If you happen to be someone who considers yourself a parent to a “fur baby,” or if you just love animals in general, then this is a must-read while you plan your wedding. Since people so often consider pets to be family members, why not have them present at your big day too? It’s no secret that animals are becoming an increasingly popular addition to today’s weddings, but a question that brides often have is exactly how to incorporate them. Whether it means making your childhood dog your ring bearer, including a majestic horse in your portraits, or having a special guest at your reception, there are multiple ways for animal lovers to incorporate furry friends into your big day.
Include a Favorite Animal in THE Big Moment
Include sweet animals from the start by working them into your wedding proposal and photos. These two had a photographer on hand that captured the groom’s heartfelt and emotional proposal on an alpaca farm. The photobombing alpacas certainly made it a unique moment for all.
Pay Them A Visit During Your First Look
So what can you do if your four legged pal isn’t a conventional pet fit to walk down the aisle? Bring them on site for an unforgettable photo shoot after the ceremony. This couple had the bride’s trusty steed step in for some stunning photos that will last a lifetime.
Invite Them to Your Outdoor Reception
Want your wedding to really, truly be an outdoor wedding, woodland creatures included? An adorable baby deer was on hand at this bride’s outdoor reception, which made for some of the cutest photos you’ll ever see. Check opportunities in your area to rent various wildlife that will make your event especially incredible.
Dress or Accessorize Them Accordingly
Not only is this pup absolutely adorable, but its parents are too. Not to mention its accessories perfectly match the bridal bouquet. If you want to work your dog into your wedding, but would like to give it a classy twist, try fashioning a wreath in place of a collar that will match the floral arrangements present in your ceremony.
Simply Pose During Portraits
Another option for doggy accessorizing is to use your pets to add a splash of color, especially if you’re using an otherwise neutral pallet. You can do this by adding vibrant greenery pieces like this couple did with their two panting pooches.
Gift a Pet-Friendly Favor
Of course, some venues don’t allow animals. If you find that that’s the case, don’t worry, there are still ways to add touches of your pet to the event. This real wedding couple gave doggy bags a new meaning by including a a bone-shaped treat for the guest and the guest’s pet they may have left at home. Talk about a win/win!