Is your dog your best friend? Here is how to include them in your wedding day
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Is your dog your best friend? Here is how to include them in your wedding day

There are plenty of us out there that are dog owners, that adore their pooches and think of them as a part of their family.

However, how many people actually think about ensuring that their dog plays a part of the biggest day of their life, rather than missing out?

Having a dog as a part of a wedding may sound like craziness to some, but it does happen and it can be easier to arrange then you may realise.

If you like the idea of having your dog at your wedding but you are not sure where to start, we have put together our guide on how to include your canine pal in your wedding arrangements.

Ideas for including your dog in your ceremony

One of the most popular ways for a dog to be included in a wedding is to have them act as the ring bearer.

You can attach a ring box to their collar and have them walk up the aisle, a sure-fire way to have lots of awwws from your guests, as well as some amazing photos too.

Another great way is to have your dog walk down the aisle with a bridesmaid or groomsman, we see this a lot with the dogs wearing bow ties or other accessories, all to make sure that they look like a smaller, slightly furrier version of the rest of the bridal party.

You could also just opt to include your dog or dogs in your wedding photos, these look amazing and give you a reminder of just how great the day was.

Now you have some ideas to include your pooch in your wedding day, there are some things that you are going to need to think about before the big day.

Never make them do it

We all know that dogs really do have a mind (and a will of their own) which means that if they don’t want to do something, then they are not going to.

If your dog isn’t the kind to deal with large crowds or lots of noise and hustle and bustle, then it might not be a good idea to get them involved in the celebration.

Always find a dog friendly venue

It isn’t always easy to find a wedding venue, especially if you have any particular ideas in mind.

The last thing that you are going to want is to take the time to find a venue, only to find that when the time comes, it isn’t doggy friendly.

If you think that there is a good chance that you are going to want your dog involved during your big day then ask the venue if this is something that they are happy with, as this could make the decision for you.

Think about the care for your dog

If your dog is going to be staying at your wedding then you are going to need to think about how you are going to ensure that their needs are met.

You are going to be wrapped up in quite a lot of things during the day, so you need to assign someone who can help you to feed them and take them out for walks if that is required too.

As you can see, there are a number of ways that your dog can be included as a part of your wedding day.

Why not see which one works for you and hopefully you can have your best friend at the most important day of your life.

Stephen Coleclough
Stephen Coleclough
info@stephen-coleclough.co.uk

Stephen Coleclough is one of the UK's premier wedding DJs and the winner of multiple industry awards and accolades. His favourite wedding song? Love Shack of course - a guaranteed floor filler! You can find him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/colecloughdj.

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