(Closed) Pet at wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Family
Post # 3
963 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@jeza_s:  My husband had this idea for our wedding but we ultimately decided against it. IMO it’s hard enough for the photographer to get all of the important photos of human subjects with everyone looking good let alone trying to get the dog to stay still for high quality professional photos. You also have to keep in mind the logistics of having someone bring the dog and take him home.

By The Way very cute dog!

Post # 4
688 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think it’s a cool idea and you should totally do it.  The dog has to be in what, like 2 photos, and then its done.  It’s not like the entire photoshoot is centered around the dog.

And the logistics of having someone bring the dog to where you are doing the photos is not that hard.  I was going to have my hairdresser bring my Frenchie for photos, and then take her back home.  Unfortunately she had other plans come up.  But still, dogs are awesome!

Post # 7
872 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@jeza_s:  I’ll be bringing my dog, Noni to our wedding and she’ll be staying for the entire event.


She is about 80lbs but here is how I look at the situation. My mom, Fiance, myself and entire wedding party will be out of the house from 10am-11pm so that is 13 hours we will not be home. We do not know anyone who can take care of our dog during this event and cannot afford a kennel or doggie hotel. She is a well behaved dog, is house trained/potty trained and can take directions well (as long as there are no cats! And there won’t be!) 

Right now we are trying to figure out a way to incorperate her into the ceremony and keep her happy during the reception but there is nothing wrong with putting her in a place where she will have shade, water and toys to keep her entertained. Dogs are easy and go with the flow. 

I love your idea and I hope it goes really well! If you are not worried about your dog ruining your wedding dress or anyone else’s wedding attire and know your dog is good in public situations then I say go for it! No one knows your relationship with your dog better then you do! Your his momma! Why not bring your fur-baby to your wedding? 

Post # 9
6597 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Are you getting ready at your home?

If yes, why not just take pictures with him there (the only downside to this would be that your Darling Husband couldn’t be in the pics too), but this is what I did and I cherish the photo as Cody past away 4 months later!

Post # 10
2086 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

We did it!  We hired someone from an errand company to bring our golden to the venue and take him home after the ceremony. 

Managing Junior Mink

Post # 11
119 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think having him there for the photos would be fantastic…but as long as he didn’t stay. I always have to think about fur friends when I take my daughter to any event because she is deathly allergic to any type of fur or feathers. If we go somewhere and they have a pet we didn’t know about, she has to stay outside and I make our apologies why we are leaving before even entering…her allergies are that bad. I know her allergy is extreme and not standard, but just keep your other guests in mind before deciding whether to keep him there throughout the entire event.

And just had to point out that he is such a cutie!!

Post # 13
5428 posts
Bee Keeper

I was just talking to my SO about this. A wedding with our dogs in it… After the vows are done, the music plays “Who let the dogs out, (woof, woof, woof, woof)” and the dogs are let go to run up to meet us at the altar! 

I probably won’t be able to do that but it’s fun to think about!

Post # 15
214 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I say go for it! My dog was our flower girl and was in the ceremony and attended the reception. She looks great in the pictures!

Post # 16
8 posts
  • Wedding: October 2012

We are taking our two yorkies with us to take pictures in Centrsl Park after the ceremony.

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