Hosting a Dog Friendly Wedding in Colorado

Hosting a Dog Friendly Wedding in Colorado

If you’re considering including your pup in your big day, here are some tips and ideas to make it a success!

1. Check with Your Venue

Before you start planning how to include your dog in your wedding, make sure you check with your venue first. Not all venues allow dogs, and even those that do may have certain restrictions. You’ll want to make sure your venue is okay with dogs being on the premises and find out if there are any specific rules you need to follow.

2. Choose the Right Role

There are many different roles your dog can play in your wedding, depending on their personality and training. Some popular options include:

- Ring bearer: Have your dog carry the rings down the aisle in a special pouch or on a pillow.
- Flower girl/boy: Let your dog wear a flower crown or collar and walk down the aisle scattering flower petals.
- Best man/woman: Have your dog stand by your side during the ceremony as your best furry friend.
- Greeter: Have your dog greet guests as they arrive at the ceremony or reception.

3. Practice, Practice, Practice

If you’re planning on including your dog in your wedding, it’s important to practice beforehand. Make sure your dog is comfortable with their role and has been trained to follow any commands they’ll need to know. Consider hiring a professional dog trainer to help you prepare.

4. Dress Them Up

What’s cuter than a dog in a tuxedo or wedding dress? Dressing up your dog for your wedding is a fun way to include them in the festivities. Just make sure the outfit is comfortable and doesn’t restrict their movement or breathing.

5. Have a Backup Plan

As much as we love our dogs, they can be unpredictable creatures. It’s important to have a backup plan in case your dog gets nervous, distracted, or decides to do their business in the middle of the ceremony. Consider having a trusted friend or family member on standby to take over if needed.

Including your dog in your wedding can add a fun and personal touch to your special day. With a little planning and preparation, your furry friend can be a part of your happily ever after.

Image: KAE Couple, Garden of the Gods
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