Working with 20-35 clients per year, Glantz gets paid at least $2,000 for each bride she guides down the aisle. Now, she has expanded her services to include wedding coaching, bridesmaid crash courses, maid-of-honor packages and speech writing assistance for those who fear writer's block before the big day. She's even created a training program for women who want to be a "bridesmaid for hire" like herself. So far, she says she's had over 25,000 people apply.
The 30-year-old says she has helped put out just about every nuptial fire imaginable, from lending a strapless bra to a bride's mother, to playing bodyguard to a bride who was afraid her fired maid-of-honor would show up, to helping a client end her engagement altogether.
Her one-of-a-kind gig also landed her two book deals including her first book, "Always a Bridesmaid (for Hire)," and her second book, "When You Least Expect It: Essays on Living Without a Five-Year Plan." She's also launched a weekly podcast called, "You're Not Getting Any Younger," where she discusses entrepreneurship, career failures and love with other highly successful people.
Glantz says that while she hopes her work will show people that entrepreneurship isn't always as glamorous as it sounds, she also wants her journey to serve as inspiration for others to act now on whatever seemingly-crazy idea they may have.
"The best advice I can give is to start now, because you're never going to be perfect, you're never going to be smart enough or have enough money — so just start now," she says.
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