jobs to give older children in the wedding :)

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
644 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Can they do a reading of some kind?

Post # 4
2915 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

Junior bridesmaids


Post # 6
102 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

They can be guest book assistants, asking each guest to kindly sign your book.  They can ring the bell at the church, if allowed.  They can pass out programs at the church or favors at the reception.  Hope this helps a little.  I think its wonderful that you and your FI are being so gracious to include the little ones in your lives!

Post # 8
2896 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i was going to suggest guest book attendant and passing out programs (if you’re doing them) also.

Post # 11
2915 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas



I don’t think people would be happy to be asked to do these jobs. Especially young girls.

Post # 12
708 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@FutureMrsT1221:  we have 4 older boys we needed to give jobs. The 2 bothers (12 and 10) will hand out programs, and the other 2 boys (13 and 11) will be ushers and help seat guests. I wanted them all in the wedding so we made it work:) 

Post # 13
2661 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@FutureMrsT1221:  they could always be flower girls too. I was a flower girl when I was 10 when my grandpa remarried (all of the grandchildren 10 and under were flower girls…there were 4 of us who were 10). And I plan on having my cousin as a flower girl, and she’ll be 9! I know it’s a little older, but she’s my favorite kid in the world and I’ve imagined having her as my flower girl ever since she was about 2 and developed a personality lol

Post # 14
7055 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@whoa_its_ash:  I agree. I don’t think 9-11 year old girls would want to ask adults (mostly strangers) to sign a guest book. Handing out programs or favours might be ok.

Can I say, though, that 9-11 is not to old to be a flower girl. Or they can wear a different dress (in the bridesmaids’ colours) and be junior bridesmaids.

Post # 15
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@FutureMrsT1221:  I LOVE how many kids are going to be in your wedding!

I have a 12 year old sister that was too young to be a BM but too old to be a flower girl! So she escorted my mother down the aisle!

She LOVED the attention and responsibility! So your older girls could escort people?

Post # 16
2111 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

@FutureMrsT1221:  I haven’t seen them in a while, but when I was little, we had rice girls.  Generally, they were that 8-13 age range where you aren’t old enough to be a  bridesmaid but too old to be a flower girl. They held the basket of rice bags to  be tossed at the end of the wedding. They would pass out the bags before and  after the ceremony and process with the wedding party and sat  with the flower girls. My older sister was always the rice girl and I remember  really wanting to be one, but by the time I was old enough, no one was getting  married. For yours, maybe not rice, but whatever you plan on using; bubbles, ribbons, confetti. They also start the toss to cue the others.

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