New idea… Dog as a bridesmaid

posted 5 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: What would you think about a dog as a bridesmaid?
    Sounds cute : (44 votes)
    27 %
    A little weird : (17 votes)
    10 %
    I don't get it : (9 votes)
    5 %
    It's pathetic : (31 votes)
    19 %
    Not a good idea : (61 votes)
    37 %
    Other : (2 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
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    2295 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    No.

    And definitely don’t make your dog a dress.

    I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE dogs, and the only way I think is even slightly sane to have a dog involved in a wedding is to have them be the “ring bearer” and have someone who is 100% in charge of taking care of them and taking them away right after the walk down the aisle.

    I have a friend who absolutely loves her dog and had him do the ring bearer thing and even though she was totally organized and her dog is very well behaved and she had someone handling him, she said it was a nightmare. Figuring out where to put him after the ceremony, dealing with potty and feeding issues that weekend… total hassle.

    I’m sorry you’re feeling like you don’t have someone who can step in and that you feel like you need even sides, but a dog as a bridesmaid does not make the sides even.

     

    Post # 4
    Member
    2390 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    That may be the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. I’m sure I’ll get flagged, but someone has to tell this poor girl what a bad idea this is, may as well be me.

    Post # 5
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    3039 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I know how it feels to really love an animal – my Fiance and I are nuts about our cats. However, consider that you might have guests that are allergic and, even if they aren’t, what about the next party to use the venue? When we spoke to our priest this Christmas he told us that they don’t want pets in the church for that very reason, which I think makes sense. On the other hand, if you’re having your wedding in a garden – totally, do it (but skip the dress)!

    Post # 6
    Member
    1829 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I think it’s insulting to the bridesmaids you already have. You’re basically saying they are equivalent to a dog. Sorry, I think it’s a horrible idea. i don’t think you should replace a bridesmaid at all, but if you do, a human being should be the only option. 

    Post # 8
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    951 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @kris325:  Definitely NO to the dress idea! But there are ways you can involve your dog in the ceremony. Is she super well trained? She would need to be to not get distracted and run around when she has a job to do. Well trained dogs make great ringbearers. You could make her a collar that matches your wedding.

    Post # 10
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    8424 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    It’s your wedding and I say you know your dog and her behavior. Nothing wrong with having your dog in your wedding….. Lots of people do it. I had a friend that just had her dog  in her wedding  as the ring bearer. She took the dog to the wedding site weekly for months to let the dog get used to the area and they practiced walking in with him a lot!! I thought it wasadorable to see her dog in the wedding…. But her dog was very very well behaved the entire time! I only suggest this if your dog is calm and well behaved! Nothing more distracting than if she started barking…. Yikes! 

    Edited: forgot to add… I’d just skip the dress part! 

    Post # 12
    Member
    1144 posts
    Bumble bee

    Hell no.

    Post # 13
    Member
    7312 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    If I were your bridesmaid and you wanted a dog to be my equal, I’d be incredibly insulted. It’s just a really bad idea. Really bad.

    Post # 14
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    8424 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @Krises:  Now I think you are reading into it just a bit too much! I’m pretty sure the OP is NOT trying to say ” you’re basically the equivalent of a dog” as you suggested! 

    Really??

    Post # 15
    Member
    25 posts
    Newbee

    Please don’t. 

    Post # 16
    Member
    717 posts
    Busy bee

    there are a lot of reasons why this is a bad idea.

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