Sabine Smith, the owner of Perfect Day Ceremonies, is a Cornwall-based independent event celebrant covering weddings throughout both regions. With more dog lovers acquiring a furry friend during the lockdown period, many couples want their pets to play a significant role at their weddings so we ask Sabine for some pet-friendly ceremony options. She tells us, "Wedding ceremonies are a family affair and more and more couples are wanting to make their fur babies a part of their celebrations. There are certainly plenty of ways for four-legged friends to join in!"
She continues, "Booking a ceremony with an independent celebrant means that couples can pick where they want it to take place, as well as what they wish to say. More are considering pet-friendly venues where their furry companion is made welcome. Having a celebrant-led ceremony in a pet-friendly venue allows cats, dogs and even a horse to be present and play an important part!"
Sabine says, "When planning the pawfect ceremony, dogs and cats can be the ring bearers or even an honourable flower girl. Your dog can take on the important task of escorting you down the aisle, wearing a special outfit like a bespoke collar or lead which can be designed to match your theme. Couples can book pet chaperone companies who'll make sure that the animal is well looked after during the day. They can ensure that your pet arrives on time, washed and groomed and looking its best in its wedding outfit. A dog chaperone will present the dog, as agreed, for the ring-bearing ceremony or to walk down the aisle. They can also take it home once the family portraits have been taken to ensure that the couple can party without worrying."
Another idea that Sabine descirbes is that your furry friend can even be a part of the commitment signature! "Why not consider arriving at your ceremony on horseback? Or in a beautiful horse-drawn carriage? As an animal-loving celebrant, I'll embrace any option, incorporating them into the day."
To book Sabine for your wedding, call 07977 561 450 or visit www.perfectdayceremonies.co.uk