Many couples want to have their furry or feathered friend to have a part in their big day. Whether in a formal role, for example, as ring bearers or flower dogs, or simply as honored guests.
The first thing you will need to do is check with your venues to see if animals are even allowed. If so, great! But if not, then you will have to compromise, like have your dog escort your guests to the door of the venue. Or keep your pet on site so they can be a part of your wedding day photos.
If you’re allowed to have your pet at your venues, be sure to inform attendants and vendors that your pet will play a role. Also, you will need to discuss any special measures you’d like them to take in case something happens. You will also have to notify your officiant, as some may refuse to preside over a wedding that includes pets.
You will also need to consider hiring a handler for your pet, or have a friend be responsible for the pet during the wedding. You will want to bring your pet to the site before the wedding day so he or she can get acquainted with the space. Also, you should have your pet attend the rehearsal to practice his part if he will be participating in the ceremony. And finally, take the animal to the groomer before the wedding so he’ll look his best too. Your pets can play a very cute roll in your wedding, as long as you go to the proper measures.