Post # 32
I LOVE dogs, and I would have your dog maybe walk down with the ring bearer or flower girl, but please do not, for the dog’s sake, put her in the wedding and especially in a dress. Maybe a bow, but not a dress. No matter how trained the dog is, strange people and places can make a dog turn fast. Please don’t stress your dog out.
Post # 33
I love the idea. Its your wedding and you want to be surrounded by the ones you love most. I think that having y our dog would look cute. She obviously very important to you, just like everyone else in the wedding. As long as she is well behaved and dog good with people I see no problem. My yorkie Snickers with definitely be in my wedding. Im closer to him then mostc pwople I know.
Post # 34
@Krises: I can agree on the dress portion…. Forgot to put in my 2 cents on the dress part! I think dog in the wedding is ok but I’m with u on the no to the dress. I really don’t think she meant it as thinking they are the equivalent of a dog thou.
Post # 35
@Sassygrn: & MangoSong: +1
A friend of mine had her dog be the “ring bearer” and even though it was a well-trained house/lap dog, it started roaming and sniffing people halfway down the aisle. The entire situation was just odd… people laughed, but after talking to them later it was apparent that they were not laughing because it was funny — they were laughing AT the idea of having a dog in a wedding. Most guests thought it was bizarre.
Then again, it’s your wedding so you can do whatever you want.
Post # 36
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
I already gave you my opinion in the other thread, but I wanted to chime in here and tell you that even if your Fiance and you really want the dog as a bridesmaid, I say NO to the dress.
Post # 38
I love dogs more than I do people, but I think that sounds nuts! I can see the dog walking down the aisle and all instead of kids, but when people start asking who your BM’s are, expect to see a few weird faces.
Post # 39
I guess I am the weird one who doesn’t think this is a totally ridiculous idea. If you MUST have an even # I see your point in having her step in instead of someone who is far less important to you. I also don’t see how having a dog stand on the side of the bride be any different than being a ring bearer. I also don’t think it is any crazier than the brides that pick Bridesmaid or Best Man who they don’t even like to be in their wedding for one reason or another. It is your day and if that will make it special then go for it. But with that said.. I wouldn’t have super high expectations. I am sure in your head you can see her behaving and it being really cute but it may not unfold that way. The crowd of people could set her off, dogs don’t listen well when distracted. She could take a poop right there in the middle of your cereomy. You just never know how she will react since this environment will be totally new to her. Just really think it through.
Oh yeah and as for the dress. What about a few cute flowers like your BM’s pinned around her collar instead?Something like a corsage(spelling?)
Post # 40
@weddingbound: Definately am not saying they are equivillant to people.
I love my dog and like her more than many people but value human life more and value my relationships with my bridesmaids more. But I adore my dog and she’s a big part of mine and my fiances life
Post # 41
I have a dog in a situtaion where it shouldn’t be story. I went to a seminar, as in a talk where a scientist discusses their latest reserach. One of the attendees decide to bring their large dog. The dog barked every time someone late came into the room and then fell alseep and snored loudly for the second hour of the talk. It was very distracting. The owner thought the best way to comfort their dog in a room full of strangers was to scratch it vigourously. I was at least 10ft away and I’m not super allergic to dogs, but by the end of the talk I could barely breathe and I was completely unfocused from the topic at hand.
You want your guests to be comfortable and paying attention to your wedding, not wheezing and distracted by your dog.
Post # 42
@mrs.stormylove: Haha you’re the second one to mention poo which is a good thing because I didn’t think this through. It’s very odd, my dog is strange, she poos on command. We take her outside and she runs and plays and as soon as we say “Go poop” so runs to her poo spot and poos. If she is a part of the wedding at all I’ll have to make sure she’s poos a lot before the wedding lol
Post # 43
I think people are overreacting a bit here. I generally assume that animals and small children will go a little nutso when put in a crazy, busy, new, loud, exctied environment so I would nix the dog just for the sake of keeping things easier on you on wedding day. I don’t think that it would imply that your dog is like yoru bridesmaids. That’s a reach. I just don’t like the logistics. And please no dress for the dog. But I still think a dog is better than a bridesmaid you aren’t really close with. But uneven sides is better than either.
Post # 44
@kris325: I don’t think her having a dog is saying she values animals more than humans, I am sure her other Bridesmaid or Best Man are very special to her but her dog is more important in her life than other people/ aquaintences that she would consider asking insead