The presence of animals at weddings is no longer a rarity. Dogs, cats, horses, and even exotic animals have participated. Living in an age where we constantly want to surprise each other, the presence of animals at weddings has also become one of such surprises. And it's no wonder because animals are our best friends. Especially in the case of dogs, the bride and groom have a question about what choice would be the best - to leave the family pet in some faithful hands or to involve them in the wedding.
If the best friend of both of you is your pet, who plays a big role in your life, and you don't want to spend even a few hours without it, even it is such an important day as the wedding, then you can consider the idea of involving your pet in the wedding.
There are pros:
When choosing a wedding venue, find out the venue's policy regarding animals. There will be venues where is a strict no-pet policy, especially when it comes to big dogs.
If the wedding venue allows the presence of animals, find out what the guests might feel about your pet company at the wedding. It is possible that one of the guests is allergic to cat fur or has a strong fear of dogs - you would not want to ruin this day for the guests or yourself.
You also need to answer the question of who will take care of your family's pet throughout the evening. The dog may do natural needs in unpredictable places, and due to the presence of many people (most of whom will want to take a picture with your pet or at least stroke him), it may feel threatened and start behaving unpredictably. Therefore, care should be taken that the dog spends the whole evening with someone he knows and feels comfortable with. To be even more confident that the dog will feel good at the wedding venue, it is advisable to go there in advance - thus allowing him to get to know the surroundings.
The same goes if you want to dress up your family friend especially. The clothes should be tried before the wedding, allowing the pet to understand what is going on, especially if the costume is not worn daily.
If you are convinced of your pet's behavior and know that society will be more of a pleasure than an annoyance, the presence of an animal at a wedding can turn into a truly wonderful experience and delight.
Author: LIENE PALENA
Photo: IEVA ANDRUPE, RALINA GAZIZOVA, MIKS ŠĒLS, LINDA LAUVA, KLAIDS LIELBIKSIS