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

  • Control From Anywhere: Turn electronics on or off from anywhere with your smartphone using the Kasa app (Compatible w/ Android & iOS)
  • Voice Control: Works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and MicroSoft Cortana supported devices for a hands free experience
  • Compact Design: Won't block the other wall outlet allowing two Smart Plugs to be installed side by side
  • Kasa scenes & schedules: Schedule the Smart plug to automatically switch on and off when away or set a scene for controlling many devices with a single button
  • Note: Requires a secured 2.4 GigaHertz Wi Fi network connection
  • GENTLE PROTECTION: Vet's Best Flea & Tick Home Spray uses certified natural ingredients to kill fleas, flea eggs, and ticks on contact.
  • PROVEN EFFECTIVE: Whether facing an active infestation or are applying for routine prevention, our spray is scientifically proven effective against pests but gentle enough to use around the whole family.
  • CERTIFIED NATURAL OILS: Each steam-distilled essential oil is selected for its potent pest-fighting properties and is 100% Certified Natural.
  • TOTAL HOME DEFENSE: Applies easily on surfaces, indoors and out, including dog bedding, crates, furniture, blankets, upholstery, carpets, outdoor surfaces, and more. Also gentle enough to be applied directly on dogs and puppies 12 weeks or older.
  • MADE IN THE USA: Our products are proudly manufactured in the USA with quality domestic and internationally sourced ingredients.
  • Dog poop bags for neatly containing waste, minimizing odors, and keeping hands protected from everyday pickups
  • Includes 600 unscented plastic bags (15 bags per roll; 40 rolls), a black dispenser, and a matching leash clip
  • Plastic dispenser makes it easy to quickly remove a bag from the roll during walks
  • Carabiner keeps the dispenser securely clipped onto a leash; leash not included
  • Paw-fect gift idea for puppy showers or new pet parents
  • Product dimensions: 13 x 9 inches (LxW, per bag)
  • Waterproof dog training collar with 5 training modes, Beep, Vibration, Shock, Light and Keypad lock, help you to teach a dog basic obedience commands and solve an uncontrollable dog's behaviour problems
  • Electric dog trainer collar with security keypad lock: the security keypad lock prevents any misoperation on the remote
  • IP68 Waterproof and adjustable electronic trainer collar: The training collar receiver is waterproof which offers your pets maximum flexibility during outdoor activities. Size adjustable collar strap, length from 8 to 26inches, fits dogs from 8 to 140 lbs
  • Extra-long life and rechargeable battery: rechargeable remote and receiver, a general USB charging cable included in the package can charge them at the same time. After 2 hours of fully charging, the collar is able to work 15-20 days
  • Safe adjustable 0-99 static levels: you can adjust the accurate and comfortable static level for your dog
  • (3) 60 Watt max E26 Type A Bulb (not included)
  • Hardwired, Wall outlet switch
  • 486pcs glass cut, 63 crystals
  • Expertly crafted with top quality materials
  • Finished in an antiqued bronze patina.
  • Endless On-Demand Hot Water; Consistent hot water when you need it that never runs out; Continuously monitored water temperature and controlled flow rates ensure efficiency and consistent performance within 1 degree of selected temperature
  • Save Space; EcoSmart tankless electric water heaters are 90% smaller than traditional tank heaters; may be installed on wall or at point of use; Dimensions 11.5 x 8 x 3.75 inches
  • Save Energy; EcoSmart tankless electric water heaters are 99% thermal energy efficient; Only heats water when called unlike a tank heater that maintains water temperature even when not being used. Save up to 50% in water heating costs according to the Department of Energy
  • EcoSmart ECO 11 Sizing; Refer to Sizing Map. Requires 60 AMP Double Pole Breaker, 13-kilowatt tankless electric water heater ideal for providing hot water for a bathroom, small sink, office breakroom and other point-of-use or low-flow applications; provides between 1.3 and 3.1 gallons-per-minute depending on the inlet water temperature;  refer to the sizing guide to select the proper solution
  • Warranty and Certifications; Lifetime Warranty on electronics, exchanger and element; UL-499 certified; ETL Listed
  • No assembly required with set-up in less than a minute; Collapses into a thin, portable, and durable portfolio case.
