Madeline and Russ with Dog

6 Dreamy Ways to Include Your Fur Baby in Your Wedding

Most pet parents are looking for a way to bring their fur babies into their wedding days – after all, a pet is certainly a part of the family! Your wedding is a celebration of everyone and everything you love, and it just wouldn’t feel complete without Fido or Fifi.

Luckily, there are plenty of adorable ways to incorporate your beloved pet on your special day. Here are our top six ways to include your fur baby in your wedding:

1. Let them Shine on Your Save the Dates & Invitations

Give your photogenic pet a featured spot on your save the dates or invitations! Whether you’re using engagement photos or an artist’s design, with a little planning it’s easy to incorporate your pet.

2. Include that Adorable Fur Baby in the Ceremony

Give your pet a role in your ceremony! Whether as a ring bearer, flower girl, or simply just sitting by your side as you exchange vows, bringing your pet to your ceremony is an adorable option. Don’t forget special collar! We love fancy bow ties for good boys and floral collars for flower girls!

3. Order a Special Treat

While you’re enjoying a gourmet meal and a decadent cake, your sweet little pet deserves a special meal of their own! Ordering a meal or treat made especially for your four-legged friend is just another way to share your love with your companion. You can also include your pet in your wedding cake by giving them a spot in your custom wedding topper.

4. Ask your Photographer for a Family Photoshoot

Your wedding is a perfect time to get some incredible shots of you, your babe and your fur baby. Talk to your photographer about setting aside some time to snap a few shots of your pet in their wedding day finest. Your photos are ultimately the most important wedding day memento, so including your pet in them is a surefire way to preserve the memory of your love!

5. Donation to a Local Rescue

Give a sweet gift that would make a true difference for other rescues in the area – donating to a local rescue in lieu of gifts is a caring way to give back to your community, especially if you rescued from your local shelter!

6. Communicate with your Planner

Make sure you have someone on dog duty for the duration of your big day. In case the festivities become too much for your pup to handle, you’ll want to make sure they are taken care of and there is a backup plan to get them to a safe space. While some pets might relish the attention, loud music, and fun, these kinds of things can cause anxiety or test and pet’s temperament. Working with a planner will ensure that nothing goes wrong for your fur baby!

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