FAQ

General
What should I bring to the event?
When you arrive, check-in at Gate #1 (check-in begins at 8 AM).Then, you will be directed to our on-site vet to verify your dog's age and health. Bringing documentation that states your dog's age (copy of birth certificate, rabies certificate, vet receipt), will help expedite the check-in process.
Where should I stand for the wedding?
At Check-In, you'll receive a colored wrist band that indicates what section of the wedding area you will be in. After getting our on-site vet's sign-off, you will meet your Dog Steward, who will give you more information on your exact location and the schedule of events.
Do you turn away dogs based on breeds?
We do not believe any dog should be turned away based on its breed and we welcome all dogs. We ask that if your dog has known aggression problems (human and/or dog reactive) to please reconsider attending the event.
Are my kid(s) allowed into the ceremony/attempt area with me?
Only one person is allowed per dog in the ceremony/attempt area. The official attempt will be held in a fenced off area on the baseball field and during the 15-minute ceremony there will be restricted access exiting the field until the ceremony is completed. If you have a young child that needs to accompany you, this will be allowed, with the understanding that it is your responsibility to monitor both your child and dog for their safety and those around you. Strollers and wagons are not permitted inside the wedding area.
Is the event handicap accessible?
The event has handicap parking available and the wedding will be held inside the baseball stadium on the field. Handicapped parking is located in the Preferred Lot adjacent to Gate #3.
Can I virtually watch the event?
Yes, the event will be Facebook Live streamed. To be counted in the official record total, you must be present with your dog. Details will be posted on the website closer to the event.
Where should I park?
A parking map and directions is available on the Kane County Cougars website at, https://www.kccougars.com/parking.
Restrictions
Why can’t my dog dress up or wear any special attire?
Participating dogs are not allowed to wear any clothes/special attire/jewelry/bandannas etc. as a Guinness World Records requirement to ensure the safety and comfort of the animals for the duration of the wedding ceremony. However, after the ceremony, feel free to dress your pet up and strike a pose at our DIY doggy wedding photo booths.
What type of collar is allowed?
Prong and/or shock collars are strictly prohibited. If you arrive with a prohibited collar, there will be approved collars for purchase that your dog must wear for the duration of the ceremony in order to participate.
What type of leash should I bring?
All dogs must be on a leash for the entirety of the event. Only non-retractable leashes are allowed at the event. Leashes must be under 8 feet long. If you arrive with a prohibited leash, there will be approved leashes for purchase that you must use for the duration of the ceremony in order to participate.
Can I register more than one dog?
For the safety of animals and humans, an owner (age 13 and older) may only supervise one (1) dog during the event and be in close proximity to their owner at all times. Owners bringing more than one dog to the event must have a separate handler (age 13 or older) supervising each additional dog(s). Every dog participating must register separately.
Are dog strollers/wagons allowed?
Dog strollers/wagons are allowed at the event but will not be permitted in the wedding ceremony area.
Safety Precautions
Are you prepared in case of illness or injury?
Yes! There will be on-site veterinarians for the duration of the event, from DuPage Animal Hospital. In addition, there will be Dog Steward volunteers who are trained to provide first aid.
What if a person gets bitten by a dog?
In consideration of acceptance of the registration fee, you release the Diamonds in the Ruff Wedding event, Kane County Cougars Baseball Foundation and ball park, Robust Promotions LLC, Guinness World Records, all supporting organizations and volunteers on the event site from any liability for any injury or accident you may suffer during the course of this event. Furthermore, you acknowledge that there will be animals present during this event and you release the above stated from any liability for any injury or accidents your animal may suffer during the course of this event.
This environment will have many dogs of different sizes. Will it be safe for my smaller dog to be there?
For the safety of the doggy wedding participants, we will have dedicated sections in the attempt area for smaller dogs based on their size. If your small dog is marrying a larger dog, this is something to consider as the couples must remain together during the 15-minute ceremony.
What precautions are being taken to ensure dogs are kept under control during the event?
We are recruiting vet techs, dog trainers, dog walkers and only those with experience handling large groups of dogs. While Guinness World Records is only requiring one Dog Steward for every 50 dogs/25 dog couples, we are actively seeking TWO Dog Stewards per 50 dogs/25 dog couples.
What is the procedure if a dog fight were to break out?
Our highly trained Dog Stewards know how to spot potential signs of dog aggression and also know how to defuse a potentially dangerous situation. Each Dog Steward will be armed with appropriate tools and an Assistant Dog Steward to watch over the group of dogs assigned to them. If a dog fight does occur, the record attempt will be aborted and we will be disqualified.
Is there volunteer training to deal with a dog fight or an aggressive dog should it arise?
We have Dog Steward volunteers who are seasoned and trained to deal with large groups of dogs. These volunteers come to us from various day camps/boarding/training facilities and are certified in pet CPR and first aid.
Do I need to wear a mask?
Masks will not be required but this is subject to change as we are following the State of Illinois and IDPH Covid-19 guidelines.
What should I do if I’m feeling ill/have symptoms of COVID-19?
If you are exhibiting any of the of the following symptoms, please stay home. You can send someone else in your place to hold your dog’s leash during the ceremony, just have them check-in under the name you registered. NO refunds will be issued for no shows the day of the event.
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips, or nail beds, depending on skin tone
Donations
Where should I mail donation checks?
Donations should be mailed to: Robust Promotions LLC
164 S Myrtle Ave #1
Villa Park, IL 60181
USA
Can I mail in a cash donation?
It is not a good idea to send a cash donation in the mail. You may drop off the cash at Robust Promotions LLC at 164 S Myrtle Ave #1, Villa Park, IL 60181 Monday-Friday between the hours of 9-5 along with your information. Alternatively, you can issue a cashier's check and send it in as you would a check.
I want to make a donation. Who should I make my check out to?
Please make all checks payable to: Robust Promotions LLC
Please make sure that in the memo it says Diamonds in the Ruff Wedding.

Or, you can donate directly to the service animal organization/rescue group of your choice by choosing from the list of participating non-profits at diamondsintheruffwedding.com.
Weather & Cancellation Policy
What happens if there is bad weather?
In the event of heavy rain, the event will still go on in the same location, under a covered area. All scheduled times will remain the same.

If inclement weather or other emergency during the event necessitates evacuation, an evacuation map and directions will be provided.
What is Diamonds in the Ruff Wedding’s cancellation policy (can’t attend, bad weather, etc.)?
By registering for the 2022 Diamonds in the Ruff Guinness World Record attempt, you agree that your registration fee(s) and funds raised help fund both the cost of putting on the event as well as provide funds to help the participating service/rescue groups mission work. By agreeing to our waiver, you also agree that should the event be canceled for any reason (including but not limited to inclement weather, acts of God, fire, flood, natural disaster, or recognized health threats as determined by local government authority or health agencies, etc.) that registration fee(s) and any funds raised may not be canceled/refunded.