10 Special Ways To Include Your Dog on Your Wedding Day

10 Special Ways To Include Your Dog on Your Wedding Day

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.

“Wear” Them

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!

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Makenna Cummings

Hey there! I’m MaKenna, a dog mom, homemade chocolate chip cookie connoisseur, and a lover of all things that allow me to use my creative side. I like to spend my free time decorating my house, traveling the world, and cuddling on the couch with my dogs, Cruz and Maui, and my fiancé, Andy. I get the privilege of working for the beautiful wedding venue, WaConDa Woods & Gardens. We are a one-stop-shop for couples looking to have all their wedding day activities in one place. Couples can get ready on-site in our historic schoolhouse or horse barn, have their ceremony on our outdoor lawn, and dance the night away inside our airy reception barn. It’s been my lifelong dream to help make wedding visions come to life. To make life even more exciting, I’m getting married here in October 2022! I’ve been dreaming of my wedding day since I was five years old, and I’m excited to see my own vision come to life and marry my best friend. Website: https://www.wacondawoodsandgardens.com/ Instagram: @wacondawoodsandgardens Facebook: wacondawoodsandgardens
February 22, 2022

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