An increasing number of couples are requesting to involve their prized pooches in their special day. TTG shines a light on the craze with examples of bookable product.
As a nation of dog lovers, it’s no surprise a growing number of couples are choosing to have their dog at their wedding day.
Booking agent PetsPyjamas, which specialises in dog-friendly weddings and honeymoons, has seen a 10% increase in enquiries in the past year.
The agent recently launched a number of new services, including a curated collection of hound-friendly honeymoon getaways in Europe and the UK.
“We’re experiencing first-hand the growing trend of people wanting to involve Fido in their big day and beyond,” says PetsPyjamas co-founder Karen Hanton.
If you are booking a dog-friendly wedding, PetsPyjamas stresses the importance of placing the pet’s wellbeing front of mind – it might be more suitable for them to attend the ceremony and then be taken home or to a dog-friendly hotel room before the party to be looked after, for example.
Dog charity Dog’s Trust has more advice on planning a dog-friendly wedding on its website (dogstrust.org.uk).
Also ensure clients know that even if the wedding venue is dog-friendly, they’ll need permission from the registry office for them to be present.
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