(Closed) What is "Junior?"

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: Should a Jr Bridesmaid be between the ages of:
    10-12 : (7 votes)
    39 %
    12-14 : (7 votes)
    39 %
    12-18 : (2 votes)
    11 %
    Other : (2 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
    1185 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I’d say under 18.

    Post # 4
    590 posts
    Busy bee
    • 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
    9952 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    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,


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