Did you have your dog in your wedding party? (Cute puppy pic included)

posted 2 years ago in Pets
Post # 2
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2019

What a gorgeous dog! Congrats on the addition to your family! I think it totally depends on the dog and its personality, but I would say that for most young dogs (<2 yrs old), they probably would not be great for a wedding. A wedding has so many people coming in and out, and with music, caterers carrying large equipment, etc, I can imagine it becoming quickly overwhelming for a young dog. Are you planning on taking pictures with your fiance before guests arrive? Maybe that’s a good time to have the dog participate, and then have someone designated to take your dog back home.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Your puppy is so cute!!!! 

Itdepends on the dog and his or her personality. My old dog would have been fine, but she wouldn’t have enjoyed it. She was a one woman dog.

My current dog loves people(9 months old), but is also skittish and submissive. I think it would be overwhelming for her, so she staying with her dog sitter for the week before and after the wedding. 

If you do want to involve your dog, be sure to work on training and socialization. My dog has been well socialized, but her personality is the same and she loves all people and other dogs, but also gets scared easily. It’s kinder to her not to include her.  She’ll be in our engagement photos though.

Here she is trying to interrupt me from chatting on the bee

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

chrayray :  ikr, pitties are the best. I adopted an adolescent one from the shelter a couple of years ago and loved her so much, but I left her with family rather than a pet sitter when I was out of town for a week. She figured out how to open their gate, ran off, and was never seen again. I hope someone found her and just neglected to check her for a chip since she was chopped with current info. I posted poster and reported her lost to the city and still occasionally check Petfinder. :Sigh: all that to agree that pitties are loving dogs that get an undeserved rep.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2019

chrayray :  That’s an awesome plan! We have a shiba inu, and they seem super cute but have issues with aggression and fear (yikes). We did a bunch of socialization, classes, puppy/doggy day care and positive reinforcement for the first 2 years of her life, and boy did we need it! Pitbulls are amazing dogs, super sweet personalities <3

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

I had both of mine in the wedding! One was 2.5 years old and the other 7 months.

We hired someone to look after them before the wedding, give them a groom, and drive them to our ceremony. That person sat through our ceremony ready to take them outside if they couldn’t handle it. After the ceremony they took the dogs and dropped them off at home. We weren’t allowed them at our reception venue, but we wanted them to be in our ceremony – they’re family. 

Our boy (older dog) went in with the guys and waited at the altar. Our girl was lead down the aisle by one of my BMs. They both stayed with us during the ceremony, being held by the bridal party. When we lit our candles and moved to the high altar, my parents quickly grabbed the leashes. My dogs were like ‘nan and pop!!!!’

This was in a huge church with the organ playing, photographers in their faces, new people, and our ceremony was closer to 45 minutes. Just do lots of socialisation between now and your wedding. 

It was so great and I’m pleased we did it. I’ll throw some photo up in a sec. 

ps: your baby is super cute! 😍

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

anabolina :  aw thanks, these are only a few of the doggy ones. They melt my heart! 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

We included our dog in our wedding. We weren’t sure if it was going to happen until the last moment actually. We weren’t sure how our pup was going to react being around all of those people but she is a good dog and it was a short ceremony. 

Our ceremony space was like 10-15 minutes from my moms house so we brought her over to my.moms house the night before the wedding before the rehearsal. My mom couldn’t bring her to the ceremony since she was getting ready with us, but my moms boyfriend helped set up the ceremony site and then went and got her before we showed up. She walked down the aisle with my mom and her boyfriend and sat with them. She greeted my husband when she got to the end of the aisle which everyone thought was really adorable. For the most part she was very good. She had a little freakout when I was walking gthe aisle and tried to get to me, but the only thing she did was get up and try to move towards me. She didn’t whine and settled down after a few minutes. We took pictures with her and my mom and her Bf then my moms Bf helped breakdown our ceremony site (super awesome if him). My grandpa watched our dog while my mom and her Bf were busy. My grandpa loves our dog though so he loved it. We had a gap between our ceremony and our cocktail hour/ reception so it really wasn’t a big deal for him to drop her off at home. I will add pictures of her later. We love the fact that we have pictures of her with us on our wedding day. 

 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee

The help we had was amazing for the entire wedding. Get ready for pictures galore! We also included our dog in our engagement shoot as well. Lol the only problem now is that we got another puppy so we feel like he was left out. We are considering getting professional pictures done so we can have fancy ones of him too. 

I think that if your ceremony site is close by that makes it alot easier. 

This was her saying hi to hubby after walking down the aisle. 

 

This was her trying to get to me, no big deal really. 

 

Her during the ceremony, this is one of my favorite pictures lol

 

And then a couple of pictures With her after the wedding:

 

 

 

P.s. Your little puppy is sooo cute. I love pitties, they are the best!!! 😍😍

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

and here is our other pup just cuz. Lol (also that is hubby’s leg not mine!!)

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2017

We had our girl at our wedding. One of our close friends who we trust with her was in charge of looking after her for the day. My husband dropped her off at our friends house the morning of the wedding. She took her on a massive walk with her dog, then kept her awake/wouldnt let her rest so she was sufficiently tired for the ceremony so she wouldnt be too crazy. She was 2.5 yrs at our wedding and behaved perfectly. One of our groomsmen held her lead during the ceremony, he also has a German Shepherd and our friend sat in the front row ready to duck out the side door if needed. She then drove her home (20 minute round trip) and came back with time to spare at happy hour.

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