(Closed) Big Decision – to have our dogs at the wedding or not! Pets in weddings

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

I think if you’re going to do it, then you should designate someone to bring them to the ceremony and home afterwards.  I would think that people in the wedding party and parents will be too busy on the day of, but maybe an aunt or uncle would be willing to help out?  As for attire, you can get cute tuxes for the male dog, or even just a tie, and a dress that matches your wedding colors for the female dog.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Aw they are so sweet! I say let them be in the wedding! That’s such a huge day and they are the most important to you and your fiance, like you said, they are yours kids!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

If our venue will allow it (we haven’t booked one yet), then we will definitely have my Bichon, Cody in a doggy tux at the ceremony!! He is family :)…but then he will go home after for the reception!

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

OMg, they are adorable!!  Hubs and I want a bull terrier really bad, we have an American mix and a greyhound pit mix πŸ™‚

I wanted our AB in our wedding so bad (we didn’t have the hound then) to be in our wedding, but it just wouldn’t have worked logistically. We opted instead for our absolutely adorable 5 month old nephew πŸ˜‰

Plus, you don’t want any kind of situation to arise where anyone (human or dog) would be in jeopardy. We never want to think our bullies will do anything to anyone, but in that kind of environment, with so many people, you don’t want to chance it. Especially with the stigma of bully breeds.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I HATE pets in weddings, and I LOVE my dog!  Reason being, they don’t GET it!  Dog’s don’t understand weddings, having them there is all about the people and nothing about the pet.  It is such an emotional time for everyone, I feel it’s unfair to involve them.  Plus it’s usually hot, confusing, loud, people grabbing and hugging kids everyhwere.  To me, an accident waiting to happen no matter how good your pet is!  They get excited, overstimulated, exhausted and usually misbehave to the embarassment of the owners and handlers.

But, that’s just my opinion!  I’ve opted to have a few photos taken prior with her.  We’re getting ready at the house where my dog will be)

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@futuremrslennon:  Honestly I would just look at how they are with a lot of people around. We have three big dogs and have talked about including them. Two of them would be terrible though. my girl, lilly, hates all men and would probably sit in a corner in bark and cry. our new pit, max, is an absolute psycho and would jump on everybody. but our pit mix, charlie, is the sweetest, most gentle, most human like dog that I have ever met. We’re thinking charlie will sit next to my fiance during the ceremony and then we’ll just have someone drop him off at home. good luck deciding!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We thought about including our dog (we’ve had her for over 4 years), but she gets super excited about seeing people. My worry was she would go nuts seeing all these people and be running all over, jumping on people, licking them etc. In the end I decided I didn’t really want to deal with worrying about her. So, she’ll be staying home (well with a puppy sitter with her cousin).

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

@futuremrslennon:  oh my goodness, I didn’t realize you were in Australia. Banned!!??  Can I ask, how do they classify a pit bull? Because here in the states, both of your dogs can be considered pits. Anything that is a “bully type” breed is considered a pit. And they just listed them as “inherently dangerous” in my state, which means if my dogs hurt anyone or anything we are liable NO MATTER WHAT!?? Can you believe this? Its disgusting

And I am going to show dh that pic of your pups (especially Mullisha!) and he will melt into a puddle. We LOVE bullys!!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@futuremrslennon:  Your dogs are adorable!! πŸ™‚

We included our Husky mix (ring bearer-he wore a bow tie) and American Eskimo Dog (flower dog-she a small bout of flowers attached to her collar), in our ceremony. Our venue was completely pet-friendly and the dogs were allowed to sit with us during the reception, so we didn’t have to worry about shuttling them around. We had enough dog-loving friends there that day that were willing keep an eye on them, so it wasn’t a problem while my hubby and I took pictures.

Whether you include your dogs or not, I think depends a lot on their personalities. If they are the type to freak out around new people or if there are going to be a lot of small children around-I’d say you might want to reconsider. If they are good around people-then go for it. If having them there stresses you out, then I say don’t feel bad about leaving them home. You can always have some photos taken with them at another time.

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