When you get married, you want all of your friends and family to be there. This includes family members of the four legged variety. Many people are choosing to add a fun and unique aspect to their wedding ceremony by having their pet participate in the big day. Just like choosing the perfect venue, securing a wedding photographer, or deciding on a catering service, getting your dog ready for your big day also needs to be worked into your wedding planning.
- Train your dog - Whether it means walking down the aisle or wearing a bowtie, you will need to help him to practice his skills. If your dog is a new puppy, expecting them to sit calmly during the ceremony may not be the best idea.
- Pick a venue - When choosing a venue, you need to make sure they allow dogs. This may limit your choices or exclude your first choice, so you'll need to decide what's the most important.
- Get Your Dog a Helper - Designate someone to be responsible for the care and behavior of your pet during the ceremony. This can be a bridesmaid who will walk her down the aisle (like in the movie He's Just Not That Into You) or another wedding guest who will keep the dog sitting nicely amongst the guests.
- A Picture Says a Thousand Words - Do you have a young dog that isn't ready for the pressure of a wedding? How about a dream venue that won't allow him to be in it? If you want to have your pet be part of your special day without having him in the ceremony, have him be in the pictures for your save the dates or thank you cards. This way everyone can still see how cute he is without him being in the wedding.
What other roles can a dog do in the ceremony? Would you let your pet be part of your big day?