Post # 1
I need some advice regarding my ring bearer. I have a niece and nephew, my nephew is 10 my niece is 8. She will be the flower girl at our wedding in September. I asked my nephew if he wanted to be in the wedding and he said yes. He is too young for a junior groomsman, but too old for a ring bearer. I am thinking he should either carry a pillow with the rings or one of those cute signs that say “here comes the bride” or “here comes your girl”.
Has anyone else had an “older” ring bearer or have you seen an older little boy do something different? Is he too old to hold a sign or pillow for rings?
Post # 2
xxallurebridexx: My sister is having her 8 year old son as a junior groomsman 🙂
He’s mature enough to stand up there quietly
Post # 3
Thank you! I am thinking of classifying him as a junior groomsman and getting the “here comes the bride” sign. He can walk down the isle with the flower girl.
Post # 4
xxallurebridexx: There’s no such thing as too old to be ring bearer and too young to be junior groomsman. That the whole point of the junior groomsman role – it’s for boys who aren’t adults but are too old to be ring bearer. (Same with girls and junior bridesmaids).
Personally, I think signs are for younger kids and he’s better carrying the rings (and being a junior groomsman). But that’s just my opinion. Perhaps best is to discuss it with his parents (and him).
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2016 - Our Castle
xxallurebridexx: I was a 9yr old flower girls and there was a 8 yr old ring bearer.. I think the older children can take it a bit more seriously.. and i think him having a suit and a pillow with the rings is apropriate, maybe he holds it with one hand rather then the two a younger attendant would use..
Post # 6
I don’t see why he’s too yung to be a junior groomsman. My sister had a junior bridesmaid who was 10. He’s capable of following instructions, and standing still, right?
Post # 7
I don’t think he’s too young or old for either. If you don’t have a ring bearer, that could be great! Plus he’s old enough that you don’t have to worry about him making it down the aisle 🙂
Post # 8
When my parents got married they used mu uncle(moms baby brother) and he was 10, and my cousin was the Flower Girl, she was 9