Recently we had the privilege of looking after our friends dogs( Billy and Bailey) on their wedding day and bringing them to the venue for photo’s with the bride and groom. I would definitely wish to include our labrador Jake in our nuptials ( if we ever do tie the knot 😉 ) and as long as you have your pets interests at heart ,I think ‘waggy wedding guests’ are a lovely idea.If you wish to include your four legged friend on your big day consider the following :
1)Remember to ask the venue if dogs are allowed on the premises.If they are not allowed inside it may be that they can be included in the wedding photographs in the grounds.
2) Will your dog be comfortable surrounded by lots of people? Will it cause him/her stress? Are they usually badly behaved? If any of these apply, maybe you could include him/her in an engagement photo,pre- wedding shoot or even on your invites/favors/ instead.
3) Its up to you if you want your dogs to be ‘dressed for the occasion’.It should of course depend on the dog and whether they would put up with a big bow or a blinged up collar for the day.
4) Make sure you have a friend/ person you trust who can look after your dog at the venue.They will need to keep him/her under control and relaxed and happy.
5) It may be a good idea to take your hound to the venue a couple of times before your wedding day to get him/her accustomed to the surroundings.
6) Ask the person who has your dog for the day to make sure they give him/her plenty of exercise before the ceremony.
7) Make sure that they bring plenty of poo bags and dog biscuits with them and that water is provided.
8) Enjoy your big day!
We jazzed up Billy and Bailey’s collars with pull bows( they were £1 each from our local card shop) which we tied to their collars before putting them on.The bride and groom were delighted with how cute they looked.:) Happily the day went very smoothly and B and B were very good doggies.Billy especially was very chilled,sprawling out on the flagged floor! No paw prints were found on Sarah’s dress.Though they would have been a lovely memento i’m sure ,if they had….x
The wedding venue was the charming Tithe Barn in the grounds of the historic Browsholme Hall in Lancashire.
*This post represents day 15 in the #BEDM challenge organized by the lovely Rosaliliumblog.Today’s topic is Lifes A Lesson ,though I guess this post is simply a lesson in how to include your four legged friend in your wedding festivities.Its nice to include all your loved ones right…. ^^ ~/