Nieces in wedding

posted 3 years ago in Family
Post # 4
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Worker bee

We’re having my niece, who is 10 and my fiance’s nieces who are 6 & 10,  as jr bridesmaids in our wedding.  They said they were too old to ne flowergirls, so we decided on Jr. bridesmaids.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@sablonde:  Are you pressured to include them?

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@sablonde:  I wouldn’t have liked to be guest book attendant at that age. Asking adults I don’t know to sign a book – super scary! I was wondering if it would be fun if I’d had 2 sisters my age for company. Then I thought of my 2 daughters: they wouldn’t have liked it at that age either. My point is: ask them (or their parents) if they’d be interested and make it clear it’s ok if they don’t. Some kids might be ok with doing it, some might not. I’m pretty sure my girls (or me), given the choice of GBA or regular guest, would choose regular guest.

Without wishing to be a debbie downer, I’m not sure of the ethics of a butterfly release.  I looked up “butterfly release ethics” on google, and one of the first hits was wedding bee! 78% of people voted it was cruel. http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/butterfly-release-cruel-or-captivating#axzz2bhrSdxCk

But something like that is nice because it’s short and sweet, i.e. after 2 minutes they’re done. Perhaps something like being in charge of tossing petals or confetti on the bride and groom.

Or they could  have no role, but just be dressed up in and in the photos. I’ve seen that done when there are lots of nieces and nephews (too many to put them all in the bridal party).

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

You could have them dressed in the wedding colors and handing out programs to people as they enter the ceremony.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’ve got FH’s 11yo niece as a Head Flower Girl. Basically what that entails is her making sure my 3yo niece, her 5yo brother and my 1yo nephew walk down the aisle in the right way. She’s helping my niece blow the bubbles as they walk down together. I like the idea of a guest book attendant, but maybe she might not? Ask her.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

It would be cute if they narrated a short and sweet story of how you and your FI met; a little skit that would last 2 to 3 minutes long. Kids are adorable when they stories. It would be a total crowd-pleaser. I’m not sure if it has been done before, so I’m not sure about it being original.

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