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UKbride Member Request 22 Mar 2019

I've had my makeup person booked for a year, in September she took a job as...

I've had my makeup person booked for a year, in September she took a job as a Teaching Assistant, the other week I messaged her to request dates for a trial she didn't reply but when I saw her in street she said she would try sort something out. 2 weeks later she still hasn't came back with any dates n I'm getting really stressed we get married in 8 weeks. Do I book someone else???

38 Comments
Hayley Marden
Hayley Marden 23 Mar 2019

Did you pay a deposit?

I would say look elsewhere as if she is not getting back to after a day or two and you saw her something is up.

Sarah Harris
Sarah Harris 23 Mar 2019

No deposit paid. It's really stressful as she's now my daughter's teaching assistant

Hayley Marden
Hayley Marden 23 Mar 2019

It's not fair on you to be stressed and for her to put you in this situation. If you can find someone else that is available just day to her you really needed a trail and as you had not heard from her you felt you had no other option but to have a trail and book with someone else.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 25 Mar 2019

Which area do you live

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 25 Mar 2019

Yes that's very unprofessional x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 25 Mar 2019

Why stress? Find someone else and do some trials, I found mine in the final 2 weeks of my recent wedding - she was perfect. Some things you can book way too far in advance as peoples circumstances change, especially free lance people.

Kayleigh E Alman
Kayleigh E Alman 25 Mar 2019

Find someone else definitely!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 25 Mar 2019

I would most definitely book with someone else, getting married is one of the most stressful days of your life, you don't need the added stress xx good luck

Emma Richardson
Emma Richardson 25 Mar 2019

I think you need someone who is more reliable I would start looking for someone else now to be safe .. it’s your day and you shouldn’t be stressing..

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 25 Mar 2019

Find someone else and save yourself the stress. She clearly can’t be bothered anymore. It doesn’t take 2 weeks to get back to someone. Xx

Erica Watts
Erica Watts 25 Mar 2019

Where are you based? My cousins wife does wedding make up

Emma Bell
Emma Bell 25 Mar 2019

She's changed her career. That wasn't your choice. so don't feel awkward going to someone else.

Debbie Osborne
Debbie Osborne 25 Mar 2019

yes...get someone else...or do it yourself...i am

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 25 Mar 2019

Save money do your own... less is more I say... you don't want to end up looking caked. If you normally wear make up daily you will be good at your own, if you don't wear it you may just end up looking not like you and overdone... so do your own lots or little...either way I'm sure you will look amazing

.Melanie Brice
.Melanie Brice 25 Mar 2019

I'd be looking elsewhere don't get stressed just move on flower

Laura Simmons
Laura Simmons 25 Mar 2019

I'd be inclined to get someone else x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 25 Mar 2019

i think you need to let her go, her lack of professionalism is a reason.

Hannah Dixon
Hannah Dixon 25 Mar 2019

I am a make up artist and I can ensure you she wouldn't be bothered if you found someone else, if she really wanted the job she would be keeping in touch and getting that date booked asap, so don't stress 🙂

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 25 Mar 2019

Yes in a word this happened to me it was the only thing that went wrong in my whole wedding process, I had booked in my make up artist payed for everyone etc and then couldn’t get hold of him the more in went on the more I knew something was wrong this was 6 weeks before I was so upset when I finally got hold of him (in messager he wouldn’t speak to me direct) told me he was ill and unable to do it found out later he had actually took on a bigger paid job than my wedding was so angry at him when my parents went to get my deposit back of him his partner spoke to them and he tried to pay me back less than I had paid thankfully my mom knew what I had paid I found some Michelle G make up and she was amazing I’m a firm believer in things happen for a reason hun get urself booked with someone else why u still have time if she isn’t willing to give you time now how can you trust her to turn up on the best day of ur life be safe and secure you don’t want to be worrying on ur day u want to enjoy every minute it goes by so fast hope u sort it and good luck with ur day xxx ️

Abigail Alexander
Abigail Alexander 25 Mar 2019

I'm having the same issue with hairdressers! I do have till August though but it's awful being let down so stressful. Good luck x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 25 Mar 2019

Yes xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 25 Mar 2019

Book someone else hun it isn’t worth the haaale of stress xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 25 Mar 2019

I'd definitely book someone else, weddings are stressful enough without worrying if your makeup artist will show or not.

Laura Stewart
Laura Stewart 25 Mar 2019

New booking needed

Where in the country are you ? Might be that one of us can recommend someone for you x

Tracey Beet
Tracey Beet 25 Mar 2019

Look for somebody else.You shouldn't have to chase around,I changed my m.u.a for this very reason.I had no communication & she kept saying she would get back to me but still never bothered so I looked for somebody else & have a trial soon 😊

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 25 Mar 2019

I wouldn’t even message her any more just book a new one x

Sarah Harris
Sarah Harris 25 Mar 2019

Thanks all, we live in Gloucestershire, she's finally got back to me and is now saying trail in Easter half term xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 25 Mar 2019

Simple answer.. YES

Anna Harding
Anna Harding 25 Mar 2019

Book someone else, she obviously doesn't want the job or she is too busy 😊

Katie Pearson
Katie Pearson 25 Mar 2019

Have u paid a deposit?

If not find someone else. Sounds like she's playing the avoiding game.

Rachel Doxey
Rachel Doxey 25 Mar 2019

Book someone else or if you feel more comfortable you could do your own or ask a friend. There are lots of YouTube videos out there full of makeup looks ,

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 25 Mar 2019

Look elsewhere, you shouldn't have to go through this stress

Cheryl Jackson
Cheryl Jackson 25 Mar 2019

If ur worried that it will be awkward in future as she works at the school id first find sumone else who was available and then give her a message saying if she cant fit in a trail b4 the wedding u will find sumone else then ur giving leaving the ball in her court but have a backup x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 25 Mar 2019

you may find that it’s against school policy for her to do it and she’s praying that you won’t mention it in front of anyone. She should just talk to you but I would message her again. I’m a teacher and my school policy states that we aren’t allowed to do any work outside of school directly with any student or their families. This sadly would include doing your wedding make up even if it was booked beforehand. Don’t feel bad about going elsewhere though, just message her and tell her if you don’t hear by such and such date you will have to find someone else

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 25 Mar 2019

Absolutely, get someone else now!!! You are not tied to her. Sh obviously cant be bothered, it takes a minute just to read and send a reply to a text. Just rude!! Good luck

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 25 Mar 2019

I would book someone else . That’s very professional of her !

UKbride Member 26 Mar 2019

Would definitely book someone else. You want to be sure you have someone doing your make up. It doesn't seem that she'll do it

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 27 Mar 2019

It is Easter holidays soon. See if she will fit it in then.

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