5 Things I Learned as a Hired Bridesmaid by Jen Glantz


Bridesmaid for Hire

We’re thrilled to have Jen Glantz of Bridesmaids for Hire back as a contributor to the Wedding Party blog!  In this installment she shares five things she’s learned as a hired bridesmaid… Enjoy!

When I started Bridesmaid for Hire, two years ago, I never imagined that the strangers who welcomed me as a part of their wedding day would be the people to rock my view on life, love, and the endless pursuit of happiness. I also never imagined that working weddings, as a professional bridesmaid would completely shake up the fairy tale view I held onto for years about how my own wedding would look one day when I finally locked arms with the man of my dreams. After watching over 40 couples say I Do, some stomping on glass to kick off the marriage, and others just swapping a kiss, I’m ready to share with you the top 5 things I have learned so far as a hired bridesmaid. Read More

The 6 Types of Bridesmaids



Bridesmaids…so much love, so much history, so many…personalities! Any of these sound familiar?

1) The Planner


This chick is all about some details. She’s got the bridal shower planned to a T. She’s got hand sanitizer and bobby pins at the ready. Your little brother needs a tissue? Girl has got a monogrammed handkerchief for those boogies. Reliable and detailed, this one has got your back.

2) The Partier


Also has your back…as in, holding your hair…on Bachelorette night…over a toilet.  She knows how to make the group have a fab night including blinking crowns, limo rides, and body shots. This girl will be your right hand lady when it comes to a whiskey shot before the rehearsal dinner, and practically bonging red wine with your future mother-in-law so you don’t have to hear that you can’t cook 23524579 more times. She is the Goose to your Maverick.

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A Tasty New Trend in Wedding Registries!

The days of registries filled with crockpots and white towels are long gone.  In recent years we’ve seen the emergence of unconventional wedding gift registries, including: cash only, honeymoon experiences, down payments for houses, future children’s college funds, and charitable donations.

But what about a registry for foodies?  I recently discovered a genius idea… restaurant registries.  Friends and family buy restaurant gift certificates picked out by the bride & groom to dining establishments in the city where the wedding couple lives… ranging from inexpensive, favorite spots to that-place-that’s-a-little-pricier-than-we-normally-go-for.  Cooking classes, food tours, and food/wine delivery subscriptions are a great addition too!

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7 Ideas for Kid-Friendly Weddings


(via Canvas on Demand)

1. Coloring wallpaper.  What kid doesn’t love coloring on the walls?  With coloring wallpaper you can keep kids entertained and even have it double as a backdrop for a photobooth!  All you need is a piece of the wallpaper and markers, crayons or colored pencils and you’re good to go.  Feeling really fancy?  Have canvas prints made of each child in black and white and let them shade in their own portrait for a fun keepsake!

2. Kid friendly food.  Most children are picky eaters and they may not like the beef or fish options you and your caterer have carefully selected for your special day.  Make sure you have a couple of kid-approved options so that parents aren’t having to worry about their children having cake for dinner.  Also be sure to have kid appropriate beverages like juice, milk, or flavored water for the little ones. Read More