Paws and I Do’s: Including Pets in Wedding Day and Stationery

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If you’re like many couples, your furry friend is more than just a pet – they’re family. It’s only natural that you’d want to include them in your special day. Including pets in wedding day details are another fun way to show off your personality, along with theirs. Let’s explore some heartwarming ways you can incorporate your pup into your wedding day details and stationery.

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On the Wedding Stationery

  1. Save the Dates & Invitations: What better way to add a personal and fun touch to your wedding invitations than featuring an adorable illustration of your pup? You could opt for a simple and sweet sketch or go all-out with a colorful, digitally rendered painting. Your guests are sure to appreciate this endearing detail that speaks volumes about your little family.
  2. Wedding Program: You could designate a special section in your wedding program dedicated to your fur baby. Briefly introduce them, share a cute story, or even mention the role they’re playing in your wedding.
  3. Thank You Cards: A delightful way to continue the theme is by featuring your pup on your thank-you cards. A candid shot of your pup amidst the wedding fun could make for an adorable keepsake that your guests will cherish.

Including pets in Wedding Details

  1. Floral Collar: Deck your pup out in a beautiful floral collar that matches your wedding blooms. This small detail adds a festive touch and allows your furry friend to look the part.
  2. Cake Topper: If your pup can’t physically be there, consider having a custom cake topper made that features them. It’s a sweet detail that keeps them included in spirit.
  3. Signature Cocktails: Naming a signature cocktail after your pet is a creative way to honor them. It’s also a great conversation starter!
  4. Favor Tags: If you’re giving away favors at your wedding, why not attach a tag with a cute photo or illustration of your pup saying thank you?
  5. Doggy Treats: If your venue allows, consider having a small doggy treat bar. A sign saying, “Compliments of [Pet’s Name]” will be a hit with your dog-loving guests.
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In the Wedding Ceremony

If your venue allows dogs, there are many ways your fur baby can be involved in the ceremony:

  1. Ring Bearer: One of the most popular roles for pets at weddings is the ring bearer. Train your pup to bring the rings down the aisle or attach them to a special collar or cushion.
  2. Flower Dog: Much like a flower girl, your pup can strut down the aisle with a basket of petals attached to their collar.
  3. Honorary Mention: If it’s not possible for your pup to be physically present, you could consider giving them an honorary mention during the ceremony or speeches.

Including your pup in your wedding day and stationery not only adds a fun, personal touch, but it also helps in commemorating the role they play in your lives. Whichever way you choose, your guests and your four-legged friend are sure to appreciate the special recognition!

Photos by Christina Kelley Photography
Planning by Jessica Bencomo Events