(Closed) Should I bring my dog to my wedding?

posted 7 years ago in Pets
  • poll: Should I bring my dog to my wedding?
    Yes...he is family : (16 votes)
    41 %
    Of course not : (23 votes)
    59 %
  • Post # 3
    3364 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Our venue allows dogs. So they mentioned it to me. I never had the idea until then. I cant wait to have him there. My crazy Aunt and Uncle have mentioned bringing their wild ones, but I made sure that wasn’t going to happen lol. The only pup that will be in attendance is my little man!

    Anyone else that might respond, did you get a tux? If so, where? Thinking maye just a collar and bow-tie!

    Post # 4
    6830 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Personally I don’t think it is a good idea. You won’t be able to spend really that much time with your dog besides with all the guests there who knows he might get a little spoked. I think you are better off not bringing the dog

    Post # 5
    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Not to offend anyone but I really dont understand bringing a dog to a wedding. Not everyone is comfortable with all animals and to me it makes the event feel less formal and more casual and picnic-y

    Post # 6
    1679 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I go back and forth on this all the time.

    On one hand, the three of us (me, my fiance, and Baxter, my golden) go almost everywhere together and Baxter’s an ususually well trained dog (even went through therapy dog training).  What’s more, no guests on are list are afraid of dogs…most have them. To us and most of our friends, pets are family members.

    However, having him there means someone has to be on dog duty and I don’t want that person to miss out on things because they are with him.


    Bax in his bow tie:

    Post # 8
    1036 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    My Fiance SO wants our dog at the wedding, but I have told him No.  Not becuase I don’t love our Deker, or that he is badly behaved; but I don’t want to have any extra duties that day.  Having him there means that someone has to be responsible for him, and I don’t think it is the time or place to worry about that.  That being said, I would definetely have him travel with you, but maybe leave him at someone’s home during the festivities.

    PS – Our guy is a 200lb rotweiler/mastiff mix…so he would be one of the larger guests if there. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 9
    3364 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Such cute pups ladies!!!

    Post # 10
    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    Do you have someone to watch him during the wedding? That would be my main concern. You don’t want to be the one that has to take care of him and take breaks to walk and feed him.

    Post # 11
    827 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    So I went back and forth on this.  But what we decided is that our baby won’t be in the wedding, but instead one of my sister’s friends will bring him to us to the venue (about 15 minutes away from where I grew up) so that we can take pictures with him for our first look, and then she will take him back to my parents’ house.  It would just be too overwhelming for him with all of those people, plus I would be worried the whole time about him.  So, this way, he’s part of the memories, part of the pictures, without being a cause for stress.

    Post # 13
    1046 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I’m bringing both my dogs, but my wedding is at my parents ranch and there will be dogs around anyways so why not? 

    One of our groomsmen is in love with my boy dog and my boy dog will follow him to the ends of the earth- so he’s goign to be keeping an eye on that one.

    And our little girly rottweiler wouldn’t leave my side if I was covered in poop and on fire- so she will just hang out wherever I am anyways-

    for anything remotely formal though I think having a groomsman walking around with doggy doo bags would be a little out of style.

    Post # 14
    4803 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Well I would love to take my dog to be my flower girl or something so I understand ๐Ÿ™‚  The only thing is, who will take care of the dog on the day?  My dog wouldn’t really be able to stay all night…so someone would have to take her home.  Who would I ask to leave my wedding and drive my dog home?  Not going to happen.

    Post # 15
    359 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    @Happy_Bee: lol – your clarification that you’re considering bringing him to MI, but not the ceremony/reception drastically changed what I was going to say!

    I would definitely bring him! (as long as someone is happy to have him stay at their house or the house/hotel you’ll be renting welcomes dogs!) Your SIL is being ridiculous – it would probably cost more to make arrangements for a dog sitter/boarding kennel and you’d miss him & worry about him while you were gone. You’re not acting spoiled at all! 

    Either between the wedding & reception or at some point during the reception – we’re going to ask our photography to stop by my parents house with us so we can get some pictures of us and our pup on the wedding day. Having her involved in the actual wedding/reception would just be too much stress, but I definitely want some pictures with her:)

    Last year, Fi & I took a 10 day vacation to NC while our dog stayed at my mom’s house…I knew she was in good hands, but the trip would have been so much more fun if I wasn’t missing my pup so badly! You and I might both be a little crazy about our dogs, but who else can make you smile on your worst days and loves you unconditionally like that? I say bring him and dont let anyone give you grief about it!

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