what roles can the groom's sisters play?

posted 2 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I think 8 can still be flower girl, if you’d prefer that, but of course 14 and 15 is old for that. I have a 10 year old bridesmaid. She will wear the same or similar as the others, and really the only difference is she’s not invited to the whiskey tasting class we’re doing fur fun, lol. We were made uneven by having her in, and now we’re more uneven, but we don’t really mind. They could also be readers or pass out programs I suppose, if they were interested.

Post # 3
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Worker bee

jordan1027:   I was a junior bridesmaid at my mom’s wedding when I was 12 and I wore a similar dress to my sister who was the flowergirl.  All I did was stand there like a regular bridesmaid.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

jordan1027: There is no particular need to create roles for them. You do not have to have a role for each family member.

Other than bridesmaids, they could do a reading. Something the 3 of them could do together would be cute.

Junior bridesmaids do nothing other than show up in their dress.  They would be invited to the shower, but likely not to the bachelorette, unless you planned something age appropriate. It’s not fair for the other BM’s to expect them to contribute to hosting a  shower as really the groom’s Mom wold be paying.

They can wear the same or a different dress.

Keep in mind that adding them as junior bridesmaids may be expensive for their parents. Having 4 girls to buy bridesmaid dresses, shoes etc for, is usually much more expensive than buying an ordinary dress to wear to a wedding.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

julies1949:  good point on the cost. I have 3 flower girls who are sisters, and the 10 year old bridesmaid, and I made sure to ask the parents first, then the kids. I also found $15 dresses on eBay for the flower girls since it seemed, to me, a bit too much to ask to buy 3 expensive dresses that will likely be worn once.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

jordan1027:  If they’re already mismatched I don’t see why they couldn’t have different dresses. Even if they (the adult bridesmaids) were the same, I don’t see why not.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015 - The Biltmore Ballrooms

you should be okay with including one sister. She is the older and that’s explanation enough. My OWN sister’s arent in my wedding so maybe I’m a bit biased in my response..lol

 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

jordan1027:  junior bridesmaids arent much different then a young BM with no male escort and a flower girl who doesnt throw flowers. 😉 they can walk inbetween the flower girls and the BMs. 😉 you can give them little projects threw out the wedding prep so they can be involved, DIY or just about anything apporiate for a teenager. if you are having a church wedding you can ask the teenagers to read a reading? i asked my BILs long term GF (who also made my cake) to do a reading along with my BILs wifes sister. 

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

jordan1027:  well, since I have 3 ladies and a little lady and FI has 2 groomsmen, each GM will escort 2 of the ladies. For you, either the 2 sisters could walk together, or they could go one at a time. I would have them as the last of the bridesmaids. So, MOH, adult BMs, jr BMs, flower girl if applicable, then you.

Post # 13
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Worker bee

We are having a junior best man at our wedding- my finances nephew. he really just likes the job title but he will get to come to our stag and doe and obviously stand up at the wedding too ( but the adult best man will be signimg the papers) I’m very close with my fiances sister so I made her a bridesmaid, but his sister in law isn’t part of the wedding. I don’t think you have to include all sisters in the wedding party- the 8 year old could be your flower girl, but for the other sisters just inviting them to the wedding and bridal shower should be enough. And make sure to include them in family pictures 🙂

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