Jen Glantz

Jen Glantz is the founder of Bridesmaid for Hire and the author of the new book, "Always a Bridesmaid (For Hire): Stories on Growing Up, Finding Love, and Walking Down the Aisle for Complete Strangers."

Recent Articles

I Tried A Laughter Yoga Class & I Nearly Peed My Pants From Giggling So Hard

There's nothing funny about yoga, except for the fact that, if you look at yourself in the mirror while your body twists like a giant pretzel you'd nibble on at a baseball game, you do look kind of funny. Well, actually, you look a little like you're…
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This Bride Accidentally Donated Her Wedding Dress To Goodwill & Learned A Very Valuable Lesson

After they walk down the aisle, dance in celebration over their new holy matrimony, and jet-set somewhere exotic for their honeymoon, most brides will find themselves back at home, wondering what to do with items from their wedding. One of those item…
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I Went On 4 First Dates In One Day And It Was The Best Decision Ever

Going on just one date can seem like an overwhelming experience. But going on many first dates in one day? That can easily inflict a full-blown anxiety attack. It used to take me a full 24 hours to prepare myself, mentally, for a date. I would stalk …
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3 Lessons I Learned From Saying "I Love You" First To A Guy Who Didn't Say It Back

I once mustered up the courage to say "I love you" to a guy, and his response was a total buzzkill. He responded with silence, followed by a long chug from his beer, and threw in a nice, loud burp as a conclusion. He didn't even semi-romantically bur…
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I Told All My Old Crushes That I Used To Like Them And Here’s How They Reacted

I'm in the middle of my final year as a 20-something, and one thing I'm feeling, aside from old, is this notion that I don't care about certain things I used to care a lot about. In my early 20s, I collected friendships like one would collect stamps …
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The 6 Embarrassing Things That Will Likely Happen To You On Your Wedding Day

Weddings are usually memorable for a handful of reasons. First, you get to see all of the people you love and adore in the same room on the same night. Second, overflowing amounts of good food and free booze is enough to make any night memorable. An…
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Why Thinking About Moving In With My BF Gives Me Panic Attacks, Even Though I Love Him

I spent the first half of my 20s as the perpetual and only single one in my group of close gal pals. I spent the second half with back-to-back boyfriends, and it was then that I realized there are a lot of things no one talks about when it comes to s…
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The 4 Craziest Things I Did For Love, Including Almost Moving To Thailand

Here's something to think about: Love doesn't make you blind; it makes you crazy. Have you ever found yourself goo-goo-eyed in love with someone just to eventually notice that you've gone a little bit bonkers? That you've started doing things for the…
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Everything I Want To Say To My Ex-Boyfriend Who Came Right Before My Current Boyfriend

I think about you a lot. But mostly, these thoughts occur all during the same time, at the same place. That's during spin class, when the instructor asks us to sprint really fast on our bikes, and to do so, she prompts us to think about something tha…
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4 Weird Things People Have Paid Me To Do To Help Them With Their Love Life

I accidentally started the business, Bridesmaid for Hire, three years ago. I was fed up with paying top dollar to be a bridesmaid for my long list of "friends" (aka people I used to be friends with and grew apart from since graduation day). Yet walki…
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5 Ways To Style Your Old Bridesmaid Dresses So You Could Wear Them IRL

As the person who has been nicknamed "Always The Bridesmaid" by my friends, my family members, and even once by a rabbi who saw that I was a bridesmaid in three weddings he officiated, I have come to accept the repeat role of being in the bride's wed…
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The 7 Oddest Things I Did To Find Love When Online Dating Failed Me

If there's one relationship that will define my 20s, it will be my relationship with dating apps. I've downloaded and deleted every love-finding app there is more times than I'm willing to admit... OK, fine, I'll tell you how many: I've erased and re…
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Guys Admit The Weird Thing Their GF Did That Made Them Know She’s Marriage Material

When a guy start crushing on a girl, something happens early on that lets him know whether this girl is a keeper for life or someone to chill with now and forget later. Maybe it's the way she hugs him goodnight, or how she's serious about his career …
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Grooms Admit The Crazy Ways They're Going To Surprise The Bride At The Wedding

Some say the point of endlessly planning your wedding day to the T is so you can then relax and dance the night away besides your hubby, friends and family members you only get to see a handful of times in your life. You work your butt off to make su…
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Brides Admit The Rules They Gave The Grooms For What They Could Wear At The Wedding

Some brides want to control every single aspect of their wedding from the color of the tablecloths to the songs the DJ plays throughout the night. While outsiders may look at that and label the bride a "bridezilla," anyone who has taken charge of wed…
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Bridesmaids Reveal The Crazy, Dramatic Reasons They Got Fired From The Bridal Party

If you think that once you've been deemed a bridesmaid, you'll hold on to that title until the day of the wedding, well, you are so very wrong. Being a bridesmaid actually puts you in probationary period where, at anytime, a bride can utter Donald Tr…
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Women Reveal How They Confessed To Their Significant Others That They Cheated

Finding the courage to tell your bae that you stuck your tongue down someone else's throat is never an easy thing to do. You may try hard to hold on to that secret for a long time, but somehow, in some way, it'll slip. Perhaps someone will tell him b…
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Dating Experts Reveal What To Do On A Date To Show A Guy You Want To See Him Again

It's happened to all of us. You go on a first date with someone you end up having so much fun with that you call every single friend to tell them you met someone rad. Then, you frantically wait for that person to text, call or send smoke signals for …
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Grooms Reveal The Craziest Fights They Had With The Mother of the Bride

If you thought wedding drama was all about the bride and the bridal party, you are seriously wrong. Fights can break out at any time from anyone. If you think you're safe from drama because you live far away from the bride and the groom, you're wrong…
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The 5 Definitive Signs Your Relationship Isn't Going To Make It Down The Aisle

They say love is blind, but dating makes you keep those dark shades on for a bit longer. You may have found a person you dig spending time with, can slightly envision a future with and love more than any other person you've ever met on Tinder, but ho…
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