Children vs. Dogs

We’ve all seen those photos of sweet little pink-cheeked children looking oh-so angelic at weddings, with their mussed up curls and their cute little dresses. Seriously, who doesn’t love a little boy in a tiny suit?:





Aww, adorable, right? Right. But sometimes there is a distinct chance that children might not enjoy an otherwise adult affair.

Although we won’t be having kids at (or in) our wedding, we WILL have our 3 dogs there. Yup, you heard right. No kids, just dogs. Our dogs are like our children, so we couldn’t imagine having a wedding without them there. It might sound a little backwards, but at the end of the day, it is our wedding. And come on, how can you say no to this?


Scout (3 months), Sophie (2 years), Spade (1 year)

I’m such a proud mama! Sophie will be our flower girl, and Spade will be the ring bearer. I’ll be back to show you what I made for Sophie and Spade to wear at the wedding! With Scout being the newest addition, I’m not sure what his “official job title” (hehe) will be at the wedding. Any suggestions?

Did you do anything at your wedding that other people may find “questionable” but was very “you”? Did you get any negative comments, and if so, how did you deal?


Mrs. Rainbow

October 01
Wedding Date:
May 2010

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    tbk041710 217 posts, Helper bee @ 3:07 pm

    They are so cute! We wanted to have our “baby” (a 40 lb coon hound) as our ring bearer, and put him in a dog suit. But, if he had messed anything up we would have be liable. So, we changed our minds. :( Now we aren’t having a ring bearer at all.

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    pvaulter718 2116 posts, Buzzing bee @ 3:10 pm

    We got my neighbor to bring our Great Dane to the park for some great photo ops :) As much as he is a very well behaved young man (he’s 4) I didn’t want to risk anything – a 120lb dog could do a lot of damage in a very short amount of time.

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    scissors 7343 posts, Busy Beekeeper @ 4:29 pm

    Aww. Your babies are so precious!
    *sigh* I wish I could have my kitty there.

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    Anne, Guest @ 4:31 pm

    The maltese are adorable and would make wonderful additions to a wedding party! I would have a problem though attending a wedding with 2 pit bulls as one bride mentioned she is having. As a pediatrician who has seen multiple children injured and mauled by dogs I can say without reservation that no matter how wonderful your pit bulls are with you, they cannot be trusted with children. I’ve never seen a child injured by a maltese or a pug. Pit bulls, akitas, dobermens-yes. Some breeds are just not trustworthy and the pit bull is high on that list. If you are having any children at your wedding I strongly urge you to reconsider having your dogs there.

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    rainbow 1525 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:35 pm

    @Rebecca Kim: Thank you! I’m such a proud mommy! They are maltipoo, maltipoo, maltese (respectively). The little one of the left, Scout, is Sophie and Spade’s baby. Thankfully, Sophie and Spade are now fixed :)

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    RAllise 498 posts, Helper bee @ 10:37 pm

    So jealous…would LOVE to include my two pups but the venue will not allow. I am so about having the dogs and not the children at the wedding as well. cannot wait to see your pics of them all dressed up. They are already adorable but now they will be more so!

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    labrador 1823 posts, Buzzing bee @ 10:45 pm

    You KNOW I have a soft spot for dogs, so I’m loving this post! CUTE CUTE CUTE! I wish we could have our dogs but I’m afraid they’d be worse than small children.

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    poodle 3386 posts, Sugar bee @ 11:47 pm

    your babies are adorable!! just stick to what you want! there’s always someone that will not like it, but hey!! that’s your decision to make!!

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    jrw0088 109 posts, Blushing bee @ 12:59 am

    I love your pups, they are precious! Can’t wait to see what you made for them to wear.

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    nvybaby82 306 posts, Helper bee @ 9:30 am

    OMG we have the same yellow and grey pillows in our bedroom… :-) nice choice! Your pups are ADORABLE! I so wish we could’ve had ours in the wedding… :-(

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    msgiraffe 4248 posts, Honey bee @ 11:38 am

    Those fur babies are so cute! And I totally love boys in tiny suits.

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    alishaneva 2152 posts, Buzzing bee @ 11:53 am

    Those dogs are too cute not to include in the wedding! FI and I both have very old dogs that will just be older come the wedding … so no luck for us … but I’ve always thought it was awesome when people included their pets in the wedding!

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    frenchbulldog 1088 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:49 pm

    Holy Moly your doggies are CUTE!

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    KMSull 6442 posts, Bee Keeper @ 4:13 pm

    OMG Scout is the cutest thing EVER! I don’t usually like small dogs, but he’s adoooooorable!

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