Our dogs are such important members of the family, so it's only natural that we want to include them in our special day!
Having your best friend present on your wedding day, is an aspect of your big day that you don't want to miss out on, but how can you co-ordinate everything by yourself? The concept of having your dog at your wedding is a wonderful idea, with an increasing number of venues now welcoming dogs to be part of wedding occasions. However, asking friends or family to take care of your dog during the day can be trickier than you think - after all, they want to be able to enjoy your day too without having to worry about toilet runs, keeping them entertained and muddy paw prints!
So, that's where we come in! We will come armed with a whole host of enrichment activities to keep your pup busy and quiet, we will take them for regular toilet breaks and ensure they look their best during photoshoots. We can also dress ourselves to match your dress code so we blend into any photos!
We have a whole range of customisable packages that can suit any budget. To discuss further, Contact Us or have a look at our About The Service or Prices for more information on the packages we can provide.
What Does a Dog Chaperone Do?
All of our wedding packages are bespoke and can be tailored to your individual requirements. Your dog can be involved in as little or as much of your special day as you like. It is important that we meet your needs but that we also work together to meet the personality and requirements of your dog too.
We recognise that a wedding venue is an unfamiliar environment for your pup, and we therefore want to be there to support them every step of the way. In addition, where possible we will try and maintain your dog's usual routine. We will ensure they are exercised before leaving, that they eat at their usual meal times and have their favourite food with them. Water will also be available at all times. We will try and encourage you to select a quiet zone for your pet at the wedding venue, which can be as simple as a small side room. This is so that we can bring some of your dog's home comforts along with them, such as their bed, a blanket or some of their favourite toys. This is also so that if the ceremony becomes too busy or overwhelming for them, we can take them back to their quiet room and settle them comfortably.
What to Expect Before the Wedding
So, what can you expect from our bespoke dog chaperone service at your wedding?
Firstly, we will come and meet you and your dog in the comfort of your own home. This is so that we can get to meet you both in a familiar setting and get to know more about you both. In addition, this is your chance to see how you feel and if we are the correct person to assist you with your wedding requirements. There is absolutley no requirement to book after we have met with you.
During the consultation, we will discuss your individual requirements, such as your plans for the day, budget and what you would like from our service.
If you would still like to go ahead after our consultation, we will create a bespoke package for you. This can be amended as many times as necessary so we can get things 100% right for you! We are keen to meet your special requirements, in addition to the individual needs of your dog and their personality. We are here to support you, so are more than happy to meet you more than once to discuss plans, and build a bond with your dog before the big day arrives, if you require.
On The Day
We will come and meet your dog at your chosen destination on the morning of your wedding. This could be your home or a relative or friends home. We want to make your day as stress-free as possible and are therefore more than happy to stay the night before with your dog if needed, or pick them up early in the morning from a different address. This allows you to just concentrate on yourself and prepare for your wedding day. We will also keep you updated with pictures, so you can relax knowing your best friend is happy, should you require!
We are also able to drop your dog to the groomers, and collect them, on the morning of the wedding so they are looking as glamorous as you for your big day! On the morning of your wedding we will exercise your dog for you in accordance with the requirements you have requested and are happy with. This can be in a park they are familiar with or a secure setting close to your chosen pick up address. We won’t do anything without consent from you, such as letting your dog off the lead, we will only do what you and your pet are happy with. You are in control! We will feed your dog at their usual meal times, ensuring that their normal diet is maintained. Water will be available for your dog at all times.
Once your dog has been successfully exercised, fed and watered, we will then chaperone them to the wedding venue safely, using our own fully insured transport. We always ensure that we leave plenty of extra time for travelling, as we appreciate not all animals enjoy being in the car and also allowing for traffic delays.
Once we have arrived in plenty of time before your wedding commences, we will provide a comfort break for your furry friend. We will then find the quiet space that you have chosen, where we can settle them and ensure they have food and water available to them. You can provide items from home such as bedding, blankets and toys, so they feel comfortable and right at home. If you have a special wedding outfit for your pet we will get them dressed for you and provide any last minute touch ups for you, so that they are looking absolutely perfect! We then chaperone them to your own bespoke requirements throughout the wedding service, photographs and reception. Meaning that your best friend is by your side throughout your perfect wedding day! Let us take care of everything for you!
If you decide that the wedding ceremony is special enough and that you would like reception to be a dog-free affair, we can take your dog to our home where they are welcome to stay overnight should they need to.