Is $125 Too Much To Charge For A Bride?

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Jan 09, 2013

Jamie C.

I just got my first call for doing wedding makeup and said I would charge a $125 base rate on the day, $50 (non refundable) for a consultation just for the bride and $50 for each bridesmaid on the day. she then told me that the other girl she called charges $50 for the bride and each bridesmaid and $20 for consultation.
have I asked for too much? I thought that was normal.

Jan 10, 2013

Christina F.

I think your prices are fine! The bride is just trying to haggle with you. She obviously wants to work with you - why else would she mention the other makeup artists' prices instead of simply just going with the other makeup artist, ya know? I think you should stand by your prices because it shows self confidence - in that you value your time and talent, and that you expect others to value it as well. :)

Jan 10, 2013

Nicole P.

Most makeup artists I know charge $150+ for brides. I think your prices are reasonable!

I personally thing your prices are fine. remember not only are you doing the application, but your an experience that they are paying for. Like Christina said, I would stick with your prices because it shows your confidence, value, and time. 

Jan 10, 2013

Jamie C.

I know, I will stick to them! I also googled it after she said that just to make sure I wasn't being ridiculous. thanks you guys!

Jan 10, 2013

Katelyn C.

That's fine!!

Jan 10, 2013

Yesenia P.

Im not a makeup artist, but your prices sound reasonable...

Jan 10, 2013

Yesenia P.

People will always try to get a better price. But it's your time and product and experience. 

Jan 10, 2013

Alex V.

I agree with. Christina F.

Jan 10, 2013

Christina R.

Good price! I do 125.00 than 75 for bridesmaid 

Jan 10, 2013

Chari R.

Prices are very reasonable!

Jan 10, 2013

Jamie C.

that's what I thought. maybe the next one will think I'm more reasonable. thanks everyone!

Jan 10, 2013

Tiffany M.

I paid $150 for myself and was supposed to pay $75 for each bridesmaid but when she found out there were 10 bridesmaids and 6 other family members wanting make up they cut me a deal at $50 for each bridesmaid
I feel like that's the standard rate

Jan 10, 2013

Art I.

It's ur skill that they pay for. I paid alot more that than what u're charging (but coz I needed two looks) but I was willing to pay because the MUA was well known, had a great portfolio n I loved her work!

Jan 10, 2013

Melina H.

Be careful, because if you refuse to lower even a tiny bit she might go elsewhere and unread of losing $20 you'll lose the whole deal. 

Jan 10, 2013

Tiffany M.

Melina...do you go to the grocery store and tell them what you're going to pay for your milk and eggs? No way! You pay the listed price...if you want it cheaper you can look elsewhere

She knows she's worth $125...why should she give her services away? 

Jan 10, 2013

Ave M.

I think it's a reasonable price. I personally can't imagine paying that much when I could do it myself. But to those who aren't skilled at doing makeup i think it's totally acceptable.

Jan 10, 2013

Tiffany M.

I thought that too ave until the date creeped closer and I realized I couldn't control my three ring circus and get myself dressed so I opted to enlist help lol

Jan 10, 2013

Annika C.

I'm not a makeup artist and I think those prices are fair

Jan 10, 2013

Sarah L.

I charge a base rate for brides and then an additional charge for any extra treatments she may want on the day, collagen eye mask, gel manicure, eyelash extensions etc. doing bridal is one of my favourite things to do

Jan 10, 2013

Sarah L.

Your prices are very fair. Also take into consideration how much experience you have to back up your prices. 

Jan 11, 2013

Mary B.

Everyone wants something for less, you know your worth. Stay strong and be confident

Jan 11, 2013

Kat T.

Maybe she'll feel better if you charge her the same thing - but you break it down under titles like 'travel fee', 'kit fee', 'set up fee' etc.
Get creative - and know you're worth it! 

Jan 11, 2013

Stacey L.

Honestly not really. Thats a price that should get you a well job done not a whatever kind of job done

Jan 11, 2013

Diana S.

I think your charging too little lol... In my neighborhood brides are charged from 150$ and up! I paid 200$ for my wedding day and I believe it was totally worth it and my bridesmaids 85$ each 

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