(Closed) Makeup and hair – paying for services

posted 9 years ago in Boston
Post # 3
1379 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I’m not sure if this is normal, it doesn’t seem normal … but I think it would be totally cool if you called or sent an email with your concern – tell her you’re just having a bride moment and you aren’t sure how you can guarantee her being there if she’s already been paid in full! 

Post # 4
200 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I agree with HumarockBride- I would def. Voice your concerns about that. I would think that you would have the remainder due the day of. It seems a little strange to me that she’s asking for all of it before hand. Can you check out some of her refrences?

Post # 5
613 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Pretty much all of my vendors are expecting payment in full before the wedding date, except make up and hair.  My MU artist is coming to me and doing 12 people but maybe your MU artist has had a bad experience in the past.  If they do a crappy job or dont show up though, I imagine you’ll have little recourse…

Post # 6
1363 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I have a lot of vendors who want full payment before the wedding, but hair and makeup are not on that list.  It seems a little fishy to me–the caterer can claim they’ve had to buy your food before the wedding, but that’s not really the case at a salon…   I agree that you should talk to them and make sure there’s some recourse.  Put <span class=”Apple-style-span” style=”font-weight: bold”>everything you can on your credit card so you at least have the option of disputing the charges if something goes wrong. 

Post # 7
213 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

I’ve heard of putting down a deposit for hair and makeup, but not the entire amount… For my artist, I didn’t have to pay anything until the day of.

Post # 8
25 posts
  • Wedding: May 2009

I talked to a few hair/makeup people in my area, and a 50% deposit was pretty standard.  I agree with the other posters…the full payment seems like a bit much.  Maybe you can arrange to put half down instead?  Or at least have them provide you with a list of references before you give them the deposit to ease your mind. 

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