Bridesmaid vs. Junior Bridesmaid

posted 2 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll:
    Make both nieces junior bridesmaids : (5 votes)
    56 %
    Make both nieces bridesmaids : (4 votes)
    44 %
    Make the older niece a bridesmaid and the younger a junior : (0 votes)
  • Post # 2
    Member
    8825 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    hoosierb :  There is no cutoff. When you think about it though, what does it matter? What’s the difference between a bridesmaid and a junior bridesmaid? You can call them bridesmaids and still let them pick a different dress. They can be bridesmaids without having to pay for a shower or attend a bar-hopping bachlorette. I would just call them bridesmaids because there’s no reason not to. If it was just the 13-year old, maybe she’d be a junior bridesmaid, maybe not. But with two close in age, I’d just call them both bridesmaids. 

    Post # 3
    Member
    2757 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    hoosierb :  If the 17 year old is a bit sheltered and naive, I would make both junior bridesmaids. That way it is equal for both sisters, and the older one doesn’t feel left out e.g. when she can’t drink/attend the bachelorette like the other bridesmaids can. 

    That being said, it is kind of an arbitrary title. My friend was a “full” bridesmaid for her cousin when she was 11, but I’m sure she didn’t have any of the duties/expenses a regular bridesmaid would.

    Whatever you decide, I would give them the same title though.

    Post # 4
    Member
    937 posts
    Busy bee

    Why do they need titles? Just call them all bridesmaids. You don’t need a distict title for them just because they are younger.

    Post # 5
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    2657 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    I had my 13 year old sister as a bridesmaid when I got married. I mean, sure, she was probably technically a junior bridesmaid in some people’s eyes but I don’t really see how the title changes things. She wore the same dress as the other bridesmaids, she walked down the aisle like the other bridesmaids, she stood up the front with the other bridesmaids. She attended the dinner portion of my bachelorette party, and my parents covered whatever wedding expenses that I wasn’t covering.

    I’d just call both girls bridesmaids and be done with it.

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