Involving your beloved pet in your wedding is becoming a common trend. As all animal lovers know, pets tend to be unpredictable, which is great for any other day of your life, just beware when it comes to THE biggest day of your life! If you are thinking about having your pet involved in your big day, take a look at these helpful tips!
Tip #1 Make Sure Your Venue Allows Pets
Always check with your venue first to make sure pets are allowed on the property. If they are happy to accommodate your pet, make sure there is always a water bowl and treats nearby. Also, try taking your pet to the venue a few times, beforehand, so they are familiar with the space.
Tip # 2 Pet Photos
Notify your photographer right away that you are including your pet in the wedding photos. The photographer can then prepare any fun ideas that involve your pet and prep them for any other details.
Tip # 3 Personality Of Your Pet
Is your pet excitable or obedient? Will your pet find this experience traumatizing? Even if your pet is well behaved, a large crowd of 100’s of guests could overwhelm them. If you are having kids at your wedding, they could chase the pets and it could become increasingly stressful for you four-legged friend.
Tip # 4 Inform Your Guests Ahead Of Time
On the save the date cards and the invitations, inform your guests that your pet will be included in the ceremony. This is the perfect opportunity for any guests with allergies, to plan accordingly so they can still enjoy your big day!
Tip # 5 Pet Safety First And Foremost
Yes, it is adorable to see your pet in a cute outfit, but make sure it’s comfortable and fits right! You want your pet to enjoy the big day too, so avoid any over the top outfits and stick to the simple little accessories! Please make sure the accessories aren’t a choking hazard and that none of the flowers are poisonous.
Tip # 6 Pet Sitter
You want to be able to relax and not worry about your four-legged friends during your big day so why not hire a pet sitter? They can be responsible for bringing them to the ceremony, watching them during your reception and then taking them home when the party gets rowdy at the end of the evening. You also don’t need to worry about their safety and who’s feeding them!
Tip # 7 Which Role Is Perfect For Your Pet?
Ring bearers and flower girls are popular roles for your pets. Pets are family, and involving your pet in your wedding day is an amazing thing to do, but just make sure you follow these tips so you AND your pet will have the best day ever!