(Closed) Makeup Artist help!

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
371 posts
Helper bee

Ugh. That’s a tough one! I don’t really know how you should handle that. Good luck though! 

Post # 3
1305 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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sarahjc9588 :  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
230 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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
11 posts

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
10284 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

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sarahjc9588 :  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. 

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