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A bridal party can be as large or pared-back as you please. While some brides opt for a small group of friends to accompany her down the aisle, others seize the opportunity to incorporate all those most important in their lives in the big day—including those of the younger variety. Specifically, junior bridesmaids are a thoughtful way to honor the young women you hold dearest.
The age range for a junior bridesmaid is typically between eight and 16 and can be anyone from a younger sister to a daughter to a cousin or niece, there are no rules! An easy rule of thumb is that a junior bridesmaid is typically too old to be a flower girl but too young to be a bridesmaid. If you've made the decision to have junior bridesmaids in your wedding, the next course of action is to determine what they'll be wearing for the ceremony.
If you're not up-to-speed on all of the latest shopping destinations for tweens (understandable), then our roundup of 30 cute junior bridesmaid dresses will be your guide.
Searching for a junior bridesmaid dress? Here are three frequently asked questions, answered!
- Who chooses the junior bridesmaid dress? Typically, the junior bridesmaid dress is chosen by the bride with the junior bridesmaid's input. However, sometimes the bride will give the junior bridesmaid free rein to choose her own gown.
- Can the junior bridesmaid wear the same dress as the rest of the bridal party? Yes! This usually depends on the bride's preference and if the bridesmaid dress comes in junior sizes.
- Do junior bridesmaids carry bouquets? Junior bridesmaids usually carry the same bouquet as the rest of the bridal party. However, the choice is truly up to the bride!