(Closed) Is this a “bitch fee”?

posted 10 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2009

It sounds like a special promotion or something. Like a grooms tux is discounted if all the groomsmen pay. I don’t think it has anything to do with a "bitch fee"

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

why dont you ask her?  is anyone else getting their makeup done?  ours was the same for everyone, including me and my mother.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I just got pricing from a make up artist: $200 for the bride, and $100 for anyone else. Uh, what? So similar idea, but switched. But I think if I’m paying anyone $100 or $200 to do my make up, they better make me look like a supermodel! Haha. Although, do you think maybe they are thinking a "mom" will take more make up and work than a bride? That’s terrible to think about, but who knows. However, I agree, I would find out how much a bridesmaid, for example, would be.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

LeahB, that’s actually spot-on pricing for a makeup artist – especially in the NY metro area (I see you’re getting married in White Plains). As crazy as it sounds, it also sounds crazy to spend upwards of $6000 for four hours of photography, but you get what you pay for. Quite honestly, a great makeup artist should make you feel like a supermodel! That’s why trial runs are so important.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

CarolineG, I figured it was the going rate for Westchester.. I just don’t want to pay it

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I would ask the makeup artist to justify the cost difference and then shop around and see what other makeup artists in the area are charging and find out why they are structuring their fees that way.  Then make your discision based on the info you’ve gathered.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

$100 isn’t too bad….usually its at least $175 around the Chicago area and that’s for someone not that experienced. For someone with a ton of experience the going rate is sometimes $250 to $350.

 

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I would ask for sure, but I imagine it has something to do with dealing with older skin. A young bride’s skin is just easier to work with than her mom’s.

Post # 11
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Newbee

lol @ ‘bitch fee’. Hmm.. so I take it your Mother-in-Law isn’t so nice? I don’t know why there is a greater charge but if you find out let us know.

-Groomzila

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