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Have you found a dog friendly venue and wondering how to include your beloved four-legged best friend into the wedding? We’ve curated the most darling ideas so you don’t have to leave your fur baby at home! Many couples choose to have their furry companion present for the ceremony and reception festivities. Whether your dog is big or small, there are plenty of ways for him/her to play a special role in the day. If your dog won’t be able to attend your nuptials, don’t fret. We’ve got you covered, too! There are adorable alternatives to include your pooch in the wedding without actually having them there.
Man of the Hour
Does your dapper boy need an outfit to look his best for the occasion? Dress him up in a swanky classic tuxedo so he looks the part!
Paw-fect Wedding Attire
If you’re looking for subtle attire and want to skip the whole doggy tuxedo, dress him in a simple black bow tie instead. Foggy Dog has the cutest handmade bow ties that easily slip onto your dog’s collar for an instant pop of personality.
Accessorize with a Gorgeous Floral Collar
Let your pet look just as chic and photogenic as the rest of the bridal party. An outdoor wedding is the perfect atmosphere to adorn your dog with a blooming floral collar made of matching flowers.
Have a Ring Bearer
It’s no secret dogs make the cutest ring bearers! Have your good boy carry a specially designed plush pillow for his grand debut.
Flower Girl Entrance
Have your flower girls walk down the aisle accompanied by your furry friend who is sure to steal the show. Decorate the leash and harness in flowing greenery for an Instagram-worthy post.
Here Comes the Bride
Get your wedding guests ready for the bride’s arrival down the aisle with this ridiculously cute sign held by your sweet pup.
Would you hire your dog to shoot your wedding film? Mount a GoPro camera to your dog’s harness and let them run around freely capturing the day from their point of view.
Pose for Pictures
Upgrade the traditional bridesmaids photos by including your fur child in all the darling memories.
Create Personalized Cocktail Napkins
Nothing is cuter than napkins featuring your fur baby! Dog portrait cocktail napkins are sure to be a huge hit at your wedding cocktail hour. Etsy has an endless selection of unqiue and custom pieces.
Serve Cocktails in Customized Printed Glasses
Planning your wedding can be stressful but one of the ways to make it really fun is to add as many personal touches as you can. Delight your guests while they’re laughing and mingling at cocktail hour by sipping out of a custom printed cup so they can admire your dog.
Get Inspired with Signature Cocktails
Is your dog a strong martini or more of a margarita type? We’re obsessing over this wedding trend of naming the signature wedding cocktail after your dog. Create a similar drink sign here.
Make Photo Table Numbers of your Dog
Get creative with reception table numbers with modern and unique wedding table number cards featuring a photo of your fur baby.
Showcase Your Pup as a Cake Topper
Who needs a bride and groom cake topper when you could have a mini version of your pup on the cake?
Add a Cheeky Touch to the Cake
Does your dog like to counter surf and eat human food? Include a small dog figurine on your wedding cake to capture your pets playful personality.
Biscuit Bar for Guests
Have a dog friendly biscuit bar with a batch full of custom cookies in the shape of hearts, paw prints or a dog silhouette. Let your guests create their own doggy bags to take home commemorating your day.
Wedding Favor Doggy Bags
How cute would it be if you could extend everyone’s plus one to a plus furry friend? Wedding favor doggy bags are a special treat for your guests to take home to their pals at the end of the night.
Illustrate your Pet in Koozie Fashion
Give your guests a wedding favor that they will use time and time again. Custom can coolers are a fun way to highlight your furry love and show appreciation to your guests.
For more inspiration on how to include your dog on your wedding day, check out our Pinterest Board.
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