Ceremonial Sitter Book a âwedding nannyâ for your pupâs Big Day appearance
written by Daisy Bainum
Here in the Lowcountry, we treat our dogs like family. So itâs little surprise couples love to include their four-legged friends in their weddings. To help make that reality run a little more smoothlyâOK, a lot more smoothlyâDawg Tired and Cat Naps Too, a pet daycare and boarding house on Johns Island, now offers a concierge service for pups.
Dubbed âwedding nannies,â the companyâs helpers bathe and groom Fido prior to your Big Day; they board, feed, and taxi him or her around town; and they pet sit during photo sessions, the rehearsal, the ceremony, and the reception. âWe want to provide peace of mind for owners while ensuring the dogâs happiness throughout the whole experience,â says Dawg Tired pet nanny Kristen Lane.
There are a few caveats Kristen offers to interested couples:
Before you get your hopes up of including Fido, she says, make sure your venues allow dogs, and ask the property directors to spell out exact details.
Next, book a consultation so you and your wedding nanny can sort out any special needs and discuss details for the Big Day. Ideally, nanny and pooch should meet before the wedding weekend, but Kristen and her team can work around that if itâs not feasible.
Kristen recommends a dog be at the rehearsal if itâs going to be in the ceremony. âThe more familiar they are with the surroundings,â she says, âthe calmer and happier they will be.â
On-site nanny rates with Dawn Tired range from $45 per hour (two-hour minimum) the day prior to the wedding to $55 per hour (three-hour minimum) the day of the wedding. Boarding and grooming are separate fees. For more information, contact Kristen online or call (843) 633-1032.
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