This is a whole new brand of "weird." I found an article that showcases some of the strangest Craigslist ads ever put up. One of which was an ad for "hiring bridesmaids." Check it out below:
Looking for Bridesmaids - w4w
Date: 2009-02-27, 8:53PM CST
So, my fiancee and I are getting married in June. He has 8 groomsmen lined up and I only have one bridesmaid. So, I need some girls who are attractive and around my age to stand up in my wedding. You can be single or taken. It doesn't matter....you just have to be hot. But, not hotter then me. Email me for more information. The wedding will be in Madison and you won't have to pay for a thing.
Don't you guys think the tradition has lost it's meaning at this point? If you get to the point where you're following tradition solely because "that's the way it's always been done," then the tradition seems absolutely meaningless. All this couple had to do was step back and say, "Let's just have one person on each side, or have no wedding party, or suck it up and have uneven sides, or ask our family to step up or have some of the groom's guys stand on the bride's side." Instead, this woman is willing to have STRANGERS stand up at her wedding. And for what? Oh, yeah, so her wedding party can look "HOT" - but of course not hotter than her...Ugh.
This is looney, right?