  • Measures 25'' x 30'' x 25'' to fit a variety of product sizes; Includes power supply, user manual, and pre-installed removable bright-white backdrop.
  • High output built-in LED lights for handheld photography with a camera or smartphone. Lights are positioned for optimum contrast, and provide 5600k daylight balanced LEDs with high Color Rendering Index (CRI) for consistent color. An extra light provides directional light modelling like in a photo studio, giving better highlights, contrast, and shape to product images.
  • A front 3-door system maximizes image angles while reducing outside reflections, and a top hole enables imaging from above.
  • Compatible with Amazon Seller app; Shoot, edit, and directly upload catalog images to Amazon.
  • QUALITY WEATHERPROOF + CONSTRUCTION: UV protected PVC Semi-Coated Mesh XT material, welded seams, and urethane coated zipper with hook-&-loop-close flap provide reinforced protection against rain, snow, heat, heavy winds, and other extreme conditions.
  • 1 YEAR MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY: Shop confidently; our service team is based in the USA & skillfully trained to help you with any questions or concerns.
  • ATTACHES WITH OR WITHOUT A ROOF RACK: Attach the carrier's straps to a vehicle’s roof rack or use the Car Clips to attach the straps to a vehicle's door frame weather molding.
  • COMPACT CAR DESIGN: 10 cubic foot capacity, 36 L x 32 W x 15 H; designed for compact cars (can be used on larger vehicles).
  • EASY TO INSTALL: Your bag comes with everything you need to load it up, attach it, and hit the road in minutes! Includes carrier, (4) attachment straps, (4) Car Clips, and stuff sack with sewn-in set up guide.
  • QUALITY WEATHERPROOF + CONSTRUCTION: UV protected PVC Semi-Coated Mesh XT material, welded seams, and urethane coated zipper with hook-&-loop-close flap provide reinforced protection against rain, snow, heat, heavy winds, and other extreme conditions.
  • 1 YEAR MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY: Shop confidently; our service team is based in the USA & skillfully trained to help you with any questions or concerns.
  • ATTACHES WITH OR WITHOUT A ROOF RACK: Attach the carrier's straps to a vehicle’s roof rack or use the Car Clips to attach the straps to a vehicle's door frame weather molding.
  • X-LARGE CAPACITY DESIGN: 18 cubic feet of storage, 48" L x 36" W x 18" H; designed for SUVs and minivans.
  • EASY TO INSTALL: Your bag comes with everything you need to load it up, attach it, and hit the road in minutes! Includes carrier, (4) attachment straps, (4) Car Clips, and stuff sack with sewn-in set up guide.
  • 1,060 total Square inch cooking surface- 751 Square inches in the main chamber, 309 Square inches in the firebox chamber
  • Reverse-flow smoker employs a Series of 4 baffles to guide heat and smoke through the main chamber delivering an even and delicious result
  • Removable baffles and optional smokestack locations for a customizable setup. Number of Grates: 4
  • Firebox chamber features large stainless Steel fuel basket and clean-out door for easy ash removal
  • Heavy-gauge all-steel construction, porcelain-coated cooking grates and multiple dampers for easy heat and smoke control
  • EXTENDED WIRELESS COVERAGE: Adds Wi-Fi range coverage up to 1000 sq ft, and connects up to 15 devices such as laptops, smartphones, speakers, IP cameras, tablets, IoT devices, and more.
  • AC750 WI-FI SPEED: Provides up to 750Mbps performance using dual-band and patented FastLane(TM) technology.
  • UNIVERSAL COMPATIBILITY: Works with any wireless router, gateway, or cable modem with Wi-Fi.
  • WIRED ETHERNET PORT: Simply plug in game consoles, streaming players, or other nearby wired devices using the one 10/100M port for maximum speed.
