Wedding Pets

Can Your Pet Be In Your Wedding?

VT Pet Friendly Weddings – Animal Lovers Say, “Yes!”

Vermont wedding petsMan’s Best Friend Can Be Man’s Best Man! Faithful Felines at Family Functions? A Horse is a Horse, unless of course, it’s a ring-bearer! Pets can make your wedding day the most memorable day of your life, and the lives of everyone in attendance. Ask us Vermont Pet Friendly Weddings or share your comments. To feature your Vermont wedding or pet friendly lodging, contact us.

Vermont Pet Friendly Weddings



Including your beloved pets in wedding ceremoniesAnimal lovers are charmed by the idea of having pets participate in weddings.  Many pet owners consider their pets to be family members, and that bond can be as strong as any human bond, even being compared to the bond between parent and child.  So it goes without saying that pets should be permitted, and even encouraged, to participate in the wedding ceremony and celebration with their masters.  But, how can you be sure your pet will behave appropriately?  You can’t, which is why you must keep your sense of humor, hope for the best, and be prepared for the worst.

Dogs are, of course, the most likely pet to be included in a wedding, and usually serve as the best man or maid of honor.  Horses are also a big hit at weddings, and can be used to escort the bride and groom to the service, as well as to stand with them as they exchange their vows.  Cats are less predictable than other pets and can be extremely difficult to control in a crowd.  But, that’s not to say a cat can’t be involved – just that you may want to limit that involvement to say, observer…   Suffice to say that any pet can play a role in your big day, but you must be realistic about how much responsibility you bestow, and always have a backup plan…

For example, if you want your dog to be your best man, he should be trained to sit at the groom’s right side, and cannot be permitted to jump on guests or chase the train of the bride’s gown.  A dog as maid of honor can also work, but you should not plan to hand her your bouquet when it comes time to exchange rings.  A well-trained dog can also serve as usher and doorman, as long as your guests are equipped with an adequate supply of rewarding treats.  A horse being led might make a good ring-bearer, if the ring is attached to a pillow that is attached to the saddle; or a rein could be looped through the ring and tied off…  A cat should not be given any real responsibility, unless secured in a carrier or on a leash, as they tend to flee quickly when spooked or enticed.

Here are some basic guidelines to follow:

  • Maintain a sensible attitude about your pet’s participation.  The majority of aggressive pets will become excited or even agitated in a crowded and festive environment.  Timid pets can be skittish and unpredictable when confronted with an unusual situation.  Determine your pets demeanor and plan accordingly.  If they shouldn’t be involved with the festivities, they could still participate as an observer and be included in a private photo sitting.
  • Include your pet in all rehearsal activities so she can get a feel for what to expect.  Keep in mind that your wedding attire may smell unusual and your appearance may be disguised in your pet’s eyes.  If possible, wear your dress or tux at least once in  your pet’s presence before wearing it at the ceremony.
  • If your pet will have its own attire, let him wear it often enough beforehand that he is comfortable with the feel and restrictions it may impose.   Observe how he acts in his outfit – does he gnaw at it, or try to take it off?  You can always adjust the fit if necessary.  See if he is able to rest at ease while dressed – that is a sure clue that he is psychologically prepared to wear the outfit in public.
  • Your pet will be spoiled rotten by all your guests at the reception, so be alert and don’t let her overindulge on people-food.  Keep in mind that every guest may offer a little tidbit to your pet, which when combined, adds up to quite a gourmet meal.  Overindulgence of human cuisine could cause your pet to suffer an upset stomach, or much worse – a severe case of pancreatitis which will require an emergency visit to the vet.
  • Assign someone to supervise your pet.  The pet chaperone should be well-accustomed to pet care and obedience training, and must also know how to react and take charge if your pet misbehaves.
  • Even the most well-mannered pet may have an accident and your pet chaperone must be prepared.  Exercise your pet, giving him plenty of chances to relieve himself before the ceremony begins.  And, while you can hope for the best, your pet chaperone must be prepared for the worst, having clean-up supplies on hand at all times.

Should you decide that your pet can’t be actively involved in your ceremony, they can still be included in the photographs and can highlight the reception in a variety of ways.  You could have a bride and dog dance, a bride and groom horseback ditty, or a place setting at the head table for your mild-mannered kitty or pup…  No matter how you include them, your pets will be happy to play even the smallest role in the biggest day of your life!

