More brides and grooms are opting for their pets to join in on the ceremony

Pets joining in on the ceremony

Pets joining in on the ceremony

There are what seems to be a million decisions that a bride and groom have to make while they are planning a wedding. One common trend appearing at numerous weddings is the couple's pets being a part of the ceremony, according to The New York Times.

A recent study of American weddings in 2011 showed that nearly 5 percent of nuptials had a pet included in the wedding party. Many brides and grooms have seen a lot of success with it.

"Despite our dogs having an extreme love for the beach and wanting desperately to run into the water, they waited patiently while we exchanged our vows," Brandy Caldwell-Bakken, a veterinary technician from Phoenix, told the news source. "No sooner had they pronounced us 'man and wife,' Wesley ducked out of his collar and ran into the waves, still wearing his tuxedo."

According to the Toronto Star, there are numerous ways a couple can ensure their pet is ready for the wedding ceremony. It is important to practice with them and choose a right outfit, so they will not be uncomfortable. Also, it is imperative to ask guests if they are frightened or allergic to make sure a good time will be had by all.