Want to know what  it’s like to work with a Professional Bridesmaid before or during your wedding? Meet a handful of brides, a few maid-of-honors, a mother of the bride, two grooms, and a groomsmen who have worked with Bridesmaid for Hire in the past.

 

But first…a video:

Aleks D., Bride – Bridesmaid for Hire Package

I am so happy that I hired Jen!!  Not only is she a super sweet, fun, and friendly person that I now absolutely adore, but she also made sure that everything went so smoothly on my wedding day.  Including, 5 minutes before my wedding transportation was supported to arrive, I can got a cancellation notice.  Jen figured it out and got my bridal party to the church and reception venue without a problem.  I had a lot of friends and family getting ready with me on the wedding day, which was a lot of fun, but it was nice for everyone to focus on their beauty while Jen was making sure that I was drinking enough water and eating lunch, while she moved my car and made sure that my ‘Just Married’ sign was ready to go.  About 25 minutes before the church ceremony started, my maid of honor realized that she had left her heals at my house and had arrived at the church in her flip flops.  I asked Jen to run back and get them; Jen kindly obliged and came back with plenty of time to spare.  Our wedding day was amazing and one of the best days of our life for my new husband and I.  I am so happy that Jen was there to share in it and ensure that the day was stress-free!

Jenn K., Bride – Day of Coordination Package

Having Jen was, simply put, the greatest thing I “planned for” on our wedding day. She MADE OUR DAY in every way possible. Not only did she think of everything (or take on tasks when she wasn’t asked to), she did it in the most positive way possible. She was a total joy to be with.

Jen and I had a few (amazing and EASY) chats before the wedding. She completely understood our vision and totally went for it. Jen just GETS IT.  She handled our food delivery and set-up during prep, making sure everyone in the wedding party had what they needed to eat and stayed hydrated (both with champagne and water!). She kept us on schedule according to my timeline but was flexible when asked. She was never overwhelmed and kept cool, calm and collected throughout the day! There was nothing she couldn’t handle. She assisted with flowers and boutineers at the church. She even handed me my lip color every few minutes before the ceremony so I could keep fresh – so cute! Jen corralled a dispersed wedding party intermingled with wedding guests after we stopped at a bar for some drinks between the ceremony and reception – and did so without interfering with our good time. Jen went above and beyond – she carried bags, bouquets, flip-flops, change of clothes and other items for the bride. She assisted the photographers when needed. She was by my side, in the best way, throughout the day making sure all was perfect. If there was something that needed to be done, she was your girl. She made EVERYTHING she could as easy as possible.
Words can express how highly recommended this amazing girl comes from my husband and me! We were so incredibly lucky to have her – you WON’T regret your choice to hire Jen as your wedding coordinator! It truly was the best decision we could have made.

Steph L., Bride – Day Of Coordination Package

“From start to finish, it was incredible to work with Jen! She knew what I wanted before I did, and she made our wedding 100% stress-free. Caught up in all of the festivities, I forgot a dress that I wanted to change into at our reception in our apartment, and Jen ran right out to get it for me–no questions asked! She’s detail-oriented, fun, kind, observant and not afraid to go the extra mile. (Plus she can tie up a French bustle like a pro in 3 minutes flat!) She was right there for me even when the MOH wasn’t and helped to fill in a lot of the gaps. Hiring Jen was the best $$ we spent on the wedding! We LOVE her!”

Julie S., Bride – Day Of Coordination Package

“Having you there was a huge relief. I’m not sure if you know this but my
Maid of honor was recently diagnosed with cancer and was unable to do a lot of the things she was supposed to. I didn’t want to bother her but was so worried about how things were going to get done. Having you there made me so much less stressed. You truly are wonderful at your job. I will recommend you to everyone!”

Amy K., Bride – Wedding Coaching Package

“I came to Jen with a creative vision, a desire to do things myself, and a lack of understanding where to start with all the NYC vendors. Jen listened to what I was after, helped me crystallize my vision, and quickly got me to a concise list of experts, with added tips on how to maximize my budget. She saved me days of research, tons of money, and helped me get what I really wanted in this crazy town. Grateful to have found her!”

Emily J., Bride – Day-Of Coordination Package

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As someone who plans events for work, I initially thought I could do all of the wedding planning and day of organizing alone. But I was so wrong! 6 weeks leading up to the big day, I was so overwhelmed. And I am so glad that I found Jen, who came to my Chicago wedding from NYC to handle everything on the day of. She was amazing!

