Ok so this is a lot but I need to explain the situation. I originally had 3 flower girls and they all already have the same dresses. One of them is going to walk with the ring bearer because he is so young, and we’ve decided to let her carry a bouquet instead of a basket of petals. So that leaves 2 girls. One of them definitely wants to be the flower girl so she is fine, but the other I am afraid is feeling like she is too old to be a flower girl. So my question is, would it be weird to make her a junior bridesmaid even though her dress will still match the other girls? We have 2 ushers that were both going to walk with FH’s grandma, but I got the idea to let one of them walk with the little girl and be a groomsman instead. What do you guys think, will the dresses make it look weird? Or could I accessorize them so the flower girl will look a bit different than the other 2 girls? Maybe I’m overthinking it lol
Most Junior bridesmaids in her age range do not match the other bridesmaids. Rather, they wear a more modest, less sexualized version, even if same colors. Do something like have her carry a bouquet, like the bridesmaids not little ones. Or change her role a little, and have her not walk with a bouquet, but take the bride's to hold during vows and ring exchange. Either way, because of her age she will naturally be different in clothes, and depending on the bachelorette, that. .... As for grandmother, grandmothers ( with grandfather or their date/SO walking behind, are seated by ushers or family members, then Mothers, again with Father or SO walking behind, are seated as the last part of the prelude, before the beginning of the procession. They do not walk down the aisle with the procession. So if you want, someone who escorts grana can the go to stand with groomsmen, and do the second part as GM. It is quite common for weddings to have some or all GM act as ushers too, since Grandmothers and grandfathers, the Mothers and fathers or SO, finish seating a couple of minutes before the procession begins.
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We have one groomsman in the military so we weren’t sure if he was going to be deployed before the wedding, so FH wanted one of his younger cousins to be a backup. He has another cousin around the same age that we wanted to be included as well so he was going to usher their grandmother, who is the only person we are having an usher walk with. FH’s parents and my grandparents are walking alone and my mom is walking me down the aisle. So we decided if his backup wasn’t needed as a groomsman then we would let both of them walk with FH’s grandmother. So the one who was going to be a backup groomsman I think we should have him walk with the junior bridesmaid so he can have the role as a groomsman.