7 fur-tastic ways to include your pet in the wedding day

September 17 2018 | bijouxandbits
ways to include your pet in the wedding day
Ring bearing is serious dog business!
Dog Ring Bearer Ring Pillow from Poppy Parker Market

Like all of us who follow famous animals on Instagram, I love seeing your ring dogs, cat save-the-dates, and guinea pig cake toppers. But are there MORE ways to include your pet in the wedding day? I decided to see what was new in the realm of wedding pets. And there was! I saw so many adorable ways to add some pet fur to your day (without wigging them out, of course).

Let's get to the honorable wedding puppers and kittehs (and whatever other animals y'all love!)…

Have them star in your save-the-dates

ways to include your pet in the wedding day
Photo by YouAreRaven

Jade and Matt had an at-home engagement session that included both their cat and dog. It ended up being adorable. These types of shots would be perfect if you wanted to include your critters in your save-the-dates.

OR have them make the announcement for you…

ways to include your pet in the wedding day
Pet Save the Date Sign from Lizzie and Co Designs

Cameos in your getting ready shots at home

ways to include your pet in the wedding day
Photo by Bethany and Dan Photography

This pretty kitty helped bride Meredith-Gray pick out which necklace to wear. Plus, it made for some great pre-wedding lovey-dovey shots…

ways to include your pet in the wedding day
Photo by Bethany and Dan Photography

And if you want to give your kitty a role in the wedding, maybe a photo in a little collar at home will give you a keepsake without having to subject him to any outdoor adventures.

ways to include your pet in the wedding day
Heather and Tim and their beloved kitty fur babes. Photo by Emilia Jane

Let your dog lead the processional

ways to include your pet in the wedding day
Dog cuffs from usagiteam

Whether as ring dog or honored member of the wedding party, a dapper pup always lightens the mood at a ceremony.

Honor your departed loves

ways to include your pet in the wedding day
Photo by Faith-Michele Photography

You're probably honoring your departed human friends and family, but you can also honor your fur family, too. At their courthouse elopement, Cullie and Chris came up with a subtle way to honor their recently deceased cat: Cullie wore the cat's collar and name tag on her wrist.

Let them rep your signature drinks

ways to include your pet in the wedding day
Custom Pet Portrait Sign from CarmenCC Design

Giving your signature cocktail a pet namesake it a surefire way to make endear all your guests to your fave furry friends. I mean, look how cute…

ways to include your pet in the wedding day
Custom Illustrated Watercolor Pet Drink Menu from Kathryn Selbert

Include them in the decor

ways to include your pet in the wedding day
Printable DIY or Printed – 16 Dogs table sign from Peony and Laces

Include your pet's breed in some table names, place cards, wedding signage, or wherever!

Cameos at the photo booth

ways to include your pet in the wedding day
Pic on Stick – Photo Booth Prop from Pics On Sticks

You can even DIY your own cut-outs with this tutorial.

  1. To include our precious pup in our destination wedding ceremony, we took a picture of him wearing our rings around his neck, framed it, then tied the rings to the picture. It was passed around during the ceremony for everyone to admire his cuteness and pray/well-wish over our rings!

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