Pets. You have them. You love them. You did not think it would happen, but they found a way to wrap you around their pet fingers. Now that you are getting married, your wedding will not be complete without your pet by your side; so what do you do? “I want my pets at my wedding!” How do you incorporate your pet into your wedding?
Here are 10 ideas to think about.
- The Aisle: You have probably seen this in one romantic comedy or two. Your pet can walk down the aisle along with the wedding party.
- Ringbearer: We are sure that you have probably seen this done as well. Your pet can be the ring bearer at your wedding. Affix the rings to a secure place on your pet, and when it is time for the exchange rings, your pet brings the rings to you.
- Chaperone: Have a designated spot for your pet at the altar with the couple, acting as a chaperone for the main event.
- Photo Op: Include your pets in all family photos, this captures the whole family.
- Bride or Groom: Your pet can act as one of the bridesmaids or groomsmen. This put them in the care of a trusted friend and keeps them in your line of sight all day.
- So you think you can dance: Include your pet in your first dance, by inviting them to join you to share the moment.
- Dress to Impress: Dress up your pet for the evening, a tux or a dress. Allow them to feel that they too are a distinguished guest. You also can deck your pet out in the decor of the day. As they move about they will remind guests of your wedding theme.
- Time Out: Include some time alone with your pet in the schedule. This allows you to take a step back from the hustle and bustle of the day while you reconnect.
- Special Guest: You will spend a considerable amount of time in the wedding suite; getting ready (before the ceremony, at the reception, possibly an outfit change). Invite your pet to join you in the suite each time. This adds a bit of spark to each transition.
- Decor Highlight: If your Pet is late (no longer with us) or is unable to attend the wedding, you can still incorporate them by having their photo, a sketch or drawing of your loved pet featured in the wedding stationeries or highlighted in the decor.
Note: If you are having an In-door ceremony or wedding reception, ensure you check with the venue that pets are allowed inside the property as some venues have strict rules that prevent animals (except service animals) from being inside a venue. Some venues restrict pets from being inside whilst food and beverage are being served.
Do you have other ideas about how you can incorporate your pet into your wedding?
Share it with us. We would love to hear from you.