Pet parents love their dogs. So when it comes time to say, “I do” to that special someone, they often want their dogs beside them. Fortunately, there are many ways to include your dog in the big day. Here is some furry inspiration to include man’s best friend on your special day:
Make the Dog Ring Bearer
This is one of the most popular ways people choose to include dogs in their weddings. Have the dog groomed and purchase a special collar with a pretty white silk pouch that will hold the rings. During the ceremony, someone should hold the dog at the end of the aisle and, when it is time for the exchanging of the rings, you can call the dog to the altar and remove the rings. In addition to making for a great photo opportunity, this is a wonderful way to give your dog a starring role in the big day.
Include Fido in Pictures
Many couples choose to hire a professional wedding photographer to take photos before or after the ceremony. To make your dog a part of the memories, opt to have some special photos taken with the dog as a main feature. These photos could include the entire wedding party or just the people being married. No matter what you choose to do, these photos will serve as a special reminder of the big day for years to come.
Make Your Pooch “Best Dog”
Your dog has been by your side through everything, so it is only fitting that he would stand by your side on the wedding day, too. To commemorate your dog’s importance in your life, give him a special place within the wedding party. Have the dog groomed, include a color-coordinated accent piece or flower on the collar and allow him to sit at the altar with your wedding party while the ceremony takes place.
Make Your Dog the Bouquet
Some flower girls scatter petals, others lead dogs down the isle. To give your pooch an extra-special role on wedding day, allow your flower boy to lead the dog down the aisle on a leash covered in flowers. In addition to making a unique addition and providing some awesome photo ops, this sweet gesture should warm the hearts of your guests.
Include Your Pup in the Debut
At the end of most weddings, there is a lovely moment when the new couple turns to the audience and makes a triumphant romp down the aisle to celebrate their new marriage. Dog owners can complete the new family picture by including Fido in this debut. Before heading back down the aisle, just make sure that your pup does not miss his special cue.
Make a Cake Just For Dogs
For some people, the best part of their wedding is shoving cake into their own and their new spouse’s face. Why not include your pup in this fun? Have your baker make a cake just for Fido! Get as crazy or as simple as you like with this, but remember that chocolate and certain fruits are poisonous to dogs. This cake will also make a great parting gift for guests who happen to be pet parents, too.
With these ideas, it is easier than ever to include your dog in the wedding day. If you have another idea, or have seen one in action, please share with us. We love doggie wedding photos!
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