  • SAFE & SECURE: Supports WEP and WPA/WPA2 wireless security protocols.
  • SIMPLE TO SETUP: Press the WPS button to connect to your router. Use the NETGEAR WiFi Analyzer app for optimal location.
  • MULTI-SURFACE USE: Safe to use on all floor types including hardwood, vinyl, laminate and tile
  • 50% MORE DIRT PICKUP: Microfiber cleaning pad picks up 50% more dirt and dust per swipe than traditional mops
  • WON'T HARM SURFACES: Non-scratch scrubber for stubborn spots
  • REFILLABLE BOTTLE: 22 ounce refillable bottle allows you to mix your own solution
  • EASY TO USE: Simply fill the bottle with hot water and two teaspoons of your favorite cleaning solution and you’re ready to mop
  • MACHINE WASHABLE PADS: Microfiber pads are reusable and machine washable up to 100 times
  • NO BATTERIES REQUIRED: Non-battery operated spray trigger allows you to dispense as much or as little solution as you need to clean your floor
  • GREAT DESIGN: Constructed with durable, yet lightweight material
  • CONTENTS INCLUDE: 1 Spray Mop, 2 Refillable Bottles, 3 Reusable Microfiber Mopping Pads, 1 User Manual
  • Echo Dot is a voice-controlled speaker that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, make calls, answer questions, set timers and alarms, and more.
  • Play music from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, SiriusXM, TuneIn, and iHeartRadio.
  • Call or message family and friends hands-free, or drop in from the Alexa App to your Echo device.
  • Controls lights, locks, thermostats, and more with compatible connected devices.
  • Use the built-in speaker, or for bigger sound, connect to speakers through Bluetooth or audio cable.
  • 50,000+ skills, including Jeopardy!, Lyft, Audible, and Domino's. Always getting smarter and adding new features.
  • Hears you from across the room with 7 far-field microphones for hands-free control, even in noisy environments or while playing music.
  • Pico 3-button remote control features on and off buttons, a programmable "favorite" button, as well as raise/lower
  • Controls Caseta Wireless dimmer and plug-in lamp dimmer
  • Adjust lights from anywhere in the room
  • Uses Clear Connect RF Technology; Lutron's highly reliable RF technology that ensures seamless communication between your Caseta Wireless products
  • Remote has 10-year battery life (CR2032 battery included)
  • Includes (1) Pico Remote; coordinating accessories sold separately
  • Endless On-Demand Hot Water; Consistent hot water when you need it that never runs out; Continuously monitored water temperature and controlled flow rates ensure efficiency and consistent performance within 1 degree of selected temperature
  • Save Space; EcoSmart tankless electric water heaters are 90% smaller than traditional tank heaters; may be installed on wall or at point of use; Dimensions 11.5 x 8 x 3.75 inches
  • Save Energy; EcoSmart tankless electric water heaters are 99% thermal energy efficient; Only heats water when called unlike a tank heater that maintains water temperature even when not being used. Save up to 50% in water heating costs according to the Department of Energy
  • EcoSmart ECO 11 Sizing; Refer to Sizing Map. Requires 60 AMP Double Pole Breaker, 13-kilowatt tankless electric water heater ideal for providing hot water for a bathroom, small sink, office breakroom and other point-of-use or low-flow applications; provides between 1.3 and 3.1 gallons-per-minute depending on the inlet water temperature;  refer to the sizing guide to select the proper solution
  • Warranty and Certifications; Lifetime Warranty on electronics, exchanger and element; UL-499 certified; ETL Listed
  • ONE CHEW, MANY BENEFITS - With this single dog probiotic you can deliver digestive support, promote healthy yeast production and encourage a normal immune response. Unlock a new world of happiness and comfort for your dog
  • WORLD-CLASS INGREDIENTS - Our pet probiotic supplement contains a base of Inulin (prebiotic for dogs), Honey, and Pumpkin. Plus 8 strains of beneficial bacteria that aid digestion, optimize skin health, and support coat comfort
