Post # 1
My fiance has 2 daughters. One 17 and one is 10. I made the 17yr old a bridesmaid as she is nearly an adult, but I dnt know how to incorporate the 10yr old in the ceremony other than havin her bring down a photo and lily for his late mother at the beginning of the ceremony. Some say flowergirl, but she is 5’6 and about 150lbs. I think regardless of age, she looks to old for that.
Post # 2
trayeaton: If I were going to be her stepmom and I wanted to give her a role, I would ask her what her preference is. Have you spoken to her about her preference? She could be a junior bridesmaid.
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas
Make her a bridesmaid, too.
Post # 4
I would make her a junior bridesmaid…similar color dress but more age appropriate. My niece is 11, 5’10 and 250lbs…I understand what you mean by she looks too old. I would just want her to feel included.
Post # 5
Just make her a junior bridesmaid, tell her you were considering whether she should be a flower girl or bridesmaid since she is kind of in between the ages. I think it might make her feel bad if her sister is a bridesmaid and she just carries a photo and isn’t actually in the wedding party just because her age falls in between bridesmaid and flower girl. If you are including one you should include both girls.
Post # 6
definitely a junior bridesmaid. I have never seen a flower girl who is 5’6! 🙂
Post # 7
trayeaton: You can make her a junior bridesmaid, but I doubt she’ll fit in a dress designed for a junior bridesmaid’s.
My daughter just went through that, with her husband’s 12 year old niece. She chose a bridesmaid’s gown that had a matching junior bridesmaid style, but it ended up that it only fit up to 5’2 tall (including heels). The niece was taller than 3 of the 4 other bridesmaids. Luckily they had her age in mind when they chose the gown and it was one shoulder and covered more of the chest area, than the average bridesmaid gown.
Her flowergirl was 9, by the way, and a perfect size 10 girls gown (slender).
Post # 8
I believe I will also run into the problem PAbride just described. The Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses are mermaid with a corset back. Totally not appropriate for a 10yr old! And the jr. BM gowns are much too small. Im thinking abt maybe making the 10yr old and the 17yr old both flowergirls to avoid jealousy.
Post # 9
My only issue is the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses are much too mature for her. whoa_its_ash:
Post # 10
I will be having a 12 yr old jr bridesmaid (my cousin) and jr. Groomsman (fiancés brother) … To seperate then but still make then feel grown up she will be wearimg the same dress most likely but with straps (if not similar dress thats more app) and instead of a traditional bouquet she will have a pomenade ( i thinks thats what they call them but, those hanging flower balls )
i would not not make the 17 yr old a flower girl unless you want a pissed off teenager …. You say jr bridesmaids are to small and your current dresses are to mature is there a way to alter or add a cover up to them for the 10 yr old or maybe pick a complimenting bridesmaid dress for her that is more conservative
Post # 11
You cannot make them flower girls… those poor girls will be so embarrassed.
Post # 12
We made my younger sister a junior bridesmaid. She walked by herself with a basket floral arrangement and stood next to my other bridesmaids for the ceremony. It worked out really well, since she said she felt too old to be a flower girl again.
Post # 13
My daughter will be 9 when I get married. I don’t want a flower girl. I am going to have her walk down with a sign saying here comes your bride and also incorporate her into the unity candle ceremony.
Post # 14
trayeaton: <br />I think most 10 year olds and all 17 year olds would rather curl up in a ball than be flower girl. There is no law that says that a junior bridesmaid has to wear the same dress or the younger version of the same dress. I am quite sure you can find a dress that will fit her and coordinate with the bridesmaids dresses.
Post # 15
trayeaton: They can be jr. bridesmaids without having a dress that a store sells as a jr. bridesmaid dress.