Vermont Pet Friendly Lodging Guide

Vermont Wedding Venues

PET GIFTS & SUPPLIES

  • HEAVY DUTY - The BAAPET dog leash made with strongest 1/2 inch diameter rock climbing rope and very durable clip hook for you and your dog safe
  • COMFORT PADDED HANDLES - Features soft padded handles for amazing comfortable, just enjoy the feeling walks with your dog and protects your hand from rope burn
  • REFLECTIVE FOR NIGHT SAFETY - Highly reflective threads dog leashes keeps you both safe and visible on your late-evening walks
  • GREAT FOR WALKING, RUNNING OR TRAINNING - This 5 foot length dog leash is a perfect balance between freedom and control, give enough freedom to your dog and everything absolutely under your control
  • 100% MONEYBACK GUARANTEE - No matter you and your dog not like this dog leash, no problem, get your money back! or get this new cool leash for your dog today, it's also a great gift idea!
  • Small Leash is Suitable for Dogs Under 35 lbs; Medium For Dogs Under 55 lbs; Large For Dogs Under 110 lbs; Retractable Leashes Not Suitable For Chewing
  • 16 ft Tape Leash With Easy-Adjust Retraction; Tangle Free 360 Degree Tape Movement
  • Quick Lock And Unlock Feature - Easy Roll-On and Roll-Off With Your Thumb
  • Super Comfortable Grip For Those Long Walks! Ergonomic Anti-Slip Handle
  • Note: Large Leash May Be Larger Than Expected; Please Review Dimensions Before Purchase
  • COMFORT GRIP: Easy to grip padded handle is comfortable on your hand and makes for enjoyable walks
  • DURABLE: With the heavy duty spinning snap, this durable dog leash is designed to last long. Nylon fabric with high density webbing to add durability
  • REFLECTIVE STITCHING: When walking your dog at night, visibility is key to the safety of you and your dog
  • IDEAL LENGTH: The 6ft length provides just enough room to roam while discouraging pulling, tangling, or choking
  • PERFECT COMBINATION: We make nylon leashes in various colors to match our beautiful collars.The matching personalized collar is available by search the asin "B087RDR9BV"
  • Retractable Leash --- Length is 16FT/5m, suitable for small medium pets under 44lb. Inner diameter height of leash handle is 3.5"
  • Light weight but sturdy --- 6.6 oz light weight that both adults and children can easily hold it. The light weight and ergonomic non-slip handle are designed to be held for long periods of time without fatigue. The leash consists of a high density strong nylon belt which has abrasion resistance.
  • Easy to use --- Two adjacent button for easily lock and unlock with one hand. Tangle-free, great for walking, jogging, running, camping and hiking, or out for a leisurely stroll backyard activities.
  • Practical Accessories --- The collapsible bowl and cute paw shape dispenser can be hung on the leash handle, it's easy to carry outside.  When your dog is hungry, just open the bowl and fill it with dog food or water. The dispenser lid can be opened to replace new waste bag.
  • PETIMP retractable leashes includes professional technical support. Feel free to contact us with any reason !  
  • COMFORT PADDED HANDLES: Easy to grip padded handle is comfortable on your hand.Just enjoy the feeling walks with your dog and protect your hand from rope burn.
  • REFLECTIVE AND NYLON MATERIAL: Nylon fabric with high density webbing to add durability. Luminous reflective threading through the full dog leashes enhances super high visibility and would be reflective when lights shine on them at night. Walking in the dark would be safe.
  • 360° ROTATING CLASP: Swivel clasp prevents the leash from twisting and dog getting tangled, allowing your dog to get enough freedom. you to get a good control of your dogs.
  • IDEAL LENGTH AND WIDTH:6ft long leash allows your puppy to have enough space to walk. The 3/4"(2.0cm)width suitable for small to medium dogs, 1.0"(2.5cm)width suitable for medium to large dogs.
  • PERFECT COMBINATION: This dogs leash is a single product. We make nylon collar in various colors to match our beautiful leash. The matching collar is available by search the asin "B07Z69ZGYL " .
  • Medium Carrier Measures: 17.5” L x 11” W x 11” H, Recommended max load of 16 lbs (7 kg).Please do not choose your carrier based on weight--please reference your pet's length and height in selecting a carrier size.
  • Fits for under-seat dimensions of most airlines. Every airline has a specific set of rules and regulations, please contact with airline before flying with your pet
  • Mesh windows for ventilation, top and side entry with locking zippers for safety
  • The pet carrier comes with a removable base insert, which creates a solid surface for your pet to stand on, along with a removable & hand washable cozy fleece pet bed,which offers a cozy sleeping space for your traveling pet
  • Carrying handles, adjustable shoulder strap which can also be used as seatbelt, and back strap can fasten the carrier to your luggage
