The Fairy Dogmother Weddings

Wedding Day Dog Chaperone Service

Useful Information


Having your dog at your wedding can be an overwhelming experience for some dogs. Your dog will be experiencing all these new smells, sounds, people, children, food and won't know who to sniff or what to do first! Ensuring that the day can run as smoothly as possible where your dog is involved is the best thing you can do as this will enable them to be calm, relaxed and, most importantly, happy. These are some things to consider when booking a wedding with your dog in mind:

  • The Venue – If you can, book a dog friendly wedding venue. Many venues allow dogs outside in the grounds for photographs and socialising but if you want to include your dog in the ceremony indoors you must make sure the venue is aware too. Many churches and hotels may not allow dogs inside so please check first.

  • Behaviour – Is your dog excitable, nervous, boisterous or calm? Ensure your dog has the right temperament to cope with all the attention. Weddings can be stressful and overwhelming – if you would like them to play a specific role in your day think carefully about whether or not they will be able to do so without any problems. For example, a very nervous dog may not be comfortable as a ring bearer walking down the aisle alone with the rings and could bolt if there is too much noise and attention. They may do better walking on a lead with myself or a member of the wedding party instead.

  • Noise – Involving your dog in the ceremony and photographs, but not the reception, would be recommended for most dogs as receptions can be very noisy and upsetting for a dog. Reception photos are fine, but once the music starts and people are up and dancing your dog may find it more comfortable to be out of the way, or at least at the edge of all the noise, so they can go elsewhere for a rest if needed.

  • Wedding Attire – If you would like your dog to wear a special accessory or flowers make sure it is safe and comfortable. Remember certain flowers or foliage can be poisonous to dogs so you must check. Many florists are happy to make a little corsage or collar attachment that matches your wedding flowers, so just ask them.

  • Guests – Consider telling guests that your dog is attending your wedding in case any have allergies or fears. Maybe add this to your ‘save the date’ or invitation. And make sure you tell us so that we can keep them away from any worried guests. Dogs will be kept on a lead at all times though and will never be allowed to wander freely on a long lead without supervision.

  • Photographer – Let your photographer know that your dog will be at your wedding, so they are prepared and you can plan fun ideas for photos and make the most of your dog’s appearance.

  • Don't Worry! – If your dog rebels on the big day, don't worry. Remember, these mishaps are the funny wedding stories that will be told for years to come.

  • Our Chaperone Service – You can focus on having a fabulous time without worrying about who is on 'dog duty'. Let us be responsible for your dog throughout your big day to keep them calm and happy.