Our wedding was perfect and stress free thanks to Jen. She spoke with me multiple times leading up to the event and was so sweet and helpful with advice. I had absolutely nothing to worry about the day of because Jen was there coordinating all of the details and managing many vendors. I would definitely recommend Jen and Bridesmaid for Hire for any bride – very worth it!!

Anne G., Bride – Bridesmaid for Hire Package

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Imagine your perfect wedding day. Now imagine that somehow, your wedding day is even better than that, AND you and your wedding party are happy, crying tears of joy, and stress-free. That was my wedding day because of Jen Glantz. Jen has been professional, warm, friendly, thoughtful, and considerate from day one. She is like your friend who also happens to be a wedding pro so you ask her to please please please help out to make sure you and everyone else in your wedding party knows what to do or how to solve the inevitable hiccups that will happen when you have that many people working and partying together. Then she shows up, and she has all the answers to every question you have, she is that member of the wedding party who is able to run back to your hotel room to get something you forgot while everyone else needs to stay with you because you are doing photos. She is so sweet, and she will check in with your parents to make sure they are doing well, and will chat with them like they are your friend, not just another wedding vendor. Also, due to her professionalism and friendliness, she works spectacularly well with all the other vendors, including the wedding planner.

From a logistical standpoint, there were many moving parts to my wedding day. Two venues, transportation, an outfit change, most of the wedding part had never met before in their entire lives, and many other details I won’t bore you with right now. She was very proactive. Bridged gaps before anyone saw they were coming, she put my entire wedding party at ease. Two people in our wedding party, while very excited to standup for us on the day, told us beforehand they would “retire” from being in wedding parties after our wedding, because all the other weddings they had been in had been exhausting and a lot of work. Every single person in the wedding party, especially the two who said they are “retired” after our wedding, told us they actually got to ENJOY the wedding. My groom and I LOVE our friends, and having someone they could delegate to, or go to for help not only made it a day stress-free for me, but they actually got to enjoy the experience as guests, not just bridesmaids and groomspeople. One of my Maids of Honor personally told me after the wedding how much pressure and stress it took off her being able to work with Jen. That meant a lot to me that the people I love the most got to enjoy the party. I was stress-free and happy, because my friends were stress-free and happy. Everything I read online made the wedding day sound so stressful, and busy, and overwhelming, and I felt like I was a guest at my own wedding. I also got to EAT at my own wedding thanks to Jen checking in with me when I wanted more food.

What a wonderful person, and we are so grateful Jen was there on our wedding day. Thank you Jen!

Rachel & Gary M., Bride & Groom – Day-Of Coordination Package 

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In May of 2016 we began planning our wedding for October, 2016. It was going to be a small affair with no wedding party, but despite its size, we soon found ourselves overwhelmed. Who was going to coordinate the vendors the morning of the wedding while we were taking pictures? Who was going to make sure the music was playing properly, since we weren’t having a band or DJ? Enter Jen Glantz and Bridesmaid for Hire. We found Jen as the result of a google search, and thank god we did.

In the few meetings we had leading up to the wedding, she was personable and organized. She had great questions for us to ask our vendors, including the venue – she had great information about what we could expect on our wedding day and she put us at ease immediately, during what was otherwise a time filled with anxiety (the good kind of anxiety, but anxiety, nonetheless).

On the day of the wedding itself, Jen showed up before anyone else. She made sure the flowers were there and set up on time, she supervised the venue staff, and helped the harpist set up. Once we arrived, she was an invaluable asset. She made an ATM run when we realized we didn’t have enough tip money, she helped with clothing, hair and makeup, and she did it all with a refreshing, calm, composed and friendly demeanor. Our wedding was the most beautiful day of our lives and Jen’s help was a major contributing factor.

She was terrific. If only yelp had six stars. I can’t recommend her enough.

Mary G., Maid-of-Honor – Speech Writing Package

“Jen was amazing! She was responsive right away when I reached out to her to help me with my Matron of Honor toast for my sister’s wedding. She did an incredible job taking the time to incorporate my ideas and personal touch while also using her creativity to make it more light hearted, funny, and cohesive. She was so pleasant to work with. I would highly recommend her and definitely use her again!”

