Wedding Trends

Do You Have a Pet Attendant?

Posted on February 08 by Molly Tully
Pets at your wedding

George Street Photo; Candace and JohnAnthony’s wedding

A dog walking down the aisle can be one of the cutest sights at a wedding—next to the bride of course. But there’s a lot more to getting Fido to walk on cue than many would think. That’s where a pet wedding attendant comes in handy—someone to get your furry friend properly dressed and to the church on time; keep them safe and under control at all times; assist with photos; provide walks, food and water; attend to throughout the reception; and offer ideas on how they can be involved throughout your entire wedding day.

Bride with her puppy on her wedding day

Doreen Orlich of My Personal Touch by Doreen and Alicia has been a pet attendant at weddings for the past 10 years. “Pets are a part of our families,” she says. “So why not have them be a part of your special day?” She advises that you first make sure your pet is okay around a lot of people, especially in new environments, and that they’re not aggressive with adults or children. Orlich also suggests to include your pet on your save-the-date, to practice with him in advance and to let your photographer know before the wedding. The more that everyone is prepared for Fido, the smoother the day will go. 

 

 

These adorable pups are from Candace and JohnAnthony’s wedding at Westmount Country Club. 


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