For centuries, brides and grooms have had their nuptials witnessed by their nearest and dearest, and now more pets than ever are appearing on the guest list. If you’re getting hitched and think you may like your pet to play a role in your special day, here are some questions to consider before making your cat best man or asking your dog to be ring bearer…
Should I bring my pet to my wedding?
Even without weather worries, dress disasters, late caterers or missing rings to worry about, your wedding day can be an incredibly nerve-wracking experience and having your pet by your side might just help settle some of those jitters, as long as you take steps to ensure that your pet is comfortable too.
When thinking about the role you want your pet to play, consider their personality. For example, you might want your dog to be maid of honour, but do they get stressed in crowds? If they do and you’re having lots of guests, or if the venue is cramped, it might be better if they didn’t come to your wedding. Be sure not to put your pet through anything that will make them uncomfortable or scared.
A good rule of thumb is to have your pet along for no more than two hours, so they can join in the fun without getting tired or stressed.