Listen Now: How To Be A Professional Bridesmaid
Always a bridesmaid but never a bride? Why not get paid for it.
Jen Glantz says after being a bridesmaid for some friends and family she noticed an opportunity. In an article for Business Insider, Jen said there were many brides who did not have close friends or even the right friends to support them on her special day. So, she posted an ad on craigslist and six years later has attended countless weddings of complete strangers. Only no one knows she’s a stranger.
Instead, Jen and the bride come up with cover stories and only a few times has that cover been blown and the secret had to be shared. In some cases she has even delivered the maid-of-honor speech but says her background as a published author has helped her give just the right amount of mush to toast the newlyweds.
She says she stays sober through the wedding to deal with any last-minute problems. She can fix anything and find anything someone may have forgotten. The hardest part? Dealing with cold feet.
Especially if it means the wedding is off.
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