Post # 1
My youngest brother is getting married next year. He is 13 years younger than me. I adore him and vice versa. He is marrying a great girl. She called to ask if my daughter would be a flower girl (5 yrs old :). And also asked if I would be a bridesmaid. I graciously accepted both but di d tell her that she did not have to have me if it means that she would have to leave out a close friend. She said family is most important. My sister was also asked ( age 31). My older brother is the best man ( age 44). My question is… Am I to old ( age 42) to be a bridesmaid. I don’t want to look ridiculous! Her mother is only 48. Of course when she asked she told me not to feel pressure if I did not want to be part if the bridal party but she said that about my daughter too. My sister said she asked her in the same manner. She is a very thoughtful girl and she is always trying to please people., do she does approach everything in that way as to not have anyone feel put out. So of course I accepted but I do not want to look foolish. I’m in good shape and people always seem to think I’m only in my mid to late 30’s. I’d appreciate any feedback… Thanks so much!!!
Post # 3
She sounds like a lovely person with excellent priorities: family IS most important, and you should be proud to stand as her bridesmaid.
Post # 4
There is no age limit on being a bridesmaid 🙂
Post # 5
I don’t think you’re ever too old to be a bridesmaid, and I think that it’s very sweet of her to ask you!
Post # 6
No, there’s no age limit.
Post # 7
There’s no age limit! The only thing that would make you seem out of place would be a really young looking dress, but it sounds like the bride will be concious of your feelings on this.
Post # 8
My 43 year old sister was my matron of honor (I’m 31), so I don’t think you are too old at all.
Post # 9
heck no. Consider yourself lucky that you’ve got a SIL who understands what matters and a bride to deal with who cares more about people than silly rules about what a wedding party ‘should’ look like!
Post # 10
There really isn’t an age requirement…
Lol you should see the Bridal Parties for some of us Encore Brides… be we in our 40s, 60s, or 80s !!
The KEY ELEMENT is that you support the Marriage… and are willing to STAND UP for the couple (in the old days… you would have had to litterally say you support the union)
Of course FAMILY is also a Big Part of any Marriage… as a Wedding truly brings 2 Families together
I think it incredibly sweet, considerate and LOVING that your future sister-in-law has decided that she wants to incorporate so many of her “NEW Family” into the Bridal Party. What a great way to Honour both your Brother (her Groom). She sounds like a FABULOUS GAL
So ya, I’d have no qualms accepting.
Classy gal that she is… hopefully she’ll make her plans for Bridal Party Attire age appropriate. But then I am guessing she will… she does seem to have things on the ball from where I sit.
Hope this helps,
Post # 11
No one is too old to be a bridesmaid! 🙂
Post # 12
I have six years on my younger sister…(I’m 32, she’s 26). She has no plans to get married before her 30’s which will put me in the position of being in her wedding in my late 30’s/early 40’s. She was an amazing Maid/Matron of Honor and I plan on returning the favor for my one and only sister…no matter how old I am! 🙂 Like others before me have said – there is no age limit!
Post # 13
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
I’ve seen 60+ year old women in bridal parties, so NO, you are not “too old.” 🙂
Post # 14
I had my SIL, who is 37 as one of my bridesmaids.
Post # 15
You are definitely not too old. Nobody is, for that matter.
Post # 16
There’s no age limit silly! She understands the importance of family and wants you to be a special part of their big day.