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Dogs in Your Wedding Doesn’t Have To Be Hard. Read These Updated Tips

Planning with your dog in Mind: 
What to do with your dog on your wedding day

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“Happiness is a warm puppy.” – Charles Shultz (cartoonist, Peanuts)


Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. You want to share your love with everyone that you hold dear, including your dog. If you are a dog owner, it is important to plan for your pup during your big day. Whether you choose to include your dog in your ceremony or keep them at home to celebrate with you later, be sure to plan ahead for man’s best friend.


Including Your Canine in the Ceremony

If you want to spend your big day with your dog, there are many ways to include your four-legged friend. No matter how your dog gets involved, it is a great idea to make sure that someone else is responsible for them so you can focus on your wedding. You will not want to be chasing your pup and picking up after them in your gown or tux. Pick a trusted family member to look after your dog so that you can focus on enjoying one of the most special days of your life.

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Apply These 3 Techniques to Improve dogs in your wedding:

Picking a Pup-Friendly Venue

The first step in planning with your pet in mind is to choose a venue that allows for dogs. It may be best to search for a venue that is outdoors or has quick access to outside for your dog’s bathroom needs. If it is not specifically stated within a venue’s paperwork, it is a good idea to ask and get approval for pets. 


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Canine Cameraman

Using your dog as a canine cameraman is a great way to include your dog in your wedding while capturing some candid moments of your guests. Mount a GoPro camera on your dog’s harness and let them wander around the venue capturing all sorts of memories. Tell your guests to interact with the canine camera or let it be a surprise. Your guests will love that they get to play with your pup, and you will love all the amazing candid footage your dog captures of your special day.


Puppy in the Wedding Party

If you really want to get your dog involved in your wedding, make them a member of the wedding party. Your dog can carry your rings down the aisle as the cutest and fuzziest ringbearer your guests have ever seen. If you aren’t quite sure who to have as a Best Man (best dog) or Maid-Of-Honor (dog-of-honor) let your dog step into the roles. Not only will your dog be there to support you on your big day, but the photo opportunities alone will be something you will never forget.

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Wedding Woof

Including your dog in your wedding can be a fun and memorable experience for both you and your guests. Be sure to work with your day wedding planner to make all your wedding ideas come true. Have questions for your wedding coordinator ready so that you can be sure your day is as perfect as your pup.

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25 comments:

  1. These pictures are the cutest!!

    I wish I'd incorporated my two sweethearts into the wedding. My MIL nixed it. It was twenty years ago, but it still bugs me!!

    Great topic!

    Wendy The Inspired Eater

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  2. Oh, so sorry to hear that. I hope you still had a wonderful wedding. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Great ideas for including the fur-babies

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  4. I would think it depends on the dogs. I love my girls dearly but they hate being in pictures and large crowds overwhelm them. We didn't have dogs when we married but thinking about involving them in a formal ceremony would not be kind to them.

    Wedding are personal and people should do as they wish. I do think when including those who can't speak for themselves you do need to consider how much enjoyment they will get from the experience. Some dogs are social and will love the experience of being around you.

    Another thing to consider is who will be your dog wrangler. Just like when you involve kids in a wedding you need someone to supervise you also need someone who can watch the dog. The dog may be the most well mannered dog in the world but as I've learned with my dogs, people don't always act intelligently around dogs, especially children if you have them at the wedding. You sometimes need someone to protect the dog from the people.

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    1. While we agree with everything you are saying, one of our first option is getting someone to take of the dog during the event (dog sitter or a family member) to make sure everyone is safe (including the dog). These suggestions or guide is for couples who are contemplating on including their furry friends in their wedding.

      Thanks for visiting and sharing

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  5. What a delightful post! Your dog is definitely part of the family and should be included on the big day!

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  6. Sadly my dog would not work in an indoor setting as he's too adventurous, but it sounds a lovely concept. Thanks for linking with #pocolo

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    1. Thanks. We do get it. Guess it depends on the breed of dog. It will take a lot to keep them focus and relaxed. Thanks for visiting.

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  7. Congrats for being a Friend of the Week at Friendship Friday at Create With Joy.
    We love your blog and this wonderful article! :-)

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  8. How sweet! I'd love to go to a wedding with a dog!

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    1. We love this idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Love these ideas. My daughter wanted her dog in her wedding so bad but just couldn't figure it out.

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    1. Oh, I wish she had seen this post to help her with that. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. The photos of these dogs are so cute! I love dogs and animal in general very much...my dog is 13 years old :).

    Have a great day! #wonderfulwednesday

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    1. Dogs are the best; even though I have a cat as a pet. I can’t say these things around her… Thanks for sharing.

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  11. When my sister got married, mum wanted our labador to give her a basket of flowers, but she ate them before the bride even had time to see them#aqlittlebitofeverything@_karendennis

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    1. LOL. That’s hilarious. I hope she is okay. Dogs are so unpredictable, but you can’t stop loving them. I hope your sister wasn’t too upset and had a back up plan in case something like this. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Super cute pictures! Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

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  13. Incorporating your pet does make for a unique event.

    Rena
    www.finewhateverblog.com

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  14. Fantastic tips! As a dog lover,I think dogs in weddings are a magical addition, and they are part of our families too, right? Hopping over from the blog hop for a visit. Have a great week.

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