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Six Fun Ways to Incorporate Your Pup into Your Wedding Day – Pretty Happy Love – Wedding Blog


22 MARCH 2021

Few things are cuter than a Great Dane groomsman, a Maltese of honor and a French bulldog ring bearer! Incorporating your dog into your wedding is such a fun, unique way to include every family member. Whether your fluffy bff is walking down the aisle or your personalized cocktail menu is all about your pups, here are some creative ways to incorporate your dog into your wedding:

Bride Brandi with Dog of Honor

Photographer: Catherine Rhodes Photography, Bride: And I

1. Pup of Honor

Who doesn’t want their best friend included in the wedding day festivities? Having a designated handler walk your pup down the aisle is the easiest way to ensure viral-worthy wedding photos and entertain your guests – however, it’s very important that you consider whether your dog is up for the job. Here are a few questions you might want to consider:

  • Does your dog do well with crowds of people?
  • Will you be able to manage their comfort and safety on top of handling (and enjoying) your wedding?
  • Are your dogs trained to be acceptable wedding guests? (Will they avoid barking mid-vow, jumping onto guests’ laps for cake, and marking their territory on your custom cathedral-length veil?)

By ensuring your wedding crowd and activities won’t cause your pup any heightened anxiety, you’ll preemptively avoid any major mishaps. It’s important to designate a trustworthy family member or friend (or even a dog-sitting professional) to keep your fluffy family member happy, healthy and on their best behavior!

Dog wearing tie at wedding

Photographer: Heather Thompson Photography

2. Custom Cake Topper

If your dog prefers a quiet night on the couch, a live walk down the aisle probably isn’t a great option. Instead of wearing a bowtie and posing for photos, consider incorporating them in your wedding decor. One of our favorites is custom cake toppers! Design one to look exactly like your pup!

Dog wedding cake topper

Photo: 704 Photography

3. Pawsitively Precious Table Numbers

Use your dog’s photos as table numbers. With this cute idea, each guest will fawn over your fur-baby by using photos of them as table numbers!

wedding table decor with dog photo

Photo: Amy Skinner Photography, Bride: Concetta

4. Guest Book

Use a custom portrait of your family (including your pup of course) as a guest book for your loved ones to sign. After your big day, place it in a sleek frame for an easy but extremely meaningful new piece of home decor.

wedding guest book

Photo: Kensie Webster Photography

5. Signature cocktails

If you’re planning on personalizing your drink menu, why not incorporate your pets? Name your favorite wedding beverages to honor your fur babies. We love the addition of a signature cocktail menu which adds the perfect, creative touch.

dog themed signature cocktails

Photo + Sign: The Watercolor Baby

6. Pawty Favors

Treat your guests’ pups to a wedding day goodie! Send them home with some yummy treats as a sweet gesture from your furry friend to theirs.

dog themed wedding favors

Photo: Ais portraits, Bride: Myranda

We love seeing our brides’ adorable dog in their photos! For all you animal-loving couples, we hope this blog gave you a few unique ideas on how to incorporate your pups into your wedding day ceremony or decor. It’s totally possible and will leave a wonderful memory of the whole family.

dog wedding guest

Photo: Alyssa Fisher Photography , Bride: Allison

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