(Closed) WTF is a jr. bride?

posted 10 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
4822 posts
Honey bee

No idea, I can only think of junior brides maid or an older flower girl????

Post # 4
87 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2005

haha I was watching Bridezillas tonight & one of the women had a JR Bride. I too was confused.

Post # 5
5822 posts
Bee Keeper

A quick Google search revealed this:


From what I gather, they are usually children from a previous relationship but can simply be kids too old to be the Flower Girl and RB.

Never seen that at a wedding, but I would have assumed a Flower Girl in white who was a little older was still just a Flower Girl.  So maybe I did and didn’t know it.

Post # 7
1025 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Okay, so I am an anthropologist, and try to be respectful of various cultural traditions and all…

But if I saw this at a wedding, I’d say “weird! weird! weird!”

This does this remind me of a picture I have from my first communion. I grew up in a really rural area and there weren’t many Catholics, so my first communion was just me and one other boy. Senior year, we had a slideshow of everybody’s childhood pictures. When that picture came up, everyone was like “why the heck are you dressed like a bride?? why are you guys dressed up like you’re going to get married??” 

Post # 8
1480 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I might be totally wrong, but I think this might be from a really old superstition that on your wedding day demons or bad spirits or some hooey will try to find the bride and curse her. To prevent bad luck befalling you, you’d confuse the spirits by dressing up another girl in a wedding gown. So usually the family would pick some kid to put in a ddress.

Post # 9
3376 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

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@jayce: Hmmm, so…..the kid would get cursed?  I think I’ve heard of this superstition as well, it just seems super odd to me!

Post # 11
1480 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I don’t know, a lot of old superstitions don’t make any sense lol! I think they hoped the spirits would get confused enough to give up and go away. Like I said, I might be totally wrong though, I think I read this a long time ago.

Post # 13
642 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

My sister had one. Really weird and awkward for a lot of people. Anyway, the guy she married (they are divorced now) had a 13 yr old daughter. She got to pick her dress-anything she wanted- totally inappropriate pick IMO. Anyway, she was like the maid of honor but without responsibilities- shower, holding dress or flowers, etc etc…. so frustrating and not a good choice in my opinion, and really I think it was more of a junior bridesmaid. I never really “got it”. I really hope no one takes offense to this either. I am sure it can be done successfully, it just wasn’t in my experience.

Post # 14
303 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Reminds me of the show Four Weddings. One bride had a 12-15 year old daughter and she walked out in a white sheath dress and a nice bouquet…..and the 3 other ladies were confused, saying she looked like a bride and how weird it was.

Post # 15
507 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Hmmmm…my soon-to-be 8 year old daughter is going to be the “junior bridesmaid” at our wedding next June, but NOT a “junior BRIDE.” Ew. In fact, I didn’t want her wearing a white dress, and she didn’t want to either! Her exact quote to me: “Well, white is just not really my color, Mommy.” Hah! With some direction from me, she picked out her dress. I didn’t want her in a typical flower girl dress because they look too little-girlish, but most of the junior bridesmaids dresses look too pre-teenish. It’s been really hard finding the most appropriate thing for her to wear!

But as far as the little-girl-in-a-mini-wedding-dress thing…I don’t get it either. But to each her own!

Post # 16
514 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’ve heard of that superstition but it explained that thats where bridesmaids came from. A whole group of girls would dress like the bride so any evil would be too confused and go away.

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