(Closed) dog ring bearer

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Ah, ok, when I read the title of this thread I was really curious how someone has a “dong” ring bearer, and what kind of wedding you were having.  Glad to know you meant dog!  LOL!

 

Ah, see you edited the title.  Good call.

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I won’t be using my 5lb maltese because she has severe anxiety around strangers.  Is your dog similar?!  That’s a major issue to keep in mind.  Also keep in mind where your dog will relieve himself!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@heathertallody:  Firstly, you may want to edit your post title so it doesn’t say “dong”…

Secondly, see if you can have a dog walker handle your dog on the day of if this is something you’re set on.  I am an animal lover, but I have huge dogs, one of whom has stranger anxiety, so this would have ended in disaster for us 🙁  However, with a dog that small, and someone who can tend to him (i.e. walk him just before the ceremony so he doesn’t ‘doodle’ on the aisle) and take him home when the ceremony is over so he doesn’t get stepped on or tired, then it can be a cute idea.

 

ETA- I see you fixed the title 🙂

Post # 6
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5428 posts
Bee Keeper

Me too, was wondering what a dong ring bearer was! 

I would like to have my dogs come rushing up to us after we say our vows to the tune of “Who let the dogs out?”… hope I can still make that happen!

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I used mine for it!  He is a big dog, German Shep, and he loved being in the ceremony.  We got married at the top of the mountain, so I had someone bring he and my husky up the Gondola, and then they passed them off to the Maid/Matron of Honor and another bridesmaid (SIL).  My german was handed off to one of the groomsmen, so he sat with the boys, and my husky sat with the girls.  I had a nice, very secure chain around the German’s neck, with the rings on there.  Our best man grabbed the rings before the vows, and passed them off to us.  After the ceremony and pictures, I had a dog walker take them down the gondola, and back to our home for the night.  Honestly, it was a great decision for us.  Our dogs are our kids, and the only option was to use them.  Be prepared for anything, though.  My husky, needing to be the center of attention, peed as she was about to walk down the aisle.  Fortunately it was an outdoor wedding, and everyone could not stop laughing!  Then my German kept trying to snap at flies during the ceremony.  I never heard him, and guests who saw it thought it was hilarious.  Hopefully that helps!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Our dogs were part of our ceremony. It really depends on the dog’s temperment. We knew both of our dogs would be well behaved, so it wasn’t an issue. We also had an outdoor pet-friendly venue.

Our husky-mix had the rings attached to his collar. One of the groomsmen had watched our dog in the past and was comfortable handling him during the ceremony. Our Eskie was walked down the aisle with a bridesmaid. Both dogs just crashed in the grass during the ceremony. During the reception we let them both off leash. The husky picked a grassy spot and crashed. The Eskie followed either my husband or myself around during the reception.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We made sure when we inquired with venues that they would allow our dog. If they didn’t, well we moved on. Our dog did fine, he walked down the aisle with the best man, who he is used to. And we gave the best man a greenie (his favorite treat) so he would stay focused. The best man had to pull it out half way down the aisle and waive it in front of our dog to get his attention, but that was about half a second. So it went smoothly. We had him hand our dog to my DH’s cousin to hold during the actual ceremony. Our dog loves DH’s cousin so he was happy to sit on her lap. Here’s a photo of our furbaby all dressed up for our big day:

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