Are my dogs too heavily represented in the wedding???

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

A little overboard yes.  I would leave out the cut outs, and the reading.  Maybe even not put them on the cake.   

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@HourThyme:  I would keep/I like

The engagement pics (pretty standard and cute) 

The cake topper (a small detail that will make you happy but not be an attention grabber) 

The props (So funny!!!) 

I would remove:

The reading (The ceremony is about you marrying your FI not your FI and your dogs. I know you love them but just focus on you and your FI in this very intimate part of the day) 

The surprise apperance (You never know who has a dog allergy, someone working your wedding even! And they could get nervous too excited with all of those people or someone may be secrety afraid of dogs) 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013 - Garden

I agree that you should skip the reading, and choose between the cutouts and the surprise appearance.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@excitedtobeMRSF:  +1

 

OP, I think the reading might be overdoing it. Everything else sounds really cute. Also, the surprise appearance…it’s probably going to be more effort than it’s worth. I say this only because as much as we all want our dogs to be there for the ceremony and reception, in reality we won’t have time to be worrying about our four legged friends. You will be extremely busy and distracted and so will everyone else.

I absolutely love my dogs and would love to include them the way you are. I really think it’s sweet.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Hmm, yeah, the surprise appearance is the only one that makes me a little nervous. Will they freak out? Will any guests possibly freak out? (I think it’s insane that people are afraid of dogs, for goodness sake, but a surprisingly lot of people are.) Will you be able to pet/play with them? Will someone who might like to be celebrating with you be serving as a pet-sitter instead? Just some things to think about. I like everything else, including the reading!

Post # 8
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Busy bee

I probably wouldn’t do thesurprise appearance but I’d keep everything else. The reading is beautiful and is about LOVE and nurturing the love you and your FI have. It just happens to be that dogs experience love too. Your family and friends are going to get it because they know you and know how much you love your dogs. Don’t over think it. 🙂

Im not even engaged yet (lol my poor SO) but I know I want to include little touches which allude to my pets. 

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

it’s a little overboard imo.  i would get rid of the cut outs, the surprise appearance is unnecessary and the reading will only be understood by dog owners, not everyone.

i do like that you included them in your engagement photos and it’s cute to put them on your cake but that’s as far as i would personally go.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@HourThyme:  I see nothing wrong with any of this. My dog is like my child and of immense importance to me. who cares what anyone else thinks? if someone had their kids so highly reprensented, nobody would bat an eye. these are YOUR babies. do what you feel is right.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’m a crazy dog person too, haha. The cake topper and cut outs sound amazing. Only thing I would maybe get rid of is the reading.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Yeah, I am not digging the surprise appearance or the doggie cutouts…. as much as you love your dogs, not everyone is going to appreciate the fact that your doggies made an appearance. I am a HUGE animal lover and my pets ARE my babies but even I would be confused… its about You and DH not the doggies. 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I love the reading! How about having someone (a dog lover) read it after bringing your dogs out? It would fit together perfectly and then you could frame a printout of the reading with the picture of your dogs at the wedding.

Personally I would get rid of the cutouts for the pbotobooth. I know that you love your dogs (I love mine too) however I don’t think your guests love your dogs so much that they will want photos with them in them. I would think it’s odd for someone to think I would want a picture of me and THEIR dog as a keepsake…as much as I like pictures of me with MY dogs.

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