Wedding with Dogs: Things to Consider

You’ve been with your dog for a very long time she’s become a part of your life. Long before your partner came into your life, your dog was all you had for company, and the bond you formed from spending good and bad times together have made you inseparable. It only makes sense that she is part of the wedding procession and you could make her maid of honor if you could. You have to make some arrangements to make your pet comfortable on the big day.

Wedding with dogs

Think of your dog’s personality. Does she get easily excited and jump over everyone, or is she calm around large groups of people. If she can handle being in a crowd and behave calmly, she can be part of the party. It’s also advisable to take the dog to the ceremony and not to the reception, because receptions tend to have loud music that can make a dog irritable or jumpy.

Make sure your dog has a handler to take care of her throughout the ceremony so that you can concentrate on enjoying your big day without worrying about your pet. Practice a lot with your dog and her handler on what the dog is expected to do on the wedding day.

A day before the big day, either give your dog a full groom or seek the services of a professional groomer to ensure she is looking her best and smelling great on the big day. You don’t want her looking all glammed up but smelling anything but fresh.

Wedding with dogs

If you are having the wedding at a hired venue, check to make sure that they allow pets on the premises. Some places don’t allow pets and you are better off finding out in advance and either finding another place or leaving her at home, rather than being disappointed on your wedding day.

Finally, if you plan to dress your furry friend up, make sure the tux fits properly, and if you’re using a bow to glam her up, make sure the bow fits too and doesn’t come off. Also, don’t forget to take a lot of photos with your furriest family member.

Wedding with Dogs: Things to Consider


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