Ever heard of Wedding pets? When two animal lovers get engaged, what could be better than including your beloved pet on your big day? Your wedding day is a special day for you and your partner to share with your loved ones. This can include friends, family and not forgetting your furry little friends!
If you have a pet with a special place in your heart, there are various ways that you can get them involved in your wedding. Whether you’re a dog lover, a cat person or maybe even a bunny enthusiast, having pets participate in your wedding is quickly becoming a popular trend.
If you’re seriously thinking about ways you can get your furry companion in on the action of sharing your day, but aren’t quite sure how, we’re here to help! Here’s a list of fun and quirky suggestions to give you some food for thought, your dog a bone, your rabbit some… grass?
20 Easy Ways To Include Your Pets…
You can’t have a wedding without announcing the big day to your friends and family! A lovely and alternative save the date option could include a photoshoot with your pet. This can be a really fun and light-hearted way of inviting your guests and you’re free to get as creative as you want.
A Ring Barker
The role of the ring bearer is traditionally taken by either the best man or a child from your family, but if you’d like to opt for something a little more alternative then why not choose your pet? Your furry (or maybe even scaley) friend is a big part of your life together and shares a lot of the love that you and your partner have for each other. Your pet is a part of the family after all!
Meow of Honour
Your pet attending the big day is an easy option for many animal-lovers. But, perhaps the biggest role you can give your pet is to have them as your maid of honour! As long as your pet is comfortable within a group of people and loves having lots of photos taken, then there’s no reason you can’t have your favourite pal stand with you at the altar!
Pet Wedding Favours
Your guests know how much you love each other and they probably also know how much you love your pet – so why not show them?! Having some artwork created and printed of your favourite animal is a unique and lovely way of thanking your guests for being there on your big day.
Pet-Themed Seating Plan
Many couples create their own DIY seating plan displays for their wedding. The great thing about this is that your seating chart can be decorated and organised however you like! If you’re looking for an alternative way to include your pet, get creative and include them in your seating plan design.
Pet Photo Locket
If your pet can’t be with you on your wedding day, find a subtle way of having them by your side, like keeping their photo in a locket. this is a cute and personal way of keeping them close to your heart while you wed.
Thinking of send your wedding guests home with a slice of wedding cake each? Or maybe you’re making gift bags for your friends’ pets? A doggy bag is the perfect way to do it! Decorate them however you choose, possibly even including your own pets paw print.
Pet Shaped Wedding Cake
For a quirky way of involving your pet in your wedding, why not decorate your wedding cake with them?! Choosing a specially decorated cake is a fantastic way of showing your love for your pet to your friends and family, especially if your pets cannot make it to your special day.
No, we don’t mean that your dog should bark into a mic! Getting married is a huge step into your future together as a couple, and if you share a pet then this means going forward together as a family. So, there’s no reason you can’t dedicate part of your speech to them! If you have any particular happy memories or funny stories that have helped you bond with them, this could make a wonderful element to your prose.
Wedding Pet Centrepieces
Want your pets to be the centre of attention on your wedding day? Why not create a centrepiece inspired by them?! Your centrepiece doesn’t have to be a fancy floral arrangement, you can be as creative as you please. Using your pet to create a design for the tables can put a personal stamp on your day, while also involving your pet in your wedding – what could be better?
Walk Down The Aisle
As long as your pets don’t have a nervous temperament, walking with them down the aisle is a sweet way of involving them in your wedding. This creates some beautiful memories as well as quirky and fun photos that you will remember for years to come.
Choose A Location Wedding
If you have a huge love of animals, why not have a location wedding? Really push the boat out and have your wedding by the sea or give your guest’s hearts a flutter in a butterfly garden. This way, you can share your day with various animals!
Quirky Bespoke Clothing
Choose to jazz up their wedding wardrobes with something a little bit different, from bold colour schemes to funky shoes. Stand out in your wedding photos by ordering yourself some bespoke pet themed clothing. If you really want to be bold, go for a funky toucan tie. For something subtle, why not get some scaly socks!
Are you thinking about offering a signature cocktail at your wedding? Why not consider a meow-tai or a bark-ardi and coke? Use your wedding pets to inspire a trademark drink for your day that all your guests will enjoy!
Bird Seed Favours
Birds of a feather flock together! If birds are a big part of your life, gifting your guests with some stylish bird seed favours is a great idea. This can be a really unique and thoughtful addition to your wedding – and don’t forget it’s useful too!
Your pets are a beloved member of your family, so taking photos is an adorable way to include them in your wedding, as well as creating some amazing memories to keep on your mantelpiece.
Pet Place Setting
Don’t forget that your pet will also need to eat and stay hydrated through the day! While you enjoy the wedding breakfast, set your pet a special place at the table too. This way they get to join you in the toasts and spend time with your lovely guests.
Another subtle way of involving your pet at your wedding is to provide special customised biscuits of your pet. Adding this personal touch to your big day makes gorgeous Instagram worthy food photos (as well as making a great snack)!
Pet Photo Booth
Photo booths are a really popular choice of entertainment for weddings right now. They make a fun alternative to formal wedding photos and are a great way of having fun with your guests. Many people choose to buy or make DIY props for their guests to to take photos with. Why not make some pet themed props? Include cardboard cut-outs for some really silly photos or just keep it simple with animal ears.
Honeymoon with Your Pets
For a pet lover, the perfect honeymoon or mini moon will likely involve taking your pet with you! As long as your pet is a good traveller, you can choose from pet friendly hotels, lodges, caravan parks and more.
Don’t forget, when involving your pet, it’s important to consider their temperament the venue and your guests. There are many wonderful ways for your pet to take part in your wedding celebrations, whether they are physically there or not. Get creative, share the joy and love you have for your pet and make your day truly special for your newly wedded family. Paws n’ all!
Not sure where to start your wedding plans? We’ve got you covered, just check out our ultimate guide to planning your wedding. Or if you’re stuck for inspiration, take a look at our DIY wedding inspiration guide. You’ll be a wedding planning genius in no time!
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