Recently I’ve had a couple of people ask whether we planned to include Maddie in our wedding ceremony or not.
I can see why the question would come up. I mean how adorable would Maddie be as a the ring carrier?
Or a 5th bridesmaid?
One thing is for certain, Maddie would not be lacking in the cuteness factor.
Am I right? 😉
However, as adorable or cute Maddie may be, she will not be there when we say “I do.”
Both Derek and I love Maddie to pieces. She’s our fur daughter and a huge part of our little family, but the truth is that it just isn’t practical to include her. She’s shy around crowds, isn’t a fan of strange men or small children, and – if we put her in the middle of the ceremony – I’m not sure what she would do besides jump up both of our legs begging to be placed in the arms of mommy and daddy safety.
The other worry would be what to do with Maddie once the ceremony was over. We would have to rely on a friend or family member to get her back to my parents’ house quickly, which would just be another stressor to worry about when we should both be enjoying our party.
That being said, since I’ll be getting ready at my parents’ house, there is a slight chance Maddie and I can get a few shots together before I head to the wedding site.
I’m still not 100% sure she’ll even stay with us, though. I’m toying with the idea of leaving her with a friend that weekend, which might benefit her more in the end. That way she’ll get all the love and attention she needs, I won’t have to worry that Maddie is being ignored, and Maddie won’t have to deal with the new people that I’m sure will be going in and out of the house.
We still have a few months to decide on that. We’ll see. 🙂
Did you include your family pet in any of your wedding festivites?