How to Feature Your Dog in Your Wedding: 3 Ideas for the Pawfect Day!
Now that you popped the big question and got a “yes,” the next thing on your mind is the big day! While there are so many details that go into planning, there is just one you couldn’t leave out – your precious pooch!
A lot of dog owners out there are thinking of how they can involve their four-legged friend(s) on their wedding day. Of course, this is understandable and should be taken into consideration. After all, your fur baby is part of the family and should be a part of your most significant day.
So, how are you going to include your dog in your wedding day? Here are three fantastic ideas that will surely make your wedding ceremony extra special!
1. Here Comes The Doggo
Your dog can serve as a flower girl, ring bearer, or simply the pooch who walked down the aisle.
Now, including your dog in the ceremony itself can be a handful and extra challenging. For one, dogs can be unpredictable at times. With the new environment, a lot of people around, and perhaps, food on the table, your dog might not be able to fulfill its role.
There are a few things you can do to lessen the hassle. One is for you to simply let them sit somewhere while they hold the ring or flower. If that doesn’t work, you can have them walk with someone they know during the event.
Whatever it is that you want, the key is preparation. The harder the role is for your dog, the more preparation is needed. If you really want to successfully pull this off, you might need a pet trainer. They have the experience and expertise to help your dog become an adorable part of the entourage.
2. Puppy Photoshoot!
Let’s face it, your pup can be the cutest and most beautiful addition to your wedding photos. This is a great alternative if you feel like including your pooch in the ceremony itself is too much pressure, and would just prefer to have him or her in the photos instead!
Your dog may pose with you before, during, and after your wedding. Go on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter and you’ll see a lot of ideas on poses, angles, and positions for how to add your dog in your wedding photos.
If you plan to hire a photo booth service, you can even bring your dog in the booth with you for a fun pup themed snapshot!
3. Party Favors Featuring Your Dog
Aside from having your dog in your ceremony and photos, you can feature your dog in the party favors! There are a lot of ways to do this. For example, you can bake cookies that are shaped like your dog. They can be a fun (and yummy) treat for your guests.
Another option is a “doggie bag”. All you need to do is have a bag full of treats for dogs that other pet owners may bring as they go home. Of course, the doggie bag can also include treats for humans if you prefer!
You May Now Kiss Your Pup!
These are just some of the best ideas for you to feature your dog. Don’t stress yourself too much. Remember, this is your special day and you don’t want to be exhausted with too many aspects of planning. If you want, hire a special pet care service provider or a wedding planner who has experience with pets at weddings. You’ll be happy to know that there are experts who are handling your dog on your big day.
The more ideas and details you gather, and the more prepared you are, the better it will be!
Comment below if you know any other fun ways to add your dog to your special day!