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Your furry (or non-furry) friends are more than just companions; they're cherished members of your family! So, why leave them out on your wedding day? If you're a proud pet parent envisioning your perfect day, we've got you covered. Below, we're showing you five fun ways you can include your pets in your wedding, with some of our best tips to make it a seamless experience for all! Leash up your excitement, and keep scrolling to get inspired by these paw-some ideas!

1. Give Them a Role in Your Ceremony

From flower dogs, to ring bearers, a dog of honor, and more, give your pet a role in the ceremony so they can join you down the aisle creating an adorable moment for you and your guests!


  • Be sure to check with your venue about their pet policies.
  • Have a designated pet handler to be in charge of your pet.

2. Have Them Make an Appearance in Photos

Depending on your venue's pet policies, you may not be able to have your pet play a role in your ceremony, but you may be able to share a few moments on camera! Either way, getting some photos of you, your partner, and your furry friend onsite or off-site will give you images you'll cherish forever! 

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3. Include Them in Your Stationery

Talk with your stationer about creating some cute pieces with an illustration or photo of your pet like custom cocktail napkins or coasters, invitation suite details, signage pieces, table markers, acrylic stir sticks, or other fun ideas!

4. Name a Signature Drink After Them

A Princess' Pineapple-rita? You can get pretty creative with naming a fun drink after your pet! With or without alcohol, it's a refreshing and playful touch for you and your guests to enjoy!

5. Send a Pet-Themed Favor Home with Your Guests

We love the idea of sending your guests home with a favor for their own furry friend! Dog treats, or another fun favor, make a unique gift for your friends and family who came to celebrate you!

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