Australia: 150 times a Bridesmaid


A professional bridesmaid who has walked the aisle more than 150 times has lifted the lid on her unique career – and how many dresses are stacked in her closet.

Kerstyn Walsh charges up to $8,000 to stand by the bride on her big day.

The 29-year-old said she was perfect for those who don’t have enough people to fill out their bridal party, and others who want to lessen the burden of organizing such a massive occasion.

The Sydneysider told the Daily Mail she’d seen it all – bridezillas, jealous bridesmaids and weddings where the alcohol has run dry.

“Brides often need someone who is willing to do all the jobs – whether it’s consult with the vendors or fix the speakers for the DJ,” she said.

“They want their friends and family to be fully present for the wedding, while I can help with chores.”

Kerstyn Walsh has walked the aisle at more than 150 weddings.
Kerstyn Walsh has walked the aisle at more than 150 weddings. Credit: Facebook / Hire a Bridesmaid

Walsh packed in her job in real estate to set up her business, Hire A Bridesmaid, in 2015.

She says the fell into the role after hosting a friend’s wedding where she did much of the co-ordinating.

She has attended more than 150 ceremonies and her closet is overflowing with more than 70 dresses.

Brides often need someone who is willing to do all the jobs.

There aren’t too many situations she hasn’t encountered, but she’s always ready to step to quell any problems.

“It’s pretty stressful, but all occasions I’m prepared for,” she said.

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