If you are a pet parent, chances are that you have considered including your fur (or feather!) child(ren) in your celebration. You can’t imagine life without them, so why would you not include them in your big day?! Whether they are appointed as a member of your wedding party, shine as honorary guest, or you pay tribute to them in other ways, you can be sure to find a way to share your love for and (with!) them.
Some couples choose to have their pet(s) escort them down the aisle or as their flower girl or ring bearer. From dapper tuxedo collars to sweet flower crowns, the accessories available will help your already adorable friend to shine in their role. A variety of bow tie and other wedding accessories can be found here. If you’d rather use fresh flowers to adorn your best friend, you can coordinate with your florist to have a custom floral wreath or crown made for them.
If you do decide to have your pet(s) join you for the festivities, there are several important things to remember. First off, double-check that your venue allows for animals to be present. Additionally, it is always important to be mindful of your pet’s personality. If they are on the shyer side, you may want to keep them at home so that they are not overwhelmed by your guests and the excitement of your celebration. Another important thing to remember if your pet(s) will be present on your big day is to appoint a handler. The last thing you want to worry about is their well-being!
If you would prefer to keep your pet(s) at home or are unable to have them join due to venue restrictions, there are many other ways to incorporate them in your big day. Some couples choose to include their pet(s) while taking their engagement photos which can then be used to create adorable save-the-dates! These custom, hand-painted invitations allow you to include your pet(s) in a unique and creative fashion. Another distinctive way to commemorate your pet(s) while leading up to your big day is by the use of custom address stamps for your invites. Some adorable options are found here and here.
Including your pet(s) in your wedding details does not have to stop with your invites. Custom cake toppers not only allow for you to share your pet love on your wedding day, but they also make sweet keepsakes to treasure long after your wedding day has passed. Some favorites can be found here, here, and here.
As with all wedding planning decisions, whether or not you have your pet(s) present at your wedding is entirely up to you and your personal preferences. Keeping your furry friend(s) at home during the festivities does not make you any less of an amazing pet parent and certainly won’t cause them to love you any less.
Are you planning on including your pet(s) for your big day?