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LONDON - APRIL 28: Reverend Charlotte Richards attempts to bless a female great dane and a male pug at Selfridge's Little White Wedding Chapel, Oxford Street on April 28, 2005 in London. Charlotte Richards is owner of Las Vegas's world renowned Little White Wedding chapel and her blessings have been placed upon celebrity couples such as Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

So, 2000 dog owners were talked to.  Two-thirds would want to get their pet involved in their wedding day.

The most popular role, ring bearer (50%), flower girl (17%) and page boy (13%)\

Almost 10% would have their dog as the groom’s best “man”.

How much would people spend to prepare  their dog for the wedding?  How bout, on average, $75.

Now there’s no arguing with this stat, 93% believe that their dog is part of their family, because of that, they say the dog should be involved.  76% say guests would react positively to having dogs at the wedding (COUNT ME IN AMONG THAT GROUP!)  70% say they would ask if the venue is “dog friendly”.  And, it stands to reason, almost 70% would have a special dish prepared for their dog.

One wedding planner said he recently hired corgis for a wedding, and called it a “brilliant addition”.

Just having the dog at the wedding isn’t enough apparently, they must be properly attired…


46% would have a special collar with a ring box on it

42% would put their dog in a special suit

39% would put a bow tie on their dog

25% would put a floral collar on their dog

23% would put a special bandana on the dog

21% would put the dog in a dress (I’m sorry buddy)

13% would put a hat on their dog (I’m REALLY sorry buddy)

11% would have a bow for their tail

7% would have them wear special shoes (wouldn’t shoes for ANY dog be special)

5% would have them wear a headpiece

All of that is a bit much, but as I stated earlier I would always be fine having a dog(s) at a wedding.

Honestly, even more so at the reception so as were waiting forever for the wedding photographs to be taken, at least the dogs would occupy my time.  As a matter of fact, take your time on those photographs.

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