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How To Incorporate Your Pet Into Your Wedding Day

There is no question that pets are part of the family and deserve to be included in your very special day. We've compiled some of the most adorable ways to incorporate your pet into your wedding day.

We asked this beautiful bride what it meant to her to have her pup by her side on her wedding day:

"Having my dog Leila at my wedding as my flower pup meant so much to me! She has been a part of every other big life experience, the day would have been incomplete without her!"

- Megan Youmans, AMW bride


Walk down the aisle together

Having your pet walk down the aisle as the flower-pup, ring bearer, or dog of honor is the perfect way to include your pet and to make them feel special on your special day. What pet wouldn't love the attention received from walking down the aisle? Throw on a cute outfit, floral collar, or fancy leash and they are ready to make their entrance! This also makes for the most adorable photo op!


Include them in stationery and decor

One way to incorporate your pet into your wedding day is to include them in your stationery and wedding decor. Examples of this could include an illustration of them at the top of your invitations, save the dates, on your nameplates, on your welcome sign, on menus, and more. The options are endless!


Incorporate them into your cake or sweets

Incorporating your pet into your wedding cake is such an adorable trend! Ways to do this include a personalized cake topper, a peek-a-boo on the side of the cake, printed on goodie bags at the sweets table, cupcake toppers, cat or dog shaped cookies, or even printed on ice cream cups. There are ways to incorporate your furry friend however you choose to indulge!


Name a cocktail after them

The current most popular way to incorporate your pet into your wedding day is to name a specialty cocktail after them. Another option would be personalized koozies and personalized cocktail napkins to go along with the specialty cocktails. Your guests will love this and it really is an awesome way to honor your pet, even if they cannot be in attendance.


Include them in your wedding photos

If the logistics do not work out for your pet to be part of the ceremony or celebration, simply include them in your wedding photoshoot. You could have a family member or dog sitter bring your pet during your set picture time which is the perfect way to avoid the hassle of keeping up with your pet during your special day. Most importantly, you will have the memories captured as something to cherish forever!



Photographer: Markie Walden

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