Here at Cupid Collars, we know how busy and stressful planning a wedding can be. There is so much to think about and bringing your dog along for the festivities is probably just one of many things on your ever-growing to-do list. Here is a little checklist you can refer to so you can make sure you have everything you possibly need to make sure having your furry family attend the big day runs smoothly.
Do – Train your dog. Sit, stay and come have never meant more than on your wedding day. Essential for posing for all those photos and for doing the all-important walk down the aisle.
Do – bring doggy provisions to the wedding; water bowl, dog-friendly food, treats, a bed and the essential poop bags!
Do – take the time to make sure you get some photos with your dog on your wedding day; those special memories will last a lifetime.
Do – Allocate someone you trust and who knows your dog well to be responsible for your furry family for the duration of the wedding day.
Do – check that your wedding venues are dog-friendly before bringing your pooch along.
Do – dress your dog to impress! Make them feel a part of the big day by making sure they look the part. A gorgeous floral Cupid Collar and matching leash will ensure they fit in perfectly with all your bridesmaids and bouquets.
Don’t – give your dog wedding food. Wedding food will be too rich, full of sugar or may have bones unsuitable for your pup. An upset tummy is the last thing you or your dog wants.
Don’t – forget to organise someone to drop-off and collect your dog from the wedding day. Not all dogs will cope with the excitement of a full wedding day, so have a trusting family friend, neighbour or doggy day care lined up to look after your pooch.
Don’t – expect too much from your dog, it could be a little overwhelming with lots of noise or children around. Make sure they have a quiet and calm area away from your guests if they are staying for the entire celebration.
Don’t – wing it. Practice makes perfect. If your dog will be the ring bearer or you have some specific photo poses in mind make sure they get plenty of practice.
Don’t – leave your dog grooming to the last minute. Make sure you’ve booked your furry one into the groomers or given them a good brush at the earliest opportunity. You don’t want to have to worry about hairs and muddy paws on your wedding day.
Don’t – leave trying on outfits and accessories until the last minute. It’s important to make sure everything fits and your dog can get used to wearing their wedding attire. Cupid Collars are perfect for pets at weddings as they are super lightweight so your dog won’t even know they’re wearing one!
Thank you to our happy customer Tchitch for sharing these lovely photos of his human's wedding with us. You look super handsome in your blue rose Cupid Collar!
Photography: Pierre Tridard