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The Dog Blog

Finding the right venue for your wedding is often one of the biggest decisions during your planning process - even more so if you want to include your pooch. Thankfully here at Alcumlow Wedding Barn we are one of the few wedding venues in Cheshire that are dog friendly, be it as a flower dog or the inspiration for a quirky cocktail our experienced Events Team are on hand to help incorporate your four legged friend into your special day.

Dog friendly weddings at Alcumlow Wedding Barn in Cheshire

Creative ways to involve your dog into your wedding day

1. A great way to include your dog into your wedding is during the Ceremony. Perhaps you’d like an extra cute usher to guide guests to their seats. A ring bearer, flower dog or to walk the bridesmaids down the aisle. Dress them up in their best wedding attire to create a picture perfect, adorable moment to cherish.

Dog in front of wedding car
Newly weds with dog at Alcumlow Wedding Barn

2. Don’t forget to let your guests know your pooch will be there! We love these order of the days created by Emmy Designs which includes illustrations of the gorgeous flower dogs Millie & Margot.

3. For a different approach (and for the more crazy breeds!) we recommend inviting your canine guests to your drinks reception to join amongst the more lively atmosphere and pose for those oh so fantastic group shots.

Couple with dog at dog friendly wedding venue chrshire

4. Weddings can be loud and busy places, as much as you wish your four legged friends would love to be there with you, you need to hold realistic expectations. If your pooch has socialisation issues or crowd anxiety then perhaps bringing them into your big day may not live up to your canine fantasy, but don’t fret, and remember: there are plenty of other ways to incorporate your dog around your wedding day. We love these doggy inspired signature cocktails.

Doggy cocktails at Alcumlow Wedding Barn

Planning your pooch into your wedding day may take a little extra work but we can guarantee when your have your pictures back you won’t regret it!

Dog best man
dog during wedding ceremony at Alcumlow Wedding Barn

A dog friendly wedding venue in chershire

Alcumlow Wedding Barn - Dog friendly wedding venue

To take this extra stress away but still have the wedding of your dreams you can hire a Pet Chaperone, with over 10 years experience Precious Pets Micro I.D are our recommended supplier to offer a practical and professional pet care service.

Adrian and Emma are a husband and wife duo whom will collect your dog on the day of your wedding, ensure they’re thoroughly exercised beforehand (an hour can be a long time to sit still for when in an exciting new place!) provide care throughout making sure they’re picture perfect and returning your dog to an agreed location so you don’t have to worry and can enjoy the rest of your wedding day.

Check out their website for more information:

Photo Credit: Adam Lowndes Photography, Dave Thompson, Becc Photography, Martin Davies Photography, Sarah Horton Photography

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