How to Include your Puppy Dog in Your Wedding

You've got your bridal party all picked out, and you know who's going to be your ring-bearer and flower girls, but what about your fur-babies? Will your fuzzy loved ones be a part of your wedding? Here are some different ways to incorporate your furry family into your big day. 

Photo by  XOXO Wedding Studio  | Gray Suit Bandana by  HappyDapperDogs

Photo by XOXO Wedding Studio | Gray Suit Bandana by HappyDapperDogs

You can dress them up and have them walk down the aisle too! Kobe is looking handsome here in a Gray Suit Bandana by HappyDapperDogs. They make these cute suit bandanas that are easy to loop through the collar and come in several different colors and sizes!

Photo by  True Photography  | Florals by  Artistic Florals

Photo by True Photography | Florals by Artistic Florals

This sweet chocolate lab named Bella is just loving the ocean breeze and being able to spend this special day with her loved ones. Shaina and Chris got her a special corsage to wear. 

Photo by  XOXO Wedding Studio  | Styled by  Events by Sonya

Photo by XOXO Wedding Studio | Styled by Events by Sonya

If your pet can't make it to the wedding, maybe they can be a fun addition to your engagement photo shoot! 

Photo by  Events by Sonya

Ben and Jessie made a cute cake topper with their Yorkie right there next to them. 

Here are some tips for including your dog in your wedding:

  • Check that your venue will allow dogs - there might be a small additional fee to include them.
  • Assign someone who knows the dog to handle your dog for the day. You wouldn't want just anyone to be holding your dog in case they get loose, so find someone who you trust and understands your dog and their personality. 
  • Take into consideration the hours of your wedding day and what time is appropriate for your dog to be there. Our golden retriever was part of our ceremony and pictures, then we had a friend take him back to the hotel to rest. 
  • Bring some treats and water for your furry friend! Treats will get them to look in the right direction for the perfect pictures! 
  • If you aren't bringing your dog to your wedding, you'll need to make some arrangements for them to stay at a Pet Hotel or with a Petsitter since you'll most likely be very busy on your wedding weekend with rehearsals, and family coming in, and your wedding day festivities. 
  • Be creative with including your puppy dog! Maybe they can make an appearance in your save the dates or bring a photo of your furry friend to display at the wedding! Have fun!
Photo by  XOXO Wedding Studio  | Fingerprint Guestbook by  Algo Art Studio

Photo by XOXO Wedding Studio | Fingerprint Guestbook by Algo Art Studio

Here is Kobe in our Fingerprint Guestbook made by the talented Algo Art Studio!