Let’s be real, Austinites love their pets, and there’s nothing cuter than a furry little ring bearer. We just want you to be prepared for what including your pet requires. Check out our list to decide whether including your pets is the best option for you and your pets.
PRO: SHARING YOUR SPECIAL DAY
They say when you make your guests list you should invite those closest to you. Almost anyone with pets understands one simple truth: they are part of the family. So it only makes sense that you’d want your pets to be part of such a special day and steal a few cuddles in between festivities to relieve stress.
PRO: PHOTO OPS
Besides bringing us joy, including your pet makes for adorable wedding photos with your furry family member. Who can say no to an adorable pooch with a flower crown walking down the aisle with your rings? If you want your pets to be a part of your ceremony, make sure your wedding photographer is comfortable working with animals before choosing them.
POSSIBLE CON: CONSIDER THEIR PERSONALITY
Even if your pet is great when they go out, weddings can make even the most outgoing pet unpredictable. They can end up barking through your vows or be really nervous in an crowded, unfamiliar environment. In the end, you know your pet best and can make the judgement call whether they will enjoy it.
POSSIBLE CON: LOGISTICS / PET SITTER
You’ll have to designate someone to be your pet handler for the day (preferably someone who isn’t in the wedding party, or involved in the photos). There are other logistics that you’ll need to sort out, such as where you’re pet will be when not walking down the aisle, bathroom breaks and where they will be for the reception. We suggest hiring a dedicated local pet attendant to take care of your pet during the wedding day for the smoothest transition.