The “Grooms Dog” Einstein was a very active participant in Marisa and Patrick’s wedding day. I was truly impressed by his participation — Which is huge because I am not really a “dog person.”
But I think Marisa and Patrick got it right.
Noted below are some steps that Marisa and Patrick took to ensure that their dog, Einstein, was a good wedding guest. And I believe these steps made a difference for everyone at the wedding reception.
- Like babies, dogs are not aware that they should be quiet during the wedding ceremony, so only allow your dog to participate if s/he is relaxed in front of a large group of people. It will be difficult for guests to hear the ceremony over a barking dog.
- Give your dog a bath shortly before your wedding day. This will help minimize dander reaction for your wedding guests (or wedding planners!) with allergies.
- If you decide to dress the dog in a “Tux” like Einstein’s, try it on him or her for an afternoon to ensure that s/he is comfortable in it. Again, a comfortable dog is much more relaxed.
- Make sure that your dog is fed and walked prior to the ceremony.
- Assign someone to take care of your dog throughout your wedding day
- Check with the venue beforehand to ensure that you are permitted to bring your dog on-site.
- Consider using a leash during parts of the wedding ceremony or reception.
Marisa and Patrick (and Einstein), thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of your special day! When we come to NYC, we are on for lunch!
Love & Soul Always, Kay
(Photo: Jason Knauer Photography)