Spring has sprung. With new buds blooming and baby birds chirping, love is in the air—even for the furriest of friends. No, not that funny old man in apartment 4C, but canines and kitties are finding amore as well. So, what is a doggie duo to do when they want to take puppy love to a level that is (somewhat) more serious?
Tie the knot, of course!
Planning the purrrfect mutt-rimony ceremony is simple, just follow MainStreet's guide to pet weddings:
It doesn’t matter if the groom needs to lift his paw to pee, he still needs some dapper duds. Check out PoochieHeaven.com for a surprisingly wide selection of formal dog wear, including a navy pinstripe tuxedo ($39.99), a white tuxedo (perfect until Labor Day, $39.99), and for the destination affair: A collared shirt with Hawaiian themed necktie ($27.99).
Larger brides and grooms don’t have to sacrifice style to find the right plus-sized attire. At Bowwowsbest.com, sizes go up to XXL (or 70 pounds). Provided she's wearing a flea collar, your bride will feel nothing but beautiful in a three-tiered satin wedding gown with hand sewn chiffon flowers and matching six-layered tulle veil ($99.95). If your bride opts for a wedding party¬—and not all brides do—then scoop up pink satin bridesmaids dresses ($49.95) that come with matching leashes (always useful in case the bridal party gets a little wild).TREATS
No wedding is complete without smashing a little cake in the bride’s muzzle. Order a customized three-tiered wedding cake from My Best Friend Pet Bakery in San Diego, Calif. Prices begin at $99, and a picture of the happy couple hand painted on the top tier is optional. (The bakery will ship anywhere in the country and all its ingredients are human grade.)
If you don’t want your Chihuahua getting tipsy on tequila, then stick to stocking the bar with four-legged friendly wine. Bark Vineyards offers several varieties, including Pinot Leasheo, Barkundy (a dark grape with a "great nose"), and Sauvingnon Bark – all an alcohol free blend of chicken broth, spices and vegetables ($19.99). Whine not! If your groom is more into suds, then order Bowser Beer, ($21.99) an alcohol free, low calorie mix of barley and beef that is sure to add some more hair to his chest.