(Closed) Should my 9 year old daughter be my flower girl or Jr bridesmaid?

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would let your daughter choose her role.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Junior Bridesmaid

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I was going to say jr. bridesmaid, but if she wants to be the flower girl then let her be the flower girl. Or still let her be both. I think you can write your own rules. Do what makes you and your daughter happy – you want her to feel happy about her role and included.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I would call her your “Special Girl” and have her take on both roles.  She can wear a “grown-up” dress like the BMs, but still do the flower thing if she likes the idea of spreading flower petals down the aisle before you enter.

It’s your wedding, so you can choose whatever role you’d like for her!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I agree with letting her decide.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Our Dirty Delete was 7 (turning 8 two weeks after the wedding), and she specifically asked to be a flower girl. I gave her the option of being a junior Bridesmaid or Best Man instead, but she insisted, lol.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My niece will be 9 at our wedding and she was much more excited about being a Jr. Bridesmaid. Which means we won’t have a flower girl, I’m totally fine with that!!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I was married 9 years ago, and my niece (about 8 years old at the time) was my Junior Bridesmaid. Didn’t bother with a flower girl, and she loved the dress I had picked out for her. Dropping flower petals is a nice idea, but messier to clean up later! Wink

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I also have a similar dilema -my nieces are 9 and 11 and both in my wedding-  I let them pick.  I feel a flower girl is meant to be cute and Jr. Bridesmaids are meant to be more mature-  but it is all about how involved you want her-  if she is your only child then maybe a bigger role works-

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I’d ask her what she wants to be.

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Hm, how big is she compared to other 9 year olds? It’s hard to tell without knowing. If she is really tall/looks older, I would go junior bridesmaid. If she can pass for younger, I would ask her which one she wanted to do!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

 @Babsie:  

I had a flower girl that was in 6th grade! She’s my only niece anywhere near the correct age, and she was dying to do it, and I loved having her there.  One advantage of an “older” flower girl is that you don’t have to worry about misbehaving and crying.  =)  We had 2 ring bearers that were 5 and 6, and it was so cute to have all three of them.  

They were all super well behaved, too.

 

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

why not flower girl? if its the role she really wants, I don’t think she’s too old.

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