Published: Thursday, Jul. 22nd, 2021
It’s not unusual for a bride or groom to choose to include a pet or support animal in their wedding ceremony.
All professional wedding officiants will definitely encounter this at some point, and usually it’s not a big deal (as long as the animal is well-behaved). In fact, weddings with pets in the wedding party are usually more fun for everyone involved… Who doesn’t love to watch an adorable dog bound up the aisle excitedly?
But… What would you say if the bride told you an alligator would be an honored guest?
Wally walks down the aisle
Screenshots from Dani and Jake's wedding video, linked below
That was the case this week, when Dani and Jake Newman asked local celebrity and emotional support gator Wally to serve as ring bearer in their central Pennsylvania wedding.
Wally is well known locally for being a pretty chill guest, despite his scaly demeanor, and often visits hospitals and nursing homes as a comfort animal with his owner, Joie Henney.
But no matter how you dress things up (in this case, with a tuxedo), toothy reptiles like Wally aren’t exactly everyone’s idea of a good time.
What would you have told this bride and groom to be? Would you have performed the wedding, with Wally by your side, or would you have said See you later, alligator?
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