  • EASY-TO-USE - Young puppy or a senior dog? Supporting their gut health shouldn’t be difficult. Our canine Chews are easy to use and easily absorbed, and thanks to their mouth-watering pork flavor, they are easy to give to even the fussiest of pups
  • PREMIUM AMERICAN PRODUCT - No expense is spared during our manufacturing process. Our dog health supplies are exclusively manufactured in the USA in FDA-registered facilities utilizing safe, effective ingredients
  • INVEST IN YOUR DOG’S HEALTH - Want to help your dog’s occasional itchy skin, paw licking, head shaking or loose stools? Subscribe and save today to join over 1 million dogs and pet parents thriving as part of the PetLab Co. family
  • Contains one (1) 15.8 oz. 60-count value pack of GREENIES PILL POCKETS Capsule Size Natural Dog Treats Chicken Flavor; MADE WITH NATURAL INGREDIENTS plus trace nutrients
  • GREENIES Pill Pockets are the tasty, smarter way to help your dog’s medicine go down—without trying to hide pills in human food like messy peanut butter or cheese
  • Your dog won’t be able to sniff out the medicine: Pill Pockets mask the smell and taste, and come in an irresistible chicken flavor for a stress- and mess-free experience for you both
  • These Pill Pockets Dog Treats are a cinch to use: Drop the medicine tablet inside the pocket, pinch it closed, and give your best friend a tasty snack
  • When it comes to meds, pets are smart—but you’re smarter: GREENIES Pill Pockets are a vet-recommended medicating treat hack you and your dog will love
  • These easy-to-use medicating pouches make taking medicine a positive experience for your dog
  • Boost the immune system – Zesty Paws Aller-Immune Bites are grain free soft chews that support immune, histamine, and digestive health for dogs with skin, seasonal, and environmental allergy issues.
  • Enhanced with Epicor – At 80 mg per chew, Epicor contains vitamins, protein, fiber, and antioxidants that are clinically proven to support the body's natural immune defenses to keep your dog healthy.
  • Prebiotic & Probiotic Complex – These supplements feature a powerful Prebiotic and five strains of Probiotics for 250 million cfu of healthy bacteria that supports pet digestion and immune health.
  • Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil - Each chew contains Salmon Fish Oil to provide Omega 3 fatty acids epa & dha that provide skin and immune support for dogs with allergies that cause itching and hot spots.
  • Natural Ingredients - These chewables contain Colostrum, a pre milk that helps with allergies, immune function, and digestion, plus Apple Cider Vinegar and Organic Licorice Root for additional care.
  • One (1) 30-Count Box - Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets Probiotics Dog Supplement, Fortiflora Canine Nutritional Supplement
  • Probiotic recommended by veterinarians (Kynetec, Probiotic Recommendation Study, March 2019)
  • A Probiotic supplement for the dietary management of puppies and adult dogs with diarrhea
  • Contains a probiotic to promote normal intestinal microflora. Helps reduce flatulence
  • Proprietary microencapsulation process for enhanced stability
  • ACTIVE INGREDIENT: The active ingredient in these delayed release tablets is omeprazole 20 mg, which works as an acid reducer to treat frequent heartburn. Compare to Prilosec OTC
  • TREATS FREQUENT HEARTBURN: Amazon Basic Care Omeprazole Delayed Release Tablets 20 mg treat frequent heartburn that occurs 2 or more times a week
  • ACID REDUCER: Amazon Basic Care Omeprazole Delayed Release Tablets 20 mg is a Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) that deactivates pumps in the stomach lining to inhibit acid production at the source.
  • 14-DAY COURSE OF HEARTBURN TREATMENT: Taken once every 24 hours for 14 days, Amazon Basic Care Omeprazole Delayed Release Tablets 20 mg is not intended for immediate relief of heartburn and may take 1 to 4 days for full effect.
  • HEARTBURN TIPS: Do not eat late at night or just before bedtime. Certain foods or drinks are more likely to cause heartburn, such as rich, spicy, fatty and fried foods, chocolate, caffeine, alcohol and even some fruits and vegetables.


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