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How to include your dog in your wedding ceremony

For many couples, a dog is as much a part of the family as a parent or child. Therefore, it is only natural that you would want them to be included in your big day. While it may not be practical to have your dog attend the entire ceremony, especially if you are getting married in Gibraltar, there are many other ways that you can pay tribute to your furry friend during your wedding.

Bring your dog along

In some cases, it may be feasible to have your dog attend the wedding. This will depend on where the wedding is taking place, and how well trained the dog is. A well-behaved dog may be able to attend a local wedding with no problems, but bringing it to wedding that involves a long car journey or even a flight is not a good idea. You also need to consider how your dog will get home if you are planning to go straight on your honeymoon afterwards.

Have your pet make a brief appearance

Instead of having your dog attend the whole wedding, you could hire a dog sitter to bring it along briefly and then take it home. This allows you and your guests to enjoy the dog’s company without the pressure of looking after it all day. It can also be fun for your guests if the dog’s appearance is a surprise.

Mention your dog in the ceremony

If your dog is an important part of your lives, you may wish to mention it during the ceremony. If you are writing your own vows, a promise to care for the dog as well as your partner can be both funny and touching.

Include your dog in the wedding cake topper

These days, most wedding cake makers are happy to include a custom topper. Why not ask for your dog to be depicted alongside the two of you? This will act as a fitting tribute and a great conversation piece.

Put up some doggy decorations

Decorating your venue is a great opportunity to include your dog. Put up some photos of the three of you together, or maybe even print some custom placemats.

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