Ruby R., Maid-of-Honor – Speech Writing Package

Jen’s MOH speech writing package really saved me a lot of stress and anxiety.  I wanted my MOH speech to be endearing and funny but not boring and awkward. At first I was a little hesitant, wondering how a complete stranger could write such a personal speech without sounding generic.  After speaking to Jen for the first time, she made me feel completely at ease and knew exactly the right questions to ask.  She really helped organize all of my stories the bride and I shared yet keeping it concise.  Jen is such a sweetheart and pleasure to work with and even allowed me to practice with her a few times before the big day.  The MOH speech had the perfect combination of charm, humor, and sincerity. The Bride said I “killed it” and everyone loved and complimented how great it was.  Even the Best Man stated he had to step up his game after following my speech!

Jocelyne A., Bride – Day-of Coordination Package

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From day one speaking on the phone, Jen was so kind and outgoing and really getting to the nitty gritty of all the wedding details. She dotted our I’s and crossed our T’s, and even made sure to cover things I wasn’t even thinking about yet! I felt so comfortable knowing Jen was our day of coordinator, because I knew she would handle anything that came up that day – and boy was I right!

Looking back to our wedding, I still cannot believe just how much fun Connor and I had.. all because we were able to relax and know Jen had everything covered. From last minute rain planning, to canceling, but then rescheduling cocktail hour, to setting up lawn games, and coordinating with my parents (who I can’t even handle sometimes), Jen really knocked it out the park. Any moment I needed her and turned around, she was right there; I’m sure so many things happened that day that I don’t even know about – because Jen was right there to coordinate with our servers, DJ, any guest needs . . we even had extra guest show up and magically two tables were set up for them .. how it happened, I’m sure only Jen could tell you, haha.
Hiring Jen was one of the best wedding investments we made. I am so happy I was able to relax and enjoy my wedding – it was the most perfect day Connor and I could have ever asked for!

Christina S., Bride -Ultimate Bridesmaid Package

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I reached out to Jen on New Year’s Day 2016 after having a nightmare on Christmas Eve that my dress was falling apart while I was about to walk down the aisle! True story, can’t make this stuff up! With my wedding approaching in about 3 months, I knew I needed someone to be my “go-to” on that special day and to help run errands the day before since I wanted to relax and also had family traveling in.

 

During my 7 months of planning (if you can avoid this, give yourself the full year – but we didn’t feel like waiting!), I was extremely stressed out and projecting this stress into anger onto my nearest and dearest friends, family and fiancé! I googled “wedding day coordinator” and the bridesmaid for hire link showed up. Reading the testimonials sold me. There was one where the bride sounded almost identical to how I was feeling, too old to have a party of bridesmaids to ask for help, and too guilty to call upon friends and family who are all mothers to babies or toddlers and work full time, or don’t live close by. That and the fact I was also working full time and going to grad school on the weekends, scheduling anything with anyone, even my mother and sister, was nearly impossible.

 

From our first phone call, I knew Jen was the perfect fit. She is funny, a wonderful listener, experienced, and offers an objective perspective that I truly needed. She made me feel better that for this time frame, I could be selfish and focus on myself and my needs, something I realized I wasn’t doing. I needed to just complain without feeling guilty, worry without being told not to, stress and not be told there’s nothing to stress over.  I needed someone to acknowledge that it was OK I was having trouble picking confetti bags on etsy (this will be you!).  Jen is also really fun to be around and talk to, which is what you need the days and months leading up to your wedding. In a short amount of time, I felt like she really understood what kind of person I was, which is priceless! She reminded me to be in the moment – something I’m usually good at, yet that quickly faded during wedding planning. I have nothing but fond memories of our meetings and conversations. My family and my fiancé’s family could not have been more impressed with all of her help on the day of the wedding. She was an invaluable part of making sure things went smoothly – and also that we, as a couple, were happy on our wedding day. I plan on keeping in touch with Jen and admire her passion for what she does.

Mary Kate F., Maid-of-Honor – Speech Writing Package

Jen’s services were spectacular. She helped organize my thoughts and weed out areas that didn’t feel right. The bride, my sister, loved the speech. I think it meant a lot to her that it was memorized too! Thanks again for your help. I could not recommend your business more.

Katie Z., Bride – Ultimate Bridesmaid Package

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We worked with Jen for our Oct 2015 wedding in Brooklyn, NY at ICI Fort Greene. Jen was an absolute pleasure to connect with over the phone, email and in-person leading up to the event. She really put us at ease in terms of providing they day-of services coordination for the wedding and prompting us with questions for things we had not thought about.

