From the ceremony to the photos, this company will take care of your pet’s every need so you get all of the cuteness and none of the stress on your big day
You’re getting married, and you can’t wait to see your nearest and dearest to hopefully have one of the best days of your life. But will it be the same if one of the most important family members is not there?
Many people would like to have their pet – most often a dog – as part of their wedding day. However, while it all sounds adorable in theory, in reality it can be a different story. Dogs require looking after – if left unattended or in the hands of someone who doesn’t know them very well, they can run off, eat something they shouldn’t, start barking from nerves or overexcitement, relieve themselves on any available surface or simply drool incessantly at the smell of food.
Also, let’s face facts, this is Ireland and, regardless of your wedding date, there’s a high probability that there will be rain at some point in the day. You do not want muddy paws ruining your bridal look.
Enter Pet Sitters Ireland. The award-winning pet-sitting and dog-walking company has introduced a Wedding Day Service designed to ensure you have a fantastic day with your guests without worrying about your precious pooch. This includes taking your pet to the groomers to get them ready for the big day, walking them prior to the ceremony to ensure they’re relaxed, taking them on bathroom and food breaks throughout the day and driving them home whenever you specify.
They’ll even arrive early to the venue to practice the walk down the aisle if your dog is the ring-bearer – imagine the pictures!
The team is well used to handling pets with different temperaments in a variety of settings and organise a free meet and greet to be introduced prior to the wedding to minimise the dog’s stress on the day.
Costs vary depending on the amount of time you want the person to look after your pet, how many pets are involved and whether or not you want them to look after the dog that evening as well.
At the end of the day, you know your dog best. If they are nervous or don’t like crowds, it might work out better to just have them for the photographs after the ceremony or simply at the ‘getting ready’ portion of the day.
If you’re not sure, there is a handy downloadable guide on the website answering a host of questions about having your dog at your wedding that will put your mind at ease.