One of the hardest things to decide is a gift that you will give to your friends or family. Some would just get anything available just to get over it. But you are a person who wants it to be special and memorable especially if it is not your typical party. What more if it is for a wedding? You will need to have something that will benefit not only one but both of them.
You may be thinking, you love dogs, and it would be great to share that love with them. But it is not easy though. Before you make that decision, you will have to ask and consider these questions:
Do Both Love Dogs?
As mentioned above, you will not only be given to one person. Keep in mind that it is for a couple, and you should know both of them. Maybe one of them is big a fan of dogs, but the other is not. Because of that, you should be considerate and thoughtful. It might be something that will strain them or get them closer, and it will be hard to gamble on that. If they get to decide that both of them would want to get one in the future, it will be on their hands.
Is It What the Couple Needs?
Every couple has their own needs. Let’s just say that they do both love dogs and planning to have one, this could be your sign to go ahead. But there are times that they have more important needs. Because of that, you might want to contribute with that instead. Another thing to keep in mind is if having one might also strain their other needs.
Are They Both Ready?
Having a pet is a big commitment and responsibility itself. Getting married is also a huge step and commitment. The question would be if they are both ready for this or would want to adjust to married life first? Remember that it will be their decision in the end, because it will be their responsibility. There would be a big possibility that they both want a dog but still need to settle other matters such as a job or a house. In these circumstances, they might be not ready to have an additional responsibility for a pet yet.
What is Your Reason?
You might have specific reasons why you would want to give a dog as a gift. It might be for them to have a good companion or for them to have an instant family. But as mentioned before, it will still depend upon the couple. So if you are planning this, you might want to consult them first and not rush into things. A gift should be something great for them, so make sure that what you will give is worth it for you and for them. If you really want to give them one, why not consider it for later? Even if months went by or for their anniversary, as long as they are now both ready to have that responsibility.
Angie Whitt is a wedding coordinator and photographer. She recently started a small business while still doing freelance. She is currently living with her three dogs at an apartment.