On the day of the wedding Jen was a friendly comfort, took care of things discussed, and without being asked supported the unexpected surprises along the way! Our friends and family commented on how great she was; stepping in to aid as the backup DJ and coordinating last minute transportation issues for our guests!  🙂

We have, and will continue to, recommend Jen to those looking for wedding and planning services. She’s a great addition to our wedding story!

Roman & Abbey S., Bride & Groom – Ultimate Bridesmaid Package

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On the recommendation from our photographer, we hired Jenny to coordinate our wedding, and despite not having a rehearsal, the wedding ran very smoothly.

Even in a small wedding like ours (~40 people), we had a number of unresolved questions about how early should bride and groom arrive at the venue or when should we do our first dance (is right after ceremony too early? would people be too full after the meal?).

During the two advance sessions, Jenny helped us iron out our scheduling issues.

But on the day of the wedding is when I think Jenny’s value is most pronounced. In addition to managing day-of-wedding vendors (i.e. coordinating Uber pick up for our pastor), she helped erase our anxieties about things like guests not knowing when to get seated, a groomsman missing his cue, or cake not being brought out on time. She did a very nice job because the wedding ran seamlessly and on time.

Barbara F., Mother of the Bride – Ultimate Bridesmaid Package

As the mother of the bride, I knew the minute I met Jen that my daughter Katie was in great hands. She came into the hotel suite with a beautiful smile on her face and I never saw that smile fade all night. Within minutes, I felt like she was either one of my or my daughter’s best friends. I felt so comfortable with her. Not only was she friendly, willing and gracious but she was confident and knowledgeable with weddings in general and Katie’s plans in particular. Her ability, skills and timing were impeccable.
Katie had told me how easy and enjoyable Jen had been to work with and how willing and able she was to help her plan her dream brownstone wedding in Brooklyn. Jen helped Katie make her dream wedding come true and it was truly amazing!
I would highly recommend Jen to anyone for any kind of wedding.
Thank you for helping make the evening magical and I miss you already!!

Ali L., Bride – Ultimate Bridesmaid Package

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I had no idea what to expect when my mom told me she had hired Jen, a Bridemaid for Hire, however I was more than pleased with every encounter we had. For my purpose I needed a third party, someone to help me organize and to vent to that would not bark back at me with their own opinions( which often is the case with your friends and family when planning a wedding). The day of she was there to not to only help me but to help the whole wedding party, she put my mind at ease knowing that the tiniest of details were taken care of, from holding phones, to opening the church doors, to checking to make sure the ballroom was set up to perfection. Not to mention she is a pleasure to work with in every sense!

Laura O., Bride + Cindy M., Mother of the Bride  – Bridesmaid by Your Side Package

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Everyone always asks.. “why do you need to hire a bridesmaid?  Don’t you have any friends”  My response is “yes, I have plenty of friends, I actually have 8 bridesmaids of my own”.  Even with 8 of my friends surrounding me, you can’t imagine how extremely helpful it was to have Jen there the day of the wedding.
Jen and I worked together from the first month I was engaged until after I walked down the aisle, and she helped me with planning, timelines and lent an ear and opinions whenever there was drama, and there was plenty of it!
The morning of the wedding Jen texted me to see if I needed anything, she was heading to the hotel suite to help everyone get hair and makeup ready.  I spent the night at home, and I wasn’t planning to show up until later so she was there to take care of all the little things we hadn’t foreseen.  She coordinated food for my mom and I upon arrival, she had scissors when there was a thread hanging off my dress, gum when the other bridesmaids didn’t have any.
We actually included our family dog, Katie Scarlett, in on the wedding day, and so Jen was right there taking care of her, getting her water, making sure she didn’t get into any trouble.  I was so impressed when Jen handled certain things before I even asked her to do it.  We had transportation that was supposed to take us from the hotel to the venue and we were running 45 minutes late.. well, without me even knowing she kept calling down to the driver and making sure that they knew we were running late but would be coming down shortly.
At the ceremony, she actually walked my dog down the aisle, I’m sure that was a first for her!  She helped unzip me when I needed to get out of my dress to pee, she bustled my dress so that I could dance.  My mom and I were both so grateful to have her there.  My mom exclaimed at one point “Thank God Jen is here!”  Even my bridesmaids were grateful to have her there!  She was lacing their dresses up & helping with whatever they needed.
You don’t hire Jen just to look pretty in your bridal line up, you hire her because she will make your day stress free!

