(Closed) How to incorporate a 16 year old sister into our wedding

posted 8 years ago in Family
Post # 3
1715 posts
Bumble bee

They can be ring security =)

Or junior bridesmaids.

Post # 4
672 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Bridesmaid. My oldest niece is 12 and one of our bridesmaids. 

Post # 5
341 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My little sister is 13 and she is one of my bridesmaids, I would feel badly not including her as a big part of our day.  She has actually been more helpful than many of my other bridesmaids ๐Ÿ˜‰  I would maybe consider making your sister a part of your bridal party.  Of course there will be some activities she will not be able to participate in (bachelorette party!) but there will be many more wedding related things she can help out with.  To me 16 does not seem too young to be a bridesmaid, but does seem a little too old to be a “junior” bridesmaid.

Post # 6
786 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I think ask her to be a bridesmaid, 16 is not too young for that.  If you don’t want to add a bridesmaid, ask her to do a reading or hand out programs. 

Post # 7
263 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I made mine a bridesmaid.

Post # 8
13904 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Bridesmaid, or if you don’t want to add another, I’d ask her to do a reading. 

Post # 10
2779 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

You have a long time and actually picking your bridal party now, may just cause you to wish you didn’t ask certain people. I think a bridesmaid is best for a 16 yr old, and think calling her a jr Bridesmaid or Best Man might seem even more fake to her.

Post # 11
443 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I vote bridesmaid too! I have been a bridesmaid at 14 and then again at 17.

Post # 12
2116 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Junior bridesmaid ๐Ÿ™‚


Post # 13
7768 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Make her a bridesmaid!

Post # 16
4950 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

If you plan to include her as a bridesmaid, at 16, she should be just that. I think it would make her feel like a child or preteen to be called a junior bridemaid. Just some food for thought. 

I would ask anytime between now and a year out. I already asked my sister to be my Maid/Matron of Honor. I don’t think there’s a rule as to when you should ask, just do it when the timing feels right. 

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