Getting married is one of the most important days of your life, so it makes sense if you want your family and friends to be there for the entire experience. While most weddings do not have pets unless the ceremony and reception happen in a home, you may want your dog to be at yours.
This is not something that you can decide on a whim because there are restrictions and many details that you need to consider before bringing a dog as a guest to your wedding. You will want to spend time analyzing wedding venues until you find one that works for you and your dog.
The first thing that you will need to determine is whether a wedding venue allows dogs. An easy way to narrow down your options is to only look at the ones that will accept dogs. Then, you can call or send an email to each venue to learn more about their experience with dogs at weddings.
Some venues may not provide much accommodation except for allowing them while others will go out of their way to make sure you and your dog are comfortable during the wedding. They may even have a separate room or area for your dog to hang out if the reception gets too loud.
When you are deciding on the type of venue, you may want to prioritize indoor ones. This will keep your dog from wanting to run around a large outdoor property where the venue is located. Also, you will not have to worry about them seeing a bird or squirrel and trying to chase it.
Another reason that an indoor venue is helpful is for when the weather is not ideal. If it rains, the ground could get muddy, which can lead to your dog getting mud on their paws. This can translate to mud getting on the floor runner, chairs, or even on the clothing of your family and friends.
If your dog is shy and does not like being around a lot of people, you will either want to avoid bringing them to the wedding or make sure your wedding is an intimate one. For instance, you should be able to plan a wedding with 10 to 15 people and keep your dog feeling comfortable.
But, if your dog loves crowds and always has their tail wagging, you should not hesitate to find a wedding venue that can accommodate many people to enjoy a large wedding.
Considering these details will help you choose the perfect wedding venue for you and your dog.