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

posted 4 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 33
1804 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Your dog is adorable!  If you gave him to me to walk down the aisle, i might just run away with him!

Post # 34
312 posts
Helper bee

Just ask her to be a bm then ask if she would mind if her groomsman was your dog.

I will add that I love dogs but I would not feel like dog walker without being a bridesmaid is an honor

Post # 35
245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2016 - New Orleans, LA

garnobella:  “I call her my sister, and while I adore her we also kind of have that ‘little sister’ relationship where it can be hard to relate. I’m 23, engaged and building a house. She’s 19 and sing.”  I don’t really understand what this has to do with her being a bridesmaid.   You don’t have to be 100% on the same page in your lives to be a bridesmaid or to be able to relate to someone.  You call her your sister, that would be enough for me!  As PP stated, uneven numbers are just fine.  I would make her my bridesmaid but you ultimately know the answer in your heart. 🙂 good luck!!

Post # 36
11969 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

garnobella:  Why do you think she would have to give a speech? Less is more. Wouldn’t the best man, maid of honor and the host or hosts  be more than  sufficient? 

Post # 37
2967 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

yeah, what caritcake said. my maid of honor is 10 years younger than me. when i got married, she was 17 and still in high school. if she’s special enough to you that you consider her a sister, then just have her be a bridesmaid.

Post # 38
64 posts
Worker bee

Having a dog is highly unorthodox, but if you are gonna do it, why not have your friend be a bridesmaid, and put the dog on the grooms side? He can sorta even out the sides, and one of your bridesmaids (maybe your friend) can even walk with him like he was a little groomsman. People might think it’s cute or something.

Post # 39
2610 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club

I would not be offended. It’s all about how you ask. Tell her that she means a great deal to you and you would like her to be involved in the wedding. If she is a dog lover, she shouldn’t be offended. 

Post # 40
2395 posts
Buzzing bee

Unpopular opinion, but I would actually be offended if I was asked to walk a dog down the aisle. I get that you want to involve her, but let her do a reading or be a bridesmaid. Don’t make her a doggy babysitter. It’s obviously your perogative to involve your dog in your wedding party, but not everyone feels the same way you do about your pets (even if we fake it and pretend to LOVE your pets when we’re at your house). 


Post # 41
17 posts
  • Wedding: August 2016

I think you should ask her to be a Bridesmaid or Best Man. IF you are concerned about having the Groomsmen and Bridesmaid or Best Man walk together, THEN bring up the dog. But she should be a bridesmaid if she that important. And you should ask her that before bringing up the dog. its not uncommon to have an uneven Bridesmaid or Best Man to Groomsmen ratio

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