Looking for a way to include some wonderful young ladies in your wedding day? If they're somewhere between 9 and 15 years old, therefore too old to be a flower girl but too young to be a bridesmaid, consider asking each important girl to be a junior bridesmaids. Since these younger attendants generally stand throughout the ceremony and will be included in your big-day photos, it's important to get their outfits just right. So, what should a junior bridesmaid wear on the wedding day? Here, we break down the attire options.
What are the basic requirements for a junior bridesmaid dress?
Most brides choose to go with a junior bridesmaid dress that's similar to the bridesmaids' dresses but in an age-appropriate style the young girls will be comfortable wearing. Whatever you choose, that latter point is the most important: Your junior bridesmaids should wear something that's reflective of their age.
Where would we get a miniature version of the bridesmaids' dresses?
Most bridal shops will offer this as an option when you're searching for bridesmaid dresses. Typically, the junior bridesmaids dresses can be made in the same style, fabric, and color, adapted to the age and size of the girls you've chosen. This generally means changing the neckline and length, but some retailers will have even more options available for you to choose from.
What if we're having a mismatched bridal party?
Mismatched bridal parties usually have a common thread. Maybe it's the color palette, length of the dress, or a similar pattern of fabric that brings it all together. In this case, it should be easy to find an appropriate dress that fits in with this concept. If not, you might consider something special and sparkly that perfectly suits the girl you've chosen as a junior bridesmaid.
What about accessories?
Accessories should also be age appropriate, with heels that aren't too high and jewelry that suits the younger girl's style. Like the rest of your bridal party, you'll want her to feel comfortable and confident.