We know that your furry friends are an extension of your family and you probably cherish them to the utmost degree where you may even want them at your wedding! We highly recommend really thinking about this as it's a lot more complicated than it seems and can be stressful on your fur baby. If you feel this is something you absolutely have to do, we recommend considering the following tips!
For the photos. If it's for the photo moment, consider opting to have your pets make an appearance during your engagement shoot instead or have them come ahead of the ceremony and be a part of your first look or pre ceremony pictures! This way they can be part of the moment, but not be overwhelmed with the crowds of your adoring guests!
Pet Portraits. Honor your pet in a different way like incorporating their portraits on your cocktail napkins or name signature cocktails after them! They make the cutest keepsakes!
Pet Concierge. Have a friend that is not in your wedding party be in charge of your pet (or even better, hire a company like Dog of Honor Events!) Have this designated person get your pet early and run out their energy ahead of time. Also, plan to bring them to the venue early to get acquainted with their surroundings. Remember to be sure to have treats, a leash and waste bags!!
Short and Sweet. Make sure this designated person can leave immediately after the ceremony to take your pet home to get them settled so you can enjoy the rest of the evening knowing they are safe!
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Top 3 Photos:
Photography: Liz Zimbelman Photography
Planning, Production & Officiant: Tan Weddings & Events
Venue: The Maples
Catering: Farm to Table Catering
Florals: Fig & Vine
DJ: Function 45 Entertainment
Cake: Freeport Bakery
Rentals: Celebrations Event Rentals & Blossom Farm Vintage Rentals
HMUA: Veronica Marshall Beauty
Transportation: MGM Limo Services
Photobooth: Giggle & Riot Wedding
Dog Chaperone: Dog of Honor Events
Suit: Men's Wearhouse
Dress: Christina Wu Gown from Miosa Bridal
Bottom 3 Photos:
Photo & Video: Essence Photography
Planning, Design & Coordination: Tan Weddings & Events
Florals: The Pollen Mill
DJ: Boutique DJs
HMUA: Bella Bridal Napa Valley
Venue, Cake, Catering & Accommodations: Fairmont Sonoma
Musicians: Ivy Hill Entertainment
Rentals, Lighting & Draping: Standard Party Rentals
Linens: BBJ La Tavola
Officiant: Tom Reardon
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