In the presence of God and the witnesses gathered here today, it is my legal right and my greatest joy and privilege to declare your dog and dog. You may now kiss the panting bride…
A wedding does come with its own price tag – whether it’s a large event or a small banquet – however the valuable purpose of this event should not be ignored. This landmark occasion does not only celebrate the union of two souls, but also the victory of love. From that moment of “yes, I will”, you decide to make a forever commitment to live and die together. And, this “ritual” is said to date back to 2350 B.C. in Mesopotamia.
There is recorded evidence of the origins of the first human wedding, but what about the first dog wedding? When did it take place?
I guess nobody really knows about it since back then, it must have been more quiet family affairs. However, today with the rise of social media, nothing can stop us from throwing and sharing a doggie wedding with the world.
#1. Make Proper Planning
If it was a human wedding, organization would be the key to keeping everything on track and making the big day a huge success. So, shall be the same for your pooch’s wedding.
But, where do you begin?
Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
First, make sure you have ample time for the wedding planning. Next, work on making arrangements that would fit your tight wedding budget (or you could just opt for some DIY possibilities).
And, remember to have some fun – it’s not every day that you get to plan a dog’s wedding.
#2. Choose a Dog-Friendly Location
I’m sure you want a tasteful location for the canine bride and groom. Plus, the venue must be large enough to accommodate all the four-legged guests of the wedding, without forgetting the staff needed to work with the animals.
- If it’s a simple and intimate wedding, including only a few guests, you can consider your own backyard or a local park.
- If the wedding promises to feed a considerable amount of canine guests, you may consider a larger venue like a hotel ballroom or the beach.
#3. Create the Guest List
Personally, I think a wedding is meant to be enjoyed and remembered only between close ones while other wedding guests will always look forward to only one thing: food! And, it might not be that different for dogs.
Your guest list should include the parents of both the groom and the bride, a few canine friends of the couple and if you want, some of your closed ones – all this while considering the size of your venue.
#4. Find the Perfect Outfits
Whether you’ve been dreaming of your wedding outfit since you were two or you’ve never thought about it until your would-be’s nagging, today, there’s just one rule when it comes to wedding dress code: dress to impress.
And, I must say, the same applies to dogs.
With a wide range of pet stores and specialty dog boutiques, you can easily find some fab outfits for the canine couple – I’m sure there’ll even be dresses for bridesmaids and bowties for groomsmen.
Having the clothing custom made is not entirely a bad idea.
#5. What About the Ring?
Trust me, no need for a trip to Tiffany’s.
Forget the ring concept and organize a wedding with the exchange of matching collars or custom name tags.
#6. Always Be Ready for the Call of Nature
Dog wedding or dog birthday party, they are all the same and have lots of poop bags ready would surely save you from much trouble. And, if you are setting an indoor wedding, make way for a potty break area.
Above all things, there’s nothing cuter than a barking groom and a panting bride celebrating the consummation of their breeding relationship, isn’t it?