The Frequently Asked Questions
We have a good feeling you are asking yourself – but what do we know. We’re not professional mind readers. We are just professional bridesmaids!
Why Should I Hire You?
I don’t love weddings. I love people & I love helping people make it through tough situations – like weddings – where the stress, anxiety and feeling of being completely overwhelmed can be suffocating.
That’s why I started this business. I’m here as your on-demand, on-call wedding expert who will tell you which of your vendors are ripping you off, what you can easily cross off your to-do list, and how to make your wedding feel enjoyable without worrying about the 75+ things that could go wrong.
Ps. If I’m at your wedding, I’m the behind-the-scenes warrior making sure those things don’t go wrong! I’ve caught a wedding cake, mid-air, that was heading for the ground, I’ve cleaned stubborn red wine stains off wedding dresses, I’ve even broken up fights between hot-headed guests, before security had to be called.
Are You Just Going to Pretend to Be My Friend For the Day?’
That is so NOT my jam! I work with my clients anywhere between 1 year and 3 months before their wedding. I’m their personal assistant, on-call therapist, social director and peacekeeper – because show me a wedding that has zero drama and I’ll show you a real-life unicorn.
You can do everything from hiring us just virtually, to having us there behind the scenes – making sure you and your bridesmaids have everything they need (we carry extension chords, super glue, and Band Aids on us at all times), to hiring us to actually stand up there with you at the altar. That’s up to you! Either way, we’re happy to help with whatever you need before or on the day of your wedding.
Is This a Joke?
My birthday may be on April Fool’s Day but that doesn’t mean everything I do is a complete joke. This is for real! I’ve been in business for close to three years and have had the pleasure of working with couples all over the world.
My dating life, on the other hand, is a joke.
Are You a Wedding Planner In Disguise?
Wedding planners have quite the job of their own, focusing on preparing for the big day and making sure the vendors arrive on time and the venue is set up exactly as the bride imagined.
My job is different. I’m there to work specifically with the bride and her needs – whether it’s shopping for a wedding dress, organizing RSVPs, coordinating the bridal shower or bachelorette party, helping with a registry for gifts, etc.
Plus, if I’m there on the big day, my number one goal is to make sure the bride and her wedding party are stress free – and that their to-do list becomes my own personal responsibility.
Do You Just Offer Bridesmaid for Hire Services?
I realize not everyone wants or needs a stranger to walk down the aisle on their wedding day. That’s why I offer SO many other packages – like day-of coordination, wedding coaching, and packages for maid-of-honors.
I also have a speech writing/vow writing package that lets me put my poetry degree and 10+ years of writing books and articles for magazines to use!
Why Did You Start This Business?
After standing beside so many brides throughout their wedding planning process over the past couple of years, I witnessed firsthand the stress that brides experience and decided that there was a need in the bridal industry that wasn’t being fulfilled yet. Simply put, there was no one there whose job it was to focus entirely on the bride.
That’s why I decided to write the Craigslist ad offering my services as a professional bridesmaid and after I received an overwhelming response, I decided to turn it into a business.
Not only have I spent years working with brides-to-be at various stages of their wedding planning process, but I have experience working with groups of women who I’ve never met before!
Sounds strange, doesn’t it?
Well, in 2010 I worked as a consultant for a national sorority. I spent a year living out of a suitcase, traveling to a new university every week and working with women I had never met before in order to repair difficult situations they were facing, work out challenges that were stacked up on their to-do lists, and flatten out complicated group dynamics that were making it hard for them to get along and work together – similar to the kinds of things brides and her wedding party face over time.
Can I Start a Similar Business As You?
Yes! After having close to 20,000 people apply to work for Bridesmaid for Hire (and after hiring a small team to help me out) I decided to help other people around the world create their own “professional bridesmaid” or wedding business.
The Palm Beach Post called my “How to Start Your Own Wedding Business” a course that’s “High-value content and multi-industry use. It’s a one-stop shop. No gimmicks.”
If you’re looking to learn the secrets of how to start your own wedding business in 30-days or less, how my package and pricing model works, and how I’ve been able to get the attention of over 250 media outlets, take the course!
How Can I Hire You For My Wedding (As a Coach, a Day-Of Coordinator, or as a Bridesmaid?)
Email me & let’s chat! Send over your wedding date, what kind of service you’re looking to book, and proof you’re actually getting married (a venue contract or wedding website).
Again, Why Would I Need a Professional Bridesmaid?
Weddings are expensive for friends and family. For many, it requires traveling hundreds of miles to attend engagement parties, showers, and the actual day itself. If you’re in the bridal party, it often requires a big commitment in time and energy.
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 or the “dirty work”. The Professional Bridesmaid does all the heavy lifting – so you and your girls can focus on the fun!
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