unior bridesmaid is a girl who is not quite old enough to be a bridesmaid, but she is old enough to be a flower girl. Junior bridesmaids often participate in the wedding and are an important part of the bridal party. The age of the junior bridesmaid is usually between eight and fourteen. In generally, the junior bridesmaid’s duties are below:
●Purchase a Dress-Unless otherwise agreed upon, she is responsible for paying for her bridesmaid dresses. Of course, this will really fall upon her parents whether to buy bridesmaid dresses under 200
or more expensive. And in many cases, the bride may have already chosen
the dress she’d like her to wear. On other occasions, however, the
bride may only give a few stipulations regarding the length, color, and
material of the dress, and then the parents and she may shop for the
dress of her choice. Bridesmaid dresses usually wear only once, so many
parents choice to purchase discount bridesmaid dresses which are cheaper. Typically, the bride wants final approval before the purchase is completed though.
●Attending the Rehearsal-While her role may not be as extensive as a
bridesmaid’s, she will still be expected to attend the rehearsal and
maybe the rehearsal dinner. In many cases, her parents may also be
invited to the rehearsal dinner as well if she is expected to attend.
●Participate in the Processional-She will also be a part of the
processional. Unless there is an extra young man in the bridal party,
she generally does not require an escort. She may precede the
bridesmaids in the processional or walk among them if she does have an
●During the Ceremony-She will take a place among the other
bridesmaids during the ceremony. While flower girls may need to be
seated with their parents during very long ceremonies, she should remain
with the bridal party.
●Receiving Line-Unless she is a member of the immediate family, she
will typically not be a part of the receiving line at the wedding
●During the Reception-She may hand out rice bags, bubbles, bird seed,
or any other item that will be used during the bridal couple’s
●Attending a Shower-She is not responsible for hosting or even
attending a bridal shower, although she is typically more than welcome
to come and often is included in the planning and hosting.
●Attending a Bachelorette Party-Her attendance at a bachelorette
party really depends upon the nature of the party and how appropriate it
would be for a younger girl.