Post # 16
I would bring her but have a handler nearby just incase the people and excitement upsets her, have someone hold her on leash in the front row when your up there. We plan on bringing our dog to our wedding, plus we will have a baby lol. Granted our ceremony will be like 20 minutes tops because we arent having a religious ceremony. 🙂
Post # 17
My dog was supposed to be in my wedding, but we had to sent her across the rainbow bridge a few weeks ago );
If your dog is well behaved and used to being around groups, then I don’t see why not. My dog did come to my sister’s wedding (which was in a Catholic church, no less) and no one even knew she was there until we walked out after the ceremony was over. Everyone loved saying hi to her at the reception (where she pretty much just laid down next to my FI’s seat and took a nap – she was 11 at the time). But none of the family had any issues keeping an eye on her…then again, she was super easy.
Only you know your dog’s behavior and activity and whether you’ll stress over it. But I know I would give anything to be able to have my sweet girly girl be in my wedding photos and walk down the aisle <3
Post # 18
My friend had her wedding at a park & they brought their dog. Just like yours, she is super well behaved. Myself and another girl were “assigned” to watch the dog. The dog loves both of us and she obeys our commands. We were both happy to watch her because we love that dog! And it made it easy so we could take turns when we would get tired of watching her!
Post # 19
We had both of our Siberian Huskies at our outdoor wedding. Since they are bigger and full of energy, we hired a dog-sitter for the day as we did not want to burden any friends/family with such a demanding task. I highly recommend this!
Our wonderful dog-sitter picked them up at our house and brought them to the wedding site for photos before the ceremony. Our daughters walked up the aisle with the pups for during the ceremony, we had them stay for 30 minutes of photos after the ceremony, and then she (dog-sitter) took them home again and gave them a treat. It worked out perfectly!
Post # 20
In my nanny days I was hired once to take care of a bride’s two toddlers. She wanted them with her throughout the day, of course, but she did not want her or her guests to worry about diaper changes or them getting away in a strange and crowded place… If it’s important to have your dogs with you, strongly consider hiring someone to be in charge of them for the day – for your, your guests’, and the dog’s well being.
Post # 21
Have you checked to make sure no one is allergic or is seriously afraid of dogs? Hiring a handler is a great idea if there are no issues!
Post # 22
bring your dog!! At our wedding we actually had two dogs, my parents dogs I grew up with, walk down the aisle as the flower girl and ring bearer. My in laws were highly against it but we couldn’t care less. I do not for one second regret my decision, but I wouldn’t have regretted not including them.
Post # 23
I’m so jealous! I seriously wish my dog could be there at my wedding, but he’s a big black lab puppy and gets WAY too excited. Maybe have him come for the ceremony and photos, then have somebody take him to a doggy daycare you have booked or a trusted friend who can take care of him the rest of the day. He might be a bit too much responsibility for somebody to look after all day, especially if they want to mingle or dance, etc. while at the reception.
Post # 24
We are having our two at the ceremony, and we are hiring a dog-sitter to attend. They can take the dogs out if either of them gets unsettled, then after the ceremony the dog-sitter will drive the dogs home, and feed them.
I don’t think wedding receptions are really appropriate for dogs. I don’t really think it is fair to put them in that chaos.
Post # 25
My opinion is biased – I love dogs! I agree to have a designated “doggy person” to take care of her.
Post # 26
My dog is family and family is more than welcome to come to any wedding in my opinion! She’s been there for every other major event in the family and a wedding will not be the exception. 🙂
Post # 27
Aw I am so sorry to hear about your doggy 🙁 I’m sending you all the virtual hugs, and best wishes on your wedding day!!
Oh my gosh your dogs look so sweet and happy!! That’s a good idea to have one of the kids walk her down the aisle!
as far as I know, nobody is allergic to dogs and nobody is afraid! Thank goodness haha
Thank you everbody so much for all of your answers!!!!
Post # 28
I am obsessed with my dog and has been there for me a lot more than certain people coming to the wedding, so you bet she’s invited! Hell, I’d give her a spot at the damn head table! We already have a friend we trust who has agreed to watch her during the ceremony & take her home shortly after, so that’s all settled.
Post # 29
Have the dogs!! I had mine for the whole day and it was brilliant. My dh is pretty highly allergic to most dog breeds but as long as he doesn’t touch them he’s fine so I wouldn’t worry too much about allergies ect. I did put in the invites the dog would be attending and I did disinvite someone from my wedding who slagged off my dogs breed and threw a tantrum that they wouldn’t come if my “evil” dog was there (he’s a staffie) I said that’s fine your no longer welcome. Not sorry about it in the slightest!
Post # 30
Ugh people can be so rude about blocky head doggies. I used to dress my old rescue pitty boy up in a bow tie and a sweater to make him appear less threatening haha.