Is a 10 year old a flower girl or bridesmaid?

Answered by Robert Dupre

When it comes to including a 10-year-old in your wedding party, you may find yourself wondering if she should be a flower girl or a bridesmaid. Traditionally, flower girls are typically between the ages of 3 and 8, while junior bridesmaids are usually between the ages of 9 and 14. However, there is no hard and fast rule about this, and it ultimately depends on the preferences of the couple and the child involved.

If you have a 10-year-old who is excited about being part of your special day, you can certainly include her as a flower girl if that is what she prefers. Many children at this age still enjoy the idea of scattering petals down the aisle and being part of the adorable procession. Some 10-year-olds may even feel honored to be called a flower girl, as it is seen as a special role in weddings. Additionally, having a slightly older flower girl can add a unique touch to your ceremony and can be a delightful surprise for your guests.

On the other hand, if your 10-year-old is more mature and feels that being a flower girl is too childish for her, you can consider calling her a junior bridesmaid instead. This can make her feel more involved and give her a sense of responsibility. Junior bridesmaids often participate in the bridal party processional, stand with the bridesmaids during the ceremony, and may even assist with other tasks, such as handing out programs or helping with the guest book.

Ultimately, the decision should be made in collaboration with the child and her parents. It’s important to consider her interests, maturity level, and comfort when deciding on her role. Having a conversation with her about her preferences can help you make the best choice. You can explain the roles of a flower girl and a junior bridesmaid and let her express which one she feels most excited about.

In my personal experience, I had a 10-year-old family member who wanted to be a flower girl in my wedding. She was thrilled to be part of the day and loved the idea of scattering petals. It was a joy to see her enthusiasm and innocence bring an extra touch of charm to our ceremony. However, every child is different, and it’s essential to consider their individual personality and desires.

To summarize, there is no strict rule about whether a 10-year-old should be a flower girl or a junior bridesmaid. It ultimately depends on the child’s preferences and maturity level. If she is still excited about the idea of being a flower girl, there is no reason why she can’t take on that role. However, if she feels more comfortable and mature enough to be a junior bridesmaid, that is also a valid option. The key is to have open communication with the child and her parents to ensure everyone is happy with the decision.