• Dogs on Site

    Wed­ding Location

    Is your wed­ding out­doors or in­doors? This can be a crit­i­cal de­cid­ing factor
    in whether you can have sweet Lucy at­tend the cer­e­mo­ny.  If your wedding
    is at a pri­vate lo­ca­tion (whether in­doors, out­doors or both!), you should
    call and ask ahead to see what their pol­i­cy is for pets. They may re­quire a
    fee for pet care or in the case of any damage.

    Wed­ding Guests

    Think about the guests you are invit­ing to your cer­e­mo­ny.  If you are hav­ing your wed­ding at a small­er or in­closed lo­ca­tion, al­ler­gies could be a prob­lem. Al­so, if any of your guests have a fear of dogs they could be un­com­fort­able dur­ing the cer­e­mo­ny and/or the re­cep­tion. (I know, I know how could you ever be afraid of some­thing sooo adorable?!)

    Their Dis­po­si­tion

    Take in­to con­sid­er­a­tion your pooch’s per­son­al­i­ty.  Is he or she nor­mal­ly shy or su­per out­go­ing? Are they eas­i­ly stressed around lots of peo­ple? Hav­ing your dog there is just as im­por­tant as any oth­er mem­ber of the fam­i­ly, but you don’t want them there if it means they will feel un­hap­py or confused.

    • Des­ig­nate or hire some­one who will keep an eye out and can make sure your pup gets food, wa­ter and walks dur­ing the cer­e­mo­ny and re­cep­tion (and al­so to keep them away from your de­li­cious cake!).
    • Make sure who­ev­er you choose for this is not in the wed­ding par­ty.  It is al­so im­por­tant that you leave your dog in the care of some­one they know so they will be com­fort­able and at ease.

                                                                                                     Sub­mit­ted by: Melis­sa & Ted

    • Some opt to have their dog play a flower girl or ring bear­er, or to just be up front with them as they ex­change their vows. If your wed­ding par­ty is al­ready planned out, see if you can find some­one who will walk your dog down the aisle. We hap­pen to think a cute flower girl would make the per­fect (and most adorable) per­son to ac­com­pa­ny your dog!

    Sub­mit­ted by: Daniel­la & Isaiah

    • Some­times we just nev­er know how a dog will re­act. We love our pups, but just like peo­ple, they have their mo­ments! If your dog is act­ing up­set or not want­i­ng to go along with the wed­ding have a Plan B of what to do in­case things don’t work out.  Who will take the dog, whether it’s back to your house or an­oth­er location.

    Sub­mit­ted by: Sam & John

    • Keep the dog lov­ing go­ing and in­clude your pooch in your wed­ding pho­tos! If you have a pho­tog­ra­ph­er al­ready talk to them about in­clud­ing your dog in some shots or if they can ac­com­mo­date to that.

    Sub­mit­ted by: Melis­sa & Ted

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    • If you are un­able to bring your sweet pup to the ac­tu­al wed­ding, plan be­fore hand to in­clude them in some en­gage­ment shots.  Talk with a pho­tog­ra­ph­er about ac­com­mo­dat­ing to tak­ing pho­tos of you as a cou­ple with your beloved dog. There are many pho­tog­ra­phers out there who tay­lor specif­i­cal­ly to in­volve pets in their pictures!

    Sub­mit­ted by: Daniel­la & Isaiah

    • Not do­ing en­gage­ment pho­tos? No prob­lem! There are a mil­lion ways you can in­clude your dog with­out hav­ing them on site (al­though we are a fan of hav­ing them there, we un­der­stand some­times that’s just not re­al­is­tic). In­clud­ing them on the in­vi­ta­tion, par­ty fa­vors or dec­o­ra­tions are just a few easy ways to make sure your dog is in­volved. There are a va­ri­ety of ar­ti­sans and stores that will per­son­al­ize to what you want.

    Sub­mit­ted by: Aman­da & Thomas

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