Emma B., Maid of Honor – Speech Writing Package

Jen was not only a pleasure to work with, she was a lifesaver!  My friends know me as articulate and outgoing, but when it came to writing my MOH speech I was at a total loss (it didn’t help that my friends kept telling me, “it had better be GOOD and FUNNY”).  How do you summarize 15+ years of friendship into a cohesive 2-3 minute speech without boring everyone, being inappropriate, and while making everyone laugh and the bride smile?!  Jen was great and patient and let me ramble about all sorts of random memories and she helped me prioritize and organize it all.  As we worked through the process, the memories started to flood and I would send Jen emails throughout the day and night with thoughts that she helped me incorporate into my speech.  With Jen’s help, I gave a speech that was truly my own, but was concise and organized and a huge hit thanks to her!

Brenda P., Mother of the Bride  – Ultimate Bridesmaid Package

I first saw Jen of Bridesmaid for Hire on Hoda and Kathy Lee, and I thought”I have to have this girl for my daughter’s wedding”.

The wedding coordinator at her venue had just quit and she was so upset. From the moment I emailed her she responded almost immediately, we then spoke on the phone, I told her what I was looking for and she sent me a quote for her service.

I had absolutely no hesitation on hiring her and when I told my daughter she was ecstatic.

Jen and Ali spent the next few months touching base. The day of the wedding finally arrived and I couldn’t have  been happier with her services. She knew just what to do and just went ahead and did it. All the things the bridal party would have had to do, Jen did so that they could enjoy the day.
Hiring “Bridesmaid for Hire” was the best money spent!

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Juliana F., Bride – Ultimate Bridesmaid Package

Jen was AMAZING to work with! Hiring her was absolutely one of the best decisions we made when planning our wedding.

From the start she made me feel confident which re-assured me that all will run smoothly on our Big Day. For our wedding, we had a lot of DIY projects that Jen handled. It was wonderful to be able to spend time with our families before our ceremony and know that Jen was making sure every detail was in place.  We had face-to-face meetings which included a site visit and had several conversations via email, phone, and text. JEN WAS REALLY ON TOP OF IT! The best part was she always made me feel like I was her main priority. Her passion for weddings combined with her organization and attention to detail make her worth far more than the rates she charges.

On the day of the wedding, she greeted me with beautiful flowers, was energetic, and always asked if I needed anything.

We are so lucky to have had the opportunity to work with Jen and entrust her with certain aspects of our wedding day. We would highly recommend her to any couple planning their wedding.

 

Linda L., MOH – Speech Writing Package

Jen was such a pleasure to work with and heaven sent! Without her, I wouldn’t been able to deliver such a beautiful speech at my best friend’s wedding. Jen took her time to find out about my relationship with my best friend and helped me put together a speech that wasn’t just perfect but brought back so much memories that my friend and I had build in the last 15 years. I’ve always had a hard time putting words on paper but Jen knew exactly what questions to ask and really did an amazing job! She will email you, call you and follow up with you to ensure you are comfortable with  your speech and that your speech is perfection. THANK YOU so much Jen! You are beyond AMAZING!
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Dorie S., MOH – Speech Writing Package

I was my brother’s “Best Person” so I was really nervous as everyone kept telling me, you will be kicking off this wedding with the toast! I used Jen’s services in writing my Best Person speech. I always have a writer’s block while writing so I always find this to be extremely stressful. I would absolutely recommend Jen for help in this department as she can help pull out sections to emphasize more or use a certain tone while delivering my speech! She was super quick on responsive and we were done with my speech in a matter of two days!

She was great on adding “notes” onto my document so I can remember to be “expressive” and to emphasize on some key words.

After tweaking my speech two times with minor edits, I truly had an amazing speech. Everyone at the wedding said that my speech was one of the best speeches they’ve ever heard. I love that Jen was able to keep my personality and thoughts in the speech, she just simply made it flow smoothly!

Thanks Jen for all your help truly!

 

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Bryn H., Bride – Ultimate Bridesmaid Package

You might be thinking, like I did, how sad is it that I have to pay someone to be my bridesmaid? Stop that Negative Nancy train of thought. Paying Jen Glantz to be your Bridesmaid for Hire will be the best money you spend on your wedding.  Period.  I mean, other than your dress. Because I effing loved my dress.

