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Bringing Your Dog to the Wedding? What To Know About Our Pet-friendly Venues

posted on April 19, 2023

Pets have an incredible ability to make a good day even better – and weddings are no exception! If you are proud parents of fur babies, then you probably regard them as family members who should – no, deserve – to be by your side on your big day. Lucky for you, tying the knot in their presence has never been easier, as more and more wedding venues are opening their doors to couples and their four-legged counterparts. 

If you’re looking for a pet-friendly venue in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, Texas Hill Country, Houston, or Atlanta, look no further than Walters Wedding Estates. “We love including your furry friends during your wedding ceremony because we know how important they can be to you and your partner!” Walters Wedding Specialists say. Here are some important things to know – plus a few fun ways to bring your pets in on the festivities.

Which Walters Wedding Estates venues are pet-friendly?

Known for its attention to detail, unique spaces, and one-stop-shop wedding-planning services, Walters Wedding Estates boasts over 30 venues in the United States. With locations in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, Austin, San Antonio, Houston, and Atlanta, there’s something for everyone to choose from. Yes, everyone – including the canines in your family! Fortunately for animal lovers, all Walters Wedding venues are pet-friendly so Fido can be there for every special moment – no matter which venue you select as the backdrop to your big day.

What are Walters Wedding Estates’ pet-friendly policies?

The Walters Wedding Estates team realizes how special your beloved four-legged friends are to you – and what it means to have them there on your big day. Although Walters Wedding Estates is unable to host your pet throughout the entire duration of your event, your pups can still be a part of your wedding ceremony, as well as photography sessions right after. “During your ceremony, our staff ensures that everything runs smoothly during your processional and recessional with them!” Walters Wedding Specialists say.

How can pets be a part of the wedding ceremony?

Your fur babies are welcome to join your ceremony on premises in numerous ways. The first one is a no-brainer: Walking down the aisle with your best friend! However, if you’re worried about a dirty-paws-on-white-dress situation, you can select to have your pet walk down the aisle as an honorary “flower pup” or even side by side with your bridesmaids. Alternatively, you can dress them up in a festive bow tie and have them line up by the groomsmen. Honor your loyal companions by incorporating them into your vows, and show them how much they mean to you!

What are some other ways to involve pets?

There’s no better time to play dress up with your pets than for your wedding day! More specifically, during your photography session. Bring your pets in on the fun by dressing them up in a manner of super-cute attire: floral collars, burlap bows, tuxedo harnesses, paw-fectly coordinated tutu dresses, and so much more. (Don’t forget to pack some treats to keep your canines in good spirits throughout the shoot!) The Walters Wedding Estates team will ensure your pet is well-hydrated and happy every step of the way.

What about the wedding reception?

Although Walters Wedding Estates is unable to accommodate your furry friends during the reception portion of your wedding, this doesn’t mean our Wedding Specialists can’t find ways to factor them in throughout your day. Plan ahead and find an artist who can dream up a custom illustration of your pet. Then, create your wedding stationery using that artwork. Think: table numbers, cocktail napkins, menus, and more. Better yet, ask your mixologist to invent a personalized cocktail (or mocktail!) in your pup’s honor, or your wedding baker for a custom cake inspired by your pet. Whatever your vision is for your wedding, Walters Wedding Specialist will make sure to dream up an unforgettable event that has pup’s bark of approval!

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