Perhaps the best man isn’t always the real best friend at a wedding anymore!
As the popular personalisation trend within weddings excels, ‘pets at weddings’ has become a trendy fashion for couples across the globe, as a distinct way to add an element of character and idiosyncrasy to their special day. Ranging from a photo-shoot with the family poodles to a display of magnificent peacocks strutting freely, or even an extravagant horse and carriage entrance, the addition of pets at a wedding creates even more unforgettable moments with amazing photo opportunities!
However, when it comes to deciding whether you want to include your favourite animals on your wedding day there are many pros and cons to consider.
On the plus side, who doesn’t love a kitten in a bow tie?! Dressing up pets looks indisputably adorable and makes for fantastic photos. This is the perfect quirky and cute addition that intertwines individuality into your wedding photos!
Keeping your guests entertained all day is a common cause of concern for a bride and groom, but having a furry friend to pet and play with would put a smile on even the grumpiest great-uncles face. Stroking an animal is scientifically proven to calm nerves in times of stress, so after months of planning your dream wedding, enjoying every moment is essential and having man’s best friend by your side to calm your nerves and help you relax is the perfect solution!
On the other hand, whilst the need to find a pet sitter on your wedding day is eliminated, having a pet at your wedding does require constant assistance with a full day carer. It may seem like a great job to be designated animal keeper initially, however as the day unfolds, toilet trips, leash control and feeding time will become indefinitely limiting.
Any allergies and fears of pets could cause disruption for some guests and an extra effort would have to be made to put in place control measures. Of course, our perfect pets, who can do no wrong in our eyes, are still dirty animals! Unexpected accidents and muddy paws can cause eye sores and unwanted odour.
Over the past couple of years, ‘pets at weddings’ has flourished as a wedding theme and produced some amazing wedding photographs that document having the couple’s favourite pets at their special day. Just remember to consider all the factors before sending an invite to your furry friends!