(Closed) Junior Bridesmaids.

posted 4 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Nandalicious:  “Junior bridesmaid” is just a term for a young lady that you’d like to have stand with you at the alter — someone “too old” to be a flower girl but “too young” to be a bridesmaid. I have those in quote marks because they are vague and completely arbitrary. Usually though, I’d say junior bridesmaids would be 8-15ish. Some people on here make a big deal about “there’s no such thing as a junior bridesmaid, they’re all bridesmaids” but I think it’s harmless to make the distinction. To be clear, there is no expectation that you have to have a junior bridesmaid, or should have one. Like, you wouldn’t think “Hm, who should I pick as my junior bridesmaid?” It’s just that IF there’s someone you’d like to have stand with you as a bridesmaid but she’s kind of young, you can still ask her and if for some reason you want to note that she’s younger, you can call her a “junior bridesmaid.”

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I have given my junior bridesmaid a specific role. I have two flower girls and two ring bearers and all will be under the age of 4 at the time of the wedding. She is going to lead them down the aisle and keep them out of trouble and/or make sure they are seated with relatives during the ceremony. 

Post # 6
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660 posts
Busy bee

i’m having 1 junior bridesmaid, my FI’s niece, who will be 13 when we get married.

since they’re usually young, you probably don’t want to ask them to do too much. mine will be a part of the wedding party for pictures, standing up with the bridesmaids, enterances, get a matching dress,etc. she might get her hair and makeup done with the bridal party, but that’s about it. it’s not going to be a big role. if i do anything with FI’s female family members – like make favors or something – i’ll probably include her for some of that. we want her included because she’s special to us and the family more than having to do stuff.

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Nandalicious:  “Bridal party” usually means your honor attendants: bridesmaids (including maid of honor), groomsmen (including best man), and ring bearer and flower girl if you have them. So in this phrase “party” means “group of people” like how legal documents say “the parties involved”. It’s not a party-party.

Post # 10
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Busy bee

Nandalicious:  a lingerie shower sounds so fun! some american women do that as well, but the bridal shower is usually more traditional and includes gifts for the couple like things for their home – but sometimes lingerie for the bride, too!

Post # 12
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Busy bee

NandaSantana:  My little sister who will be 12 at the time of my wedding is a Junior Bridesmaid. I didn’t give her any special role in the wedding, though I did put her in a different dress only because the Bridesmaid or Best Man dress was too revealing for her age. Other than that I’m treating her like a Bridesmaid or Best Man. She’s just younger.

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