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Paws In The Planning: The Best Ways to Incorporate Your Pooch


Whoever said diamonds are a girl’s best friend clearly never owned a dog! A dog’s loyalty, love and the happiness they bring to their owner is all part of a special bond between bride and fur baby. For some, incorporating beloved pets in the nuptials is a top priority! Take a look at how some of our brides included their precious pups on the big day!

We've Got Something Special Photography

We’ve Got Something Special Photography

The Puppy Proposal

An increasingly popular Pinterest trend, many dudes are doting dogs when getting down on one knee! As if receiving a gorgeous ring and the vow of forever isn’t enough – imagine the excitement of a tail-wagging puppy waiting for your response! Adorning the ring to the collar and surprising your girl with a pet is an A+ proposal in our book!

LMAC Photography

LMAC Photography

Endearing Engagement & Wonderful Wedding Photos

If your dog is popular among friends and family, incorporating them into your engagement and/or wedding photos is a must!  Modeling your puppy is a great way to capture all the members of your new little family, and it eliminates the unpredictable chance of Lucky lifting his leg onto your big white train mid-ceremony. Or if you can’t live without that family member on the big day (after all they are your baby), all of their furry cuteness will be captured forever and sure to be a conversation starter for years to come!

Carol Malick Photography

Carol Malick Photography

Gushing Over the Usher

Having an usher hand out programs while holding your leashed pup is an incredibly unique way to greet guests! If you’ve got a super smart canine on your hands, have them “shake” hands with your guests – your loved ones will enjoy the personalized greeting (the only case in which a tongue-to-face “hello” is appropriate)

Genevieve Nisly Photography

Genevieve Nisly Photography

Ring Bearer Buddy

Engage in ultimate adorableness by dressing your dog in a tutu or bow tie – have them lead a bridal party member down the aisle while toting the rings (in an enclosed collar attachment) or a flower basket! It’s a good idea to have a family member chaperone your pup the rest of the ceremony!

RAD Photography

RAD Photography

Tails & Table Numbers

If you aren’t set on exposing Max to the sometimes hectic activities of your actual wedding day, allow him to celebrate in spirit by showcasing his furry face on every table! A framed photo of Fluffy will have your guests giggling with delight over such a playful touch while informing them of their evening seating.

Orchard Photography

Orchard Photography

Shelter Donation Favors

A thoughtful and customized favor idea is asking the guests to send you a photo of their own pets pre-wedding day. Have the photos printed and set in mini-frames with an acknowledgment of a donation to your local animal shelter! The lasting impression this leaves goes far beyond the magnetic bottle opener.

As a member of the family, your pooch is a big part of your life! Throw them a bone – allow them to celebrate a huge milestone, whether they’re actually attending or wagging from afar. Including your dog in the details will make your wedding that much more heartfelt and special. Did your dog lend a helping paw to the big day? Leave us a comment and let us know how!



CristyM says:

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Jordan Roberts says:

So glad to hear it! 🙂 Thanks so much!

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