(Closed) Should I be worried?

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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853 posts
Busy bee

This would be so annoying!! Not very professional at all. How far away is your wedding? I would be a little nervous as well, and if you DO get a hold of her, I would certainly confront her about it. Tell her that it’s your wedding day, and while you very much appreciate her agreeing to do your makeup and that you liked what she did in the trial, you need to be confident that she will be available and on time. Explain that there is a strict itinerary for the wedding day and that you need to know whether she will be punctual.

Post # 4
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1488 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Honestly, yes I would be worried. But that’s me. I would definitely voice your concerns to her. It is not okay to show up late to wedding events.

Post # 5
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1093 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Vendors are somewhat notorious for becoming less responsive after you book them. They tend to turn their attention to booking more clients instead of the ones they’ve got locked in.

That being said, the fact that she was 40 minutes late to your trial appointment is worrisome. Have you seen any reviews for her? Like on Yelp.com or anything? Are they good?

Personally, the last thing I’m going to want to worry about on my wedding day is whether or not my vendors are going to show up. I’d probably suggest finding a new make-up artist… :/

Post # 8
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3625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Truthfully, I would be concerned about her reliability. Some of my smaller vendors (e.g. photographer) are a little slow to respond via email or phone, compared to my bigger vendors (e.g. caterer). However, I did not hire a single vendor that showed up late for an appointment (and I had met a few of those). The way I see it is that a potential employer probably won’t hire an applicant that shows up late to a job interview, so why would you hire a vendor that shows up late to an appointment?

So if it were me, I would check the contract and see if there’s a way you can back out of it, assuming you can find another vendor. I know this is a hassle, but the last thing you need is a flakey, tardy makeup artist on your wedding day since that holds up everything else – first look, pictures, ceremony, etc. If you can’t back out of it without losing all your money, then I would confront her and tell her what you are concerned with. I’m assuming she is a self-employed MUA and not part of a bigger operation.

Post # 9
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1093 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@ticatica:  Ugh! Then definitely take @Legallyblondiebride:‘s advice and let her know you are concerned. As a professional, hopefully she will be understanding and put your worries to rest.

Post # 12
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1488 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@ticatica:  I would maybe say

 “Good Morning! I just wanted to confirm wedding details with you but unfortunately I have not heard from you as of yet to verify. We will be on a very tight schedule that day, and I would like to confirm your arrival time and also provide you with some details regarding the day of. Please contact me at your earliest convenience to discuss.”

Or something to that effect…

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