  • 2-door model allows for easy loading of pets
  • Plenty of ventilation on sides, top and back of crate
  • Included screws can be used to attach top and bottom for additional security
  • Spring-loaded from latch for smooth opening
  • Top door features handle and latches to open to the left or right for convenience
  • AIRLINE APPROVED PET CARRIER- ACCEPTED as a SOUTHWEST Airlines Pet Carrier, JETBLUE Pet Carrier, DELTA Pet Carrier Plus VIRGIN, ALASKA, FRONTIER, ALLEGIANT, UNITED & MORE. Carrier measures 17.2"L x 10"W x 11"H. DESIGNED with a Ventilated Top to meet all airline regulations of under forward seat.
  • ULTRA-SAFE, EXTRA DURABLE- UPGRADED to REINFORCED Polyester & CLAW-DEFENSE MESH on top & 4 sides ensures your pet has ample VENTILATION and AIRFLOW & it WON’T TEAR like flimsy, cheap carriers while MINI ZIPPER BUCKLES ensure your pet stays tucked safely inside.
  • EASY ACCESS & VENTILATED: Mesh windows on top and all 4 sides provide optimal airflow. Some have zippers to quickly reach your pet to comfort, touch, or take in or out.
  • STRONG & WATERPROOF - Weighing in at only 2.3 lbs, Designed with Breathable Mesh on all Sides for Proper Ventilation * Removable Fleece Travel Bed * Padded Shoulder Strap * Storage Compartment for Treats or Meds, Seatbelt Compatible.
  • PLEASE NOTE INTERIOR SIZING & PET MEASURING GUIDELINES BEFORE PURCHASE - Fits Pets up to 14"Lx10"H and up to 14lbs. PLEASE KEEP IN MIND that we show the exterior dimensions as well as approximate interior dimensions to best portray the usable interior space for your pet. The interior space will be less than exterior due to the fabric thickness and plush faux fleece padding.
  • PET CRATE FOR SMALL DOGS: Wide, top-entry door allows easy access inside the dog and cat kennel to place or remove pets. Suitable for small dog and cat breeds up to 15 lbs Measures: 24 inches long
  • Air Travel Approved: This pet carrier meets most airline cargo specifications and features a durable, ergonomic comfort-grip handle and ventilated sides for comfortable transport
  • Kennels and Crates: Crate and kennel training is vital for dogs safety and comfort; We provide traditional travel carriers, wire training, and exercise kennels, playpens, barn-style dog houses, and more
  • Petmate: Delivering quality pet products and peace of mind to pet parents for over 60 years, Petmate is passionate about providing fun, trusted, quality products to enhance the lives of pets and their families
  • Just For Pets: Petmate makes a variety of pet products for dogs, cats, birds, and other furry friends; Check out our brands such as Aspen Pet, Arm & Hammer, Booda, Chuckit, and more
  • Please measure your pet before purchasing: 19.5"L x 12"W x 12"H(43.5"L x 32"W x 12"H after the 4 expandable soft sided).Max load of 20 lbs (9 kg). Fits Pets up to 19"Lx11"H x 11"H.
  • Easy to clean:for the cozy mat,it is detachable and machine-washed.For the pet carrier, just unzip it and easy to clean the inner and outer layers.
  • Pet-friendly design: We increased the top ventilated opening, which make it more convinient to put your cat dog in or out without getting hurt.To increase the stability of the carrier, we added steel strand into the frame. no defrmation and no sag。In addition to the topping way, it has 2 side entrances,easy to access.
  • Multifunctional Carrier: 2 front pockets + 1 sided mesh pocket,will help you to organize small accessies,Pet food,pet toy,container of treats,snacks,calming collars,Pads etc.4 way expansions providing more room for your pets to move around. The mesh extensions give your cat dog a better vision and airflow.
  • Easy to carry: The detachable and adjustable shoulder strap and top handles for either way you'd like to carry them,or slide over luggage handle, or secure it in the car with seatbelt.
  • Contains (1) 22 Pound Bag of Dry Cat Food
  • Complete and balanced nutrition
  • Provides all essential vitamins and minerals
  • High quality protein helps support strong, healthy muscles
  • Made in the USA
  • Contains one (1) 7 lb bag of IAMS Proactive Health Adult Indoor Weight and Hairball Care Dry Cat Food with Chicken and Turkey
  • Chicken is the main ingredient in this protein-rich cat food to help support strong muscles and to provide healthy energy for play
  • Formulated with l-carnitine to help your indoor cat lose weight or maintain a healthy weight
  • Proprietary fiber blend with beet pulp helps reduce hairballs before they start—making this the perfect indoor cat food for hairball care
  • Part of a balanced weight control diet, and an integral component of any basic hairball care for cats
  • 10% less fat compared to IAMS Healthy Adult Original with Chicken, so your cat can enjoy a high quality protein meal
  • Nourished with the optimal Omega-6 to Omega-3 fatty acid ratio for soft, shiny, healthy coats
