Adorable Dog Wedding Ideas: How to Include Mr. Snuggles in Your Ceremony!

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Including Your Dog In Your Wedding

In the United States, 85 million families have a dog. If you are one of those millions of people that own a dog, you may consider them part of your family. And if you’re getting married, you don’t want to leave anyone out of the family, right?

When making the guestlist for your special day, there’s one significant invitation you won’t want to forget. Explore dog wedding ideas to include your pet.

Dog Wedding Ideas To Include Your Pet:

Give Your Pup a Role

One of the easiest ways to have a wedding with your pet is to make sure that you give them a role. This one of the best ways to subtly integrate them into your wedding.

The first thing you should do is try and figure out which role (or roles) you want your pet to play.

Flower Dog

If you don’t have anyone that would be a good candidate for flower girl, you can assign your dog to this role!

They will be able to carry a basket of flowers in their mouth, letting some of the flower petals fall out as they trot down the aisle. 

If you decide to do this, you should make sure that the flowers are safe and won’t hurt your dog if they decide that they want to try and eat a few of the fallen flowers. 

Ring Bearer

Your dog obviously won’t be able to hand you the rings, but they can do a really good job of bringing them to you.

If you want to make your dog your ring bearer, you could tie a cushion onto their back and attach the rings to that. You could also hook them onto the dog’s collar so that all the dog has to do is just walk to the front of the wedding ceremony.

Dog of Honor

This is another way you could make your dog part of your wedding party. You should consider how obedient your dog is and how comfortable they are with social settings.

If you think they’ll behave, you could have them walk down the aisle along with your wedding party. You should still probably have someone hold them on a leash, but you can decorate the leash to fit your ceremony.

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The Flower Boquet

If your dog is small enough, you could use them to replace your flower bouquet! This is a cute trend that has started on social media. 

Not only will you save money on having to buy some flowers, but you will also be able to hold your adorable puppy and include them in all the wedding photos. 

Honored Guest

If you aren’t sure if your dog behaves enough to be a part of the actual ceremony, you could always have them as an honored guest.

This will be a much calmer and less demanding job than the other ones above. That way they still can be at your wedding and watch you marry the love of your life.

While they can attend the wedding, you should consider if having them at the reception is the best idea for them. The party could get loud and stress them out. 

You also want to enjoy your reception, rather than having to follow your dog around and make sure they’re not sneaking food off the tables or eating your chocolate cake.

Dog Wedding: Make Sure They’re in the Pictures

 Regardless of how you incorporate your dog into your wedding, you want to make sure that you have pictures of them to remember them and the special event.

They are family, after all.

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Engagement Photos

One cute way people include their pets is by taking engagement photos and incorporating their pet somehow.

A little bit of scrolling on Pinterest can offer up some really unique and creative ideas to help you get started.

Save the Dates

After the engagement, you will need to start sending out save the dates before you send out some invitations.

Your potential guests will love seeing pictures of you, your partner, and your pet before the big day!

Dog Wedding Photos

If your pet is part of the wedding party or a substitute for your wedding bouquet, it shouldn’t be too difficult to find ways to include them in your wedding photos.

They can be a cute addition to your collection and those photos will be a keepsake for years to come.

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Dog Wedding Decor

If your dog can’t come to your wedding, there are still plenty of ways you can honor them.

Here are a few of our favorites!

Table Number Holders

When you number each table at your reception, you will need something to hold that table number.

Some people have made small busts of their dog and used that to hold up the table number. It’s a cute yet subtle way to incorporate your dog into the wedding. 

Napkins

Fancy napkins can help dress up the table. 

You can have custom-made napkins that will have a picture or silhouette of your dog printed on them. 

You will feel like your dog is really with you on your special day with these. 

Menus

If you are offering menus or food/drink options at your wedding, you could also have pictures of your dogs printed on the menus as well.

Some people honor their pet by having a special cocktail named after their dog. That way your guests can go to the open bar and order something really special. 

Have a Dog Wedding Today!

These dog wedding ideas are only a few to help you get started. 

After your wedding, you may need someone to watch over your dog while you’re on your honeymoon.

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Camilla A Mills

Camilla is an experienced Digital Marketing Professional and Salesforce Administrator. Her love of dogs stem from early childhood and has since found a passion for writing compelling content within the pet industry. When she isn't writing or marketing, you can find her hanging out with her Husky Shepard. She currently serves as Marketing Campaign Manager for 123Pet.
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