Lots of engaged couples who have dogs will end up including their beloved pets in their weddings. If you got engaged recently and would love your dog to be included in your wedding, these are some tips which, if you follow them, should ensure that your pet's presence at the event doesn't cause any issues.
Check that the wedding venue allows pets before you pay your deposit
The first thing you must do is check that the wedding venue allows pets before you book it. It is particularly important to do this if you are planning to give your dog a wedding task to do (for example, if you intend to make them the ring bearer at the ceremony).
If you forget to ask about this before booking the venue and you only realise that it does not allow pets on the day of the wedding, you won't be able to have your pet act as the ring bearer (in which case you might need to ask a guest to step in and do this task at the last minute) and they won't be in any of the photos at the wedding venue. Furthermore, you might have to call up someone who was not invited to this event and have them take care of your dog at another location until your wedding is over. It could be very tricky to find someone who is available and who is prepared to do this for you, as the people who know you well enough to do this type of favour will probably be guests at the wedding.
By ensuring that you book a pet-friendly venue, you can avoid these last-minute hiccups and simply enjoy having your favourite dog by your side on the happiest day of your life.
Consider paying some of your guests to take care of your pet at the wedding
You and your new husband or wife will be in great demand whilst you're at the wedding venue; you will be expected to greet and chat with your guests and to partake in lots of wedding activities (like the cutting of the cake and the first dance). During this time, you may not be able to keep an eye on your dog.
Because of this, it might be a good idea to offer one or two of your guests some money to take care of your dog throughout the day. Some of the teenage guests might be grateful to earn some pocket money at this event and could be a good choice, as long as they are responsible people. You could ask these individuals to periodically take your dog out of the wedding venue so your pet can do their business, keep him or her fed and watered during the wedding and make sure that your dog does not wander off during this event; this will allow you to enjoy having your pet at the wedding without having to deal with the practicalities of including them.
To learn more, contact a venue like The Rain Farm.Share
4 March 2020
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