Including Your Junior Bridesmaid in the Wedding

A junior bridesmaid is a young lady that plays an important role in the life of the bride or groom and she should play an important role in the weddings. She might be a sister, daughter, niece, or friend; but she is someone that cannot be forgotten. She usually takes the position very seriously and is old enough to be a trusted member of the bridal party when given specific duties.

She is to be included in many of the wedding preparations and included in any activity that is age appropriate. She will not go to a girls night out at the bar, but she would love to go for a pedicure or included in shopping.


Junior bridesmaid dress

The junior bridesmaid dress should be very similar to the dresses you select for your bridesmaids. One of the latest trends is dressing the bridesmaids in white bridesmaid dresses. It can be ivory or winter white but they are white and usually have a tiny ribbon belt that hangs down the back of the gown. The Junior bridesmaid can wear the white dress of the same cut, but maybe a bit more embellished so that she looks like a junior bride.

While floor length gowns are acceptable, a tea length dress may be easier for a child to handle on a long day.


The junior bridesmaids are often given the honor or performing at the wedding. If she is in dance, a dance performance in a special dance outfit from a quality place like is in order. Let her work with the DJ for the perfect music for her show.

She may also sing, recite a poem, or read scripture at the reception. Whatever you assign her to do; she will be a lovely addition to the wedding.

Other things your junior bridesmaid can be included in

Here is a list of things you can assign your junior bridesmaid that she can handle beautifully and she will feel like a valued member of the group:

  • Making wedding favors
  • Attending shopping events
  • Helping attendants seat guests (especially parents and grandparents)
  • Passing out programs
  • Passing out bubbler, rice, or confetti after the ceremony
  • If the child is not to tired, she can greet guests in the reception line
  • Helping with cleanup

Alternating roles

If your junior bridesmaid is your daughter or soon to be step-daughter, you may want to have her serve as a junior bridesmaid to honor her, but you may also want her to be part of the vow exchange. This is a part of many weddings where families are being blended. The parents write vows to the children to love and protect them. The parents can help the children in writing vows to the new members of the family. Don’t pressure her, just let her know she is being honored.

Including children in the wedding that have a special place in your heart is endearing and it helps get your union off to a great start.

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