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Destination Wedding Planner: Tips for including your dog in your big day

Posted by on January 3rd, 2018

Picture of a bride and her dog

Your wedding day, it’s one of the most special days of your life.  Of course you want to be surrounded  by ALL of your loved ones!  As a wedding planner in the Colorado Rocky Mountains my favorite trend over the past few years is couples involving their four legged friends in their wedding.  Including your furry friend in your big day will absolutely make the day more memorable, but it also requires some thought.  Here are a few things to consider:

  1. Make sure that your venue allows dogs  Some venues have strict no pets policies.
  2. Designate a dog handler for the day  Assign one person to be responsible for your fur baby for the time he or she is at the wedding.  This frees up the bride and groom and also lets Fido be included in the big day.
  3. Take a trip to the Groomers Make sure your dog looks and smells delicious for the wedding.
  4. Don’t forget the Photos  Make sure you hire a dog friendly photographer and include your pup in your shot list.
  5. Practice, practice, practice  Spend some time training your dog–whether it is walking down the aisle or wearing a bow tie.
  6. Have an exit plan  If your dog can’t sit through the ceremony or things don’t go as expected.

Thank you Lindsey Boluyt for the fun photo!




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