Post # 1
My Maid/Matron of Honor is going to be my sister. He has 2 sisters – 16 and 14. Being that they’re 9/11 years younger than us, we’re having a hard time deciding if they should be bridesmaids. He said it doesn’t matter, and asked his mom for her opinion and she also said it doesn’t matter if they are or aren’t. If not, we would have them participate in another way.
Anybody else not sure what to do with younger siblings?
Post # 3
What about jr bridesmaids?
Post # 4
Either Jr bridesmaids or maybe a reading.
Post # 5
FH has a brother who is 16, he’s going to be a groomsmen.
Post # 6
Jr. bridesmaids are a great idea. They will probably be all excited to be in the wedding. You could use them as readers, or handing out programs.
Post # 7
Oooh or put them on the guestbook. No one will say no to them!
Post # 8
Jr. Bridesmaids could work….We were thinking if they aren’t BMs, then they could be guestbook attendants.
@June42011, he also has a step-brother who is 12 and isn’t sure what to do with him either.
Thanks yall 🙂 Being that they’re family we just don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings.
Post # 9
My 11 and 13 year old sisters were Jr Bridesmaids. I think 16 is def old enough to be a bridesmaid, and 14 could be a Jr. I think that you should really have them in your wedding party!
Post # 10
I would have them hand out the programs. I’m doing that with my 17 y.o. niece and she loves doing it!
Post # 11
Jr Bridesmaids, they’ll appreciate being included. And one day 10 yrs from now when they are Aunts to your children you will feel good about your decision.
Post # 12
Readings during the ceremony perhaps
Post # 13
When we get married, his sister will be 15. I am having my brother be my Man of Honor and forgoing bridesmaids, flower girls, and ring bearers. When his mom found out I wasn’t having her as a bridesmaid she nearly had a coniption fit. If you feel uncomfortable or awkward having his sisters be bridesmaids or junior bridesmaids, then don’t. The poeple standing up there with you should be the people you WANT standing up there with you. If no one really has an opinion or feels strongly about it (consider yourself lucky) and go with what you feel is best for you. Wow, repetitive much, haha.
Post # 14
My 12 y.o. cousing is going to be an usher along with my other cousins, so maybe his step-brother could do that or be a Jr. groomsman. And I think the girls bing Jr. BM’s would be good, then they can walk down together and maybe the step-brother can too.
Post # 15
@Sundrop: I’m making his sisters groomswomen. I love them, but they aren’t close enough to be in my bridal party. They are going to get matching dresses that match the groomsmen suits.