Post # 1
So my finances best friends sister is a makeup artist and she subtly mentioned to me that she’d be more than happy to do my makeup for the big day. I told her ( which was my mistske) I was going to inquire about it with her. However, when I saw more of her work online, it didnt impress me. I don’t know if she thinks that she’ll be doing my makeup but honestly she won’t be. How do I nicely tell her ” no thank you” after I told her I was going to inquire. I feel super bad. She is also a guest at the wedding as well.
Post # 2
Ugh. That’s a tough one! I don’t really know how you should handle that. Good luck though!
Post # 3
Just tell her you want her to be there as a guest and you already hired someone to take care of your makeup on your big day. I had to do the same thing and to be honest we’re all adults so as long as you’re nice there’s no reason for her to get upset with you.
Post # 4
Awkward. My bridesmaid (who was an amateur make-up artist and had only done a few weddings at the time) offered to do my make-up “as my gift” and then tried to stick me with a bill anyway. I dropped the subject for a couple months and then told her that due to timing constraints and availability, I had to go with someone else. I’d try to come up with a similar excuse. Can you lie and say that a friend or family member booked you a MUA as a gift?
Post # 5
Since she is a guest, I would tell her you want all of your guests to just relax and have a good time on the day of the wedding, so you chose an outside vendor.
Or, if it makes more sense, you could say that your mom/MOH/whomever is generously treating you to hair and makeup as a gift and they arranged it for you with another vendor already.
Post # 6
this is really no biggie. Just tell her you’ve already got someone booked and you appreciate her thoughtfulness.
If she asks (and she shouldn’t because rude), tell her how you want her to enjoy your wedding as a guest and again, really appreciate her thoughtful offer.