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Rihana
Just Said Yes May 2023

Is it custom to invite your make up artist and hair stylist ?

Rihana, on June 22, 2022 at 9:13 PM Posted in Etiquette and Advice 0 11
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Hey ! I just wasn’t sure if I should be inviting my makeup artist and hair stylist or just expect them to leave after doing me up ? Wasn’t sure what people typically do ? Is it rude if I don’t ? Thanks !

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Latest activity by Laura, yesterday at 1:24 AM
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    Super September 2020
    Willow ·
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    If it's a paid vendor, they will leave. They'll charge you extra if you ask them to stay, and expect to be fed a vendor meal
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    Dedicated July 2022
    Danielle ·
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    I am not inviting or asking my makeup artist to stay after they are done with the service. I am hoWeber including them in the meal/beverage count for the getting ready portion (breakfast, lunch, mimosas). Hope that helps!
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  • Imani
    Rockstar July 2022
    Imani Online ·
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    ^ same. Mine definitely aren’t invited. I don’t personally know my makeup artist anyway. She will also be done well before the wedding. I doubt she expects an invitation.
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar December 2022
    Michelle ·
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    If it’s a paid vendor, then no they are contracted to perform a service. If they are a friend or relative who would be attending anyway then they would get an invitation. It’s pretty rare for anyone to know their wedding day beauty team before hiring them.
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  • EGD
    Expert September 2022
    EGD ·
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    I struggled with this as my hair and make up artists is part friend, and technically related to FH in some round about Italian way lol

    I asked my best friend who is one of my bridesmaids if it's weird if I don't invite HMUA to the wedding, all things considering (she's also friends with HMUA) and she herself use to be in the beauty industry and has done weddings before as well, she said no, after all hair and make up is done they are so tired and just want to go home and relax.

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    Rosebud ·
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    Unless you have a very close relationship with the person or the person is traveling a very long distance for the wedding I don't think an invite is necessary. As a previous poster mentioned you can pay to have the person stick around for touch-ups throughout the day/evening if you want (personally I m not doing this).

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  • Sarah
    Master September 2019
    Sarah Online ·
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    I invited my hair stylist because she's my usual hair person and I've been friends with her since middle school. She declined because her and her husband had another event to attend. I didn't invite her assistant or my makeup artist.
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  • Elena
    Just Said Yes October 2023
    Elena ·
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    It all depends if you are close to them or if it just someone you contacted for their service. For example for my quinceañera I paid one of my friends to do it since it was her business and I also invited her to the party. So it all just doesn’t on how close you are to them.
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  • Jacks
    Champion November 2054
    Jacks ·
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    They don't need to be invited, there's not etiquette reasons to include them.

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  • Kelly
    Rockstar October 2023
    Kelly ·
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    I'm inviting all of my vendors and making it clear that it would be as a guest, not as contracted time.

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  • Laura
    Just Said Yes October 2023
    Laura ·
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    Hi! I’m a hairdresser and have be apart of many bridal parties. Unless you’re friends, it’s not common for hair and makeup artists to attend the wedding.
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