(Closed) Strange wedding party question, would you be offended?

posted 4 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 2
533 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

a reading is always good to involve someone. I wouldn’t be offended to walk a dog but I wouldn’t feel special to be asked. If she means that much to you give her a bridesmaid role.

Post # 3
1262 posts
Bumble bee

I would not be thrilled to be asked to walk the dog down the aisle… would you? How would you feel in that position?

I’d make her a bridesmaid. Uneven numbers are just fine (even in style now), and that seems to give her a nice role. It takes nothing away from your other too BMs. Don’t overanalyze the situation too much, is my advice.

Post # 4
47194 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

garnobella:  I would not be honored to be asked to walk a dog down the aisle. Not everyone shares your passion for dogs.

Seriously, if she were going to walk the dog, one would assume she would wear a coordinating dress anyhow. So why not just make her a bridesmaid?

Post # 5
320 posts
Helper bee

If a close friend of mine with a beloved dog asked me to walk him down the aisle, I would actually think that was really fun. Someone is going to have to walk the dog down the aisle. But I still think that would be best suited to a bridesmaid, family member or groomsman. This is going to sound silly, but can you make her a bridesmaid and have the dog be in a 3rd groomsman spot? She could hand off his leash to the 2nd groomsman. I think that could be cute. Alternatively, having an uneven number of bridesmaids/groomsmen is no big deal So you could do that and get someone else to walk the dog down the Aisle. 

Post # 6
2595 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Don’t ask her to walk the dog unless she is gaga about dogs and has no idea it’s supposed to be in place of being a bridesmaid! Why not just make her a bridesmaid? It doesn’t matter if your sides are uneven. Or maybe your fiance can think up a third too.

Post # 7
1066 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: South Lodge. 2nd of Dec 2017

garnobella:  me i love dogs, but I would feel daft walking the dog.  The true answer is you know her and you know how she will feel, if you don’t feel comfortable asking her then don’t.  Good luck xx

Post # 8
9534 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

You could ask her how she would like to be involved, give choices. She could walk the dog, do a reading, give a toast, help coordinate… You know her best. Where is her passion?

Post # 9
729 posts
Busy bee

If you have to ask?.. Dont. What did u decide?

Post # 10
297 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

I would just ask her to be a bridesmaid. I wouldn’t see being asked to walk a dog down the aisle as an honour unless I was a bridesmaid. 

Post # 11
210 posts
Helper bee

I’m a dog lover and consider my dog a part of my family, so I know how special a dog is to someone. I would personally love to do this but I guess it would depend on her because I see other posters say they would not like it. Maybe you can ask her opinion on what she thinks, or just make her a bridesmaid and have one of the groomsmen walk with 2 bridesmaids.

Post # 12
816 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I’d just ask her to be a bridesmaid- as some other bees have mentioned, you can absolutely have uneven sides! And even if you two can’t always relate, she’s probably still thrilled that you’re getting married and would love to stand up there with you on your big day. 

That said, if you’re dead set on even sides, I’d ask her to read something during the ceremony- a prayer maybe if you’re doing s religious, or a favorite poem if you’re not. I think she’d feel honored to participate in that way too. 

Post # 13
911 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - Nazareth Hall

I love dogs and would graciously accept said role haha. If you include her on that side of things, you can have her get ready with you and your bridesmaids and have her wear a similar color dress. She can even be in the photos with you. That way it’s more of a role then just walking your pup up the aisle 🙂

Post # 14
2463 posts
Buzzing bee

I wouldn’t be offended and idt anyone that knows me would be offended by that role. Our dog is our world, so in all serous Ness we wouldn’t just ask anyone to walk her down the aisle. I would however have her included in some other way too. Like a reading or usher or something. 

Post # 15
1629 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

Why not just have an uneven number? He has two and you have three?

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