Pawsitively Perfect: 10 Ways to Honor Your Dog in Your Wedding

April 26, 2024
Pawsitively Perfect: 10 Ways to Honor Your Dog in Your Wedding

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We think we can speak for most people in the Rockies in saying that dogs are an integral piece of any family. Their familial role means that you want them at the center of every big life event; including your wedding day. We’ve found 10 of the most “pawsitively” perfect ways to include your dog in your wedding day. Read on for more best dog wedding inspiration!

1. Leashes, Custom Collars and Bowties

Nothing feels better than finding the perfect accessory to compliment your outfit. Why should your dog not feel the same? With custom collars, bowties and even leashes from the Foggy Dog Wedding Collection, your dog can look and feel their best during your wedding celebration.

To see more of this real wedding, check out our Utah Fall/Winter 2023 magazine!

Photographer: Branson Maxwell


2. Flower Collar

Florals on your wedding day are essential to completing your wedding vision. Add a sweet floral collar arrangement for your dog while working with your florist to ensure your best pup matches your wedding theme. You’d want your bridesmaids to hold matching bouquets, so why not have your dog wear their own?

Grab a copy of our Colorado Spring/Summer 2024 magazine to see more of Kaylee & Connor’s wedding and their cute pup! 

Photographer: Bree Smith Photography


3. Doggie Tuxedo

There’s nothing better than a dog in a tuxedo; especially on a wedding day! You want to look your best, and if you plan on having your dog in attendance at your wedding or elopement, you would want your pup to look their best, too. Our recommendation would be to work with a professional who can create a custom tuxedo for your dog that matches your wedding day attire.

Kiersten and Matt’s wedding day included their pup, Ollie, who wore matching tuxes with the groom!

Photographer: Mary Ann Craddock Photography


4. Wedding Pet Attendant

Most wedding venues only allow your dog to attend your wedding ceremony, which means you will either have to appoint a friend or guest to take care of your pet. While that may work for some people, wedding pet attendants are only increasing popularity and their service means your dog can play their role in your wedding day before they are well taken care of by a certified pet lover. Pets of Honor is Colorado’s first all-inclusive wedding pet care and will treat your dog like one of their own during before, during and after your wedding festivities!


5. Custom Cookies

Custom wedding desserts, aside from the traditional wedding cake, are becoming largely popular thanks to their ability to include a special, custom touch to your wedding day. You and your spouse to be can work with a local dessert artist who can craft a custom cookie with anything from your wedding date to your favorite furry friend for your wedding dessert vision. 

 

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6. Cocktails

Instead of a custom couple’s cocktail, a unique way to include your dog in your wedding day is with cocktails named after them. Our favorite is the “apawrol spritz” Colleen and Peter included as one of their Corgi cocktails during their iconic Aspen, Colorado wedding.

Photographer: Cameron Clark Photography


7. Cake Topper

Forget the traditional bride and groom figurines! A fun way to honor your pups is with a custom cake topper, handcrafted to reflect your dog’s personality. This dog wedding inspiration is something simple and sweet to incorporate your dog on your wedding day.

For more dog wedding inspiration, see Alex & Eric’s real wedding in our Utah Fall/Winter 2023 magazine!

Photographer: Ashlee Brooke Photography


8. Custom Cocktail Napkins

Your wedding is one of the only days that specifically represents you as a couple. A great addition to your wedding day that honors your dog while adding a fun touch to the day are custom cocktail napkins with your dog’s face on them. If your dog can’t be in attendance on the day of your wedding, make sure your guests know how much you love them with a cute cocktail napkin.

View more of Rachael and Eric’s idyllic wedding day in Ridgway, Colorado! 

Photographer: Loui Photography


9. Wedding Favors

Unique wedding favors are a fun and intimate touch to a wedding. From custom drink koozies to personalized playing cards, you can immortalize your dog for your wedding guests in a wedding party favor.

See more of this gorgeous Telluride, Colorado wedding that includes the couple’s three dogs on our blog!

Photographer: Mikayla Renee Photo


10. Dog Face Cutout

Some dogs do not love big crowds or your wedding venue might not allow dogs, so one way to incorporate them into your wedding day is to get a large cutout of their face. This way you and your guests can party the night away with your “dog,” and it makes a fun party prop!

See more of Taylor & Forrest’s Snowbird wedding in Park City, Utah in our Utah Spring/Summer 2024 magazine!

Photographer: Whitney Hunt 

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