(Closed) does anyone have an older flower girl in their wedding?

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I have two girls in my wedding the same age as your sister! They are the junior bridesmaids and hopefully wearing the same dresses as the bridesmaids. I have not gone shopping for them, but I know what you mean! I have been skimming the websites and there is really no “in between” styles.

Post # 6
32 posts
  • Wedding: July 2010

My 11 year old niece was my flower girl.  I also felt that the flower girl dresses were too young looking and the junior bridesmaid dresses felt too old.  So what we ended up with was having my niece wear a white dress with a sash that matched the bridesmaid dress fabric.  For the dress, she was able to find one pretty easily around Easter time.  I guess there are a lot of white dresses for pre-teens around that time because it’s a common time for confirmations and first communions or maybe Easter.  (sorry, I’m Jewish so I’m not entirely sure why there was an abundance of white dresses available that time of year.).  Then my sister who was my Maid/Matron of Honor ordered an extra yard of fabric when she ordered her bridesmaid dress.  She used the extra fabric to make the sash for the flower girl dress. 

I don’t want to post pictures of my niece on the internet, but if you’d like to see a picture send me a PM. 



Post # 7
1559 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

See, I don’t understand why you can’t have her be a flower girl… I just don’t get people who get hung up on making them “jr. bridesmaids”… 

A few years ago, my sister married my brother-in-law, and they included their 4 children (he had 2 girls, she had 2 boys). The youngest was 10 at the time, and she was her flower girl, and the older daughter was a “Jr. bridesmaid”. However, they both just carried purses that had a silk flower arrangement in them (it was actually really neat) so I personally couldn’t differentiate between the two of them (flower girl vs. jr. bridesmaid)

Also, I was a flower girl when I was 10 b/c my little sister was too shy to do it, and it worked out fine- I wore a dress, walked with a younger flower girl and a little ring bearer, and as far as I know, nobody thought it was weird. I actually would have felt MORE weird if they called me a Jr. Bridesmaid.

Post # 8
16 posts
  • Wedding: November 2010

Hi – I just got married (and although I lurked on this site for about a year never posted) but I had three FGs ranging in age from 8-10 and they were adorable.  

I also had two ring bearers a little girl and a boy who were 6 and 7.  The big girls did much better I think and in most of the pictures they look a lot more poised.  I have these photos from the altar but we’re still waiting on official pictures.  

I found the dresses at David’s actually and they came up to a size 14 and were reasonably priced.

I didn’t go with the jr bridesmaid because I just don’t like it.  I think they looked adorable though overall.

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Post # 9
648 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My daughter & stepdaughter were flower girls, 8 & 10.   We had a more informal wedding, but we were able to purchase dresses for them off the rack at the Gap Outlet. 

Post # 10
6892 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I think 11 is fine. My sister will be 8. If you WANT to make her a Jr Bridesmaid, then go ahead, but there is no reason you have to. I think she’ll just be excited to be included. I think I would start thinking Junior Bridesmaid or Best Man at 13 maybe? Or just depending on the girl.

As for dresses, don’t buy from the “bridal boutiques” and you’ll probably have better luck. They are very “young flower girl, older junior bm, bm this age” specific. If that makes sense.

We are getting my sister’s at a store in the mall that does pageant dresses for girls, but it was on sale.

Post # 11
223 posts
Helper bee

@disneybride11:My cousin had our younger cousin as her flower girl when she was 11.  At the time I thought how odd…but Claire wore a dress of her choice in champagne and carried a flower ball..so it took a lot of the little girl aspect out of it…let me see if I can figure out how to upload a pic…




Post # 12
7770 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

My sister would have been 11 in my wedding, and I wanted her for a flower girl, but she insisted on being a bridesmaid.  It is def. and in-between age.

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