The Ultimate Guide to Including Your Dog in Your Wedding

Your wedding day is a special occasion where you want your loved ones and cherished furry friends to be part of the celebration. For many couples, their dog is an important part of their family, and leaving them out of the wedding would be unthinkable. Including your furry friend in your special day can add an extra layer of joy and fun. Here are some tips to help you plan a dog-friendly wedding:

  1. Check with Your Venue

Before you start planning how to incorporate your dog in your wedding, it’s important to check with your venue to ensure they allow pets. Some venues may have restrictions, such as size or breed, or may require certain paperwork or vaccinations. Make sure to ask about any fees associated with bringing a pet.

  1. Assign a Pet Handler

On the wedding day, you’ll be busy with various tasks and may not have time to take care of your dog. Assigning a pet handler can ensure your furry friend is taken care of and doesn’t feel stressed. This is where you can consider our award-winning wedding day pet care services. At Happy Bark & Tails, we are a full-service wedding day pet care company specializing in caring for your pup from start to finish so that you can focus on having the best wedding day ever, all while we focus on your dog’s well-being. Working with us means your dog will be cared for at all times, during your wedding, before your wedding, and after your wedding.

Now you have one less thing to worry about…

  1. Outfit Your Dog

Dressing up your dog for the wedding can be a fun and cute addition to the day. Don’t have a wedding day outfit for your pup? That’s perfect because all of our packages come with a selection of outfits you can select for your dog to wear for your wedding day.

  1. Practice, Practice, Practice

Before the big day, make sure to practice with your dog to get them comfortable with the wedding day routine. This may include walking down the aisle, sitting still during the ceremony, or taking photos.

  1. Incorporate Your Dog in The Ceremony or Reception

There are many ways to include your dog in the wedding ceremony or reception. They could walk down the aisle with you, be the ring bearer, or just hang out with you and the wedding party during the reception. Make sure to have a plan in place for when your furry friend needs a break or when you need to focus on other wedding tasks.

  1. Keep Your Dog Safe

On the wedding day, your dog may be exposed to new sights, sounds, and people, which can be stressful for them. Make sure to keep your dog safe and comfortable by providing plenty of water, shade, and a quiet space to retreat to if they need a break. Have plenty of treats and toys on hand to keep them occupied and happy.

Including your dog in your wedding day can be a wonderful and memorable experience. By following these tips, you can ensure a stress-free and enjoyable wedding day for both you and your furry friend. Ultimately, we are here to help you enjoy the wedding of your dreams with your dog present. Now you can focus on your big day and leave the care of your pup to us.

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