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Online bridesmaid business takes the edge of stressful wedding days

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Getting married can be very stressful for a bride to be.

The bridesmaids are supposed to help, but busy schedules can get in the way.

If friends and family aren’t enough, now brides can hire a bridesmaid for the big day.

Christina Bisono said she’s getting married in December.

“I didn't even anticipate the things that would fall through the cracks,” she said.

Bisono said she works full time and worries about a million details.

“Now I have to reach out to my bridesmaids to do this and then sometimes they can’t do it,” she said.

“There was nobody behind the scenes who was supposed to be there just for bride,” said Jen Glantz, Bridesmaid For Hire. “And that was crazy to me. It should be all about the bride.”

Glantz said she filled the niche as a bridesmaid for hire.

“I’m the personal assistant the on call, therapist [and] the peacekeeper to the whole bridal party,” she said.

Glantz said she’s not a wedding planner. She deals specifically with the bride and the wedding party.

She said she offers a variety of packages.

Brides can just get one on one help online, or for more, she’ll be at the bride’s side on the wedding day.

Newlywed Bryn Meuller said she hired Glantz as a bridesmaid because her friends and family all lived out of town.

“Initially, I felt weird about, ‘oh I have to pay someone to be my bridesmaid,’” Meuller said. “She was there to take care of all the little things that went awry.”

Glantz even fixes the brides’ veils for their trips down the aisles.

She admitted that some may find it strange to hire an outsider for personal wedding tasks.

However, family therapist Dr. Jane Greer said if it makes the day better, it can be worth it.

“Everyone is a little freer to really celebrate and enjoy the occasion,” Greer said.

To check out the business, click here

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