Post # 1
So my MUA requires 4 make-up applications the day of my wedding to book her (me +3). The additional make-up applications (besides mine) are $90 each.
The potential people who could use the other 3 make-up applications are:
My Mom (would propbaly enjoy it)
My Step Mom (doesn’t care either way and is usually very frugal)
FI’sMom (she’s a biker chick who really isn’t in to make up, I’m not sure she would enjoy it at all)
Or any of my BM’s who consist of:
My best friend from childhood
My best friend from highschool
My best mommy friend (flying in from Vegas to Nor Cal)
A co worker
A pre-teen (best mans daughter)
None of which are particularlly wealthy that I know of.
I can’t afford $600 to pay for all my BM’s to get it done which would be the easy answer. I wish I could but I can’t. If we have to I can come up with $300 to cover the 3 additional appilcations but then who gets them?!? I don’t even know who would or wouldn’t want their make-up done. Do I just ask everyone “my MUA wants to know if anyone else in the party is interested in getting their make-up done for $90”.. What if they all say “no”? What’s the best way to do this and meet the MUA requirements without being totally tacky, making people feel put out, or with out making anyone feel excluded?
Post # 2
Believe it or not, booking a MUA has been the most stressful part of planning my wedding so far, and for the exact same reason. Luckily, I found a woman who does both hair and makeup and her minimum requirement is a dollar amount (as opposed to a per-person). I ended up telling all members of my bridal party the cost of hair (alone), makeup (alone), and both together and asked if anyone would be interested and for what service(s). Not everyone decided to go with makeup, but almost everyone wanted their hair done which helped me meet the MUA minimum.
Either way, before you sign a contract please give your bridal party the info and price and guage their interest. Either they’ll surprise you by wanting services done (great!), or let you know that you should keep looking to find a MUA that does not have a minimum.
Post # 3
- Wedding: April 2016 - Ed Oliver Golf Club, Wilmington, DE
My make up artist did not require a minimum, but she also did my hair as well. I had her give me pricing and I sent a message to all of my bridesmaid to gauge interest. She ended up doing hair and makeup for me, my mom, my Maid/Matron of Honor, and a bridesmaid; all of which paid about $120 for hair/makeup. I would just politely ask everyone to see who would consider paying it; I was shocked anyone took me up on it since I had no hair/makeup requests for the girls.