Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Four-Legged Friends

Planning on having man’s best friend as the best man on your wedding day? You’re not the only one! More and more couples are choosing to have their pets play a star role in their weddings, from a bridesmaid to the ring bearer. The Emily Weddings Team is here to make sure that your furry friends go down the aisle in style, but there are some steps that you will want to take before the big day.

Photo by Eclectic Images Photography

First, you will want to get permission from your venue. While churches rarely allow pets, outdoor venues may be more accommodating. You will also want to take your guests into consideration, making sure that no one is allergic to your pet.

If you think that your dog can handle the wedding, don’t forget to bring along some food and water, as well as designating someone to take the dog for a stroll before the ceremony.

Also be sure to make post-ceremony arrangements for your pet. While they may have behaved during your vows, they might not be able to party all night long with the rest of the guests.

Photo by Brian Phillips photography

As for attire, there are many options from formal tuxedos to simple collars in your wedding colors. Lines from Bella Lucca and Pawsh Boutique are a great place to start, or head over to Smathers and Branson to design a custom needlepoint collar with a preppy touch.

Or, talk to your florist about making something special for your dog. What ever option you choose, guests will certainly smile over a four-legged friend sharing your spotlight.

Photo by Julie Mikos

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