Rover has been with you through thick and thin, so it's only natural that you include him in the festivities.
Things You'll Need
- Dog Costumes
- Designer Dog Collars
- Dog Leashes
- Satin Ring Pillows
Choose an appropriate role for the dog depending on behavior and temperament. An energetic dog might need to be on a leash held by an usher or ring bearer, while a relaxed, older dog can be free to lounge during the ceremony.
Wash your pup right before the ceremony to keep people with allergies from having a reaction to dander.
Dress the dog up with a fancy collar, ribbon or dog "tux."
Have someone walk the dog just before the ceremony to allow him to relieve himself.
Have the dog bring up the rings on a satin pillow tied to his collar or - if he is really well trained - in his mouth.
Appoint an eager nephew or niece to be the dog-watcher throughout the event, making sure Rover doesn't eat anyone's food or leave any surprises on the lawn.
Tips & Warnings
- Remember that your adorable pet has the potential to frighten some of your guests - especially children. Be considerate of people who are fearful of dogs.
- Avoid trying to give dog food or water to keep him happy during the ceremony.
- Unless you are absolutely certain that your dog can be counted on to behave during the wedding, it's better to get married without Rover.
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