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We have a feeling you’re asking these questions, though we’re not professional mind readers, we’re just professional bridesmaids!
Strangers hire us to be their bridesmaids. We do all the things a bridesmaid would do (walk down the aisle, wear the bridesmaid dress, give a toast, dance on the dance floor, handle cold feet, make a last-minute run to CVS for eyelash glue, and so much more). Plus, we’re a support system for you before the wedding begins. Often, clients want to hire us and keep it a secret. That’s when we put on a disguise, have a fake name and backstory, and really immerse ourselves in your life.
BUT! We offer other packages (for those getting married, those who are MOHs, and those who are guests). You can check it all out here.
There are so many reasons people hire us but there are two common emails we get. First, not everyone has a close friend or a group of pals to support them during their wedding adventure. Second, not everyone has a friend group that’s…reliable.
While you may want to have specific friends and family as part of your “big day,” they may not be able to fly across the country to help you shop for a dress, know where to start when it comes to planning your bridal shower, or have the evenings open to chat on the phone about what’s on your to-do list that week and the wedding challenges and roadblocks you’re knocking into.
By hiring a Professional Bridesmaid, you can still honor your friends and family by having them be your bridesmaids, but without the burden of the “dirty work”. We do all the heavy lifting, the tough tasks, and the draining ones too, so you can have a stress-free experience with the people you love.
At your wedding, we're your behind-the-scenes warriors making sure those things don’t go wrong! We've caught a wedding cake, mid-air, that was heading for the ground, cleaned stubborn red wine stains off wedding dresses, and even broken up fights between hot-headed guests before security had to be called.
That’s me, Jen Glantz! I was a bridesmaid for every friend I ever had in my early twenties. When distant friends started asking me to take on the role, my roommate at the time nicknamed me “The Professional Bridesmaid”. That’s when I took the idea to Craigslist, posted an ad offering my services as a hired bridesmaid for strangers. I received over 300 responses, built a website, and booked my first client (Ashely from Maple Grove, Minnesota) all in 48-hours.
I’m also a 3x non-fiction author published by Simon and Schuster, a podcast host, an entrepreneur, and a Brooklyn-based pizza fanatic. You learn everything about me right here.
Even though Bridesmaid for Hire founder Jen Glantz’s birthday is on April Fool’s Day, it doesn’t mean everything she does is a complete joke.
This business is for real! No punchline, no laugh track, no “just kidding”. We've been in business for over seven years and have had the pleasure of working with people all over the world.
Wedding planners have a really important job. Their main role is to help the couple prepare for their big day, work with the vendors, and make sure the venue looks perfect.
What we do is very different. We work with the couple (or just the bride or the groom) as their support system during the wedding adventure. We’re the best friend you always wished you had when you needed that friend the most. Consider us your secret weapon, your undercover bridesmaid, your judgment-free and unbiased professional pal.
We’re there for everything, from writing your vows to shopping for the dress, coordinating the bridal shower or helping you navigate drama, drama, and more drama. In addition, if we’re there for your big day, our number one goal is to make sure you, and your guests, are stress-free. Hand us over your to-do list and your worries. We’re ready for it all!
Some people think we exist to help even out bridal parties and be just another bridesmaid in your line-up. But that's not what we do!
We’re your support system and our job begins way before the wedding day.
Consider us your personal assistant, on-call therapist, social director, and peacekeeper – because show us a wedding that has zero drama and we'll show you a real-life unicorn.
We also offer a handful of services (being there for you virtually, being your day-of coordinator, or being your actual hired bridesmaid and walking down the aisle in the bridesmaid dress).
Either way, we’re not a stand-in bridesmaid service, we’re a professional bridesmaid service.
We realize that not everyone wants to hire a bridesmaid. That’s why we offer SO many other services - even for those who aren’t the ones getting married. You can eyeball them all right here.
At Bridesmaid for Hire, we adore people and we truly love supporting them during tough situations – like their wedding, where stress, anxiety and the feeling of being completely overwhelmed can be suffocating.
That’s why we started this business and that’s why we continue to work with clients 7-years later.
We’re truly your support system, your on-demand and on-call professional expert. We’ll give youtube unbiased advice that nobody else will. We’ll tell you which of your wedding vendors are ripping you off, what you can cross off your to-do list and put on ours, and how to make your wedding an enjoyable experience, without worrying about all that could go wrong.
At your wedding, we're your behind-the-scenes warriors making sure that things don’t go wrong! We've caught a wedding cake, mid-air, that was heading for the ground, cleaned stubborn red wine stains off wedding dresses, and even broken up fights between hot-headed guests before security had to be called.
That’s easy. It’s all right here for you, my friend.
Yes! We’ve had over 100,000 people apply to work for Bridesmaid for Hire over the years. While we’ve tried to hire as many people as we could (and we’re still actively hiring new people all the time), we realize we can’t hire everyone.
That’s why we decided to launch a comprehensive guided course on how to start your own “professional bridesmaid” or wedding business course.
The Palm Beach Post even called our “How to Start Your Own Wedding Business” course “high-value content and multi-industry use. It’s a one-stop shop. No gimmicks.”
We’re proud of that!
If you’re looking to learn the secrets of how to start your own wedding business in 30-days or less, how our packages and pricing model works, and how we've been able to get the attention of over 250 media outlets, take the course!
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Of course, we do! We didn’t forget about you just because you already said I do.
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Absolutely! We’ve worked with hundreds of MOHs over the years. Our specialties include speechwriting (we’ll write you a super memorable one) and helping you run the bridal party like a pro. You can hire us to help you plan the bach party and bridal shower, write your email threads to the bridesmaids, and navigate challenging situations that pop up.
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