My SO told me to put my dog in our wedding?? ~Pics of my furbaby~

posted 4 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
332 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015


I’d be worried about Gizmo pooping/peeing on someone or in your venue.  Maybe you can just include your dog in some pictures?

Post # 4
7385 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

DH wanted to have our lab puppy in our wedding, and I put the kibosh on that! She loves people so much an is a jumper, so I just knew she would have been going crazy during the wedding. He wasn’t too happy about me saying no, but it was or the best in our case.

Post # 5
2441 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

She’s adorable!!

I want our dogs in our wedding but I’m not sure… I think it’s pretty likely that they would just sniff people and try to play

Post # 6
371 posts
Helper bee

Oh my LORD that dog is adorable!! Perfect name too. I don’t have a suggestion on wether you should use her, just had to comment on her total adorbsness!

Post # 9
819 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@cmoest:  HOLY PRECIOUS!!! I soooo wanted to have our furbaby in our wedding but the venue wouldn’t allow it. We have an 11-year old westie who is just as chill and sweet as can be, so she would’ve walked down the aisle just fine as long as someone accompanied her.

If you think she would walk down the aisle ok and not try to sniff and jump on anyone, I say go for it if it’s what you want! Who cares if other people think it’s too “out there”… it’s YOUR wedding and I would think it was totally awesome if it was me!

Post # 10
2441 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

@cmoest:  Aww cute! I have a bichon yorkie who is the same way (she’s 7), but she gets excited so I think she most likely would run up to some people, especially the ones she knows.

Could you just get her a cute little outfit to wear and walk down the aisle with someone?

Post # 11
258 posts
Helper bee

@cmoest:  My baby is gonna be my ring bearer 😀


Post # 12
258 posts
Helper bee



 Double Post >.<




Post # 13
9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@cmoest:  I love the idea of a dog in a wedding, but I am a dog person. Even if someone is not a dog person, I doubt they would be afraid of your little furbaby – not exactly a threatening face! I would say as long as you are sure the dog is well trained enough to listen to you and behave at the ceremony, it’s a great idea!

ETA: our dog is going to be in our wedding but he will have a handler to control him. If we gave him free run to go wherever he wanted, I’m not convinced he would go where he was supposed to go, lol.

Post # 14
6518 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

if your dog behaved? will he follow directions? do you have somewhere to put him when his job is finished?

Post # 15
3250 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@cmoest:  It does depend somewhat on the dog’s personality. That said, one of the few requests my husband had was to have our dogs at the wedding. Our venue was dog friendly and it worked just fine for us. Neither one pooped or pee’d during the ceremony (my husband took them on a long morning walk to ensure that) and they didn’t jump up on any guests. We paid for a kid’s meal (chicken tenders and mac & cheese) for them to eat, had water bowls there and designated some people ahead of time to watch the dogs while photos were being taken. If you plan things out ahead of time it will be fine. Plus people thought it was cute that we had the dogs there.


Post # 16
8615 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I was in a wedding where they did the same thing you are talking about.  He was the ring bearer and they had 2 flower girls walk him down the aisle.

Guess it depends on the dog.  He was very well behaved in general (he doesn’t jump or run off, no pooping inside) and good around large groups of people.  So he did well.

By the way, the coordinator took him immediately after he walked down the aisle and he was taken back to their hotel room (ceremony was in the hotel).

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