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Include Your Pet in Your Wedding!

Waking you up in the middle of the night, greeting you when you arrive home, those sloppy kisses…no we aren’t talking about your fiancé! We are talking about that loving pet that fills your life with so much joy, whether it be a cat or a snake, your pet means the world to you. Pets are pretty much a part of the family. So, shouldn’t they be involved in your big day too? As your marriage will certainly change their life as well.

Involving your pet within your wedding day is such a wonderful opportunity, as you can show the world how much you love your furry, or not so furry, friend. You also get to have them present for such an important day within your life, as they have been there for so many memories before.

Here at Signature Occasions, we know how important your pet is within your life. That’s why we have put together a few tips to help you involve your pet within your big day. If you love your animal and want them to be present for your big day, be sure to keep reading to discover more:

  • Consider a sitter. Taking care of your pet is a full-time job, especially around a large group of people, some of whom they have never even met. Imagine sitting at your newlywed table, your pet sitting comfortably by your side, enjoying a toast from your father. In the middle of his speech, your furry friend needs to use the bathroom. It would be rude to stop your father mid toast. Instead, you can have a designated sitter for your pet. Perhaps a hired sitter so everyone can enjoy the day without interruption. Your pet sitter will be in charge of bringing your pet to the ceremony, as well as keeping their needs met throughout the day, such as providing enough water, bathroom breaks, and feeding them when needed. A sitter will take away the extra hassle of having your pet present, while still keeping your furry friend included within your wedding.

  • Consider your pet’s personality. When it comes to assigning your pet a role to play in your big day, it’s important to consider their personality. Consider your pet’s feelings. If your pet is excited to meet new people and loves a lot of attention, a role such as ring bearer may be perfect. However, if they tend to get nervous or shy, they could feel overwhelmed by a crowd. Your pet’s personality will greatly determine what they are capable of for your wedding day. Potential roles that you pet could take are flower girl or ring bearer, or even a pet of honor!

  • Keep in mind their safety. The internet holds many treasures, especially for pets. If you are in search of the best little pet bow or wedding accessories, it’s important to consider their safety before buying anything. Your furry friend will certainly look undeniably adorable in a wedding bow or tutu. However, it is important to find accessories that aren’t potential choking hazards. A bow pinned to their collar serves as a wonderful option.

Having your pet present for your big day is such a great option. After all, they are one of your best friends. As a side note, don’t forget to give your guests a heads up that your pet will be attending your wedding, as some of your guests may have allergies or other concerns. Here at Signature Occasions, we want to help you plan your very special day. If you are interested in working with a Ridgeland, Mississippi wedding planner, be sure to contact us today.

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