10 Ways to Include Your Pet in Your Wedding

lovely-family-000087191055_MediumThey’re adorable, unpredictable, and hilarious. Some people do not want children, let alone pets, at their wedding. For others, the presence of furry family is an absolute requirement!

How involved your pet should be in your wedding depends on how they act around strangers/crowds; if they are trained or can be trained in time for the ceremony; and if you have someone you can trust to watch them while you’re cutting the cake.

Sound good? Then check out these 10 fun ways to include your pet as you get married and move forward in your love story.


The Proposal

Could you say no to a cute little pup or kitty with a sparkly gift hanging from its collar? This utterly heart-melting proposal is perfect as you start a new family.

Engagement Photos

Celebrate this landmark occasion by including your pets in the engagement photos! Capture your special moment without the logistics of bringing animals to the wedding ceremony.


Save The Dates

Use your engagement photos or snap a few fun pics on a family outing to personalize your Save The Dates and invitations. Your pets can be snuggled between you or sitting with a cute sign.

Cake Customization

Would a cake topper with a bride and groom feel out of place? Choose a custom topper with your whole furry family included, or go wild with an animal-themed cake!


Getting Ready with Your Pet

You can take photos before the first look or ceremony with your fur baby. Take care with your wedding attire and be sure they have clean paws.

Walk Down the Aisle

Ask the bridesmaids or flower girls to walk (or carry) your pet down the aisle! You can decorate the leash or collar with flowers or leaves in keeping with your overall theme.


Best Dog /Ring Bearer

If your dog is well-trained, you can give them the honor of ring-bearer! Slide on a collar or pillow with strings, or deck out your pup in a bandana or bow tie to mark the occasion.

Animal Wedding Theme

Some couples do an all-out animal wedding theme, and invite exotic animals with their trainers to the big day. On your registry, you can even ask guests to donate to your preferred charity.


Wedding Portraits

Take photos with both sides of your new family and include your pets, too! This is a nice time to celebrate and share kisses with everyone.

Pet Treat Favors

If you’re hosting a pet-friendly wedding, provide water stations and an area for them to play. Send everyone home with treats!


Are you including your pet in your wedding? Share your ideas!

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