Pets are considered a family member in most households and for some couples exchanging vows without their fur babies present or somewhat involved is just simply out of the question. Pets at Weddings, namely dogs, are becoming increasingly popular.
If you’re thinking of including a pet in your wedding, there are a few things to consider.
Consider Your Pet’s Personality
A pet can be a guest of honor and simply stand with the wedding party during the ceremony, or your pet can have a specific role (ring bearer or flower girl are common roles) in the ceremony. But before giving your pet a starring role, think about whether this will be an enjoyable experience for him. Will your pet feel comfortable around your guests? Is he obedient and well behaved? There’s no guarantee that your pet will behave exactly how you want him to on the day of the wedding. Even the most outgoing and friendly pet can be overwhelmed by a crowd of guests. To make sure that your pet has enough time to develop a level of comfort around your guests, consider hiring a pet sitter, who will act as your pet’s guide.
Confirm That Pets are Allowed in Your Ceremony Facility
With everything else on your to-do list, it’s easy to forget this simple—yet important—step. You don’t want to show up on the day of your wedding, four-legged ring bearer in tow, only to be told that he needs to get off the property, stat.
Can’t bring your pet? You can still include her in the wedding! Include your pet in your portraits after the ceremony, or in your engagement photos.
Anticipate Potential Hazards
Ask at the wedding site about pesticides or toxic plants on the grounds, and about creatures that might distract or threaten your pet. If your florist is adorning your pet’s collar, be sure she uses nontoxic materials. And keep pets, especially dogs, someplace safe at the reception so guests won’t feed them. Certain wedding fare, including chocolate, alcohol, and meat with bones, can be dangerous.
Practice Makes Perfect
Bring your pet to the site before the wedding day, and have him come to the rehearsal to practice his part if he will be participating in the ceremony.
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