(Closed) Dogs as Ringbearers

posted 8 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
398 posts
Helper bee

My fiances’s dog will be standing up with us.  They only people standing up with us is my son.

My future father in law will take Grommet back to their house, then go to the reception.  Their house is on the way.  

Grommet’s doesn’t jump up on people and he’s pretty well behaved.  We going to attach the rings to his collar using a clip and my son will get them off the clip and hand them to us.


Post # 4
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

My Fiance will bring the dog to our venue when he comes and keep him with him until right before the ceremony, when he’ll get handed off to one of my Bridesmaid or Best Man who will walk him down the aisle and keep him on the lead. 

Post # 5
4137 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

either have someone walk the dog down the aisle, or if your dog is well trained and won’t get distracted by all the people, your groom can just tell him “come.” tie the rings to his collar. once he’s walked up the aisle, designate a gm or someone to be the dog handler, and remove him if he starts barking or misbehaving in a way that could disrupt your ceremony (be sure to tell the handler what exactly are and are not grounds for removal!) then someone should take the dog home.

does your dog jump on you a lot? if so, start training RIGHT NOW to stop that so he doesn’t jump on your dress. if this sounds like too much, you could have someone bring the dog for your first look (or your pictures right after the ceremony if you’re not having a first look). that way you still get pictures with him!

ETA: sorry, just noticed your dog is a girl! mine’s a boy so i tend to think of all dogs that way..

Post # 6
299 posts
Helper bee

Our wedding will be a mile from my parents house, and I won’t know until right before if we can use my dog as flowerdog (January wedding, weather depending on if its outdoors or not!), but if we do get to use the dog I will be asking a friend who knows the dog well to be in charge of him and take him back to my parents house after the ceremony.

He would be walking down the aisle with my nephew, but my mom will be seated at the front and able to grab him if necessary.  I think having a dog in a wedding only works if you can be happy with a day that might not go perfectly!

Post # 8
693 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Our venue allows dogs, so we are lucky.  My nephews will be escorting them down the aisle, and will “in charge” of them before the ceremony.  After the ceremony, they will be in pictures, hang out for a while and then be taken to our room for bed!

Post # 9
93 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011


I’m having my dog at my wedding but as he barks a lot only at the hotel for some pics. Basically after the church my parents will pick him up on the way to the hotel for the reception and bring him for some pics. I bought him a really cute little dog suit the other day 🙂

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