(Closed) Am I too old to be a bridesmaid ?

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
3697 posts
Sugar bee

She sounds like a lovely person with excellent priorities: family IS most important, and you should be proud to stand as her bridesmaid. Smile

Post # 4
6359 posts
Bee Keeper

There is no age limit on being a bridesmaid ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 5
13012 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t think you’re ever too old to be a bridesmaid, and I think that it’s very sweet of her to ask you!

Post # 6
4682 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

No, there’s no age limit.

Post # 7
7561 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

There’s no age limit! The only thing that would make you seem out of place would be a really young looking dress, but it sounds like the bride will be concious of your feelings on this. 

Post # 8
4150 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

My 43 year old sister was my matron of honor (I’m 31), so I don’t think you are too old at all.

Post # 9
1629 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

heck no. Consider yourself lucky that you’ve got a SIL who understands what matters and a bride to deal with who cares more about people than silly rules about what a wedding party ‘should’ look like!  

Post # 10
9955 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

There really isn’t an age requirement…

Lol you should see the Bridal Parties for some of us Encore Brides… be we in our 40s, 60s, or 80s !!

The KEY ELEMENT is that you support the Marriage… and are willing to STAND UP for the couple (in the old days… you would have had to litterally say you support the union)

Of course FAMILY is also a Big Part of any Marriage… as a Wedding truly brings 2 Families together

I think it incredibly sweet, considerate and LOVING that your future sister-in-law has decided that she wants to incorporate so many of her “NEW Family” into the Bridal Party.  What a great way to Honour both your Brother (her Groom).  She sounds like a FABULOUS GAL

So ya, I’d have no qualms accepting.

Classy gal that she is… hopefully she’ll make her plans for Bridal Party Attire age appropriate.  But then I am guessing she will… she does seem to have things on the ball from where I sit.

Hope this helps,


Post # 11
504 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

No one is too old to be a bridesmaid! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
1736 posts
Bumble bee

I have six years on my younger sister…(I’m 32, she’s 26). She has no plans to get married before her 30’s which will put me in the position of being in her wedding in my late 30’s/early 40’s. She was an amazing Maid/Matron of Honor and I plan on returning the favor for my one and only sister…no matter how old I am! ๐Ÿ™‚ Like others before me have said – there is no age limit!

Post # 13
4193 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

I’ve seen 60+ year old women in bridal parties, so NO, you are not “too old.” ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 14
6545 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

No way!

I had my SIL, who is 37 as one of my bridesmaids.ย 

Post # 15
4520 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

You are definitely not too old. Nobody is, for that matter.

Post # 16
3265 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

There’s no age limit silly! She understands the importance of family and wants you to be a special part of their big day.

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