(Closed) What role could my 12 year old brother have?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
1866 posts
Buzzing bee

I think Junior groomsman is cute and appropriate.  You don’t have to have a matching junior Bridesmaid or Best Man.  

Post # 4
5075 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I agree – my 11 yr old nephew will be a junior groomsman.  My 8 year old niece may or may not be a jr bridesmaid.  It depends on how she feels that morning and if she’s ready to face her fans.  Wink  She’s probably just gonna steal all my thunder lol

Post # 5
416 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

What about having him escort the older people to their people to their seats. That would be cute….

Post # 6
106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

What about escorting your Mom to her seat? 

Post # 7
1935 posts
Buzzing bee

jr groomsman or just usher?

Post # 8
637 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I think usher/escort sound better.  Having him be groomsman he has to stand in front of everyone.  Might not be something he wants to do if he is shy.

Post # 9
11273 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

i think using him as an escort would be great.  i had my 2 neices/goddaughters aged 12 & 15 act as escorts for my guests.  they also read a poem at the ceremony.

you have almost 2 years before the wedding.  you don’t need to make any decisions today.  your brother may mature a lot in the next 2 yrs and become more confident to read a poem.

a junior gm would be ok without a jr bm.

Post # 10
577 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My two younger brothers are going to be ushers and then walk down the aisle with our parents. They are 14 and 22.

Post # 11
424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

When it’s closer, you might also consider asking him what he’d be comfortable doing.  His attitude and confidence wil likely change over two years.  He might also have an idea of what he wants to do.


Also, keep in mind that kids that age change quite a bit.  What he wants to do now, he might not want to do in 2 years.  I’d wait to figure it out.

Post # 12
3471 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

You don’t need a girl– let him be a junior groomsman, and he can walk by himself, or with the flower girl (if you’re having one)

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