This pooch was thrilled to be a newlywed!
Planning your own wedding means planning ahead for your pet, too!While normally planning ahead for your pet means hiring a pet sitter for your wedding and honeymoon, bringing your pet along on your big day takes planning, too. It’s important to consider some of the extra care they will require at such a major event. Many weddings last from morning until night. Throughout this time, your pet will need food, water, a place to relieve themselves, and a watchful eye to keep them from getting into mischief. Enlisting the help of a close friend or family member that you trust with your pet will help keep things running smoothly. It’s also a good idea to prepare for misbehavior or exhaustion by having a kennel or separate room available to remove them from the excitement.
Dog wedding outfits are adorable, but make sure your pet is comfortable!
Photos courtesy of A. Whitmore Photography
Another aspect of planning ahead is to make sure your pet will be comfortable and happy. If you’re dressing your pets in dog wedding outfits or bows, get them used to the extra clothing ahead of time. If you are having a large wedding with many people, make sure that your pet is with someone who he or she is familiar with. If you are not sure about your pet’s manners, or are afraid of stressing them out, consider a quiet retreat for them during the reception. Including your pet in a smaller portion of the day, like getting ready or taking photos, may be a good idea if they tend to misbehave or are not allowed in the venue.