When making your decision, be honest with yourself and face the realities of your life. If you are anything like me, a 30-something year old professional whose friends and sister are all busy being moms and/or professionals and/or living out of state, you need the help. Sure your lady or gay friends will tell you they would love to help out, but they either aren’t available when you need them or will make asinine suggestions (e.g., that you buy each of your bridesmaids a Chloe clutch or Taylor Swift concert tickets in exchange for their “help,” or that your invitations should be in traditional calligraphy with embossed butterflies tied together in a pretty pink bow). Truth be told, your wedding party will want to execute the wedding of their dreams not yours. Your mother or your mother in law will drive you insane. And you need a neutral third party to step in, and kindly and diplomatically suggest otherwise and lead them in the right direction (which is of course Your Direction). Because Lord knows we are all bridezillas to some extent and our attempts to be polite will just be masked passive aggressive digs that will inevitably lead to additional drama that you don’t have the mental capacity to deal with.

If you don’t have a therapist, Jen Glantz will serve that role for you, and happily.  Throughout my wedding planning process, it was therapeutic for me to word vomit my thoughts (read: anxiety attacks) to her via email. She would always respond, promptly, with wonderful suggestions as to how to deal with all of my issues (both wedding related and deep seated psychological ones) in a programmatic way to make things less overwhelming.

On the day of, I didn’t want to deal with anything other than looking pretty. It may sound shallow, but if you think otherwise, you are fooling yourself.  The liquor hasn’t been delivered? You don’t know where the ceremony musicians are and the ceremony begins in 30 minutes?  Jen will take care of the details. Your flower girl is throwing a temper tantrum and refusing to wear her flower crown? Jen Glantz will convince said flower girl that she is friends with Princess Elsa from Frozen to get the deed done.

Talk about preparedness with this chick. Things will go wrong on your wedding day that you do not foresee and cannot anticipate. My 60 year old mother realized she forgot to bring her bra once we were mere hours away from the ceremony. No really. It’s true. Like the saint from the heavens that she is, Jen Glantz had a spare bra. In her freggin’ fanny pack.

I am not a wedding expert by any means. I have been to under 10 weddings, and most of them were Catholic, and that wasn’t the vision I had for my own quirky, hipster-ish, non-religious nuptials. If you are a wedding novice like myself, Jen reminds you of things that you need to accomplish that you wouldn’t have thought of on your own. I didn’t know I needed a day of timeline or a vendor contact list. I didn’t know I needed a photo checklist. I didn’t know what a processional or recessional was and what order the wedding party needed to walk in. I didn’t know how to put my veil on so my hair didn’t get messed up.

I’m kind of a hip chick (if I do say so myself) and I don’t trust anyone with executing my vision. Yup, that’s right – I’m judgmental. Jen is a cute, stylish, girly, cool, funny chick. She is the kind of lady you want on your side for your wedding, or just on your side in general.  For example, I didn’t know what the heck to do with my eyelashes. All my friends offered different opinions (“Oh you HAVE to do lash extensions like Kim Kardashian!”; “You need to go au naturale; you don’t want your future husband thinking you are a glamazon like Kim Kardashian!”). I needed a lipstick that stayed on for 14 hours throughout kissing and drinking. Jen stood by my side as I tried on 16+ different lipstick shades (some were too purple, some were too red) and even made an appointment at Bite Beauty Bar for a custom lipstick shade.

In sum, run, don’t walk to Jen Glantz.

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Jen & Nancy,  Brides – Ultimate Bridesmaid Package

My partner and I were planning an out-of-state wedding with various events throughout the weekend planned for over 30 people so we knew we needed help.  We saw Jen on the Today Show and thought we should reach out to her to inquire about her services but suspected she would be out of our price range.

We were pleasantly surprised to learn that she was not only affordable, but that she was also amazingly organized, articulate and smart!  Throughout the planning process it was clear that Jen was a huge asset with our monthly call-ins, and her organization as there were a lot of moving pieces!

Throughout our wedding weekend, Jen consistently proved herself to be worth her weight in gold!  We had several hiccups (including unexpected knee high grass and horse poop all over the field where our ceremony would take place in just 24 hours!) and Jen jumped right in and took care of business while we were happily entertaining our guests elsewhere.

Our family and friends couldn’t stop commenting about how great Jen and her assistant were throughout our weekend.  We wish her every success in the world and would not hesitate to recommend her services!

Besides her trustworthiness and organizational skills, she is a pleasure to be around and we hope to see her on a personal note when we are next in NYC

 

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Deb Haffey,  Mother of the Bride – Ultimate Bridesmaid Package

I was a Mother of The Bride who lives 700 miles away from the site of the wedding. Jen was absolutely indispensable. We all loved her. We were executing a wedding in NYC when every member of the bride and groom’s family lived in another state or country (Sweden).

