Dog parents, have you thought about including your dog in your wedding day? Your fur child certainly deserves to be a part of your wedding day in some way. Just imagine how excited they would be to experience the festivities and be a part of such a special celebration. We have lots of great ideas on how you can include them in your special day! Explore these ideas below!
Make Them Your Dog of Honor or Best Dog
You may already have a maid of honor and best man, but you can still create a special role for your dog. Dress them up in a bandana or bowtie and let them be the star of the show as they walk down the aisle. You can decide whether you want them to walk with your maid of honor and best man or have them walk down the aisle on their own.
Make Them Your Flower Girl or Ring Bearer
Already promised this role to your niece and nephew? That’s okay! There can never be too many ring bearers or flower girls. Have your dog take on this special role too!
Put Them on Your Cake Topper
Sure, you’d normally put yourself and your significant other on top of your cake, but why not add your dog too? This would be a great way to include them if they aren’t able to make a physical appearance at the event.
Name Your Signature Drinks After Them
Sure, it’s totally trendy, but how cute is this idea? Find a signature drink and name it after your favorite furry friend. You can even create signage with a picture of them on it.
Make a Cardboard Cutout of Them
Another idea for incorporating dogs who may get a little bit too excited by the big day and need to stay home is to make them into a cardboard cutout. This way, you can still include them in some pictures.
Have cufflinks or a handkerchief made with a picture of your dog on it. This way, you can keep them with you throughout the day.
Tie Them to Your Bouquet
No, we don’t mean literally! Get a charm made with your pup’s picture and tie it onto your bouquet. This way, they can still be by your side even if they aren’t able to be present at the ceremony or reception.
Put Them on Your Favors
Whether you’re gifting your guests with koozies or your favorite snack, you can always find a fun way to incorporate your dog in your favors. You could even have “doggie favors” that people could take home to their own fur babies!
Include Them in Pictures
Even if you decide not to have your dog walk down the aisle, you can still have them join you and your new spouse in pictures. If you have a pet sitter, have them drop your dog off and take them home after you get some special pictures as a family.
Make a Donation to an Animal Charity
Make a donation in your dog’s honor. You could have cards at each place setting to let guests know about this special gift in case they want to make a donation as well.
No matter how you decide to include your fur child in your wedding, it’s sure to be special—just like them!