With Meghan Markle’s own beloved beagle-cross, Guy, making an extra special appearance at her wedding last weekend, the UK and Europe’s leading experts in raw pet food, Natures Menu, highlights six reasons our furry friends are a great addition to the big day.
It seems you don’t have to be royalty to include your pet in the wedding celebrations. Research commissioned* by Natures Menu has found almost half of pet lovers (40%) would have their four-legged friend play a part in their special day.
From being included in the photos to the all-important task of the ring bearer, it seems we’re a nation of pet lovers who can’t imagine their big day without our four-legged friends. But, what makes having your pet at your wedding so special? Natures Menu highlights below…
1. They’re part of the family
One of the first tasks of planning your big day is deciding who to invite; parents, siblings, aunties and best friends, but it’s important not to forget about your loyal canine companions. Always there to greet you home at the end of the day, our pets are a big part of our life and family!
2. They keep the guests happy
There aren’t many people who don’t love our furry four-legged friends. Having your pet on hand at your wedding helps keep guests happy and entertained!
3. They make the photos more interesting
Nothing catches your eye more than a pet in the wedding pictures. Not only will they add an extra ‘aww’ factor, they’ll also be treasured in your wedding photos fur-ever!
4. They help calm your nerves
Last minute nerves and stresses are completely natural, but nothing will help you keep your cool more than a cuddle from your favourite canine.
5. They make a great best man
Unsurprisingly, man’s best friend can also double up as a fantastic best man. Whilst they may not be able to help organise the stag do, or read a speech at the reception, they do prove to be a very loyal companion, sticking by your side every step of the way.
6. …And an even better ring bearer
Having your dog trot down the aisle with a small pillow attached to his collar is not only a great crowd pleaser, but also a true delight for you and your partner.