stella york bride with her dog

Incorporating Your Pets into Your Wedding Day

Few things are cuter than a Great Dane groomsman, a Maltese of honor or a French Bulldog Ring Bearer! Incorporating your pet into your wedding is such a fun and unique way to truly make your day about you (and include every family member.) Whether your tortoise is walking down the aisle or you’re personalized cocktail menu is all about Fluffy, here are some fun ways to incorporate your pet into your wedding: 

incorporating pet into wedding day

Pet of Honor

Who doesn’t want their best friend included in the wedding day festivities? Having a designated handler walk your pet down the aisle is the easiest way to get ensure viral-worthy wedding photos and entertain your guests — however, it’s very important that you consider whether your pet is up for the job. Ask yourself:

  1. Does my pet do well with crowds of people?
  2. Will I be willing to ensure their comfort and safety on top of trying to handle (and enjoy) my wedding?
  3. Are they trained to be acceptable wedding guests? (Will they avoid barking mid-vows, jumping onto Grandma’s lap to snag a piece of cake and marking their territory on a custom-cathedral length veil?)

You want to be sure your wedding won’t send your pup into a spiral of anxiety – which could really put a damper on your big day. It’s so important to designate a trustworthy family member or friend (or even a dog sitting professional) whose entire focus will be keeping your pet happy, healthy and on their best behavior!

Laurie Valko Cake Toppers

Laurie Valko Cake Toppers

Custom Cake Topper

Frankly, your pet might prefer a quiet night on the couch over wearing a bowtie down the aisle and posing for photos, so consider incorporating them into the fun details! Order a custom cake topper designed to look exactly like your pup! 

dog table numbers

Wedding Wire

Pawsitively Precious Table Numbers

Ensure that each guest gets to fawn over your fur-baby by using photos of them as table numbers!

custom dog napkins

On Three Designs

Custom Cocktail Napkins

Your pet always greets you when you walk in the door; allow your guests the same experience with these swoon-worthy metallic cocktail napkins featuring your bff.

dog dessert display

Rebecca Chesney

A Super Sweet Dessert Display

Jazz up your dessert display with hints of your pet. Include pet-shaped sugar cookies (just leave out the pet hair!)

signature pet cocktails

Rubi and Lib

Signature Cocktails

Name your favorite beverages after your pets for added charm! 

pet favor charms

Perfect Wedding Guide

Bark-quet Charms

A walk isn’t complete without the jingle of your pet’s tags, so attach them to your bouquet for good luck on the big day.

dog favors

Style Me Pretty

Pawty Favors

Treat your guests’ pets to a wedding day goodie! Send them home with dog treats as a sweet gesture from your furry friend. 

wedding photos with your dog

On your special day, find a place for (or ways to incorporate) the bride’s best friend!

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