(Closed) Moms insisting on pictures with their puppy in my wedding dress. Bad idea?

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
830 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I would not do this on your wedding day! If they must have a pic with precious Fido, then dress up another time and do a TTD style shoot including the dog. You’re having a fall wedding right? I’m picturing rolling around in the leaves with the puppy, could be cute! I have a lab and she will be nowhere near me or my dress on my wedding day.

Post # 4
634 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

When I read your title I thought you meant the dog IN your wedding dress, and I was like how is she even confused about this… NO WAY! But now I read it your thread it makes more sense lol. No, don’t do this!!! Dont risk it, I’m sure your parents will get over it

Post # 5
1041 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

yea dont do it on your wedding day. But i might be something cute you can do after the wedding

Post # 6
3601 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Tell them maybe when you get back from your honeymoon you can do a quick shoot.

Post # 8
25 posts
  • Wedding: August 2011

No, this is not a good idea in any way. If he gets hyper and gets your dress dirty, or evevn chews on it, your out of luck. Tell your mom that you can perhaps do the photo’s maybe after the wedding? Before you take off for your honeymoon etc? That way the big activities are already done and overwith but you can still get her the pictures she’s hoping for.

Post # 9
159 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I will definately be doing photos with our dogs–but our 3 dogs are our children!  We have had two of them for over 10 years, and the third for 5, it just wouldn’t be right if they weren’t there!  But, these are our dogs and we are strongly attached! 

If this is your mom and dad’s pup or you have any apprehension, I would just let your parents know you arent comfortable with the whole dog and white dress thing, and see if you can come to a compromise–pics at the rehersal dinner? maybe a few pics with fido while you are getting ready in a nice clean room!

Post # 10
851 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Just say no 🙂

Post # 11
2606 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I would say no.  My own very well-behaved dog wasn’t allowed near me on my wedding day!  I do wish we had done photos with him the next day or something.  It’s been two years, maybe I should unpack my dress and go for it.  lol!

Post # 12
1000 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I have had brides who were all about “a pic with me and my dogs in the dress!” Then the day of the wedding, the minute that dress goes on, they are practically running from their precious pups, haha. Lets just say that photo rarely actually happens. I would let your mom know that sorry, but you just don’t think it’s a good idea.

Post # 13
3866 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@PassionatePhotoLady: lol, love the picture you painted!

yeah, just tell mom no way.  And… sorry… but… it’s THEIR dog?!?!?  It’s YOUR wedding, not your mom’s!!!

If she tries to bring the pup, just keep backing away and make sure you have a LONG hallway with an elevator at the end 😉  or some girls to intercept and tell your mom she’s nuts (I’m sure your friends will be more than happy to help protect you and your white gown!!)

Post # 14
3041 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Maybe check the venue’s policy & tell your mom the venue doesnt allow dogs (if they dont) & you dont want to have a puppy around your dress (what if he pees on it or something?). 

 You could always do a photo some other day with the pup & if your mom wants uto have your hair done, she can pay for it.

Im careful enough with a pup in a normal dress, i couldnt imagine holding a pup in my wedding dress on my wedding day.

I would also explain about how you would much much rather have your dad in family photos than the puppy! 

Post # 15
7295 posts
Busy Beekeeper

the only way i would consider ON the wedding would be if the pic took place AFTER the ceremony and photo sessions.

Post # 16
538 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Franciscan Gardens

Logistically, it sounds like a nightmare…what ever gave your Mom any indication that this might be okay? Did she ever ask you if you wanted to do this or was this the first time you have ever heard her mention it? I would hate for your Dad to miss out on some important family pictures just so the silly dog can be in a few pictures. I would just say no! lol

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