Post # 1
At what line would you draw the “junior” BM? My sister will be 16 at the time of my wedding, and therefore can’t really participate in any of the regular bridesmaid things. However, we were both in a family wedding recently where we were both left out and it was awkward for me. Should I call her a junior or just a regular BM?
Some people say 10-14, but others say 10-18, 10-21, etc.
Post # 4
- Wedding: April 2012 - St. Philip Catholic Church/Arcadia Brewing Co.
My sister is 12 and she was just a regular bridesmaid. She can totally hold her own hanging out with my peers, so it wasn’t that wierd. (It was a little wierd when she was trying on strapless dresses with super high heels provided by the boutique.) On top of that, we didn’t do a lot of crazy batcherlett type stuff anyway, so it wasn’t that big of a deal. The wildest thing we did was go to a comedy club. Was she a little shocked by some of the jokes? Yes. But she knows what’s up and we had a great time/some sisterly bonding.
When my dad and step mom got married I was a junior bridesmaid… but I was 9. I guess it depends on the kid.
My brother was 10 and was a Jr. Groomsman. So I would say whatever feels right.
Post # 5
It is just terminology.
In some places the word Junior is added just to delineate the younger Bridesmaid(s) from the older ones.
Oftentimes the Junior Bridesmaids are a close relative… like a Younger Sister, Neice or Cousin
But for British Royal Weddings they may infact be the ONLY female attendants…
PHOTO – Princess Diana Wedding with Groom Prince Charles, his Brothers (Andrew & Edward both as His Supporters / Best Men), and the other Young Attendants, Page Boys & Bridesmaids (ranging in age from 5 to 17)
Of course a recent exception to this would be Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge who had her sister Pippa as her Maid/Matron of Honor.
Hope this helps,