The Ultimate Guide to Having Pets at Your Wedding
Five ways to involve your pets in your wedding
Couples having their amazing pets at wedding, what more could I ask for? If you know me you probably know I LOVE pets so I really enjoy weddings where they’re guests of honour.
Some couples go all in with this idea, like having their wedding in a cat sanctuary. Mental! Others are just looking into getting their cute furry / non furry friend involved in their wedding day.
Here are a few personal guidelines to get you inspired on how to have your adorable companion by your side on your wedding day.
1. Doggy guests
Make your dog one of the guests. He’ll bring the happy-go-lucky vibe to the day, wagging his tail around and being awesome at entertaining your guests.
2. Stress free birdie pets
Is your pet an owl? Yerr a wizard Harry! But really now, please don’t train your birdie pet to bring you the wedding rings during the ceremony. I can only imagine how stressful this would be for both of you. An idea would be to have your pet by your side when you’re getting ready at home. It would be a stress free environment and you’ll still have your lovely birdie with you and in your photos.
3. The photo companion
Include your pet in the engagement photos or in after wedding photos. Again, be careful to consider the environment in order to avoid any unwanted stress for your cute companion.
4. The four legged ring bearer
Do you want a faithful four-legged ring bearer? For this one you really need to know your pet and how it will behave under the pressure of being in the center of attention. I only recommend this for a small intimate ceremony, maybe a backyard wedding.
5. The faithful pet sitter
Consider a pet sitter or someone to help you with the logistics. Having a person responsible with the care and safety of your pet will give you peace of mind for the day. Plus this way your pet will be happy and less stressed and if things get too wild at the party, you know your pet will get home safe and sound.
Leaving my crazy ideas behind, don’t forget to check with your venue that animals are allowed on the property. You don’t want any surprises on your wedding day and the venue will know to have bowls of water and a bit of food / treats available.
And last but not least , the most important thing to consider is your pet personality and if what you have in mind is a safe fit for it. There are a few questions you can ask yourself to figure this out:
- Is your pet kid friendly?
- Is he really energetic and constantly looking for attention?
- Is he used to large crowds?
- Are any of your guests allergic to pets?
Planning of having your pet at wedding? Love to hear more about it!