Everything you need to know about featuring your pet at your wedding

Published by - Ananya | 6 minute read

Of course, your pet should definitely be a part of your wedding celebrations! It could be a part of your proposal, your save the date and your actual wedding functions too. Here’s how…




In your save the date



Save the dates starring pets are super cute – who doesn’t want to look at a picture of your adorable little fur baby? You can hang the actual save the date sign around their neck, you can make your pet pose next to the save the date or you can just hold your pet in your arms. No matter what kind of pose you choose, everyone is going to love it!



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In your bridal entry or as your official ring bearer



And since your pet was the star of your save the date, of course, everyone is going to want to meet it at the functions! Your pet can walk in with you when you enter, be sitting on the main stage with you or be happily roaming around while enjoying the attention from your guests and loved ones. Your pet can also be the ring bearer and walk in with the rings on your engagement day! And of course, your pet must dress the part! From bow ties to little tuxedos, from a simple ribbon tied around to collar to a proper dog sherwani- everything is available online now.



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How can you make this a fun, safe experience?



But, for any of this to be a possibility, especially to have your pet roam freely at your wedding functions, it is very important to have a friendly pet. A dog which is temperamental or a cat that scratches, a dog that hates kids or a cat that doesn’t want to be pet is not the best addition to your wedding functions. You want your guests and your pet to have a good time – you don’t want to keep worrying about what your pet is up to or whether your guests are comfortable or not!


So first and foremost, safety is important. Next, you don’t want your pet being uncomfortable. Your pet needs to be fed as per their scheduled time, be taken for a walk to relieve themselves and basically have the same routine as they would at home. You don’t want animal droppings at your venue, nor do you want a hungry pet to attack the food counters! It is best that you have one staff member from your home or even a family member constantly be around your pet to ensure that he/she is taken care of. There will be alcohol bottles lying around, candles burning in one corner and what not – your pet doesn’t know any better; if they see something new, they’re going to want to investigate. Someone needs to be around your pet at all times to ensure that nothing goes wrong.



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Also, make sure that your pet is well-groomed before the functions. Sharp nails, bad breath, smelly fur – none of this is a good idea. Your pet should look picture-perfect – a beautiful glossy coat and a new shiny collar is definitely a must!


If you know your pet is a little temperamental, maybe you could have him or her be at the wedding functions on a leash. Or, you could hang a little signboard around the neck of your pet which says “I love your attention but please don’t pet me” – just something so that people know how to behave. If your pet loves getting hugs and kisses and starts jumping on people who don’t do as your pet wishes, maybe you can hang a signboard that says “Love me or I will slobber you”. If your pet tends to drool, just hang a towel around your pet’s neck with a note or sign that says “Please wipe me or yourself with this towel if I drool on you”. You get the idea right? The aim is to make your guests and pets feel as comfortable as possible without any mishaps.



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