(Closed) Who is incorporating pets in their wedding?

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Newbee

i wish!  I’d love to include my dog, but he’s a little too hyper.  Let’s just say my dress would be ruined right off the bat, from his enthusiastic jumping and licking.  I’m scared my fiance is going to go get him during the reception though…he’ll just be down the block at my mom’s. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m in a wedding next summer with a Chocolate Lab ring bearer!  I’d love to include my bullie dog, but my venue doesn’t allow pets!  I get anxiety attacks when I think about having to board her for the weekend! 🙁

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I know… I love my pup so much and she is a big part of OUR life… so, I made a sign that said, it’s official, she is Haley-Baley NewLast Name… (because she was my dog when we met, though now she is his dog!) See the pic!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

They won’t sit still for more than 5 seconds but we love them so much we put them on our invites!

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Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@ hcritton–too cute!

For now, we have plans to include our dog Simba as our ring bearer. I bought the cutest tuxedo collar with a ring pillow sewn to the back at Hobby Lobby.  We are getting hitched on the beach, and unfortunately, dogs aren’t allowed. I don’t care what the fine will be if we are caught. I can’t bear to exclude him from the biggest day of my life over a asinine policy. We are getting married in a tourist town, which won’t really have many tourists when we get married, so I am hoping it won’t be a problem.

For those who are incorporating pets, are you worried they will not behave? I am worried that my dog will bark at all of the people he does not recognize…I don’t know what I would do if he started barking during the ceremony!

Post # 8
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Newbee

I will be incorporating my mini-dachshund as the ring dog and we will definitely have him in some photos. Just trying to figure out how to handle him through the ceremony itself.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

@hcritton: Adorable invitations! You have some cute dogs!

We are planning on getting married in my mom’s beautiful backyard garden, although we haven’t decided what to do about our indoor/outdoor cats yet. I think it would be cute to have them out and about during the festivities, although they don’t always get along and one of them has the tendency to attack feet (playfully, of course!) Keeping them inside might not be foolproof though since people will be going in and out to use the bathroom and I’d hate to lock them up in one room for the whole day. I guess we’ll just weigh the pros and cons when we get closer to the big day.

The couple over at 2000 Dollar Wedding incorporated their dog into the ceremony: http://2000dollarwedding.com/2008/08/dogs-in-wedding-ceremony.html

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

it’s nice to know i’m in good company when it comes to wanting to include pets in the wedding!  unfortunately our hotel has restrictions about dogs in areas where food is being served, but we will have 4 pugs amongst our family staying at the hotel and will definitely include them in some of the pictures (although that may be wishful thinking considering how they probably won’t be able to sit still with all the excitement)!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

WE ARE! WE ARE!  @hcritton TOO CUTE!

 Our two pups are our ring bearers.  More for show bc brutus would eat them.  So Theyll run down the aisle (the church AND reception hall are allowing them!) and then someone will bring them home

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

oh, p.s., we specifically looked for locations that would allow us to bring our dog–at least to the hotel, if not the actual wedding.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Aw I wish I could include my kitty too; my venue would actually allow it, but he is the difinitive fraidy cat.  So I settled for a cat cake topper!!!  Too cute, like he’s looking on with approval.  And I don’t care if I get s*** for it, I LOVE him so!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee

I’m hoping to come across the "honorary bridesmaid" dog shirts I found months back.

I want to photograph my pups in them and have the pic at the wedding, maybe guest table  

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2009

The fella and I have three furry, four-legged children of the feline persuasion. We love them so much, we’ve themed our wedding around cats and we’re incorporating them as much as possible, including our save-the-dates (http://www.ashleyandlucas.net/save_the_date.png), cupcakes (each of the three flavours is themed for one of the kids), and we’ll be bringing them to the location briefly for photographs (our venue is only about 10 blocks from home). Oh, and these three are the ones ‘hosting’ our wedding (since we’re paying for it).

Other cat-related things we’re doing:

I added beaded cat ears to my headband
My earrings and necklace are cats
My shoes have cat faces on them (http://www.findcoolclothes.com/products/large_photos/t2006.jpg)
We’re showing "The Cat Returns" during the reception
Our invitations include a LoLSpeak translation (in addition to French) as well as a little two-cat graphic of my own design
A litterbox cake for the groom’s cake
I’m crocheting my wedding flowers (cats… yarn… get it?) and adding feathers for some extra oomph
The flower girls are carrying little baskets with a stuffed kitty in each one and our rings are going to be tied around the kitties’ necks. They get to wear cat ears, too.
One of my bridesmaids is going to make a tail for my dress out of the extra fabric from where we removed the train
Goldfish crackers and Sweedish Fish will be on the munchies table
Our ‘cake topper’ will actually be two Build-a-Bear kitties, one dressed in a wedding gown and the other in a tux, and will be sitting with the cupcakes.
We’re using the LoLCat Bible translation of 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a,13 in our ceremony.

**excited**

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009 - Ceremony: The Kraine Theatre, Reception: Midtown Loft & Terrace

Per my post, our puppy is our ringbearer! 🙂

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