(Closed) Are you including your dog in your wedding?

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
247 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’ve been thinking about it to, but I decided not to. To much people and to much stress for my dog. My neighbours are taking care of him.

Post # 4
858 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

She didn’t actually participate, but she got her own little bout for her collar, and we took pictures with her. 🙂 Then she stayed in her kennel in the air conditioning while we had the ceremony.

Post # 5
3257 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We decided not to because our dog gets over-excited and starts yelping and peeing when too many people are around. We were afraid to risk it.

I went to a really cute wedding not long ago where the dog had a little bowtie that matched the bridesmaids! They had the dog standing up front with the wedding party; it was a really beautiful golden retriever. The dog was so well-behaved that it wandered around the reception and everyone was petting it the whole night.

Post # 6
572 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Our dogs are our ‘children” and all 3 of our them will be with us. We were fortunate enuff to find a venue that would allow them to be with us the entire day, as long as they dont come inside the building. The wedding will be in the garden in the entirely fenced in outside area, there are plenty of trees, a covered patio and in October it will be very cool outside. We will bring food and water, of course, and with the amount of friends and family inside and out all day, they will be fine. No of them are being asked to walk the aisle, but they will have on bow ties and be sitting up front with the rest of the family. They are extremely well behaved, not hyper, they dont jump up, they dont over lick, etc. so we have no concerns that any problems will arise.

Post # 7
1755 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’d love to have my/my parents pug mix dogs at the wedding, but don’t want to deal with the added stress.  So I’m going to do a special photo shoot with them before the wedding and work them into a DIY project so they’ll be there in spirit 🙂

Post # 8
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I did and I LOVED it. I have a corgi (just under 30 pounds, so pretty small-ish) and usually very well behaved. Except he wasn’t at the wedding. At all. lol. He didn’t understand walking down the aisle… so he just ran back and forth to both sides and my Bridesmaid or Best Man had to kind of drag him down the aisle. Then during the ceremony he kept yipping and whining. But despite all of that… I loved it. He was so cute and honestly the interruptions were hilarious. We were cracking up and that was just the vibe I wanted. 

I’d recommend having a dog at your wedding ONLY if you are totally cool with unexpected interruptions and if your families are too. To me the interruptions added to our ceremony, they didnt detract from it. But that prob isn’t the case for everyone. 

I have a post w/ a bunch of pics here: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/corgi-wedding-the-corgi

but here is one for here too: 

Post # 9
96 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I would LOVE to have our dogs at the wedding, but it’s at a restaurant and hence not allowed:-(  They will be there in spirit though!  We have them on our invites:

I’m also planning on doing a little photo shoot with them all holding envelopes in their mouths (we’ll see how that goes…might end up being a photoshop mission!) to use on our card box and guest book box!  I’ll be posting photos of all the DIY fun when I get going on it:-)

Damn, I would so love to see my dogs in little bowties….

Post # 10
9483 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I decided against it.  My dog would bark her head off or want to climb up me the entire time.  She’s not much of a people person.

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