Happy Wedding Wednesday. Lot’s of people want their dog to attend their big day however there are lots of ways to do it and also lots to consider. Here are my top 8 tips:
1. Make sure someone is available to assist your dog in preparing before the wedding as well as accommodating to bathroom breaks, food & water as well as being taken to the appropriate place after the ceremony (dog daycare or back to your home). We offer a wedding service that does this check it out.
2.Your venue(s) make sure to run this by them and see if they allow dogs in the venue and to take part even if it is just for a short while. This is totally up to their discretion unless it is an outdoor wedding.
3.Put together a plan as to whom your dog will walk with down the aisle or if he/she can walk unassisted off leash around your entire guest without distractions. Figure out what role your dog will play and whether they will go alone, with the flower girl or ring bearer or with a bridesmaid or groomsmen…..decisions decisions.
4. Don’t feel obligated to buy a mini tux or dress for your dog, it’s your wedding day and you can personalize everything as much as you can. The florist can make a flower collar similar to that of the wedding party of a bow tie can be made that matches the groomsmen.
5. Staying on the subject of the attire, if you plan on having your four legged friend be you ring bearer DO NOT put the actual rings with them because there is always the chance of them being lost. I know that many best men also run the same chance of misplacing these items as well but at least they can TELL you where it is or where it’s been forgotten
6. Be conscious of your guests and any allergies or fears they may have towards your dog.
7. Put into your