Would you hire a 'Professional Bridesmaid?'

posted 2 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: Would you hire a 'Professional bridesmaid'?
    No, that's stupid! : (111 votes)
    93 %
    Yes, I think it's a great idea! : (9 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    39 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    That’s crazy, imagine looking back at wedding photos and reminiscing about the total stranger you paid to be in your wedding!!

    Post # 3
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    8720 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    LOL. No way but good for her for making money off of something she realized she could cash in on! Haha

    Post # 4
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    1242 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012 - Chateau Briand

    hamobride:  agree! who wants to look at wedding photos and be all “awww there’s aunt margaret, there’s bob and oh, there’s that woman I paid to pretend to be my friend”. craziness!

    Post # 6
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    1907 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - TTC #2

    No way. Why would you want a stranger in your wedding photos? If you need support, hite a wedding planner. If you don’t gave friends, then just don’t have a bridal party at all.

    Post # 7
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    3016 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

    Bizarro.

    Post # 8
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    2007 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Uh, no. But good for her.

    Post # 9
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    7410 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    Why not just hire a wedding planner. They basically do the same thing without the desperation. 

    Post # 10
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    125 posts
    Blushing bee

    No that would be extremely awkward to look back at pics with a stranger.

    Post # 11
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    5966 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2017

     

    Ha! this is fantastic lol. I guess there really is a market for anything these days. Granted I think if you are one of those really high strung type brides and you want a bridesmaid for photos but not becuase you want your close friends up there with you, this would work well. You get someone for photos with the added benefit of having a helper\planner and someone who has to take your crap and be your “friend” throughout the process. And guess what? since it’s a job, she can’t be offended! lol. People really are weird sometimes.

     

    I personally wouldn’t do it but I can see why she gets business.

     

    Post # 12
    Hostess
    9919 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Mrswebbyhopefully:  it sounds like hiring a wedding planner and then asking her to be a bridesmaid.  I wouldn’t do it!  That’s so strange.

    Post # 13
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    7410 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    stardustintheeyes:  I would think that type of person needs to hire a therapist rather than a bridesmaid. If photos are more important than relationships to a person then they have issues. 

    Post # 14
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    2704 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    Mrswebbyhopefully:  

    lol… No, I would not. If I wanted someone to organize my wedding I would hire a professional wedding planner. I’m sure they would help plan the other parties and what not as well if you paid them haha, but they wouldn’t be in your wedding photos with your close friends and family.

    Post # 15
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    5966 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2017

     

    j_jaye:  there are many brides that just want a bridal party for the sake of having props that fit their vision. Kind of like centerpieces. Those types have no emotional connection to the role of a bridesmaid. Well what it’s supposed to be anyway. In that case, it would be better for everyone if they hired someone to be a stand in rather than actually use someone they care about. it’s messed up that there are people that care that much about their vision but to me it’s not unrealistic. Plus I feel like hiring a bridesmaid is no different than having a proffessional officiant. To some people the officiant should be someone who knows the couple and it means a lot to them to have that person be the one to marry them. to others, it’s just someone to lead the ceremony and it’s not a personal or emotional choice.

     

    Not to mention those women who don’t have a mom or any girlfriends but want someone to go dress shopping with and someone to help along the way with various wedding tasks. Not everyone is lucky enough to have friends or family like this. So while that is a sad thought, I would imagine there are many women who have no choice but to go through wedding planning without that female input from a mother or friend. In this case, it would probably be an option.

    Either way, I don’t think it’s anyone’s place to judge. You have two willing parties, the bride and this “professional bridesmaid” and if it’s ok with both of them, what does it matter?

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