Post # 1
and I REALLY do! He’s afraid that Frankie (our maltese) will be too much trouble, one more thing to worry about, etc etc. And I totally understand that, I really do. But my mom has already offered to be his ‘chaperone’ during the ceremony. Frankie goes to weekly softball games and to tons of events, so he’s very used to being around people. He’s very calm and is perfectly happy to sit in your lap for HOURS at a time, literally. I know he’s just sit there if we told him to. I really want him to be our ring bearer. He’s our baby! Ugh.
What are you guys’s thoughts? Is it just silly? I think it would be adorable, sweet, and something we would look back on and be really happy we included him in.
Post # 3
I love dogs. I couldn’t live without my dog and would love to have him at my wedding. I wouldn’t want my mom to be the dog’s babysitter for the day though.
I say if you want him in the ceremony/a few pictures you should hire someone for the day (neighborhood teenager who can drive?) to be responsible for him and then drive him home after the ceremony.
Post # 4
and how could you say no to this face?! 😉
Post # 5
I am all for it. I think it is up to you. I would love my dogs to be involved, but no one else wants to “deal” with them. If your mom is willing, why the heck not?
Post # 6
I like babyboo’s idea- have someone else in charge of him. Great idea.
Post # 7
A friend of mine hired an assistant at her vet to take her dog to and from the ceremony and then kept him for the night. It worked out very well.
Post # 8
Babyboo – that makes total sense. The only reason I thought of my mom was b/c she asked 1. If we were having him in the wedding (lol) and 2. If I wanted her to hold him. She offered – no way would I have asked her to do so. But yes, we do have people I could ask to just take him back after the ceremony (we conveniently only live a few mins away from the venue).
Post # 9
It’s one of my boyfriend’s request, is to have his dog in the wedding. We won’t have a bridal party, so it will my son (from a previous relationship) and his dog.
At first I had this horrible vison of the dog peeing on things while we are trying to say our vows but his dog is a really good dog.
He has suggested clipping our rings to his collar and having my son get them off…I’m not sure about this one yet.
My dogs will not be at the wedding. Love them dearly but they are a pain in the butt. Plus one drools, I could just see it it now, he shakes his head and the entire front row gets covered in dog drool.
Post # 10
As much as we both love our poodles and our venue does allow pets to be part of the wedding, we made the decision to not have them at our wedding. Here is our reasoning behind it.
1. There will be a lot of people and our girls would be scared.
2. You are not able to watch them constantly therfore you would have to appoint someone to do this. I would only trust my family members and they will be busy enjoying the wedding.
3. In the end as much as our dogs love us, they do not care that we are getting married. We have been living together for 2.5 years and it will not make much of a difference to them after we get married.
We are holding the rehearsal dinner at my parents house and they will be at the rehearsal dinner.
Post # 11
My SO would feel the same way as your FI about having our dog at the wedding.
I asked him about including our pup in our engagment pictures (when we get engaged), and he said ‘no’. I was kinda shocked cause it’s such a popular thing right now, but he obviously doesn’t know about wedding trends and he thinks that including the dog would take away the focus from me and him.
Post # 12
OMG I want my basset hound as our ring dog too! It’s so hard to choose. I think if you want the dog there, fight for him!!! If Mr. Frankie is good with people, find a way to do it. Maybe assign someone to take him home during coctail hour if it’s closeby OR to a friend’s house that’s closeby. I could not say no to that face! Plu
With my basset Fred, I’m worried about him freaking out. He was abused before we got him and sometimes doesn’t like large groups. Also, it’s going to be 90 for our wedding at least. I’m also concerned he’d be too lazy to actually make it down the whole isle. With this in mind, I’ve decided “No” to my ring dog, but my FI still wants him in the ceremony. Sigh…
Post # 13
I think it’s a beautiful idea but your FH does have to be totally on board with it. After all, it’s his wedding too. And he probably thinks that you’ll spend lots of your time worrying over the dog. Hash it out and lay out game plans and pros and cons and see what you both think.
Post # 14
at first i thought i wanted my Chula at my wedding but then figured it will be too much of a hassle. She is a good dog just barks alot sometimes. We were going to take her for the ceremony and have someone take her home before the reception but didn’t want to go thru the drama.
Post # 15
- Wedding: July 2018 - Dreams Cancun Resort & Spa
OMG! What a cutie! We have a maltese too! Good luck trying to convince the mister. If he caves, you must post a another pic!
Post # 16
I love the idea of having a dog in the ceremony, unfortunatly our dog isn’t very well behaved and would probably cause trouble. We are such animal people it’s not even funny! Is there a way to both get what you want? Maybe have your baby at the reception and not the ceremony? Don’t know what your venue is like or if there’s a room to put him in for a while or anything. If you do this then maybe you can bring him in with you two when you make your entrance as husband and wife. Kind of like “Now introducing the _____ family…” kind of thing.