The wedding was a total triumph – all the hard work and planning paid off because it was the perfect reflection of Bryn and Markus.

We could not have executed this wedding without Jen!

Dennis and I will be forever grateful to Jen for her behind the scenes work  and the peace of mind she gave us.

Our daughter, Bryn, loved Jen from the minute she met her!

Jen’s wealth of experience, sunny disposition and organizational skills allowed us to lean on her very capable shoulders both before and on the wedding day.

Jen is a beautiful person and we were honored to have her with us every step of the way. She worked tirelessly to help make the perfect wedding day for all of us, but especially for my daughter and son in law.

Don’t walk, RUN to hire her!

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Elle Velie,  Bride – Virtual Bridesmaid Package

 

A few people asked why I would hire a bridesmaid (even virtually) when a wedding planner would do the same things Jen was doing for me… My answer? Because Jen wasn’t just there going over lists with me, and helping me accomplish my wedding tasks, she was also there listening to the issues I was facing, and helping me work through them as a friend. Jen is a friend, through and through. I didn’t realize that it was possible for me to connect so closely with a wedding vendor even though we have never met face to face. She was there to help guide me through my seemingly never ending to do list, and was always there (either by phone or email or text), to be my ear when I needed her! Two thumbs way up! I would definitely recommend any of her services to a bride in need!

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Ash Miller,  MOH Undercover – Speech Writing Package

 

Jen was such a pleasure to work with! I used her to assist me in writing my maid of honor speech. Though I had done this twice before, I always find this to be a difficult and stressful task. I would absolutely recommend Jen for help in this department! She replied to my email within hours and we began working on the speech that very evening.

She really helped me organize my thoughts and gave me a format to give my speech structure, which I was indeed lacking. It was wonderful to have someone turn my simple thoughts into beautiful words, she is truly a professional!

Jen gave me many ideas to help elaborate on my stories, and on the feelings that I wanted to express. After two phone calls, and a couple days of both of us editing and throwing ideas off each other, I had the perfect speech!

In the past, I have seen writing and giving a speech as both a chore and a terrifying experience. But I actually had fun and I was excited to have my moment to share my thoughts and feelings with the bride and 150 others!

Jen gave me a lot of confidence and I’m so grateful for her services, I wish I had found her earlier in my maid of honor career!

Adventures of a Professional Bridesmaid: Australians in the City

Rod & Buck, Bridesmaid By Your Side Package

My (then Partner) Now Husband, was in hospital recovering from having his tonsils out. What else do you do while visiting a loved one in hospital (especially one who can’t talk) but watch television. “Coming up next on Sunrise, “Bridesmaid for hire“. “This will be interesting”I said, as we were planning on getting married in Central Park NYC in a few months time.

This chicky is in New York!! He couldn’t talk but he looked at me and after 17 years I knew I had to at least send an email.

3 months later on October 15th we were married in Central Park and Jen was there, by our side.

Before that, I would email Jen saying, things like: where could we go for a nice breakfast the morning of our big day? or “Where could we go for dinner? What about some some pampering, you know, a massage? OH and somewhere we can get a shave, and  OMG we will both need haircuts and maybe a color. How do I choose a Hairdresser in NYC from Newcastle Australia?I didn’t……… I emailed Jen and everything I needed appears in my inbox!!

We loved spending time with Jen.  At the end of our wedding day, though we  were exhausted from floating around a big city we didn’t know, having just celebrated the biggest day of our lives, it was great to have Jen there to give us some more energy. Talking with her felt like talking to someone we’ve known for a very long time.

Jen’s not just a Bridesmaid for hire. No. She’s a friend for life.

 

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 Ashley B., Bridesmaid By Your Side Package

Since having Jen as a Professional Bridesmaid in my wedding, I have been asked a few questions about her and my experience with her.

1) Would you hire her again? YES!  Definitely.

2) Do you feel she added value to your day? Yes, because she was able to handle tasks that I needed taken care that nobody else could handle.  Plus, through all the planning with her, I was able to cultivate a relationship that allowed me to place a great deal of trust onto her, so I was basically stress-free the day of.

3) How did my bridesmaids react to her? At first, it was mixed emotions of relief and confusion.  Relief due to having extra help and knowing that they could relax and have more fun now and confusion due to having never have heard of anything like this before.

