Doggie Dilemma

In case you didn’t already know, we have two Wire Fox Terriers and they are insanely cute. Need some evidence?


Need I say more?

So when we started planning the wedding, we naturally wanted to include our pups in one way or another. When we were looking at vineyards, this wasn’t much of a problem as most of it was outside, and for the indoor areas, they just wouldn’t be allowed.

When we ruled out the vineyards, we suddenly found it impossible to include our pups on that day. 🙁

So while we’re very sad about not including them, it does take a bit of stress away from the day since we won’t have to worry about someone watching them during the ceremony or hiring someone to take them home afterward. But just because I can’t include our dogs in our wedding doesn’t mean I can’t look at how other brides included their furry friends!

Here are some of my favorites:















I just love the idea of the dog getting his or her own little spotlight during the ceremony! I’m so sad that Wrigley and Zoe won’t be there, but I’m sure their tails will still be a-waggin’ when we get back home!

Will you be including your dogs in the ceremony or reception?


Mrs. Socks

Southern NJ/Philadelphia, PA
Wedding Date:
October 2010
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    cola 2827 posts, Sugar bee @ 9:08 pm

    I so love the idea of pets in weddings, but it’s true, it would be a lot of work! I’m sure you can come up with a different way of incorporating them, maybe use pictures of them at the reception somehow?

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    Amaryllis 3769 posts, Honey bee @ 9:31 pm

    @Miss Socks: Thanks! We presently have a black lab named Anna, and while I love her to bits, I am totally a small dog person, know what I mean? She loves to play and I keep telling FI she needs a friend, but he says little dogs don’t “do” anything. We probably won’t expand our family for a while yet, but it’s good information to file away!

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    TotallyPinkaholic 212 posts, Helper bee @ 10:00 pm

    Awww! your dogs are just the cutest! Is so sad that you can´t include them, all those pics look lovely!!

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    goodheart 151 posts, Blushing bee @ 10:06 pm

    oh my goodness your dogs look absolutely adorable!!! i just looked up wire fox rescues in indiana 😉

    we had our pup in the ceremony — she’s totally like our child (we do not want to have kids) so it was such a bonus that our venue allowed it! we had her stay with friends the day before and they brought her over just in time for pictures before the ceremony. she had an assigned “handler” during the ceremony — he had some deli meat in his pocket so she behaved perfectly! she barked just once and everyone cracked up – it was right during a reading about “exulting joy.” after the ceremony we had her up in our suite (we stayed at the venue) for a few hours until the crowd thinned out, and then we brought her downstairs to hang out. she’s a pretty well-trained dog and very, very social which definitely helped; i wouldn’t have dared to bring our foster dog who would have flipped out from all the people and noise.

    it was definitely a great thing for us, and we have wonderful pictures to boot — i’ll post as soon as i can figure out how to do it!

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    msgiraffe 4248 posts, Honey bee @ 10:12 pm

    Sooo cute!

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    el0624 205 posts, Helper bee @ 3:15 am

    Your dogs are awesome! There’s a wire haired fox terrier in my neighborhood that I’ve totally fallen in love with and now I want one.

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    Juliana, Guest @ 9:45 am

    I’m so sad by the same reason!
    My wedding will be in 2 days on civil and in 5 days will be the ceremony and party… I had my “baby girl” in december, but she is sooooooo impossible when have much people and foods… =(
    She’s the cutest thing ever, I love her, but I can’t have all I want… sad but true!

    Sorry my poor english

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    Bunnylove08 180 posts, Blushing bee @ 11:46 am

    we had cake toppers made with my hubs me and buddy. it was a hit!!! check out

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