Post # 1
I have a 16-year-old cousin, and was wondering if she would fall into the ‘junior bridesmaid’ or just ‘bridesmaid’ category if she is included in my wedding party? ‘Junior’ would be easier as she could walk alone and I don’t think we have an escort for her, but I don’t know what the cut-off is. Relative to the rest of my bridal party she would be younger by at least 12 years or so. Or does it really make any difference either way, other than the type of dress and the escort?
Post # 3
I think the cutoff age is 8-14, below 8 is flowergirl; my niece is a junior bridesmaid but she is 15
Post # 4
I always thought 18 and above was "bridesmaid" and anything below was "junior bridesmaid"
I guess unless you were getting married really young. Could she walk with the flower girl if you’re having one?
Post # 5
I would think 15 is around the cutoff, but why dont you just have her as a BM and not have an escort…then she can sort of be in the vague area where she is a BM but she stands out a little as a jr. BM. I dont think it would look weird if she was the last BM to walk down the aisle and didnt have an escort.
Post # 6
the wedding books I read was below 15, I remember because I listed my niece as junior bridesmaid then read she was over the limit, guess the age varies on the book you read
Post # 7
I think if people are saying that the cut off is 15, whats one more year at 16 to be a Jr bridesmaid?
I dont think there is any issue with it. obviously it would be another story if she was 17-18 but I mean she is 16…and not an adult.
Jr. all the way
Post # 8
Hmm. How is her personality? I ask because I remember being 16. I would have been upset at someone trying to tell me I was still a little kid. I would have thought at 16, that would be bridesmaid territory, not jr BM. If your concern is just that she doesn’t have an escort, I would just say she’s a Bm without an escort.
Post # 9
I agree with Tanya – I would have been a little miffed at 16 to be a junior but I was quite rebellious.
I would also consider how much she’s helping you out – I don’t mean throwing your showers or helping with the bachelorette party. If she’s helping you with lots of DIY projects or with assembling your invitations, etc., I’d give her a higher ranking title.
Post # 10
To me, if you are old enough to drive a car, you should be able to be a BM and not just a junior BM. In my experience, one of my cousins was 14 at the time of my wedding and I had her as a BM. Considering she is taller than me and looks older than her age, I think it would have been weird to give her any other title other than BM.