London - It is one of the more bizarre wedding trends of recent times, where dog-loving couples bring their pet with them to walk down the aisle.
But while Fido may look adorable in the wedding photos, couples are being warned that not every dog should have its big day.
Animal welfare charity Dogs Trust has told owners that they should "view your day from your dog’s perspective" and make a plan to ensure pets do not get too stressed by the nuptial celebrations.
It proposed steering clear of fancy, tiered fruit cakes or chocolate cakes, that could make dogs sick if guests decide to sneak them a few pieces, and to take care with the bridal flowers and floral centrepieces to make sure they are not toxic to dogs. This could seriously limit options as popular choices like Easter lilies and peonies are especially poisonous if ingested.
As well as investing in some dancing lessons for the groom, the Dogs Trust also suggested extra training classes for your pet before the occasion. Developing behaviours like greeting people politely and calmly would make the day pass more smoothly, it said.