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Including Your Furry Friends On Your Wedding Day

August 31, 2016

For many pet lovers, having their furry friend present at the wedding is a must have, and for good reason.  Pets come into your life, and become part of the family.  On your big day, you want your furry friend there to be with you, and they also make for some rally great photo opportunities. Here are some pros and cons to consider when deciding to include your pet on your wedding day!

The Pros:  Dressing your pet in a wedding dress or tuxedo is probably one of the cutest things in the world.  Not to mention, walking them down the aisle and seeing how sweet they look!  One great way to include your pet is during the ceremony. Dogs often stand in for the flower girl or ring bearer. Pets can provide a comic relief, especially if your pet has a funny personality.   If having a small outdoor ceremony, this might be the best situation for your pet.  They are free to roam about, (with a designated handler) and can relieve themselves (hopefully before the wedding!) Sure, including your pet in your wedding ceremony or reception may be a little extra work and planning, but odds are you’ll be very pleased to have included your animal pal in the long run.

The Cons:  Pets are unpredictable, and you don’t know how your pet will react in a situation with two hundred people.  You also need to think about if you are going to pick the pet up, will their paws stain your dress?  Keep that in mind.  If you are the type of bride that is very traditional, you might want to steer clear of having your friend at the ceremony, since you might not know what they will do.

If you do decide to have your pets present on your wedding, keep in mind that some guests might be allergic, and some guests might not even be animal lovers.  Have a designated handler to keep watch of the dog throughout the day as well as take them home that evening.   You might want to have your pet present for the ceremony only, and then have the handler take them home directly after pictures. We think it is super cute to include your furry family member in your big day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos Courtesy of Brides.com

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