Pet Involvement in Wedding Day Festivities Continues to Grow, says Wedding.com

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Couples Exchange Vows Before Friends, Family and Fido

Brides and grooms are taking their furry friends for a walk…down the aisle. From Fluffy carrying the rings to Whiskers acting as best man, couples are increasingly incorporating their pets into their big day. (http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2013/05/26/1252593?sac=fo.life).

Whether including them in the actual ceremony or bringing them to the reception to celebrate the couple’s newlywed status, pets can make the special day even more special. And with the budding popularity of this trend, the pet industry has followed suit creating everything from crystal-covered collars to doggy veils and kitty tuxedos to ensure dogs and cats are dressed to the nines for their owners’ big day.

But before making Rover the ring bearer, there are considerations to take into account.

“Pets are thought of as part of the family for many brides and grooms, leading them to the decision to include their cat or dog in the wedding,” says Brett Reynolds, CEO of Wedding.com. “Due to guests who may have allergies or venues that may have a no pet policy, outdoor weddings are usually more suitable for including your four-legged friends. It also makes it easier in case the pet has an accident.”

Potty accidents aside, couples find that picture-perfect pooches and camera-loving cats make adorable additions to wedding photos, while allowing them to create a unique wedding experience with memories that include all their family and friends, no matter how many legs they have.

In order to ensure everything goes smoothly at pet-friendly weddings, it is important that pets are either very well-trained or kept on a leash to prevent any fur from flying.

As evidenced by the America’s Funniest Home Videos contender recently posted on YouTube, some pets just can’t wait to congratulate their owner on his or her wedding day. During the clip, a bride named Morgan gets chased and knocked down to the ground by her dog, Tess, while in her wedding dress. Although this bride is able to find the humor, some might not enjoy spending their special day in a drool-covered dress.

When it comes to involving their beloved pets in their wedding, brides and grooms should expect the unexpected. But one thing they can count on is everyone having a doggone good time.

About Wedding.com

Wedding.com is an innovative new website that connects engaged couples planning their wedding with wedding vendors looking to grow their business. Wedding.com contacts vendors for couples, giving them the power to compare and negotiate while ultimately saving time and money. With 15,000 couples and 25,000 vendors currently using the website, 150,000 proposals have already been sent since their inception. Vendors range in services from wedding planners, photographers, florists, and DJs to custom invitations, party favors, and much more. For additional information about the company and its services, please visit Wedding.com.

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