A good friend of mine who lives in another city where I used to live about 6 hours away is a hair stylist. I used to go to her all the time, but of course now I can only see her when I am back in town visiting which is less and less often. I've always thought that I would ask her to do my hair on my wedding day and in fact we have had these conversations when my wedding was a pipe dream, but of course I want her to be a guest at my wedding. Should I wait until after she gets a STD or wedding invitation to ask her? I know when I offer to pay her that she will tell me it's her wedding gift to me (this is what she has done for other friends). But should I offer her hotel room? Or is that insulting if she offers the service as a gift?
Thanks for any advice you may have!