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Just Said Yes October 2022

October 22 wedding and hair and makeup cancelled on me! :(

Whitney, on August 4, 2022 at 8:53 PM Posted in Hair and Makeup 0 21
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So I’ve had someone booked for hair and makeup for our wedding since LAST year, I got an email the other night that they have to cancel the contract due to unforeseen circumstances which I understand things happen but am now panicking because I have nobody for hair and makeup! I’ve messaged everyone near me and everyone is of course booked up! What would y’all do? Help please!!!

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Latest activity by Alisha, on August 9, 2022 at 3:46 PM
  • H
    Dedicated January 2022
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    Does your contract specify that if they aren’t able to fulfill their end of the obligation, that they will source a replacement of similar talent for you? Read your contract and if so, ask them to reach out to their vendor friends for a favor.
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    Oh no I m sorry this happened to you! I'd ask around to your friends and other vendors, specifically your photographer a lot of times they meet a lot of hair & makeup people. Here's hoping you find someone ever better, good luck!Smiley heart

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  • Monique
    Rockstar October 2022
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    Hi did you look here on our wedding wire app for a new hairstylist and makeup artist to do it for you.
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  • Whitney
    Just Said Yes October 2022
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    Unfortunately it’s not a part of their contract to do but they are trying to help me search for a replacement as well.
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  • Whitney
    Just Said Yes October 2022
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    Yes I’ve reached out to multiple vendors on the wedding wire app with no luck so far but fingers crossed someone has good news for me soon!
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  • Whitney
    Just Said Yes October 2022
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    Thank you! And thanks for the tip I will definitely check with my photographer next!
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  • Monique
    Rockstar October 2022
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    Yes we do too hope that you get some good news soon
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  • Amanda
    Dedicated July 2022
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    Oh no! Are you in the CT area by chance? The woman who did my makeup is excellent and so sweet.
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  • Whitney
    Just Said Yes October 2022
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    Aww I wish, no I live and am getting married in Southern Illinois and am totally open to booking someone out of state if they are willing to travel.
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  • Gillian
    Dedicated October 2022
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    Another tip, read your contract for deposit return since cancellation was on their end
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  • Whitney
    Just Said Yes October 2022
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    Yes girl, I should clarify there hasn’t been any issues on their end other than canceling on me. My full deposit was refunded and they have been truly apologetic. It’s just upsetting being in this position now.
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    Have any of your friends or family gotten married recently that they might be able to recommend someone to you? My other thought would be to also look on the Knot. I have found that WeddingWire and the Knot don't always have the same vendors.
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  • Whitney
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    I have reached out to all of my friends to keep an eye out thank you for the tip ☺️
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    Another option is to call reputable salons in your area or nearby where you are getting married. Sometimes that have teams they send out for weddings or you could have a fun wedding morning at the salon with your bridal party. Best of luck to you!

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    I would reach out to a salon!


    There is also a website called Thumbtack. I was in contact with a girl who did hair and makeup for events/weddings. She wasn’t affiliated with a company but she had a lot of reviews and pictures.
    Good luck! I know you will find someone Smiley smile
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  • Whitney
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    Thank you!
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  • Julija
    Devoted October 2023
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    1st make sure you got your deposit back. Because they canceled on you they should be obligated per said contract to give it back.


    2nd I would suggest broadening your search. You might need someone to drive in to do it or possibly split it up between a hair stylist and a makeup artist.
    My hair dresser is doing my wedding hair so that’s a good place to start. If they can’t do it then they should be able to recommend you to someone.
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  • Laura
    Dedicated September 2022
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    Thumbtack is a lifesaver, had to change officiant at the last minute. Got a great one lined up as well as a baker for our wedding cake. Check them out, otherwise if you have a friend who is great at makeup and hair ask if they'd be willing to assist you.
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  • Yara & Mallory
    Just Said Yes January 2023
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    Don’t panic! Plenty of time to find someone else. Good luck!
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    Beginner August 2022
    Courtney ·
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    I would try reaching out to the following people/resources for recommendations:
    • your photographer
    • local salons• your day of coordinator • Instagram - search #illinoismua #illinoismakeupartist #southernillinoismua AND searching #illinoisbride #illinoiswedding etc (interchange some of the root words in those hashtags as needed). It’s a really great way to find posts by makeup artists in your area AND makeup artists that have been tagged by brides in your area. I found my photographer that way, among other things.
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