(Closed) Junior Bridesmaid or No junior Bridesmaid?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m having 5 BMs and one junior! So excited to be able to honor my junior and her family this way!

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I think it’s wonderful that you want to have your FI’s young cousin in your wedding! I had five children in my wedding, including two junior bridesmaids, one junior groomsman, and a flower girl and ring bearer. 

I would not worry at all about balance in your pictures.  Believe it or not, after all was said and done, my photographer did not even have the opportunity to capture a single photograph of me surrounded by all of my bridesmaids, though I had my photo taken with all of them in small groups or individually.

You could have all of your maids, regardless of age, walk down the aisle alone (which is what I did — all of the groomsmen entered with Darling Husband and stood at the front), or you could just have your junior bridesmaid enter alone first or last (before your flower girl.)

ETA:  Oh, and I had two matrons of honor and four bridesmaids in addition to the two junior bridesmaids and flower girl. Here is a pic of them all (except for one bridesmaid who periodically had to leave the “line-up” to attend to the crying ring bearer):

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC

I think she would look lovely walking down on her own with something simple like a single flower in her hand. Mine will be walking down with a balloon

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

My 13 year old sister was one of my bridesmaids. She was have been utterly offended and mortified had I labeled her a “jr bridesmaid”. Then again, at 13, she is desperately trying to break out of the kid mold. She also looks like she’s at least 17, and constantly has older men hitting on her. She walked down the isle with one of DH’s 30 year old groomsmen. Seriously, it’s a walk to end of the isle not an invitation to go back to the hotel room. 😉

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I think if you want to have a junior bridesmaid you should have her in addition to your other bridesmaids. So 6 bridesmaids, and the junior bridesmaid would be a 7th. Your photographer would know how to pose everyone so it doesn’t look uneven, and you could explain that in posed shots you like the idea of 3 on each side. I think she should also walk down by herself. I think it would look a little weird to have her escorted by a grown groomsmen – just leave that to the grown bridesmaids! 

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

@katy13:  Definitely! I’m torn between the light and dark gray but I actually think I prefer the light gray better. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@katy13:  I have 4 regular and 1 junior. no biggie if it’s un even, and she will not have an escort

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