Being a pet celebrant is my life’s calling, but that doesn’t mean it’s completely trouble-free. Like any job, it has its share of difficulties, and I’m always on the lookout for ways to navigate these. For example, booking chapels for pets is becoming more and more of a challenge, as more places are specifying ‘no pets allowed’ in their contracts. It’s an outrage, yes, but it’s also a problem for business.

I’d hazard a guess that this is down to the rising popularity of pet weddings, with venues cottoning on to the trend and… like, totally not taking advantage of it. In the past, I’d just not specify what type of wedding it was, and they’d assume it was a human one until the day, and then it would be too late for them to back out. But now, I find I’m having to make it clear up front what species the bridal party is. Outrageous, I tell you. 

Anyway, it’s got me thinking that I should open my own chapel. You know – buy an acreage and do it up specifically for the purpose of pet weddings. Finding the right building might be easier said than done, but I’m sure I could get some ideas from daddy’s buyers advocates. For property around Melbourne, the market is currently in a bit of a weird patch, but with the right insider advice, that might just work in my favour.

I could really turn this whole situation to my advantage, you know. Given that demand far outweighs supply when it comes to pet wedding venues, I could not only solve my problem but also create a tidy little sideline business in the process. I’m sure I could convince daddy to invest in it, and maybe even get some of his investors on board. I know that some of them have horses that they’re always trying to set up with one another.