Is Your Pet “One of the Family”?
Before I begin this blog, I want to thank DK Hebert Photography for providing all of the photos I am using in this post. (Except for our dog, Daisy in the photo below) If you are looking for a wonderful, professional, understanding, patient and easy to get along with photographer, look them up on my website, Magnolia Court Wedding Guide under Photographers. You won’t be disappointed.
Daisy – our dog for 17 years
It’s not unusual…because it’s happen to us…to have a couple that want to include their pet in their event. When we had our venue, I had one customer who wanted their dog to be the ring bearer.
We had a dog for 17 years…Daisy was very much a part of our family. This is why I could totally understand when a customer of ours wanted to include their pet in their “special day”. Yes, we allowed this, as so many other venues do as well.
Thank you to Kailyn and Mikey, the bride and groom in the photo above, for allowing us to use the photos of their dogs in this wedding blog.
“Bayou” with the groom.
As you can see from the photo above, here is the groom with his dog. And you can see from the photo below, here is that same dog walking down the aisle. All three dogs pictured in the photos are for the bride and groom. My gosh….they are all so cute!!!!! And what great memories they will have for many years to come….their dogs in their wedding!
“Bayou” is just so adorable!
There are a few things that you must consider because even if they have gone to obedience school….they are still a pet. Below are a few tips that I suggest if you want to include your pet in your event.
“Mochi” is ready to go!
Designate someone who isn’t in the bridal party to watch your pet for the day. Make sure your pet is allowed to run and play during the day…to get out as much energy as possible. If their is room on the venue property for your pet to run and play, please remember to bag any “poop”…. it’s respectful to the venue and you don’t want your guest walking in that!
“Audio” is looking so cute!
Take photos of your pet before the event or even on a different day. If your pet is going to be a ring bearer, practice with your pet a few times. If your pet is going to wear a new item…like a bow tie collar or a ring pillow…put it on several times before the event…offering treats for a job well done while you practice.
Make sure your pet relieves himself right before your event…you sure don’t want an accident happening during your event.
Please remember you are dealing with an animal and anything can happen….if things don’t go quite as planned…try to laugh it off and stay relaxed.
After all, I’ve seen some crazy things happen with a child who is a flower girl or ring bearer….it just makes your wedding more personal and is always a good story to tell!
Remember…have fun! Relax! Enjoy your day!