Five things to consider when involving your pet in your wedding

27th March 2018Cat Care, Dog Care, Pet Care, Products & ServicesLeave a comment

At Very Important Pets our pet wedding services are becoming increasingly popular, and we can understand why, having your best friend at your wedding is essential, even if they are a dog!
Our wedding packages are there to ensure everything involving your pet runs smoothly on the day, relieving any additional stress from you, but there are a few things you can do before the big day to ensure the best day possible.
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Confirm with your venue

It may seem like an obvious one but be sure it is not one that you forget. If you are certain that you would like your pet at your wedding then confirm this is possible before booking the venue. If you are unsure where to start, a simple ‘dog friendly wedding venues‘ Google search should help you on the right track.  Even if you are sure you have booked a pet friendly venue, be sure to confirm with them that you will actually be bringing a pet on the big day, it is also a good idea to check if/what they have available for your pet on the day, such as water bowl, food bowl, toileting area etc.

Your pet’s behaviour

When making the decision to have your pet at your wedding, it is essential to put them first, make sure they are comfortable with crowds, and potential loud noises. Are they happy around children and unfamiliar faces? To ensure the day runs as smoothly as possible it is essential that your pet feels happy and comfortable in the situation.

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Discuss with  your photographer

If you are bringing your pet to your big day then you are going to want the photos to go with it, when booking your photographer be sure to check they have experience in photographing pets, if possible get them to meet your pet before the big day so they can be familiar with each other . The last thing you want on the day is to find out your photographer is scared of dogs!

 

Your pet’s safety

Some people choose a special outfit for their pet on the day of the wedding, but be sure not to choose style over safety. Think simple, often a flower or clip on tie attached to a collar they are already used to wearing works best, avoid elaborate flower garlands or dog suits to prevent choking or ingestion hazards. Remember again to always put your pet’s best interests first.

 

Book your pet sitter

As soon as you have confirmed the dates and venue of your wedding, call us to get your sitter booked. These services can get booked up quickly, so do this early to avoid disappointment. Your pet sitter will meet you and your pet before the big day and discuss all needs and requests, then they will make sure everything pet related runs smoothly on the day. When it comes to the evening, depending on your choice, will bring your dog home, drop them to a place of your choice or take them home for boarding while you go on your honeymoon!

Click here to find out more about our pet wedding packages 
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