Is this vendor overkill?

posted 2 years ago in Beauty
Post # 16
1945 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

Personally I don’t see it as overkill if you only invite one person. I understand where you are coming from I only go to one salon for hair, makeup and manicures and pedicures when I got engaged there wasn’t any questions on who would be glamming my bridal party and I 

Post # 17
11612 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

socalgirl1689 :  I’ve been flown all over for work- people want to pay for a known commodity when they’re under stress. So I say go for it so long as the visa won’t be an issue. Maybe he can just take a small personalized kit for you – I had a set kit, location kit, and kits for each actor I was doing when we went on location so I didn’t have to lug the entire kit around. 

Also from SoCal and I know what you mean re the latest trends. Every area has its bonuses to recommend it. SoCal has horrible traffic but great food and the latest latest latest of the best.

I hope you post pics your wedding sounds like it’s going to be amazing! 

Post # 18
155 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

We brought our MUA (and photographer) with us on our cruise wedding and it was the best decision ever! Our photog was a little different, but for the MUA we covered her cruise and other hard costs (getting there, service charge, etc) and in exchange she did everyone that wanted it for the wedding (we were 17 total but including guys and kids so there weren’t that many girls wanting anything), myself and my hubby fully again for a day of photos in Alaska, and I think she did me another time or two if I wanted it (nothing major, but I wear 0 makeup so anything helps haha).

Other than that she was free to be on her own or hang out with our group, and she ended up becoming a great friend who has come to Thanksgiving, out on our boat, etc. We were lucky the cruise was Monday to Monday so she only missed one wedding weekend back home as I think that had been her only concern.

It was 10000% worth it for us and didn’t end up costing any more than hiring the cruise salon/photographer would have, so yes, I say go for it 🙂

Post # 19
3166 posts
Sugar bee

Not overkill at all. If you have the means, I think it’s a great idea. Especially considering you’ve used them numerous times before, their work has been consistent, and you already know you’ll look amazing. Seems like it’ll be a lot less stressful than trying to arrange a MUA who may not live up to what you want.

Post # 20
6771 posts
Busy Beekeeper

If you can afford to hire the people you want to make you look and feel how you want on your wedding day go for it!! 

Post # 21
44 posts
  • Wedding: July 2017

I would strongly recommend not to skirt the Visa issue and make sure the MUA gets the proper visa and work permits. Depending on the country, you could also be on the hook for employing someone without papers.

Post # 23
7042 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Everyone has different priorities and if you think it’s important by all means go for it! It’s no different than couples who fly in their favorite photographer or videographer. Just remember that you’ll need to cover all their travel (flights, hotel, meals, etc. I would talk to them and ask them how much they’d be willing to charge you to do this. 

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