Bridesmaid for hire: A hidden service in the booming wedding industry
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Bridesmaid for hire: A hidden service in the booming wedding industry

What if we were to tell you that not everyone at a wedding is who they seem? Jen Glantz makes it her business to fool attendees that she is a close friend of the wedding party. As founder and CEO of Bridesmaid for Hire, Glantz is the latest addition to a booming U.S. wedding industry that is expected to reach $75.6 billion over the past 5 years into 2019 and has over a million employees. “I don’t consider bridesmaid for hire to be an odd job,” the 31-year old, who has worked at weddings all across the country from Las Vegas to New York, told Yahoo Finance (video above). “I think it’s something that should have existed years ago and it’s going to continue to exist for many more years to come.” If everything goes according to plan, Glantz will have convinced everyone attending that she is the bride or groom’s close friend from high school, grad school, an art class, or yoga class. As she masquerades around the wedding, Glantz makes it her prerogative to aid the bride or groom with dealing with the pressures of the occasion. “There is honestly no more of a challenging day than […]

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