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Why You Should Have Alpacas at Your Wedding

Alright folks, buckle up because we're about to take a look at one of the most delightful wedding trends you never knew you needed: alpacas at your wedding! Yes, you heard that right. These fluffy, adorable creatures are making their way from the farm to the aisle, and for good reason. If you're looking to add a touch of whimsy, charm, and a whole lot of fun to your special day, then keep reading. We'll explore why alpacas are the perfect wedding guests, how to incorporate them into your celebration, and some tips to ensure everything goes smoothly.

alpaca herd lounging in the field

The Charm of Alpacas

First things first, let's talk about why alpacas are so darn charming. These creatures are known for their gentle nature, soft fleece, and those big, soulful eyes that can melt even the coldest of hearts. Imagine having an alpaca adorned with some of the same flowers used in your bouquet – instant Instagram gold! Plus, they bring a unique and whimsical touch to your wedding that traditional decor simply can't match. Your guests will be talking about your wedding for years to come, and let's be honest, who doesn't want that?

Picture-Perfect Moments

One of the biggest perks of having alpacas at your wedding is the endless photo opportunities they provide. Whether it's a candid shot of an alpaca nuzzling the bride or a posed picture with the bride and groom, these animals add a fun and unexpected element to your wedding album. Your photographer will have a field day capturing these moments, and you'll have plenty of unique photos to cherish forever. Plus, alpacas are natural hams for the camera (take a look at our own alpaca, Cuzco, pictured below!) – they love the attention!

smiling alpaca

Stress Relief for Everyone

Weddings can be stressful, no doubt about it. But having alpacas at your wedding can provide a much-needed dose of stress relief. These animals are known for their calming presence and gentle demeanor, making them perfect for soothing pre-wedding jitters. Guests of all ages will enjoy interacting with the alpacas, and their presence can help create a relaxed and joyful atmosphere. It's like having a built-in therapy animal, but way cuter!

How to Incorporate Alpacas into Your Wedding

So, you're sold on the idea of having alpacas at your wedding – now what? There are plenty of ways to incorporate these adorable creatures into your big day. You can have them greet guests as they arrive or simply be a part of your photo session. Some couples even choose to have a dedicated "alpaca corner" where guests can meet and interact with the animals. Just be sure to work with a reputable farm or handler to ensure the alpacas are well-cared for and comfortable throughout the event.

Practical Considerations

While having alpacas at your wedding is undeniably fun, there are a few practical considerations to keep in mind. First, check with your venue to make sure they allow animals on the premises. This is obviously not an issue at all if your wedding is with us!

You'll also need to ensure there's a suitable space for the alpacas to hang out – somewhere shaded and away from loud noises. Again, we already have that covered! We will have a fenced in area, some of it under the trees for the alpaca to graze.

Additionally, it's important to have a handler present to manage the animals and ensure their well-being. We provide a handler to make sure of both the alpacas' and guests' safety.

Lastly, consider any guests who may have allergies or fear of animals and plan accordingly. At our venue the alpacas will be placed in an area where guests who choose not to interact with them can still enjoy the majority of our property.

Making It Memorable

To make your alpaca-filled wedding truly unforgettable, consider adding some personal touches. You could dress the alpacas in adorable bow ties or flower crowns to match your wedding theme. Provide guests with alpaca-themed favors, like mini plush toys or alpaca wool scarves. And don't forget to share the story of why you chose to include alpacas in your celebration – it adds a personal and heartfelt touch that your guests will appreciate.

grazing alpaca

Incorporating alpacas at your wedding is a surefire way to add a touch of whimsy, charm, and unforgettable fun to your special day. From their undeniable cuteness to the endless photo opportunities they provide, alpacas are the perfect wedding guests. Just remember to plan ahead, consider practicalities, and most importantly, have fun with it! Your wedding will be the talk of the town, and you'll have memories (and photos) to cherish for a lifetime.

Want to know how to have alpacas at your wedding??? Our wedding venue provides this option exclusively for our clients! See how you can have alpacas present for your wedding day.

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