World's first professional bridesmaid-for-hire explains the concept

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Meet the World's First Bridesmaid-for-Hire


Talk about being married to your job!

A New York woman is making headlines for cashing in on her love of weddings. 26-year-old Jen Glantz loves going to weddings so much that she now takes part professionally -- as a bridesmaid-for-hire. She offers the service to strangers for a fee.

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On her website, she writes: "Not everyone wants to be a bridesmaid. First they'll start to ignore email chains from other bridesmaids and then show up three hours late on the day of the wedding, making the bride panic so much that she'll be on the verge of filing a missing person report!"

That's where Jen comes in. Her role includes helping to write speeches, getting the guests dancing and even lifting the bride's massive dress when she needs to go to the rest room. (Hey,there's a lot of heavy layers!)

Jen explains that since you are never taught to be a bridesmaid, it can be tricky to step into the role -- and friendships can even suffer.

Her prices range based on the couple's budget and how much she's doing for the bride. In some cases, she's basically acting as a wedding planner, while in others, she's helping out as emotional support and with to-do lists. She explains that the cheapest price so far has been $199, and it goes up from there.

Her first wedding-for-hire is September 6th in Minnesota.

So, when someone comes up and asks her how she knows the bride? Glantz explains her answer is "up to the bride. I can be a distant cousin or a new recent friend. All in all she can say, 'I hired this woman to help me out.'"

P.S. She'll be part of the photos if you want.

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Speaking of unusual wedding news, check out these wild toilet paper dresses:

