Woman Creates Hilarious 'Professional Bridesmaid' Craigslist Ad That Is A Must-Read
A bride who recruits you to be a bridesmaid for her wedding wants you to associate the experience with fun, love and friendship.
What the experience really can be, though, is insanely stressful, especially if your bride is a real bridezilla.
A 26-year-old woman from New York decided to alleviate the potential stresses of finding adequate bridesmaids.
Her ad on Craigslist says she's a "Professional Bridesmaid," and she begins her advertisement with a list of her qualifications:
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.
She says she brings the following to the table: She can hold up the 18 layers of your dress "so that you can pee with ease on your wedding day."
She'll catch your bouquet and give a dramatic Miss America speech after, she'll cha-cha slide and electric dance, and she'll respond promptly to pre-wedding email chains created by the Maid of Honor and other bridesmaids.
She also talks about the usefulness of her services, emphasizing that you should "let [her] be there for you" if you have no girlfriends minus your cousin, your fianceé has more groomsmen than you have bridesmaids, or you need someone to take real control and to ensure that your irresponsible friend doesn't show up late.
This woman sounds perfect.
Here is the ad in its entirety:
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.
Right, she'll ask as she wipes off the mascara stained tears from her perfectly airbrushed face. Right, i'll say though I don't really know. I only know what I've seen and that's a beautiful looking bride walking down, down, down the aisle one, two, three, four times so far this year.
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 fiance 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.
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
For more info - please contact Jen Glantz
H/T: Huffington Post, Photo Courtesy: Craigslist