives her an opportunity to name a price if she wishes or offer her services as a gift.

Good luck!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

also if she refuses and you go the gc route- they have specialty preggy masagges! For feet and belly!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Yup… just ask her straight up "Hey Future Sister-In-Law, just finalizing the budget and going over things, could you and your boss let me know what you will be charging for the styles? I want to make sure it doesnt get overlooked!" I definitely think she will be honest with you… and if she says no money is necessary, follow up by asking her if there are any charges for the products used and see if you can contribute that way.

Also, there are maternity massages that she might like. She also only has two more months so she could def. take advantage of the massage after the baby comes!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I agree with the other girls, just tell her you are going over your wedding budget and need to know what to put down for hair.

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