Saying "I Do" With Pets: How to Include Dogs in Your Wedding


There is a growing contingent in society so devoted to their dogs that they do anything to include their pooches in every milestone possible. Luckily, with today's more casual and personal weddings, nothing should stop couples from including their dogs in the matrimony, provided they are adequately trained and preparations have been made for their inclusion. These ideas will guide you, your pet, your guests, and your suppliers to the right direction.

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Photo by Stephanie Yonce via Country Living

Bringing pets in the ceremony and reception entails extra logistical arrangements. Double those efforts if the reception venue is separate from the ceremony venue. You can have your photos taken with your pooch during the preparations if you don’t want to go an extra mile. This poignant photo of the bride and her black furry friend shows the deep bond between them  certainly a photo to treasure for life.

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Photo by Chie Iwayama Ito via Daily Mail

Don’t you just love how the dog’s pink dainty dress matches the bride’s delicate makeup? Taking your photos before the wedding will make your pets less skittish because presumably, there will be fewer people during the preparations.

Of course, there should be no stopping you if you want your furry friends in the ceremony and reception. The results, after all, could be priceless.

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Photo by Mario Colli Photography via Daily Mail

These dapper dogs show their support for their “parents” by complying with the dress code. Don’t forget to take them to the groomer before your big day!

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Photo by Corbin Gurkin via Martha Stewart Weddings

This dashing shiba-inu deserves a kiss or two, don’t you think? Don’t hold back on the affection when having your photos taken with your pets.

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Photo via Jet Fete

All your loved ones are in your entourage, so why shouldn't you include your dog? Make sure that the entourage member who escorts the dog down the aisle has a natural love for dogs to avoid unwanted ruckus during the march.

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Photo by Cindy Cieluch Photography via Style Me Pretty

What does one happy family look like? This photo says it all.

Not all pets can sit still for long periods, and you know you’ve got yourself a good pet photographer when he or she finds ways to work with active pets.

Remember, pets need special care, so make time to secure their needs during the big day. It won’t just be beneficial to you and your suppliers, but also to your guests. Nobody wants biting accidents to happen during the wedding!