(Closed) Junior Bridesmaids – What do they do?

posted 4 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee

mahalkita:  As with all bridesmaids, the junior bridesmaids stand up with you on the day of your wedding and wear the designated dress. That’s it! 

Because of her age, you may need to include a parent or guardian in the dress shopping, and I would encourage you to speak with her parent or guardian about both a price point and what they feel is appropriate for their teenage daughter to wear prior to selecting a dress (some parents may feel uncomfortable with some of the “sexier” bridesmaids dresses, others may have no problem – can’t hurt to ask).

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I’m having a junior bridesmaid… I don’t expect her to do much. She’s 10.  I’m sure I can think of some little things for her to do to “help” here and there. I think mainly she will just be thrilled to get dolled up and stand next to you!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I was a junior bridesmaid once– I just walked up the aisle, had a bouquet and mini bridesmaids dress, and was in all of the pictures with the wedding party. My job was basically to sit still, look pretty haha. I think the only reason I was a junior bridesmaid at all is because my sister was a flower girl, but I’m three years older than her and the bride probably thought that I was too old to be a flower girl. If you’d like, you can give your junior bridesmaid little things to do, like hang on to your bouquet during the ceremony.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

I had “mini maids” and they didn’t stand up there with me (or do anything bridesmaid related), but they did wear the same color as the bridesmaids. Prior to the ceremony they manned the guestbook, told people to sit wherever they’d like, and ran cards/gifts to the gift table. 

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Junior bridesmaids do the same as bridesmaids- basically nothing. They wear a nice dress, walk the aisle ahead of the bride, and stand at her side during the ceremony.

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

mahalkita:  Well even your bridesmaids shouldn’t be expected to “do” anything other than stand up with you the day of wearing the dress. 🙂 My sister was 13 at my wedding and a bridesmaid, I didn’t call her “junior” because really other than her age she didn’t do anything different and she’d have been increidbly insulted to be singled out for her age. She wore the same dress as everyone else (I made sure to pick one that was appropriate for them all) and loved getting to feel “grown up” for the day. She participated in all the same activies, minus the bachelorette party. I even let her come along for a spray tan. 🙂 

Post # 8
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Busy bee

My niece will also be 12 when I get married. I don’t really think of her as a junior bridesmaids just a bridesmaid. She’s going to wear the same dress as them and basically do everything the same. I’m not having a bachelorette party or anything like that but she obviously wouldn’t come out to a bar if I did. That’s really the only thing I can think of she wouldn’t be able to do. I got all my bridesmaids wine glasses with their names engraved on them as a gift and I still got one for her too. I’m just going to give her sparkling grape juice or something like that instead of a bottle of wine. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

We’re having 3 Junior BM’s because it was really important to include ALL our nieces and nephews. since we are having three, we’re having them wear the bridesmaid dress, adding a belt, carrying flowers and they will walk down the aisle before the bridesmaids and take a seat in the front row.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

My junior bridesmaid will be dressed in one of our colors (bridesmaids are wearing different colors). She will also be helping with passing out hot chocolate during our ceremony. She’s 12 and for some reason she was so excited to know she was going to “help” by passing stuff out. 🙂 Works for me! 

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