Invite hairstylist as guest?

posted 2 years ago in Guests
  • poll: Invite the hairstylist & hubby?
    NO! You're paying enough already. : (12 votes)
    86 %
    YES! It's tacky if you don't. : (2 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    1048 posts
    Bumble bee

    No, you do not have to invite her.  It’s common for hair stylists to be hired for part of a day to do bridal looks or bridal party looks and then they go home.  Just because you chat with her while she does your hair does not mean that she will be offended that she isn’t invited to the wedding.  She may have other clients to attend to at other weddings or in her salon as well that day, so you might even be putting her in an awkward spot by extending the invite.

    Post # 4
    Member
    1669 posts
    Bumble bee

    You could offer her a vendor meal if you really want to, but it’s not necessary. 

    Post # 5
    Member
    877 posts
    Busy bee

    I’ve never heard of inviting hair or makeup to the reception- and definitely not extending the invitation to their spouse!   The only person who etiquette dictates needs an invitation is your officiant.  Then just vendor meals for band/dj, photographer, and any other vendors who are actually working your reception.

    Post # 6
    Member
    564 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2017 - Lake Louise Canada

    You definitely don’t need to. If she was stuck with you over dinner time I’d say make sure she gets fed. I’m kind of in the opposite predicament, my first stylist bailed and I’m now begging a guest who’s also a stylist to help me out lol.

    Post # 8
    Member
    3850 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    Huh? Of course you don’t have to invite the hairstylist. You’re paying her for her work!

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