(Closed) First RSVP drama!!!

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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547 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@mrskrumpet:  Just tell her that the venue doesn’t allow dogs.  It doesn’t sound like a service dog at all, so if she claims it, you can tell her that the rules are the rules and there’s nothing you can do about it.

Post # 4
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3569 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Call her and tell her unless she has legit medical documentation for the venue because liability issues they don’t allow animals in the building. I also think the most venues wouldn’t want a dog running around anyways so you can double check.

Post # 5
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3081 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@TwoCityBride:  I agree. You should be able to say that the venue requires documentation for service dogs. Then, if she produces documentation you might have to let the dog come, if she isn’t able to, then you could say it’s the venue’s rules. And you might want to check with the venue as well on their policy. 

Post # 6
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1018 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I would also mention that the hotel has strict sanitary rules w/ serving food and an animal (not service-certified) is a violation of those guidelines-

I’d be just as frustrated as you!

Post # 8
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878 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I would call said uncle myself and give him what for. It’s NOT acceptable to bring your dog! Tell him it’s rude, and if he comes with the dog you will have someone escort them out. If he continues to fuss tell him it’s not allowed at any of your venues.

If someone was that stupid to me, polite dani would come to an end and they would see angry dani!!!

Post # 9
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2104 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Ugh, that’s just freaking offensive and insensitive to people who actually receive aid from actual service dogs.

Post # 10
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184 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@kate02121:  THIS. 

On top of that, tell them that they need documented proof that the dog is up-to-date with all vaccinations, too.  Dog owners slip up all the time on these.

OR you could say something along the lines of, “the venue requires service dogs to have a full-veterinary checkup no longer than seven days before the event.”  Oh, and tell them that all of this paperwork needs to be notarized.  Make it as big a hassle for them as possible.

Post # 11
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871 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@mrskrumpet:  Tell her no, you don’t want a dog at your wedding.

And, yes any dog can get a “service dog” tag. My brother bought one for my dog as a joke for Christmas…he ordered a little tag with my dogs picture and name on it that said he was a service dog. We don’t use it by the way, it was just a funny gift. 

Post # 13
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37 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I didn’t read all the comments, so this may have been said. Also I don’t know what the laws in Canada are. Anyway, you may want to tell them that they have to show proof of service animal registration. Request that they do this x number of days in advance to save themselves the embarrassment of not being allowed in the venue.   

Post # 14
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2699 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Agree that you should ask for documentation for the dog as without it, it can’t come (as long as you’re certain she can’t produce any!) Also….what does this dog actually do for her?!! Genuinely curious!

Post # 15
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774 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Ksmurf:  Service dogs are allowed pretty much everywhere, as long as they are “equiped” with the service dog stuff. Like the proper tag and the harness and the owner has the proof and requirements.

If one of my guests have a legit reason, like blind, sezures, or any other problem that requires one. I would be ok with it. These dogs are beside the owner at all time and extremely well behaved.

This might help http://www.crtasa.com/legislation.php

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