(Closed) Purpose of a junior Groomsmen

posted 10 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 5
37 posts

I don’t necessarily think there’s a purpose to having a junior groomsman, other than the fact that it’s a way to recognize someone that’s been important to you or your fiance.  I’m having my 14 year old niece as a junior bridesmaid … she’s my only niece, her parents are divorced, and I just wanted her to be a part of a wedding done the right way.  To balance things out, my fiance is having his 15 year old nephew be a junior groomsman.  I consider them both to be an important part of the bridal party …. I will invite my niece to the bridesmaids luncheon, etc.

Post # 6
2004 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I agree with bookworm, that the purpose of having junior groomsmen or junior bridesmaids is to make people in your family that age feel special and included. They don’t really need to have any specific duties. It’s just a way for you to show how important they are to you by having them stand up there with you.

Post # 7
1379 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I just did a quick google and I agree with the last two posters … a junior groomsman is just that – a younger version of a groomsman. He does everything that the regular groomsmen do except go to the bachelor party!! ha.  Here is the definition I found:

Junior Usher/Groomsman (ages 8 to 14) – This role is reserved for boys who are too old to be a ring bearer and too young to be a groomsman/usher. As a junior groomsman, his duties include going to the rehearsal and walking down the aisle. As a junior usher, he helps to seat wedding guests. A junior groomsman/usher can’t attend bachelor parties, but can be invited to showers (co-ed, groom) if the couple wishes. Older boys can be regular ushers or groomsmen.


If you want them to be a part of the day and feel special then I would definitely say to have them as junior groomsmen. 

Post # 8
22 posts
  • Wedding: August 2013

@HumarockBride:  thanks for the definition, I was struggling with my 13 yr old nephew who will be walking his twin sister (my junior bridesmaid) down the aisle and I was worried he would feel like he had no other purpose thawith walk with his sister, I’m now thinking whilst the otuse groomsmen gate guests to the seat as the little man can greet guests at the door with the order of service.

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