(Closed) is it dorky to have a dog ring bearer?

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

I think that is an awesome idea! I have never been to a wedding that had a dog ring bearer but to me that even more reason you should do it.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I love that idea! I want my dog to be a ring bearer!! 🙂

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I’m having one! I’m also having my cousin walk her down the aisle though. Here is my adorable little ringbearer:

And here is how we want to dress her up:

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Our golden retriever is going to be incorporated in our ceremony somehow. If people don’t like it, eh, whatever. One of the best advice my fellow brides have told me is to do whatever YOU want. There’s always going to be that one humbug who gets judgy. Forget them…this is your day!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@leg3ndbee: Thanks! 🙂 She is just too cute not to include in our day. We went and looked at one venue and I asked if she could be there and they were like, “Is it a make or break kind of issue?” and I’m like, “Yes, yes it is.” lol.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

One of DH’s nieces had her dog as one of the groomsmen! He “escorted” one of the bridesmaids down the aisle! She was a good sport about it, too.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@leg3ndbee: I think it’s a cute idea!  I wanted to use ours, but they definitely would not cooperate.  Do it!!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think it’s a great idea! We would have had our dig not passed away this summer. I think it’ll be great!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I don’t care if it is weird, mostly b/c my partner and I want our pug to be our ring bearer, or at least in the wedding in some way! our dog is practically our kid and having him there with us would mean a ton to us.

I’ve been to a few weddings with dogs as ring bearers, and my biggest piece of advice is to make some plans ahead of time for the dog – make sure you have a plan in case he is ornery about walking down the aisle and for what to do after the ceremony! I know my old dog (lives with my ex) gets freaked out around too many people, so I’m not sure if I would have her be a ring bearer. I could also see her laying down on her back and refusing to walk to me with a ring! Our pug is super attached to us, and we have talked about having someone walk him down the aisle just in case (and getting a pretty leash and collar or harness for the day). One of my best friends had her little dog be the ring bearer and it was really good until after the ceremony. No one had planned to help take care of the dog so she was trying to eat and greet everyone while holding her dog. Also, if you have a wedding website or even using word of mouth, i suggest letting people know about the dog. There are a lot of people with allergies or people who are very afraid of dogs. Even though our pug is only 21 lb, my partner’s brother was afraid of him! I know he’d really freak out around a big dog, even if it was on a leash. We’re having a holiday party right after Christmas and on our Facebook invite and when I emailed people we let them know about the dog being here (I also keep Zyrtec and Benadryl on hand anyway).

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@MissComicBook: Yep, exactly!! There is one venue we like that doesn’t normally allow dogs. I told my partner that I could probably get a prescription from my rheumatologist for a therapy dog (he does believe that my dog has played a key part in helping my health), jokingly, if it would help. The venue had to check with one of their higher ups who essentially said the same thing your venue did. We said if need be, we’d only have him there for the ceremony (and then have one of my good friends transport him back). They said we’re good for just ceremony and they’re checking on the rest. They were so serious and said “We will require him to be leashed at all times” and I was like, “Duh” (and if i walk away, he’ll follow me anyway or whimper up a storm).

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper

I think it is EXTREMELY dorky, lol!  Having said that, who cares what I think.  Your wedding is all about what you want to do, and obviously there are a lot of other bees here who want to do that too!  My advice is not to care what people like me (who doesn’t like dogs – gasp) think and do what makes you and your Fiance happy. 🙂

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I love dogs, I like the idea.

Post # 16
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

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