  • Thirty (30) 3 oz. Cans Purina Fancy Feast Classic Pate Poultry and Beef Collection Wet Cat Food Variety Pack
  • Tender pate offers delightful texture
  • 100 percent complete and balanced nutrition for adult cats
  • Contains beef, chicken or turkey flavors for variety
  • Collection contains 10 cans each of three delicious flavors
  • Forty (40) 5.5 ounce Cans - Purina Friskies Wet Cat Food Variety Pack, Shreds Beef, Turkey, Whitefish, Chicken and Salmon
  • Made with real meat, poultry or fish
  • Thin, tender shreds offer a tempting texture
  • Each recipe features a savory gravy or sauce
  • 100% complete and balanced nutrition for adult cats
  • One (1) 22 lb. Bag - Purina ONE High Protein Dry Cat Food, +Plus Urinary Tract Health Formula
  • Purina ONE +Plus Urinary Tract Health cat food made with real chicken to help provide the protein she needs for strong muscles, including a healthy heart
  • Urinary care cat food provides low magnesium and supports urinary tract health by reducing urinary pH
  • Easily digestible SmartBlend of high-quality ingredients in Purina ONE urinary tract cat food includes four antioxidant sources for a strong immune system
  • Deliciously crunchy cat food bites deliver great taste with no artificial flavors or colors
  • #1 Veterinarian Recommended
  • Your veterinarian may suggest Cosequin supplements if your dog is having difficulties climbing stairs, jumping into the car, or going for walks
  • Cosequin supplements are formulated to meet a variety of needs
  • Cosequin for dogs is available in a tasty chicken flavored chewable tablet to help your dog maintain healthy joints and support joint mobility
  • Manufactured in the United States with globally sourced ingredients, Cosequin is a high quality, dog joint supplement, and is excellent for long-term use and maintenance
  • Packaging may vary - Same great formula
  • DOG DIARRHEA MEDICATION: Soothe your pet’s upset stomach and stop their diarrhea with the advanced diarrhea medicine for dogs.
  • RESTORES GUT HEALTH: Change in diet, parasites, antibiotics, and general dog anxiety can lead to diarrhea in dogs. The diarrhea medication is suitable for use in cases of diarrhea, gastroenteritis, gas relief.
  • ANTI-DIARRHEA FOR DOGS: The dog diarrhea medicine provides relief for dogs thanks to its potent pectin fiber and kaolin clay formula suitable for all dogs. The active ingredients help relieve diarrhea without leaving your dog dehydrated.
  • SOOTHES & FIRMS: Our dog diarrhea treatment has fast absorbent action, which helps alleviate the irritation, discomfort, and cramping associated with dog diarrhea within 2-3 days. Administer once every 12 hours directly or mix with their food.
  • VETERINARIAN-GRADE: Our advanced anti-diarrhea for dogs medicine is made in the USA under strict supervision to ensure optimum quality. If, for some reason, the dog diarrhea medicine doesn't work for your dog, please contact us.
  • Helps Relieve Skin Infections Like Hot Spots, Growths, & Acne In Pets. Helps Heal Skin Infections, Superficial Cuts, Abrasions & Insect Bites.
  • Non Stinging Solution For The Topical Management Of Skin Problems. deodorizes And Helps Relieve Dermatitis And Pyoderma Which Can Result From Allergies.
  • Perfect Between Baths and Easier Than Shampoos . Useful for the Medicated Cleansing of Face Folds, Finger Folds, as Well as Underarm and Groin. Astringent Qualities Also Help to Dry the Affected Area.
  • Helps Eliminate Both of the Causes Most Commonly Associated with Skin Infections in Dogs and Cats.
  • Made in the USA in Federally Regulated Manufacturing Facilities to Ensure Quality and Safety.
  • Vet recommended & highly effective- Our dog probiotics for itchy skin are an all-natural alternative to apoquel for dogs anti itch - designed by vets to be the best dog allergy relief itchy skin
  • Boost your dog's allergy response - Our skin allergy relief for dogs itching uses a blend of natural ingredients to properly regulate the histamine response - strong natural itchy skin relief for dog
  • Strong immune system and gut health - Our dog allergies supplement boosts the immune response and balances gut flora to provide probiotic support for dogs - the best natural allergy dog supplement!
  • Soothing pet itch relief for dogs - Our probiotic for dogs chews are the leading supplement for dog itch relief. Our dog skin allergies treatment will replace your current dog allergy medicine!
  • Cleaner soft chew alternative | Our allergy supplement is a leader in dog health supplies - clean label solution for both probiotic support for dogs and probiotic chews for dogs for itching
  • Country Of Origin : United States
  • The Package Length Of The Product Is 5.91 Inches
  • The Package Width Of The Product Is 5 Inches
  • The Package Height Of The Product Is 2.01 Inches


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