Adelaide | Australia
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When it comes to including your dog in your wedding, savvy couples across Australia are finding new ways for their precious companions to take part. From ring bearer, flower pup, dog of honour, or a seated guest, these ideas can be realised by Emily Tromans, founder of I Do Paws.
We had the pleasure of meeting veterinary nurse, dog trainer and Wedding Vault vendor Emily about her dog minding wedding business. From the moment we met her, you could instantly feel how this business is like an extension of Emily herself. Her personality is like an old friend who you’ve not seen in years, that’s always warm, honest and is exactly the type of person you’d dream of looking after your precious pup on such a special occasion.
With first-hand experience in having their dog attend their own wedding, the idea for I Do Paws evolved while Emily and husband Ryan were on their honeymoon. Emily said:
“Having our Australian Shepherd Ace attend our wedding was a must, but a huge logistical and stressful experience which involved one of our guests driving our dog home between the ceremony and reception”.
It was soon after their return that Emily realised there would be other couples who would want to include their dog with a hassle-free experience and so she put the wheels in motion to bring her idea of a dog minding wedding business to life.
I Do Paws take care of every aspect. From an initial meet and greet to ensure the dog is up for the challenge, to training them for their special role, grooming, walking, transportation and let’s not forget the treats!
Emily’s team have thought of everything; from arriving at your venue before your guests (so your dog is comfortable and familiar with the environment), to dog accessories which you can shop for online via their website.
I Do Paws currently services Adelaide and Melbourne with further expansion on the horizon. Emily’s team of eight veterinary nurses ensures your pup is in the best hands possible giving you and your dog a stress-free experience.
So what type of wedding venues allow dogs? Couples who include dogs at their wedding, are usually held at outdoor locations like wineries, beaches, gardens or backyard weddings. If you’re planning on having your dog attend your wedding, bear this in mind when you’re looking at venues to ensure they can meet your expectations.
Emily shares her top 5 tips if you’re thinking about including your dog in your wedding:
Thank you, Emily for sharing your wonderful dog minding business with us. There are some very lucky couples and dogs out there who will be fortunate enough to get a booking with you and your wonderful team! See their Wedding Vault Vendor Listing here.