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Bridesmaid for hire. Details within.

Always the bridesmaid… So why not make a profit.

We’ve heard of couples hiring wedding venues, celebrants and fancy cars for their big days… But never before have we heard of brides hiring a bridesmaid.

But that doesn’t mean no one ever will, right? Especially now that “professional bridesmaids” are offering their services.

A woman in the US has set up an ad on Craigslist, advertising her services to thousands of soon-to-be married couples.

The woman, who has been a bridesmaid four times already, says she has become something of an expert at “responding in a timely manner to pre-wedding email chains created by other bridesmaids and the Maid of Honor” and “catching the bouquet” and now wants to offer her skills outside of her friendship circle.

Not surprisingly, the ad she created is now going viral.

Check it out:

When all my friends started getting engaged – I decided to make new friends. So I did – but then they got engaged also and for what felt like the hundredth time, I was asked to be a bridesmaid.

This year alone, I’ve been a bridesmaid 4 times. That’s 4 different chiffon dresses, 4 different bachelorette parties filled with tequila shots and guys in thong underwear twerking way too close to my face, 4 different pre-wedding pep talks to the bride about how this is the happiest day of her life and marriage, probably, is just like riding a bike: a little shaky at first but then she’ll get the hang of it.

Well, she’s certainly got the pep talk down.

But those aren’t her only skills. She also lists her essential bridesmaid talents as…

Bridesmaid skills I’m exceptionally good at:

Holding up the 18 layers of your dress so that you can pee with ease on your wedding day

Catching the bouquet and then following that moment up with my best Miss America-like “Omg, I can’t believe this” speech.

Doing the electric and the cha cha slide.

Responding in a timely manner to pre-wedding email chains created by other bridesmaids and the Maid of Honor

As she sees it, her “exceptionally good” bridesmaid talents shouldn’t just be confined to people who are actually her friends.

She’s offering her services to the following people…

So let me be there for you, this time if:

You don’t have any other girlfriends except your third cousin, twice removed, who is often found sticking her tongue down an empty bottle of red wine.

Your fiancé has an extra groomsmen and you’re looking to even things out so your pictures don’t look funny and there’s not one single guy walking down the aisle by himself

You need someone to take control and make sure bridesmaid #4 buys her dress on time and doesn’t show up 3 hours late the day of the wedding or paint her nails lime green.

Any takers?

Oh, the things bridesmaids have to put up with…

Would you hire a bridesmaid you didn’t know? Who did you choose to be your bridesmaids? If you’re not married – who would you choose?