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5 Ways to Include Your Fur Baby in Your Wedding

February 20, 2020

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Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life so why shouldn’t you include your fur baby in all the festivities? Today, in honor of #NationalLoveYourPetDay, I’m sharing some unique and fun ways you can include your beloved four-legged baby on your wedding day!

1. Have them get ready with you in the morning

This is a great way to let your fur babies be part of your day without them being part of the madness that comes with the day. It’s really only a possibility if you’re getting ready at your home or at an AirBnb or similar. Your photographer can snap some pics of you in your bridal robe snuggling or giving kisses! A cute Kodak moment and also a way to include your fur baby in your wedding album!

2. Share a First Look with your fur baby!

I saw this here and it was SO CUTE! The bride walked up behind her lab and called his name! The photos were soooo adorable! Again, easier if you’re at a non-public place getting ready. BUT if you’re not, that leads me to my next point…

3. Have them brought in for photos

If you’re not in a private place getting ready, have a family member or cousin or aunt or someone bring your fur baby to the venue for a quick photo op! This is what my husband and I did! But actually, our boarder, Zach’s Pets Services, brought or pup Rocco to our venue just before the ceremony! He got a nice bath and was fresh and clean for photos! Check with your local animal kennels to see if they offer this type of service! (And if they don’t, suggest it 😜) It was so convenient for us and such a treat to see our baby boy just before we said our vows.

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4. Fur Flower Girl or Ring Bearer

These next two are very much dependent on your fur baby’s temperament! Is your baby well trained? Will he or she walk down the aisle and not cause a complete mess? Listen, I get the idea of your dog doing his thing and sniffing hands and smelling around. It’s cute and all but if you can’t get your pet under control eventually, it will not only throw the timeline off track but it could also spoil the intimate and maybe even romantic moment of you sharing your vows! I recommend bringing your baby to the rehearsal to see how they do before bringing them to the big show!

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5. Dog of Honor / Best Dog

Have them part of your wedding party! Again, this very much depends on your fur baby’s temperament! Like in #4, all those things come into play when deciding whether or not your baby should be IN the wedding. Making them part of your wedding party would (ideally) include them standing in line with your Bridesmaids or groomsmen! I have still yet to see this be done but I give you props if you have a trained pup who can do it! If you’ve seen this please drop a link in the comments! I’d love to see it!!

xo, Court

Thanks for reading!

xo, Court

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  1. Brittany says:

    These are such great tips!! I love it when couples include dogs on the wedding day!

  2. Blak says:

    love love love when people include their fur babies in their weddings! & i ADORE the idea of doing a first look with them!

  3. Chinling says:

    Love this post! I wish I had photos with my dog on my wedding day. Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. Jenna says:

    Love this! I wish I could of had my fur baby at my wedding! ❤️ Such great ideas!

  5. Monica says:

    These tips are so sweet!! I love all the incorporation of their pets!

  6. Michaila says:

    I love fur babies! These are amazing tips, I wish I would have thought about writing a blog post about this! Well done!

  7. Maria says:

    Love when they include their fur babies. They are part of the family. Great tips.

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