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Is 6 too old?

Our original wedding date was going to be May 14, 2010.  We found out we were pregnant and had a quickie wedding in Ohio.  Now we are planning our vow renewal/wedding we never had/Church wedding on July 14, 2012. 

Our baby is going to be our ring bearer, he'll be 2 at the time of the wedding.  Our friend's daughter, Alyssa, was going to be the flower girl for the '10 wedding.  She will be 6 in 2012.  Do you think she's too old to be a flower girl?

Our other option would be our niece, Brooke, who will be 2 1/2 in 2012.  However we're closer to Alyssa's mom than we are to Brooke's mom.  What would you do?
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Re: Is 6 too old?

  • edited December 2011
    I was a flower girl for my aunts wedding when I was 8 so I don't think 6 is too old.  2 1/2 may be too young.
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  • edited December 2011
    I don't think so either.  My brother and sister will be 11 and almost 10 at our wedding...I am giving them essentially the same duties as ring bearer and flower girl (but she'll carry a pomander) and am titling them junior GM/BM instead.  

    I actually think it's beneficial to have a child that is a little bit older.  Younger kids are cute, but who knows if they'll decided to kick and scream their way down the aisle that day :)
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  • jbasore1123jbasore1123 member
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    edited December 2011
    No, it's perfect. My flower girl just turned 6 before our wedding and I thought it was the perfect age. she was still young enough to look adorable but old enough to actually go down the aisle properly. I have heard of so many weddings where a younger child was either screaming/crying, refused to walk, or a bridesmaid had to carry her because the flower girl was too scared to go by herself.
  • edited December 2011
    Six is definitely not too old... it's kind of a perfect age for that sort of thing.  MUCH more predictable than a 2 year old!
  • edited December 2011
    That is true... She would be easier to teach.  Every other wedding I have been to though, the flower girl has been around 4, so I wasn't sure.  Thanks guys!
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  • MMRoberts11MMRoberts11 member
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    edited December 2011
    I think 6 is fine and actually easier because she'll listen more and understand what she needs to do besides walk down the aisle and look adorable.  My flower girl will be 5 1/2 when we get married.
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  • rak123rak123 member
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    edited December 2011
    6 is not too old.

    Our flower girl is 8.
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  • edited December 2011
    Not too old at all! My FG's were 6 and 8 and my RB was just shy of 3.
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  • larzhopelarzhope member
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    edited December 2011
    agree w/ pp... 6 is perfect
  • courtney1188courtney1188 member
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    edited December 2011
    I also agree with PP, six is just the right age for her to be able to understand directions and everything. I'd be a bit worried that the 2 1/2 yr old might start screaming or just stop in the middle of the aisle, haha.
  • sheshedukeshesheduke member
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    edited December 2011
    I was wondering the same thing the FG I was thinking about will be 7 and she is kind of growing out of the cute stage and into the sassy phase. So I was thinking I would go with a younger kid but if you guys think 6 is good then maybe I will just ask here but if I see any sass she will be kicked out with the quickness lol! Gotta love kids
  • courtney1188courtney1188 member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to Re: Is 6 too old?:
    I was wondering the same thing the FG I was thinking about will be 7 and she is kind of growing out of the cute stage and into the sassy phase. So I was thinking I would go with a younger kid but if you guys think 6 is good then maybe I will just ask here but if I see any sass she will be kicked out with the quickness lol! Gotta love kids
    Posted by shesheduke
    Woah! You really cannot, or should not, kick a 7 year old out of your wedding! Her feelings would be so hurt, and she is just a kid. Please don't ask her unless you are willing to accept the fact that once you ask, she will be in the wedding, regardless of whether or not she has any 7yr old "sass" going on.
  • sheshedukeshesheduke member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to Re: Is 6 too old?:
    In Response to Re: Is 6 too old? : Woah! You really cannot, or should not, kick a 7 year old out of your wedding! Her feelings would be so hurt, and she is just a kid. Please don't ask her unless you are willing to accept the fact that once you ask, she will be in the wedding, regardless of whether or not she has any 7yr old "sass" going on.
    Posted by courtney1188
    I was just joking I wouldn't do that
  • rak123rak123 member
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    edited December 2011
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    In Response to Re: Is 6 too old? : I was just joking I wouldn't do that
    Posted by shesheduke
    Lol, I knew you were kidding! Our Junior BM is 11...she is the sassy one I need to watch out for!
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  • sheshedukeshesheduke member
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    In Response to Re: Is 6 too old?:
    In Response to Re: Is 6 too old? : Lol, I knew you were kidding! Our Junior BM is 11...she is the sassy one I need to watch out for!
    Posted by rak123
    11 yeah that is when my sass kicked in so I feel you 100% lol
  • edited December 2011
    My flower girl will be 7 at our wedding.  I think its a perfect age because they really know what they are supposed to be doing.
  • edited December 2011
    Our flower girls will be 4 and 3 and I'm a little nervous that they will actually walk down the aisle. I think 6 is a perfect age.
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  • courtney1188courtney1188 member
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    edited December 2011
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    In Response to Re: Is 6 too old? : I was just joking I wouldn't do that
    Posted by shesheduke
    Haha, okay, good! I was worried for a second there.
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