(Closed) Where is the age difference line between BM and Junior BM?

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I think the difference between Jr. BMs and regular BMs are that the Jr. BMs are not old enough to drind and the regular BMs are.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

 i was 16 when I was a bridesmaid maid for my sisters wedding. I think that it just depends on who you want to have a bm. just a note though, younger girls might not know/ or understand taht they might actually have to do things for the wedding. i didn’t. they might just think its about wearing a pretty dress. lol ( me) but now that I’m planning my own wedding I understand differently.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@July: no  i think that would work wonderfully. that is what kinda happened when i was a bm for my sister.  I just know looking back, i don’t think i did a lot for my sister.lol. but i was there for the emotional moments, not so much the planning and stuff. ( heck i was still in high school)  though i think she knew that i would be no help when it came to calling venues, diying, ect.

PLUS!!! this is great- if they really like the dresses, they can always wear them again!! I wore mine to a formal, pageant, and i think that a few friends used it too. it got some great use out of it. 🙂

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Gardens of the World

My sisters will also be 17 and 14 when they are bridesmaids at my wedding. The 17 year old especially is taking her duties very seriously and it doesnt look like their ages will be much of an issue at all 🙂

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

The store lady told me that 14 was too old for junior bridesmaid actually, which surprised me because i read online they are between like 7 or 8 and 14!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

The average age for a Jr. Bridesmaid is 9-14.  Pretty much they are too old to be a flower girl and too young to be a bridesmaid with the responsibility of throwing a shower or bachelorette party.  However, I was a bridesmaid in my sister’s wedding at age 14, but she didn’t expect me to give a toast, plan a party, or contact vendors, etc at that age.  

My niece will be 11 when we marry, and she will be a jr. bridesmaid.  It has nothing to do with the drinking age, as a PP stated.  I stood up in a wedding where the jr. bridesmaid was a 16 year old niece of the groom…so really it just depends on what role you want your cousins to play.  You could have the 17 year old as a bridesmaid and the younger one as a jr. bridesmaid, but it’s really up to YOU!

Post # 11
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Honey bee

A jr bridesmaid is 10-17 because she cannot legally sign the marriage certificate as a witness, should the situation arise. A bridesmaid is 18+.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’d basically treat them as bridesmaids.  I think for their sake to treat them the same – as a package.  I’d basically find dresses that were appropriate and give them bouquets to carry.  Don’t worry about anything else unless they offer!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

My little sister (will be 14) would have been devasted had she been labeled a ‘junior’ bridesmaid. While she can’t plan the Bachelorette party or anything, she is so much more excited and willing to help than her 23 yr old sister!

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