Cutest Ways to Include Your Pet Into Your Wedding Day
October 27th, 2015 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration
On your wedding day you want to make sure all of the special people in your life are present to share the love and celebrate the beginning of a new chapter. You may have guessed it by now, but we don't just mean humans! We understand pet lovers because we love them too! That's why when it comes to your big day we LOVE the idea of bringing along your furry little friends. There are many ways your pet can be incorporated into your big day and we are here to share some tips and tricks on doing this.
**Make sure to contact your venue to make sure pets are allowed on the property before making pet plans!**
1. Ceremony: There are many parts of your ceremony that your pet can be involved in but there are a few things to consider before deciding how they will make their grand entrance.
-Ring Bearer: Having your pet be the ring bearer is beyond adorable and is an easy task that most pets can handle. All you have to do is make a sign to hang with the rings attached that says "ring bearer" and have them escorted down the aisle.
-Flower girl escort: In most wedding processionals the flower girl precedes the bride alone, however having your pet be her escort is far too cute for us to handle. If your pet gets a little excited around crowds, make sure you have a short leash and for extra cute pictures, wrap flowers around the leash.
-Bouquet Replacement: If you have a pet that is small enough to fit in a basket, this is a very unique idea. You can decorate a basket with flowers all around, put your pet inside and hold the basket instead of a bouquet as you walk down the aisle. That way, your pet will be by your side down the aisle as well as be in most of your ceremony pictures!
2. Wedding Photos: This is probably the easiest way to incorporate your pet into your wedding because they are most likely used to the millions of pictures and videos you take of them. However there is tons of photo ops you can choose to include them in or pick one!
-Engagement photos: For some engagement photo ideas click here. You will learn that there are a ton of creative ways to take your engagement photos and having your pet be in them is one of the ways you can put a personal touch to them. Also, it can become a family photo instead of just you and your future partner posing for the camera. We love the popular creative shot of a dog holding a sign saying "My humans are getting married".
-Wedding party photos: If your pet is allowed on the property but is too shy to walk down the aisle you can bring them to the venue to take photos with your wedding party. You can't forget to make them an adorable flower crown like the ones pictured. We are OBSSESSED.
**Extra Tip: Hire a sitter for your ceremony or however long your pet will be joining you. Preferably someone who your pet is familiar with so you can relax and not be worried about what they are doing. It will be worth it so your family members do not feel obligated to look after them and miss important parts of your special day!