(Closed) our 2 jack russell terriers will be our ringbearers….thoughts?? crazy OR cute?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
441 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think it’s cute!  I love when pets are involved!!  They are your kids right now, so it’s just like having your kids, I think ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
5475 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

If executed correctly, this can be super cute.  You said your pups aren’t as spaz-tastic as a typical Jack Russel, which was my first concnern when reading your title!

Also, make sure you designate someone to be in charge of the dogs before the ceremony (to make sure they do their business before walking down the aisle) and have them take the dogs home after the ceremony.

As cute as it might be, I can see disaster alllll over it- poop on the aisle, barking during the vows, and those are pretty small dogs… I can see Drunk Aunt Mary stepping on a paw with her 3 inch heels!

So, as long as someone is in charge of them and can make sure they get home & settled in I say go for it!

Post # 7
8444 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@cdenise89:  I think it’s super cute.  Just start training early, take them to the location, get them accustomed to the ceremony site/handlers and I think they should be fine.  A long walk just before the wedding probably isn’t a bad idea either.

Post # 8
7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

As long as you have one person to handle the dogs (ie: get them to/from the wedding, are responsible for them during the cermony, can haul them off if they get crazy, etc.) i think it’s a great idea ๐Ÿ™‚  Make sure they have plenty of time to get used to the site and whomever is going to be taking care of them!

ETA:  Just noticed you said the mom’s were going to be taking care of them.  I’d strongly suggest NOT doing it, then.  The mom’s will be overwhelmed with the day and also wanting to mingle with guests.  I would not give the mom’s any additional jobs – let alone handling pets. But, you know your mom’s better than me – so maybe they’d prefer that?  I’d have a very honest conversation with them and ask how they feel (since they know the dogs personalities, etc.)

Post # 9
691 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m not a fan of people doing this but it’s your wedding.

Post # 10
603 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@cdenise89:  we are having our little Westy be our ring bearer…I got a lovely collar and leash from Etsy in my colours and a little soft cream coloured ring bag thingy to hang on the colour:) I don’t care what anyone thinks as we are only having really meaningful things in our wedding. Go for it!!

Post # 11
9548 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think they’re cute but young kids or pets always add a big level of uncertainty to a wedding. I’ve seen many dogs that are extremely well behaved at home turn into barking running nut jobs when they’re faced with an unfamiliar environment, lots of people, lots of noise, and clothes/leash they aren’t used to. So I vote no, purely form a logistics point of view. But if you do decide to incorporate them, definately have a designated person who can deal with them before, during and after – and this person has to be someone that you and they would be okay if they miss the ceremony (so not your mom) in case they hae to remove the dogs during the ceremony.

Post # 12
9115 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I would definitely raise an eyebrow if I was in, or attending a wedding that had pets incorporated into the wedding.

Post # 14
1150 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I think it’s nice when people have their dogs involved. When I read the title of your post, I pictured the the only Jack Russells I know (yappy, hyper, out of control balls of terror) and shuddered. However, you know your dogs best and if you think they could handle it, then go for it!

I wouldn’t put clothes on them if they’re not used to wearing clothes normally, but as previously mentioned, dressier collars and leashes would be cute. Also, I would try to have someone other than your mothers be responsible for them because the moms will probably be quite busy.

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