I am an avid dog lover, plain and simple. I live in an apartment with my fiancee and two dogs, and I couldn't be happier with our little family. Our wedding won't be coming up until 2020, but we already know that we want our dogs to be a part of our special day! I'm a firm believer that anyone who owns a dog should consider having your dog in your wedding! But what if your dogs aren't that well behaved (like my dogs...)? What if you're afraid they're going to act up on the big day? We're here to soothe your concerns and let you know that it IS possible to have your dog in your wedding without any worries at all!
Why You Should Consider Having Your Dog in Your WeddingIf you're like me, your dog is a huge part of your life. You devote a lot of love, time, money, and patience to your dog! Sometimes, it feels like my entire life revolves around my two dogs, and I love it! Dogs are humans' close companions, so it's only natural to want to include them on one of the most important days of your life. But it seems like the cons far outweigh the pros when it comes to having your dog in your wedding. Dogs can be so obedient at times and so not at others. So we've compiled a list of all the reasons why you should have your dog in your wedding because we know that you want to include your furry best friend on your big day just like I do!
Reason #1: Your dog is one of your best friendsAll of your best friends will be with you on the day of your wedding without a doubt. So why should your dog be on the only best friend left out? Whether you want your fur-baby to sit on the sidelines or be fully involved in the ceremony, your furry best friend deserves to see you shine on your big day!
Reason #2: The pictures of you and your dog on wedding day will be forever cherishedYou know it and I know it. When you're looking back at your wedding album throughout the years, you will treasure the pictures you took of you and your doggo. We promise that these pictures are BEYOND adorable and highly beloved! I think that this is one of the best perks of having your dog in your wedding!
Reason #3: Your guests will LOVE itI've never been to a wedding where a dog was there, but I know that I will DIE the day I find a dog at a wedding! Your dog is sure to make your guests smile, and they'll love getting the opportunity to interact and pet your dog on one of the biggest days of your life.
Reason #4: Your dog will LOVE itWe promise that you doggy will love being there on your big day. Why? Because they'll cherish all of the love and attention they'll get from guests and the opportunity to spend time with you! Your pet's life revolves around you, so you don't doubt for a second that your doggy wouldn't love to be near you!
Reason #5: You can have your dog walk down the aisleOkay. Who wouldn't love to have pictures of their dog walking down the aisle? Is that not the cutest idea ever??? I cannot wait to see my two handsome little boys walking down the aisle with their bowties! Having your dog in your wedding means that you get the opportunity to have some fun with your ceremony!
Reason #6: They will help you de-stressLet's be real here: weddings are stressful! You'll most likely get really stressed/really overwhelmed at some point on your big day, but how awesome would it be to have your ultimate cuddle buddy there to give you soft kisses and hugs when you need them most? Kiss the worries and nerves goodbye!
Reason #7: Your dog will be all alone if he doesn't get to be at the weddingWhat a sad thought! I definitely don't want to be thinking about how sad my little dogs will be on my wedding day while I'm having fun all day! Having your dog in your wedding won't be as hard as you think it will be, we promise. It will be worth including your fur-baby on the wedding day!
Now here's the real question: how can you pull this off?Now that you're absolutely certain that you have to have your dog at your wedding, you're probably wondering how you're possibly going to manage to pull this off! Dealing with a dog all on your own on the big day sounds stressful! Here's my recommendation: don't worry about it! Lucky for you, I know the best wedding vendor in Minnesota: Doggy Social. Doggy Social is a wedding vendor that specializes in being your dog's wedding day pet attendant!
- Help you style your pet for the big day if you want to dress them up
- Chauffeur your pet wherever they need to go on the big day!
- Exercise your dog and take them on potty breaks as needed
- Arrive to the venue before guests do so your dog can sniff and familiarize
- Be fully equipped with treats, water, poop bags, and anything else your pet would need
- Coordinate with your planner/timeline to make sure your pet is where they need to be at all times
- Work with your photographer to take "behind-the-scenes" pictures taken from your dog's point-of-view
- Coordinate with your wedding photographer to make sure they get all of the best shots of your doggy and you
- Take your pet back to the hotel/house and help them get settled with fresh water, food, medicine (if needed), and lots of love and affection! (Don't worry--your pet attendant will keep you updated with photo texts)