Have things with service animals gone too far?

Are we letting these animals and their owners do whatever they want, whenever they want?

The public seems to be divided on this issue and the woman who wrote the story below wants to know if she acted like a jerk by not letting her nephew bring his service dog to her wedding.

Check out his story and see what you think.

AITA for not letting my nephew bring his service dog to my wedding?

“I (27F) am getting married in a few months to my fiance (28M). We have been planning our dream wedding for over a year, and everything is finally falling into place. However, there is one issue that has been causing quite a bit of controversy in our family.

My nephew (18M), “James”, has a service dog, “Max”, for his anxiety and panic attacks. Max is a well-trained and well-behaved dog, and he has been a great help to James over the years. However, I am severely allergic to dogs, to the point where I could have a severe reaction if I am around them for an extended period of time. This is something my family is well aware of.

When we sent out the invitations for our wedding, we made it clear that there would be a strict no pets policy, due to my allergies. James and his parents approached us and asked if Max could be an exception, as he is a service dog and not just a pet. They assured us that Max would be on his best behavior, and that he would not cause any problems.

As much as I understand the importance of Max to James, I had to say no. My wedding day is supposed to be one of the happiest days of my life, and I do not want to risk having a severe allergic reaction during the ceremony or reception. I explained this to James and his parents, and I offered to help find alternative accommodations for Max during the wedding.

However, my decision has caused a lot of controversy in the family. Some of my relatives believe that I am being selfish and inconsiderate, while others understand my point of view and support my decision. James is understandably upset, and I feel terrible about the situation.

So, AITA for not allowing my nephew to bring his service dog to my wedding?”

Here’s what Reddit users had to say.

One reader said she’s NTA and the bride wins this time!

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Another individual also said she’s NTA and the nephew can stay home if he doesn’t like it.

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And this Reddit user said people shouldn’t downplay the allergy problems of others.

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