When your dogs are part of your family, it makes perfect sense that you’d want to include them in your special day! Including your dog in an elopement is a delight for us! However, there are a few considerations to ensure a seamless pet-friendly elopement, from packing essentials for your furry friends to incorporating them into the day's activities. Here are some things you need to consider:
Our venue is pet-friendly.
Is the desired elopement location pet-friendly? Some places may have restrictions on dogs. We are a dog-friendly elopement destinations. However, dogs must be on a leash due to our large pond.
Who will be there to supervise your dog?
Who will take care of your dog during the ceremony? You will need to have someone available to supervise your dog during the ceremony to allow you to fully focus on each other."
When is the best time to elope with dogs?
The best time for an elopement with dogs depends on the location and weather conditions. Opt for a mild season with comfortable temperatures to avoid overheating or exhaustion. Avoid rainy seasons for drier and safer trails, as well as to prevent handling wet or muddy pets in wedding attire.
Dress them up for the occasion!
Nothing is cuter than seeing your pets dressed up in their own version of wedding guest attire! Some easy ideas for making them look extra special on the big day are a bow tie, flower collar or crown, a custom leash, harness or bandana.
Let them document the day too!
Strap a GoPro or other small camera onto your pet and see what footage they can capture from the day. You’re sure to get some laughable video clips, but how fun will it be to watch your day from their point of view later on? Below image is from the Go-Pro website.
Just because you have chosen to elope doesn't mean your wedding announcement has to be any less surprising. There are plenty of ways to share the news with your loved ones, both before and after the wedding day. Get creative and have fun with your elopement announcement by exploring an endless array of possibilities.