(Closed) How old is too old for a ‘junior’ bridesmaid?

posted 9 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I think the cutoff age is 8-14, below 8 is flowergirl; my niece is a junior bridesmaid but she is 15

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

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
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Sugar bee

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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.

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