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or is this price actually normal?

(48 Posts)
petuniapickletits Wed 07-Aug-13 08:31:39

I get married in six months. We are not in the area we are getting married in so I will have a 2.5 hr journey to attend a trial for hair and makeup.

I googled local beauticians etc and contacted the only one I could find. ...They've just quoted me £165 JUST for my make up. Would i be unreasonable to tell her she is having an absolute laugh or am I just expecting too much? I anticipated about £150 for hair and makeup. . I get married very late afternoon at a private ceremony following a dinner with my new husband, its not like im wearing it all day like a bride getting married late morning would. I'll be wiping it off after a few hours!

I wander if tidy's gluezilla is using them, they sound equally unreasonable imo lol!!

Tee2072 Wed 07-Aug-13 08:33:22

I have no idea if that's reasonable or not as I did my own hair and makeup.

Perhaps do that instead if it's just for a few hours?

SpottyTeacakes Wed 07-Aug-13 08:34:49

Just looked and at the one nearish to me the bridal make up (including trial) is £60.

Catsize Wed 07-Aug-13 08:35:13

A friend did mine. Sounds bonkers. Might pay that for a permanent work of art to hang on my wall, but not one on my face that lasts a few hours!

Icelollycraving Wed 07-Aug-13 08:36:31

I am a make up artist. That is less than I charge for bridal.

petuniapickletits Wed 07-Aug-13 08:36:33

Im a bit too rubbish with makeup to do it myself lol!

She's just told me hair would be another £150. .

I actually just snorted.

MidniteScribbler Wed 07-Aug-13 08:36:46

Check out the makeup counters at the big department stores. I often get my makeup done at Estee Lauder for $50Au which is redeemable on a purchase (which I use anyway, so it's essentially free to havemy makeup done).

CocacolaMum Wed 07-Aug-13 08:36:59

No that's quite a lot of money.. ring round! Best place these days is facebook! Try wedding find it buy it, you should get lots of quotes x

Trills Wed 07-Aug-13 08:37:08

Post in Chat with the name of the area in the title of your thread saying "Looking for wedding hair/makeup in WeddingTown".

Of course if this is the ONLY person in the area then they probably will charge a lot.

Justforlaughs Wed 07-Aug-13 08:37:08

Its been a few years now, but I didn't pay anything like that and neither did my sister. I used the BodyShop and she used Mac, I don't know if that helps.

RhondaJean Wed 07-Aug-13 08:38:17

I did my own makeup. I know my face better than anyone and I wanted to look like me.

I'm good at makeup but you have 6 months to practice. Why not go to several make up counters for make overs and see what you like then buy the products and have a few trial runs yourself?

Disclaimer - I am a control freak and could not risk someone else screwing up my blusher on the day!

Justforlaughs Wed 07-Aug-13 08:38:26

If you're not getting married until later in the day and that is the best price you can get a hairdresser for, I'd book an appointment in the salon tbh!

HollyBerryBush Wed 07-Aug-13 08:39:33

I would expect to pay £150 for hair - no idea about make up though

nicecupofteaandbiscuit Wed 07-Aug-13 08:39:47

Mine is charging £130 for hair and make up for me, and about £50 for hair for each bridesmaid. I did get some quotes that were quite a bit more expensive though, like you say. Can you go to a local hairdressers for your hair? And have a trial/lesson at a make up counter so that you can do your own make up?

petuniapickletits Wed 07-Aug-13 08:41:43

Im going to call the wedding planner and ask for a list of recommendations. Noone else showed in my Google searches, it was just this place hogging the first page.

You know what else, this price isn't even for the artist the company is run by- she was busy so I was quoted for someone she trained instead.

It just seems nuts. The price of my wedding band for some make up ill be wiping off by 9:30pm!

NeoMaxiZoomDweebie Wed 07-Aug-13 08:42:12

Ask on Facebook there are usually a lot of young women on there who do home visits. I have my hair done by a newly qualified girl who is lovely and very good at it too.

SpottyTeacakes Wed 07-Aug-13 08:42:27

Also my friend owns a hair salon, she's really good and they charge £30 bridal practice, £35 on the day and £30 bridesmaids/guests. We're in the South East if that makes a difference confused

therumoursaretrue Wed 07-Aug-13 08:42:29

Seems expensive to me. Do you have a breakdown of what that includes? Or is it literally just your makeup on the day?

Some makeup artists have a starter package in which they charge a call-out fee, bride on the day, brides trial, 1 bridesmaid or similar and then you can add on extras such as other bridesmaids is it possible she has done something like this but not really explained it to you.

Justforlaughs Wed 07-Aug-13 08:44:22

I just wondered whether the £150 included the cost of the make up, I know someone who paid a lot (can't remember how much) but she got to keep all the make up. If you do, then it's not so bad

VoiceOfRaisin Wed 07-Aug-13 08:45:11

Why would anyone (other than a multi-millionaire or pirncess who is not counting) pay £165 for make-up? Go for a lesson at a make-up counter in a department store and then do it yourself.

VoiceOfRaisin Wed 07-Aug-13 08:45:40

Meant to say: Congratulations on the wedding, and have a lovely day.

petuniapickletits Wed 07-Aug-13 08:46:25

Honestly it included my trial and on the day. No make up to keep. No bridesmaids (not having any..its just us!)

if I was keeping the make up used, id be ok with it!

petuniapickletits Wed 07-Aug-13 08:47:25

If im spending 165 on make up alone you sure as hell know im kitting my own make up bag out!

petuniapickletits Wed 07-Aug-13 08:47:53

Thank you VoiceofRaisin ..im very excited!

cozietoesie Wed 07-Aug-13 08:54:11

You probably mentioned the 'W' word when asking for a quote - that adds 00s on to any amount they tell you. (They think you're going to be so punchy that you'll just say yes and sign the cheque.) Madness.

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