RDB008: Always a Bridesmaid (For Hire) With Jen Glantz

Jen Glantz is the first professional “Bridesmaid for Hire” and after connecting via email I just had to know more. I admit I was skeptical of the idea going in and had a bunch of questions for Jen (who I found out quickly is absolutely awesome). The conversation was very enlightening for me!

Being a bridesmaid is a huge job – so big, in fact, that you can now hire a pro. Enjoy this podcast episode of my talk with Jen, where she tells us all about:

  • Why every bride could use her services (whether its being an actual bridesmaid or using her for consulting)
  • What got her into the biz
  • Why she’s been peed on by many strangers
  • Why it pays to have someone like her acting as a neutral party when it comes to families and big decisions
  • How usually the bride is the only one who knows who Jen really is; sometimes even the grooms are led to believe she is an actual friend or family member of the bride and NOT a professional
  • Why “people management” is essential
  • What really goes down in the bathroom at weddings
  • What she learned being a part of so many weddings
  • What it’s like having your own love life when you’re surrounding by everyone else’s love life all the time
  • Why she thinks we do weddings wrong (and what we can do better)
  • Doing things simply while still getting the most out of your wedding day
  • Her goal of spending no more than $1,000 on her own wedding
  • How to drill-down and figure out what matters to you, and how much you can spend on it
  • How she can help you start your own business and share with you her own mistakes
  • Why none of us really know what we are doing, and how to use failure to your advantage

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About alessandra

Alessandra Macaluso is author of The Real-Deal Bridal Bible and What a Good Eater!, host of the Real-Deal Brides Podcast, and blogger at AlessandraMacaluso.com. Alessandra’s work is featured in several anthologies, and she has contributed to The Huffington Post, Scary Mommy, and many other online publications. Her original screenplay “Polar Suburbia” placed as a semi-finalist in the Moondance Film Festival. Alessandra is mom to two toddlers and a twenty-five pound Maine coon cat who believes he is a dog. She spends her time driving her OCD husband completely nuts with her constant rearrangement of scenery in their home. Learn more at AlessandraMacaluso.com and follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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