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IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR CHARMIN - Finalists at The 10th Annual Cheap Chic Weddings Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest show off their stunning bridal creations made only of Charmin toilet paper, tape, glue and/or needle and thread on Thursday, June 12, 2014 in New York. (Amy Sussman/AP Images for Charmin)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR CHARMIN - Susan Brennan, the winner of The 10th Annual Cheap Chic Weddings Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest, shows off her gown made of 20 rolls of Charmin Ultra Soft on Thursday, June 12, 2014 in New York. (Amy Sussman/AP Images for Charmin)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR CHARMIN - The top three prize winners of The 10th Annual Cheap Chic Weddings Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest, Susan Brennan, Amber Mills and Katrina Chalifoux, show off their exquisite dresses made of Charmin toilet paper on Thursday, June 12, 2014 in New York. (Amy Sussman/AP Images for Charmin)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR CHARMIN - Model walks the runway wearing toilet paper couture at The 10th Annual Cheap Chic Weddings Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest sponsored by Charmin on Thursday, June 12, 2014 in New York. (Amy Sussman/AP Images for Charmin)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR CHARMIN - Crafted from 16 rolls of Charmin Ultra Soft by Mimoza Haska, of Surfside Beach, S.C., the winning toilet paper couture dress is displayed at RK Bridal during the ninth annual Cheap Chic Wedding Dress Contest sponsored by Charmin, Thursday, June 6, 2013, in New York. (Jason DeCrow/AP Images for Charmin)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR CHARMIN - Finalists in the ninth annual Cheap Chic Wedding Dress Contest sponsored by Charmin rolled out toilet paper masterpieces for the chance to win $2,000, Thursday, June 6, 2013, in New York. (Jason DeCrow/AP Images for Charmin)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR CHARMIN - Project Runway's Season 11 contestant Kate Pankoke judges toilet paper masterpieces during the ninth annual Cheap Chic Wedding Dress Contest sponsored by Charmin, Thursday, June 6, 2013, in New York. (Jason DeCrow/AP Images for Charmin)
UNITED STATES - JUNE 19: Katrina Chalifoux of Chicago poses with her winning creation during a toilet paper wedding dress construction contest at Ripley's Believe it or Not museum on 42nd Street. (Photo by Craig Warga/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JUNE 19: Terri Glover of Texas checks out her dress before the competition during a toilet paper wedding dress construction contest at Ripley's Believe it or Not museum on 42nd Street. Katrina Chalifoux of Chicago won the contest. (Photo by Craig Warga/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JUNE 19: One of the creations at a toilet paper wedding dress construction contest at Ripley's Believe it or Not museum on 42nd Street. Katrina Chalifoux of Chicago won the contest. (Photo by Craig Warga/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
TEL AVIV, ISRAEL - SEPTEMBER 08: Romanian priests on a visit to the Holy Land pause during their stroll along the beachfront to take photos of a model dressed in a toilet paper bridal gown as she poses with a male model dressed as her bridegroom during a photo-opportunity on September 8, 2009 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Seven dresses made either completely or partially of toilet paper were commisioned by 'Lily' toilet paper, the leading brand of the Israeli company Hogla-Kimberly Ltd., which is partly owned by the multinational firm Kimberly-Clark, to herald the upcoming date of September 9, 2009. Twice as many couples than normal are expected to get married tomorrow, on 09/09/09, which is considered by many to be a lucky day to tie the knot. (Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images)
TEL AVIV, ISRAEL - SEPTEMBER 08: Models pose in bridal gowns made mainly of toilet paper during a photo-opportunity on September 8, 2009 in Tel Aviv, Israel. The dresses were commisioned by 'Lily' toilet paper, the leading brand of the Israeli company Hogla-Kimberly Ltd., which is partly owned by the multinational firm Kimberly-Clark, to herald the upcoming date of September 9, 2009. Twice as many couples than normal are expected to get married tomorrow, on 09/09/09, which is considered by many to be a lucky day to tie the knot. (Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images)
TEL AVIV, ISRAEL - SEPTEMBER 08: Models wearing bridal gowns made mainly of toilet paper are prepared for a photo-opportunity on September 8, 2009 in Tel Aviv, Israel. The dresses were commisioned by 'Lily' toilet paper, the leading brand of the Israeli company Hogla-Kimberly Ltd., which is partly owned by the multinational firm Kimberly-Clark, to herald the upcoming date of September 9, 2009. Twice as many couples than normal are expected to get married tomorrow, on 09/09/09, which is considered by many to be a lucky day to tie the knot. (Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images)
TEL AVIV, ISRAEL - SEPTEMBER 08: A model wearing a toilet paper bridal gown is prepared for a photo-opportunity on September 8, 2009 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Seven dresses made mostly of toilet paper were commisioned by 'Lily' toilet paper, the leading brand of the Israeli company Hogla-Kimberly Ltd., which is partly owned by the multinational firm Kimberly-Clark, to herald the upcoming date of September 9, 2009. Twice as many couples than normal are expected to get married tomorrow, on 09/09/09, which is considered by many to be a lucky day to tie the knot. (Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images)
TEL AVIV, ISRAEL - SEPTEMBER 08: A male model dressed as a groom waits for female models dressed in bridal gowns made either completely or partially of toilet paper to join him for a photo-opportunity on the beachfront on September 8, 2009 in Tel Aviv, Israel. The dresses were commisioned by 'Lily' toilet paper, the leading brand of the Israeli company Hogla-Kimberly Ltd., which is partly owned by the multinational firm Kimberly-Clark, to herald the upcoming date of September 9, 2009. Twice as many couples than normal are expected to get married tomorrow, on 09/09/09, which is considered by many to be a lucky day to tie the knot. (Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images)
TEL AVIV, ISRAEL - SEPTEMBER 08: A male model dressed as a groom poses with a female model dressed in a bridal gown made mainly of toilet paper, as another model waits to take her place, during a photo-opportunity on the beachfront on September 8, 2009 in Tel Aviv, Israel. The dresses were commisioned by 'Lily' toilet paper, the leading brand of the Israeli company Hogla-Kimberly Ltd., which is partly owned by the multinational firm Kimberly-Clark, to herald the upcoming date of September 9, 2009. Twice as many couples than normal are expected to get married tomorrow, on 09/09/09, which is considered by many to be a lucky day to tie the knot. (Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images)
TEL AVIV, ISRAEL - SEPTEMBER 08: A male model dressed as a groom walks with models dressed in bridal gowns made mainly of toilet paper, during a photo-opportunity on the beachfront on September 8, 2009 in Tel Aviv, Israel. The dresses were commisioned by 'Lily' toilet paper, the leading brand of the Israeli company Hogla-Kimberly Ltd., which is partly owned by the multinational firm Kimberly-Clark, to herald the upcoming date of September 9, 2009. Twice as many couples than normal are expected to get married tomorrow, on 09/09/09, which is considered by many to be a lucky day to tie the knot. (Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images)
TEL AVIV, ISRAEL - SEPTEMBER 08: Models pose in bridal gowns made mainly of toilet paper during a photo-opportunity on September 8, 2009 in Tel Aviv, Israel. The dresses were commisioned by 'Lily' toilet paper, the leading brand of the Israeli company Hogla-Kimberly Ltd., which is partly owned by the multinational firm Kimberly-Clark, to herald the upcoming date of September 9, 2009. Twice as many couples than normal are expected to get married tomorrow, on 09/09/09, which is considered by many to be a lucky day to tie the knot. (Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images)
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