Whether you’re in full wedding planning mode or just dreaming of the future, here are five adorable ways you can incorporate your pet into your big day – even when they can’t be present for the big day.
Feature them in your save the date
Regardless of the theme you’ve chosen for your wedding, it’s easy to find a way to feature your pet into your Save the Dates. If you’re getting photos done for the invitations, talk to your photographer about how to best include your pet. Alternatively, if you’re taking a more DIY approach, there are a number of amazing ideas online. We do have one tip though: the best way to keep your pet’s attention while taking photos is by keeping lots of their favorite Freshpet treats
Give them a special role in your ceremony
If your pet is able to there for the ceremony, you can find a special role for them to play. Forgo the traditional flower girl or ring bearer and give your pet their moment to shine. Plus, it gives you the opportunity to dress them up with an adorable bow, dress, or anything else they’re comfortable with. If you already have a two-legged flower girl or ring bearer lined up, your pet could accompany them as an escort as they make their way down the aisle. Again, a good supply of Freshpet treats should be on hand to ensure they stay focused on their duties.
Let them be part of your engagement or wedding photos
Including pets in engagement in wedding photos is becoming increasingly popular, and for good reason! What better way to commemorate this special time than with those most important to you, including your furry friends. Many photographers love it when their clients bring their pets along to shoots and will have no shortage of ideas of how to show off their best side.
Incorporate them into your decorations
We’re not saying you have to go completely animal themed (though that wouldn’t be a bad idea either…), but it’s easy to find little spots where your pet can be featured. One of the most popular ways to do this is with your cake topper. You can let your imagination run wild when it comes to cake toppers, creating one that shows everyone just how important your pet is in you and your partner’s life. Table toppers are another great item that allows for pet-related influence. Instead of simply having table numbers printed out, why not have photographs of your pet holding or sitting by each number?
Give them a shout out with your accessories
If your pet can’t physically be at the wedding, there are a number of ways you can give them a bit of a shout out with your accessories. If your outfit includes a pocket square, opt for one customized with an image of your pet on it. Another option is to have a small pendant or photo of them attached to your bouquet, so they are with you in spirit as you make your way down the aisle.
Many pet owners will agree that their wedding day wouldn’t be complete without their pet by their side, but even including one of these ideas in your big day will be doggone great!
Was your pet part of your wedding? We’d love to hear about it in the comments!