Pets and Weddings

Getting Your Pet Wedding Ready

Pets and Your Wedding

One of the sweetest things about weddings today is having man’s (and woman’s) best friend be a part of the wedding day in some way, shape or form. Whether it’s a photo-op, walking down the aisle or including your furry friend in engagement photos – Mike Staff Productions photographers have massive amounts of experience working with pets.

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But before you have your pooch (or cat or horse, yes, we’ve seen that, too) be a part of your day, go over the best options! Bottom line: weddings can be stressful and overwhelming for a pet that does not adapt well to new environments or is uncomfortable around strangers. Since you know your pet best, here are few things to consider.

1. Can your pet handle the action?  Sociable pets, especially dogs that are outgoing and friendly, often cope better with the extra attention and the activity of the day. If your pet is shy and uncomfortable around people, it may be best not include he or she in your day.

2. Check first to make sure that the venues you choose for your wedding allow animals. Many have a strict no pet policy.

3. What role would your pet play at your wedding? Whether she is the ring bearer or the hound of honor, start preparing early for the tasks your pet is going to do during the ceremony.

4. Ask someone to your pets handler during the ceremony. Assign someone you trust to be with your pet at all times throughout the ceremony. This will relieve any pressure you might feel to make sure that your pet behaves and is safe.

5. Rehearse as much as you can with your pet before the big day and during your actual rehearsal. So your pet and their handler knows exactly what to do and when to do it.

6. Pamper your pet! Book an appointment at the groomers so your pet looks and smells good on the big day.

7. Pet Photo Op! Get some ideas for some great pet photos below!


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1. Pick Your Wedding Photographer(s)

Whether you want ultra-creative or classic photos, our professional wedding photographers can deliver whatever kind of aesthetic you’re looking for. Each photographer offers their own unique professional approach to wedding photography, and you can pick the right one for you. The photography is just the start of the ultimate wedding package.

2. Pick Your Wedding Videographer(s)

One of the biggest regrets we hear from the over 25,000 couples we have served is that they didn’t get a professional wedding video made. Don’t let that be your regret! Like our photographers, our videographers can create cinematic wedding videos that spotlight your love. Whatever you’re looking for, our videographers will deliver a wedding video that you’ll be able to enjoy for years and share with future generations.

3. Pick Your Wedding DJ & MC

In order to capture photos and videos of the touching, hilarious and memorable moments at your wedding reception, you’re going to need the right music at the right time. The final piece of the ultimate wedding package, our DJs will bring your wedding celebration to the next level. Pick the music, don’t pick the music, create a “do not play list”, or give us no list at all, we’ll get to know you and your guests and construct a playlist that fits just right. But our DJs do more than just play songs, they bring energy to your wedding with engaging announcements, introductions and more.

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