Post # 1
I am recently engaged, and really started thinking about roles for family members. So my godson is at an odd age for a wedding. He is 13. While I wish he could be my little ring bearer I know that he is too old. My fiance and I don’t want Jr groomsmen, and I don’t think him being an usher is significant enough for him.
I have always wanted to have him carry my train, but I’m not sure how long is long enough. Any idea the rule of thumb for this? If anyone has pictures of their train bearers/pages carrying their train, that would be so helpful!
Post # 2
There is no age limit for a ring bearer. Sometimes the best man is the ring bearer…
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA
I’ve never actually seen a wedding wherein someone carries the train – it’s usually up to a bridesmaid to adjust it in pictures, make sure it doesn’t snag in the door, etc. There are plenty of roles your godson can play if you’re not wedded to the train thing. Ring bearer, Jr Groomsman, guest book attendant, greeter/usher, etc.
As for how long your train should be: well, how long do you want it? That’s really the only thing you have to worry about 😀
Post # 4
I’m sorry, but I can’t imagine any 13 year old young man wishing to be a train bearer.
Post # 5
lol! leave the poor chap alone. i will have two young teenagers at my wedding and fully expect them to be completely bored. nothing anyone can do about that. they could hand out programs or something.