(Closed) I need help making up a believable excuse

posted 5 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
7445 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

Hmmm, maybe tell we that someone gifted you with the other makeup artist?

Post # 4
2952 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1998

@theone99:  I’m great at think of excuses I’d say someone has paid for you to have it  done by some great makeup artist too good to refuse.

Post # 5
837 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@theone99:  🙂 I think you’re overthinking it. I understand the guilt you feel, but you need to do what’s right for you. I had three hair trial appointments with the woman who regularly does my mom’s hair. And it just wasn’t right for me. She simply could not achieve the look that really shouldn’t have been too hard (loose, casual curls). When it came down to it, I thanked her so much for her time, but that I had decided to do something else. I would tell her that you love what she does with your hair, and you can’t wait to see her on the big day and you know you’ll walk out of there looking stunning. (Or is she coming to you? Either way.) But you felt that the makeup she did wasn’t quite you, so you’re going to work with someone you’ve been working with for a long time.  


Edit: You could add in that he didn’t have an availability before, but now he does, and he was very excited to be able to do your makeup that day because you’ve been going to him for so long. I don’t know. I’m sorry. I always end up telling the truth, but with little coverups like this, so I’m not very good at excuses.


Post # 6
333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Can i ask if you think she wasnt that good at makeup why the BM’s are still getting it done by her?

Post # 7
4524 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@miss-stacie-2013:  +1

@theone99:  As a freelance makeup artist, I can say that she will 100% see through any excuse you think up if you are letting her do your three bridesmaids but not you. I personally dont see any way around her catching on if you choose to go to someone else at the same salon.  If it were me, as long as you werent trying to get your deposits back a week before the wedding, I couldnt care less if you went to someone else, but no, I promise she will catch on to what is happening.


If I were you (the bride), I’d simply cancel makeup with them all together and go somewhere else. I understand it’s a week out, but you can definitely get a couple referrals in that time.

Post # 8
11752 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

why would you make up an excuse? just tell them you weren’t happy and are going elsewhere. Any good businessperson would want to know that so they can improve.

Post # 9
1583 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@theone99:  I wasn’t happy after my makeup trial and I let my mua know. I sent her pics of what I wanted it to look like and she was able to correct it on my wedding day. I felt a little bad telling her I didn’t like it, but it was a signficant amount of money and I wanted to look and photograph well on my wedding day. Why don’t you let her know you were not happy with it and what she can fix? See if you can go in for another trial before Saturday.

Post # 10
3572 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

A believable excuse?  I would tell her you didn’t love the makeup and will be going with a different artist.  Personally, I would give her a chance to do another trial, but it sounds like you don’t want her.  I would at least give her the respect of telling her the truth. 

Post # 11
838 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

It’s a different time in the world when the truth is unacceptable. You want someone to help you lie?

Post # 12
8694 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@theone99:  when you were getting your trial, why didn’t you say that was not what you pictured and get something else?

i have my trial on saturday, if i don’t like what she is doing, you better believe, she is going to redo it until it is perfect.


Post # 13
12003 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Cory_loves_this_girl:  Ditto – tell her your got it as a gift from someone else, it’s paid for.

Post # 15
1497 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Tell her you want to do your own makeup.

Post # 16
207 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

i would cancel your makeup, and tell her you got a free makeup package with your hotel stay along with a spa 

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