While “Doggy weddings” are now very fashionable they first became headline material in 2005 when former Baywatch babe Pamela Anderson arranged a wedding for her Golden Retriever, Star, and her Chihuahua, Luca, on the beach in Malibu, California.
If you would like your pooch to say “I woof” then here are some tips for the big day Nowadays there are doggy wedding planners and you can expect a wedding to cost anywhere from around £300 – £10,000 but if you would like to keep it more casual. You can organise the shindig in your own garden quite cheaply.
Firstly no bride and groom can walk down the aisle without the right outfit, Snoopy’s Collars do wedding collars. (In fact Mum was thinking of doing a wedding package with flower collars for bridesmaids and some treats too) There are also a whole lot of designer pet boutiques which you can find online who do wedding outfits. My personal favourite is the Doggy Wedding Shop a complete one stop shop where they say “Love should be celebrated” and you can get everything you need for the big day, including this amazing cake!
Apart from the cake you can also serve a variety of dog biscuits and even doggie ice cream (see previous posts for recipes) and instead of champagne, flavoured water.
Of course you will need to organise someone to take the photographs as a reminder of your best friend’s special day.
Your puptials playlist can include songs like Puppy love-Donny Osmond, I would walk 500 miles-The Proclaimers even Who let the dogs out!
And what about those Bow Vows-things like there must always be fresh water in my bowl and share all your dog biscuits can be included. I like I shall cuddle you every night Furever.
You will also need to decide how you are going to decorate the area maybe a few balloons and fairy lights or a more decadent feel with silk drapes and flowers. Do be careful when choosing flowers though and avoid poisonous ones such as lily of the valley and narcissus.
Finally it’s always a good idea to have a few games for the restless youngsters to play afterwards.
However you decide to celebrate your special day don’t take it too seriously it should be a fun day to celebrate and remember