(Closed) Ring bearer opinions please!!!

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Should I have my dog as my Ring Bearer?
    Bad idea : (11 votes)
    61 %
    Great idea : (7 votes)
    39 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2019

    I LOVE that idea ๐Ÿ™‚ But there are concerns: will your venue allow dogs, can she behave and walk down the aisle, someone will probably have to hold her leash, who can look after her during the reception, and does she do well with a large group of people?

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2019

    @msbeautygeek:  I would too, my dogs are my babies ๐Ÿ™‚ Your dog is adorable, By The Way, and will look great walking down the aisle ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 7
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    6015 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I just read someone famous that did that … it escapes me but anyway what a cute idea!! If you live close enough to the venue could you have someone run your furbaby home after his official duties are completed?   I was thinking people may trip and fall over him, or you’ll be to busy watching him to make sure nothing happens to him to have fun. 

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We considered having our dog in the wedding too. I have actually been to a wedding where they had their chocolate lab as the ring bearor. It was adorable and I think it is a great idea! We decided against it just because we want to be able to drink, dance and enjoy ourselves for the wedding and not have to worry about where the dog is, etc. But maybe you could ask someone to bring him for the ceremony and take him back to your house afterwards? I guess it would depend on how close your location is to your house.

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Zoe is adorable!

     

    That said, there are some real concerns with having her there. First, will the venue allow it? Second, do you have any allergic guests? Third, you’ll have to get a designated dog person that can take her for walks if needed (I wouldn’t want to deal with that in my wedding dress).

    Post # 13
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @msbeautygeek: It’s definitely a valid concern – when Fiance and I talked to our priest about the church ceremony he informed us that no animals were allowed, as that pretty much means they would have to sanitise the church afterwards to make it safe for allergic people.

    However, if that’s not a problem and the venue is OK having her there – I say go for it! She sounds like an adorable little (this is a + as a lot of people are scared of large dogs) dog and I think it’s so sweet that your Fiance wants her to deliver the rings!

    @Brielle: I’m such a sap when it comes to animals, I would probably have liked that dog more than an actual man! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 14
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I attended a wedding where the bride’s dog served as a “groomsman.” He wore a little tuxedo-looking garment as well. 

    I actually was surprised at how well he did. However, I’m not sure if I could have shown as much enthusiasm in allowing him to “escort” me down the aisle as did the bridesmaid who was paired with him, lol. 

    Post # 16
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    My Darling Husband wanted to do this, and sorry OP but I told him no freaking way. With 120 people at our wedding I can’t be sure who might be allergic to or afraid of dogs (our dog is little too, but some people/kids are just afraid of dogs regardless), if the dog will decide he needs to use the bathroom walking down the aisle or during the ceremony, if he’ll jump on me and get paw prints on my dress, etc. And most venues (including ours) won’t allow it anyways – so I’d definitely look into that before you start planning or getting your hopes up.

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