The happiest day of your
life needs one thing:
A bridesmaid who will be there to lift up the 18 layers of your dress
so you can pee or dance the cha-cha slide with your drunk Uncle.
Your first time doing anything is equal parts awkward and exciting.
The first time I was a bridesmaid was in 2012.
It was for my cousin’s wedding, and I remember feeling overwhelming light-headed when she asked me. I threw my arms around her, screamed out “yes” and told every single person I knew that I, Jennifer Glantz, was going to be a bridesmaid! I felt like I’d scored the supporting actress role in an Oscar-worthy movie.
But just a few hours later, after I left my cousin’s house that night, I remember sitting in the back seat of my parent’s car thinking and thinking and thinking: What the heck am I supposed to do next?
It’s really something they should teach you in school.
Right before you finish your final exam of your last class senior year, your professor should wrap up your years of education with this statement: “Just so you know,” she’ll begin as you rush to pack up your bags, “soon, all your friends are going to be engaged, and there’s a good chance you’re going to be a bridesmaid. So learn how to make a bridal shower bow bouquet and dance the Hora beside someone’s 92-year-old Great Uncle Joe.”
I was asked to be a bridesmaid four times in the last year – twice in one week!
That’s four different chiffon dresses, four different bachelorette parties filled with tequila shots and guys in thong underwear, twerking way too close to my face, and four different pre-wedding pep talks to the bride-to-be about how this is the happiest day of her life and marriage.
That’s why I wrote the Craigslist ad in July – offering my services as a professional bridesmaid.
professional bridesmaid. I figured I could use all the skills and knowledge that I picked up along the way of being a bridesmaid and use them to help a bride – and her wedding party – have a stress-free and dream-like experience during their pre-wedding events and wedding weekend.
I pressed send and the ad was posted. I wondered, then, if anyone would respond or if the world would deem me as someone who danced the electric slide one too many times.
Within a matter of hours, my inbox became bloated with letters from brides-to-be all over the world – as far away as Australia.
The ad attracted so many eyes, that it went viral and appeared on major websites such as Buzzfeed.com, Elle Magazine, E! online, ABC News, NY Magazine, TheKnot.com, and many others.
A “what-if” idea that sparked an international business. That’s how it all started.
Not everyone wants to be a bridesmaid.
First they’ll start to ignore email chains from other bridesmaids and then show up three hours late on the day of the wedding, making the bride panic so much that she’ll be on the verge of filing a missing person report!
That’s where I come in, as your professional bridesmaid. I am here to help the bridal party with their duties and allow them to focus on what truly matters, having a memorable time with the bride and groom.
Brides-to-be, are you interested?
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