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Junior Bridesmaid

Ashley, on April 10, 2020 at 11:38 PM Posted in Wedding Ceremony 0 12
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How old would you consider junior bridesmaids? At the time of our wedding, my cousin will be 15. I’m not sure if we should ask her to be a regular bridesmaid or a junior.

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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    I would consider a 15 year old a regular bridesmaid, but the terminology honestly doesn’t matter, the role is the exact same.
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  • Tiffany
    Expert March 2020
    Tiffany ·
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    I think 15 would probably be fine as a Regular bridesmaid. My junior bridesmaid was 8 and I had a bridesmaid that was 17
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  • Kate
    Expert October 2020
    Kate ·
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    Personally, I would consider her a junior bridesmaid
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  • Ti'Anna
    Expert May 2021
    Ti'Anna ·
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    Personally I would say bridesmaid. My jr bridesmaids are 11. But to me it’s the same role so it’s totally up to you
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    Judith ·
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    The only reason I can see for using Jr. With someone over puberty, is when you need a distinction from the other bridesmaids. For example, gowns. If some or all of your bridal party are wearing bare, sexy styles, and you want to avoid that for any teenager, she would be wearing something a little different to show she is a Jr BM. And the only member of the family, the others being friends. And if others are having airbrushed makeup and nails at great expense, she might just have her hair done by her mom. All you want is a touch more color than the natural look, and not to spend $250 more for eyeliner, a quick brush of blush, and lipstick. Have the MOH, a little different from BM also. If you are going away right after the wedding, and not keeping your bouquet, you could have her carry something different than an expensive bouquet, hold yours furring vows, and give it to her at the end of the wedding. Jr bridesmaids who are 1 of a kind, different style and shade dress, can shop differently. And cost $200-300 less for clothes and makeup. And if they volunteer to help with a shower, they can be asked to make out invitations, do party decorations and set up, labor rather than money as her age appropriate contribution. So think, do I want her identical in everything to the BM and MOH? A Bridesmaid. Simpler less sexy gown, less makeup and more natural hairstyle, no financial contributions? A Jr Bridesmaid.
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  • Megan
    Expert October 2020
    Megan ·
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    I would ask her to be a junior. Because she’s not 18 or 21 she might be left out of some activities, would most likely wear a different dress. I would have her be junior.
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  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I would say bridesmaid too. I would consider 13 and below as junior bridesmaid but honestly don’t think it matters either
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  • Kenzie
    Dedicated June 2021
    Kenzie ·
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    My sister will be 13 during my wedding but I’m just calling her a bridesmaid since they’re virtually the same thing and I don’t want her to feel different if that makes sense.
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  • Victoria
    Dedicated October 2020
    Victoria ·
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    For me, a junior bridesmaid is someone who may be too young to participate in all of your bridal party activities. For example, if you plan on having a Bachelorette party or other activities that include activities like drinking where she may be left out of participating because of her age, I would call her a junior bridesmaid because she is still part of the wedding party, but won't participate in all activities. My sister is 11 so she is a junior bridesmaid in my situation.
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  • Belle
    Super July 2020
    Belle ·
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    I also would consider anyone who is too young for adult conversation, alcohol, bachelorette party, and sexy clothing a junior.


    We are doing a destination wedding just with our kids, so our bridesmaids are my 20 years old daughter and my older son’s 17 years old girlfriend (they’ve been together for 3 years).
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  • MeetTheRobinsons
    Devoted June 2020
    MeetTheRobinsons ·
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    We're advised the ages of 8 to 14.... My granddaughter is 7 and I'm using her as a junior bridesmaid versus a flower girl... I feel tat you could go in either direction. I would suggest thinking about the dress you have for your bridesmaid and if they would fit your cousin... Good luck with your decision...Smiley smile

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  • Jana
    Rockstar June 2023
    Jana ·
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    I would consider anyone 13-17 to be junior bridesmaid. She's not old enough to sign legal paperwork as a witness if the situation arose.
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