Post # 1
- Wedding: March 2011 - The Viceroy
Hi! I’m having my 15 year old cousin be a Junior Bridesmaid (in addition to my 7 other bridesmaids) and I had a few questions about what you all are doing with your Jr Bridesmaids.
How many of you are also having Junior Bridesmaids? What are their duties? Are you having them wear a similar dress to the other bridesmaids? Are they walking down the aisle? Do they get a bouquet?
Post # 3
@Genesee: I am having 2 Junior Bridesmaids (my 9 and 13 year old nieces). I just let my sister pick nice ivory dresses for them. I am gifting them apple red sashes from David’s to add color to their dresses. My Bridesmaids are wearing apple red and the Honors are wearing tangerine orange. They will not have bouquets and won’t be doing much, but walking in with the Wedding Party.
Post # 4
I am having my 12 (13 by our wedding) FSIL as a junior bridesmaid. I have seen where some brides have the JR bridesmaid have the same dress as the bridesmaid but my case I can’t let my Future Father-In-Law pay that much (and I def cant add that expense to our budget) on a dress. He is on one income so I offered to buy her a more formal matching dress (dark purple) from macy dillards or department store for our wedding. I am trying to keep it under 80 if i can. So i am definitley looking now. Something long dark purple and age appro. for her.
Post # 5
I am having my 9 y.o. goddaughter be my junior bridesmaid. My Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses are chocolate brown with an sage green sash so her dress is a sage green to compliment them. She is carrying a small bouquet of flowers and walking down the isle w/ her 5 y.o. brother aka the ring bearer.
She has no duties….she is just excited to be a part of the day!
Post # 6
I dislike the jr bm/gm term. I don’t know why…so we just have the 4 kids listed as bm/gm. The girls are wearing different dresses but the boys are wearing tuxedo’s with the same vest & tie as the gm.
Post # 7
I am having 2 jr. bridesmaids ages 9 and 13. They will be wearing the same dress, but with spaghetti straps and a slightly smaller bouquet. I don’t want them to feel too left out, so I made the dress a little more age appropriate.
Post # 8
We had my 11 year old niece as a jr.bridesmaid. Her only real duty was helping her little sister (a flower girl). She had a different dress than the other bridesmaids, the color coordinated with the flower girls – her dress was orange, flower girls were in white dresses with orange sashes, bridesmaids were in purple. Her bouquet was purple, bridesmaids’ bouquets were mostly orange. She walked down the aisle with her little sis, the other flower girl walked in with the ring bearer. She “escorted” both flower girls back down the aisle at the end of the ceremony (the ring bearer sat down with his parents). We didn’t really plan that (we figured the flower girls would sit down as well, and jr.bridesmaid would exit alone), but it looked super cute at rehearsal so I hope the photographers got a good pic at the wedding 🙂
Post # 9
My 13 yr old niece is the Jr Bridesmaid. She is wearing the same vendor/color dress but a style that is more appropriate for her age. She doesn’t have a partner or any real “job”. Mostly she is just really excited to wear a fancy dress, get her hair done and wear a little make up.
Post # 10
We are having a Jr. bridesmaid (age 14, family friend) and a Jr. Grooms-maid (age 11, Grooms niece). They are wearing the same dress as my bridesmaids. (MOH is in a different style same fabric and color) The Jr.’s are wearing flats, the others are wearing heals. The Jr’s are caring pomanders and the BM’s are caring bouquets. All of the girls will get their hair done. We do not have any other kids in the wedding party, so the 14 year old will act as the flower girl and the 11 year old will act as the ring bearer. (every girl on my FH side has used the same ring bearer pillow, so I thought it would be nice to have someone from his side of the family carry the pillow) There are no grandchildren under 14 years of age that are boys. They will walk down the isle, one to my side and one to the Grooms side.
I asked them if they wanted duties the day of the wedding, they both are very excited about re-stocking the candy buffet. So that will be their job.
Post # 11
My Jr. bridesmaid is my neighbor and she is 11. She is wearing the same dress, but with spaghetti straps. She has basically done everything a bridesmaid does, with the exception of the stagette.
She is probably the most attentive person in the wedding party. 🙂
Post # 12
I have 5 junior bridesmaids. Their dresses look nothing like the bridesmaid dresses which are strapless floor length and a shade of green (I felt this was a too grown up dress for them). The 13 and 11 year old are wearing knee length champagne lace dresses with a bow in the middle from Windsors (they said they can’t wait to wear them again). My last 3 who are 10-5 years old are wearing a white lace spaghetti strap ankle length dress with a champagne sash.
As for duties, they don’t really have much other than walking in. I’m having the eldest take the rings in the crystal heart box we have. I don’t think they would make it down the aisle with my 2 mischievous 5 and 4 yr old ring bearers
Post # 13
- Wedding: March 2011 - The Viceroy
Thanks for all the answers! My Jr Bridesmaid will be 16 by the time the wedding rolls around. I made her a Jr bridesmaid because she is more than 10 years younger than all the other bridesmaids and I didn’t want her to feel like she had to help plan/contribute to the shower/bachelorette, etc. I’m still not sure what to do about her dress… I might give the bridesmaids a few styles all in the same color & fabric to choose from, and I might let her choose from that list, or I’ll just pick out the youngest looking style for her.
Post # 14
I probably would get her the same dress. I wouldn’t want her to feel weird. Jr Bridesmaids are usually 14 and under.
My 14 yr old Future Sister-In-Law is my bridesmaid. In my mind she is like a Jr Bridesmaid, but I didn’t want her to feel weird. Neither did fiance. She picked out her own style dress(so did my bridesmaids) and she will get her hair done if she wants, etc…. She doesn’t have any duties either.
I might have 3 flowergirls. If that is the case, the youngest(5 yrs old) will be in an ivory dress with a lavender sash. The older cousins(7 and 8) will be in lavender flowrgirl dresses.
Post # 15
My younger sister will be our jr. bridesmaid and by the time we get married she will be almost 14. My sisters and I are all very tall, and she is already “developing” so she most likely will not fit right into a children’s dress. I will have her pick out a dress in the color that we are using just like all the other bridesmaids and she will walk with a groomsman. She is really excited for us to get married since we have been dating since she was 6, so we would really like for her to be a part of the wedding:)
Post # 16
At 16, she’s a bridesmaid. Not all bridesmaids contribute to things such as showers and bachelorettes monitarily. I’m sure she’ll be more than happy to help set things up and will understand that she can’t go out drinking for the bachelorette (but she SHOULD be invited to dinner).
I would get her the same dress as the rest of the girls, and treat her the same in every way. My Jr Bridesmaid or Best Man is 9, and will have a similar dress (same color, but they all got to choose their own, she’s in a jr. bm dress from david’s – which only goes up to a size 16 in kids, your Jr Bridesmaid or Best Man will be in adult dress sizes), a bouquet, etc. The only difference is she will walk down the aisle by herself, rather than with a groomsman.
Even though she’s 10 years younger than the rest of the girls, don’t treat her like a little kid. She’s a sophomore/junior in high school. That means she has a job (or probably will by your wedding), can drive, and has had her share of boyfriends. She’s smarter than she looks, and would probably be insulted if you treated her more like a flower girl.