Not many people know this, but I am getting married in August. We are having a nice small ceremony and reception in our backyard surrounded by family, with two family members in particular; Paddington and Corduroy. It was important to me to have my dogs at my wedding, probably because I am a self-proclaimed crazy dog lady and because they are such a huge part of our lives. I am thrilled that the pups will be free to be with us on our big day.
I am not dressing the dogs up at all, Paddy may wear her pearl collar, but that’s about it. I do have a friend who is having their dog be the ring bearer and because of this, have made sure he looks spiffy in a bow tie. Certain websites have entire sections dedicated to doggy wedding gear and there was even a dog marriage at Woofstock in Toronto this summer.
While my personal opinion is that dog marriages are a tad silly, I do think it’s cute for a male dog to don a bow tie, but Paddington’s pearls are as far as I would go in dressing my dogs up for our wedding.
What are your thoughts on having dogs in weddings? What about dressing up for weddings?