Pet Friendly Weddings
Do you have a four-legged friend that you would like to include in
your nuptials? Would you never consider leaving your pets out of your
wedding ceremony? If so, the Currituck Outer Banks is the perfect place
for your pet-friendly wedding.
Pet-friendly weddings are more popular than ever before with dogs and
even cats playing roles as ring bearers, flower girls, and welcome
hosts. With a little preparation, you can plan a wedding on the
Currituck Outer Banks that is fun for your family, friends, and pets.
In Currituck County, dogs are welcome on the beach as long as they are
leashed, and there is no length requirement for leashes. Cats are not
required to wear leashes on Currituck beaches, but must not create a
nuisance. While here, you can stay at The Inn at Corolla Light
which offers a limited number of pet-friendly rooms for dogs less than
50 pounds for a $25 dollar per night fee, or you can rent a pet-friendly
from a local realty company. Before the ceremony, be sure to stop by
Dognutz in Timbuck II in Corolla for some special treats for your furry
If you want to make your wedding a true family affair, don't leave your
well-loved pets at home. Bring your pets, family, and friends to the
Currituck Outer Banks for a truly memorable wedding ceremony.
Tips to ensure your pet is comfortable on your big day:
sure to bring plenty of fresh water for your pets. Pets can easily
become dehydrated on the beach and will need lots of water to ensure
they are ready to participate in your wedding.
Hot sand, pavement, and asphalt can burn the pads on your dog's feet. Be
sure to check the temperature of these surfaces before letting your dog
walk on them.
Ask a family or wedding party member to be your pet-sitter on the big
day so you will be able to get ready without worrying about your pet.
Try to choose someone your pet is familiar with so they will feel
comfortable during the day.
Bringing your pet's favorite toy or bedding along can help your dog feel
secure in an unfamiliar place. Also be sure to bring plenty of dog
treats, poop bags, and any other supplies you may need for your day to
Remember that ceremony décor and flowers can be choking hazards and/or
toxic for your pets. Keep decorations out of your pets reach and be sure
your sitter keeps a close eye on your pet throughout the day. Avoid
giving your dog too much food or water prior to and during your
ceremony. This will help to prevent unwanted accidents!
To ensure your guest's comfort, make an announcement about your pet's
participation in the ceremony. Guests who have pet allergies may need to
make arrangements beforehand.
Don't forget that pets make for great wedding photos. Be sure your
photographer takes photos of the bride and groom with their pets.
Photos on this page provided by Brooke Mayo - www.brookemayo.com