4) Did people get their toes stepped on when she stepped in? Not at all, she got along GREAT with everybody and at the end of the day, people were sad to see her go back home.  All my bridesmaids even connected with her on social media after the wedding.  Everyone worked so well together and that was a huge part of making the day perfect.

5) What did she do that you were like “WOW! I love this girl!” Her advice.  From all of her experiences, she gives amazing and sophisticated advice that will help you in any situation.  I thought I threw her some curve balls, because I am a problem solver and these ones stumped me, but she instantly had an answer for everything.  She was even on call during my bridal shower, incase a certain situation came up that I needed advice for.  Having someone there to discuss wedding issues with at anytime is absolutely wonderful.

A couple other wonderful things about hiring Jen and having her at the wedding are: -Your friends and bridesmaids will get tired of hearing about your wedding at one point or another.  Let’s face it, just cause you are getting married does not give you a free pass to stop asking other people how they are doing and what’s going on in their life.  Otherwise, you will no longer have any friends.

Same thing goes for your fiancé, he will not care about all details of the wedding.  But, Jen’s whole job is talking about and listening to you talk about your wedding. – Also, there will inevitably be some drama through the wedding process, even if it’s during the actual wedding weekend(which I hope doesn’t happen to you), and someone’s feelings always get hurt.  You will NEED an un-biased(well, only biased to the bride and her wishes) person that can handle any situation and put out any fires that may come up.

Trust me that everyone you already know is biased and not always in the direction you want them to be, family is obviously biased, but even friends are too and you don’t want to ask a friend to just be there to handle drama at your wedding.  Same thing with family, it’s a bad idea to put anyone that has to interact with these people in the future in that position.  That is why it is perfect to have Jen there to be handle any conflict in a manner that gets you(the bride) the result that you want while making all parties happy and calm.

Keep calm and hire Jen… Actually, it’s keep calm BECAUSE you hired Jen! 

Rachel L, Maid-of-Honor, Undercover Bridesmaid Package 

Jen helped me find a starting point and help me better understand my Maid-of-Honor duties. I graduated college one year ago and just started working my first full-time job. The amount of work and stress I was under to fulfill my Maid-of-Honor duties and cross items off my to-do list became overwhelming. Jen was able to help me get organized and also do a lot of the behind the scenes research and planning for the bachelorette party and the bridal shower. I turned to her to answer etiquette questions and to walk me through how to deal with other members of the wedding party with issues they were bringing to the table. Being a Maid-of-Honor feels like you just adopted a second full-time Job. Working with Jen once a week for three months, made that job feel a lot easier for me. t2

Wil G., Groomsmen

Jen did an outstanding job tending to every detail throughout each chapter of both the rehearsal and the wedding day. It allowed us the peace of mind to enjoy the event without adding stress to the bride and her bridesmaids who were so focused on everything being perfect. Jen provides a personal and professional approach that comforts all involved. Many weddings I’ve been involved in tend to carry a large stress load as emotions can be set off by the most minute set backs. T

The bride and her bridesmaids seemed to have a sense of calmness from the time Jen arrived up through the entire reception; this reduced the stress and worry on all of us as well. It allowed for everyone to enjoy each piece of the wedding and take in all that it should be on such an occasion. We were able to be ourselves, relax and enjoy, not adding stress because you eliminated any chance for a personal wedding day blunder to occur.

Everyone was carefree, which I’ve never before seen.

For any bride and groom about to take on the challenge of creating the perfect wedding, the peace of mind you provide on a personal level is an invaluable trust fall that eliminates a majority of “The Big Day” concerns that can distract from the purpose of any wedding, the celebration. Wedding planners are hired to manage the hard goods of the event: cake, reception, etc. but every wedding could be so much more with your support and expertise.

Jen accounts for so much of the personal successes throughout the entire event. The best way of describing her impact on a wedding is a like skydiving… never before has the bride and groom taken such a leap. Without Jen there it can become a constant state of panic not knowing when and how everything works, ultimately wishing to survive and make it to the end alive. Once you jump the wedding is going to happen and you will make it to the end, but it is about how you make it there.

The experience is so much greater having someone there to calm your fears, knowing how and when to pull the chute allowing you to breathe, see each and every detail, and fully live the moment. t4

 Alli P.,Bride, Friend

I’ve known Jen Glantz for 8 years and when I got married in January 2014, she was there as my bridesmaid, helping me before and during my wedding. She’s very engaging and very energetic. She makes you feel right at home in any situation. And she’s a real good listener – that’s the most important quality a bridesmaid can have.

 

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