Q. I am getting married in a few months and want my 16 year old sister to be one of my bridesmaids. Should she be a regular bridesmaid or a junior bridesmaid? Also, I have no clue what type of dress she should wear. I am having a vintage 1930’s era wedding theme. Should my bridesmaid wear matching dresses or should I let them choose what they want?….Any suggestions? Thanks
A. Congratulations on your engagement. Your sister is definitely old enough to be a regular bridesmaid. Junior bridesmaids are generally between the ages of 8 to 14 years old.
If there’s one wedding-planning challenge that rivals picking out the perfect wedding dress, it’s choosing dresses for your bridesmaids. While some brides may stick to tradition, choosing one dress style and color for everyone, it’s becoming increasingly popular to wear dresses in a variety of styles and hues. Any why not? We all know the common complaint among bridesmaids is the requirement to purchase a dress they’ll most likely only wear once. Opting for a selection of dresses in varying silhouettes and colors not only allows you the opportunity to fit and flatter a variety of body types, but also adds interest at the alter and makes for compelling wedding day photos.
Here are some fun vintage style dresses from View Halloo Vintage which would great for a younger bridesmaid.
Vintage Pink Lolita Dress
Vintage Baby Blue Ruffle Dolly Dress
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