(Closed) Age difference in flower girls

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
2027 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

The 10 year-old should be a junior bridesmaid. Even if you aren’t having bridesmaids. Ten is a bit old to be a flower girl. Her jobs can be helpig you with your train and holding your flowers during the ceremony, etc.

Post # 3
1251 posts
Bumble bee

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Epicpooka :  

My flower girls were 2, 11 and 17.

My sister is 17 and in a wheelchair so we decided she’d better like to be a flower girl so she wouldn’t have to feel out of place. 

It looked good, and honestly there is no wrong or right.

Post # 4
4225 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

I think it would be ok 🙂

Post # 5
8031 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010


This is a non-pro pic of my daughters in a friend’s wedding two years ago. They were 11 and 3 at the time. The bride picked a more mature dress for my older daughter and a princess ball gown dress for the little one. My older daughter helped the younger one down the aisle. It worked out great.

Post # 6
1023 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

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Epicpooka :  Our nieces were Jr Bridesmaids but they didn’t stand up. They had the dress, the bouquet, the hair, etc and walked down the aisle and then sat in the front row. Highly recommend.

Post # 7
2368 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: NJ

I think the 10 year old flower girl is a must, since the other one is only 2! The 2 year old can’t do it alone, so it will work out fine.

Post # 8
522 posts
Busy bee

I think this fine!! Just perhaps don’t dress them matching – pick an age appropriate dress for each of them and it’s great.

At the same time remember the 10 year old is only 10, you’re not having bridesmaids so this will be easier. I CRINGE every time I see a girl that age wearing a matching dress to the bridesmaids, she’s a kid.

Post # 10
479 posts
Helper bee

my flowergirls are aged three (x2), five, seven and eight, so there is a bit of a range, but I think they are going to be adorable. Im hoping the older girls will help the younger ones. Though if it all goes wrong, and no one walks down the aisle or whatever, Im fine with that too. I just want them to have fun.

Post # 12
747 posts
Busy bee

I think 2 and 10 are entirely appropriate ages for flower girls. The older can assist the younger. 


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