Junior Bridesmaids…. what exactly do they do?!

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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133 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@Kellym84:  This is what I found online:

  • While junior bridesmaids are not expected to give showers, they should plan to attend and help out with cleaning up, favormaking, and more.
  • At bride’s request, go wedding gown shopping and give input (especially if the junior bridesmaid is a sister or daughter).
  • Buy a dress similar (or the same) in color and style to the bridesmaids’, plus a matching corsage (or bouquet). 
  • Attend the ceremony rehearsal and rehearsal dinner. 
  • Help out the ushers by seating guests. 
  • Hand out programs at the ceremony or bubbles, confetti, rice, and other send-off props afterwards.

IMO having a junior bridesmaid is not important at all and is a huge “take it or leave it” thing. 

Post # 4
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1893 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX

I think a junior bridesmaid is a girl who is too old to be the flower girl and too young to be a bridesmaid but who you still want to be part of the wedding. They wear a dress similar to the bridesmaids, walk down the aisle in the procession, stand with the bridesmaids during the ceremony and are in the program. I would guess they are probably invited to the shower with their mother, but not to the bachelorette party.

Eight years old seems a little young to be a junior bridesmaid to me. I would almost consider that flower girl age.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My daughter was a junior bridesmaid at her cousin’s wedding, when she was 10.  There wasn’t really a “need” for it; it was just something my cousin wanted so my daughter could be in her wedding.  We came from out of state to attend the wedding, so she wasn’t really any help (plus age was a factor).  That said, my mom did ALL the bridal flowers, so there was that, lol.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I consider it mostly and honor position, a fun way to include a young relative.  I’ve been to one wedding that had one and she was about 10 or 11.  She had a dress in the same color as the BMs but an age appropraite style.  She really didn’t have any job besides walking down the aisle and looking cute in pictures.  Basically the same as a flower girl in that respect.

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