Adorable Ways to Include Your Pet in Your Wedding

Putting together the guest list is one of the most difficult things to do when you’re planning a wedding. Sometimes you get talked into inviting people you’d really rather not — like your second cousin’s boyfriend you once met for 5 minutes. And if he’s on the guest list, surely there’s no reason your pet shouldn’t be involved — in a big way, too, since they’re an important part of your family.

If your special day wouldn’t be the same without your four-legged friend, here are 6 adorable ways to include them in your wedding.

How to include your pet in your wedding

Get your pet to propose for you

Get your pet to propose for you

Instead of getting down on one knee and presenting your love with an engagement ring yourself, get your pet to do it for you! Create a cute wooden plaque with the words, “Will you marry my owner?” written on the front and hang it around their neck. Then persuade your partner to call your pet and wait for the screams of joy.

Include them in your wedding photos

Include them in your wedding photos

Make your pet truly feel part of the family by including the min your wedding shots. There are loads of different ways to do this. You can get your pet to pose with everyone for the family and friend shots, you can pose individually as the bride or groom with your furry friend, or have joint bride and groom photos with your pet in the middle.

Invite them to the ceremony
Invite them to the ceremony

If you’re holding your wedding at an animal-friendly venue, why not bring your pet along? And while your at it, why not dress them up so they look the part? You can get loads of mini tuxedos and cocktail gowns for small animals online. Just make sure your pet is comfortable in their outfit.Sometimes a simple bow tie or flower clip is all you need.

Ask them to be a flower girl/boy

Ask them to be a flower girl/boy

If your pet’s trustworthy enough not to chew everything in sight,get them to be your flower girl or boy. Training them to walk down the aisle at a reasonable pace while holding a bouquet in their mouth might be a bit tricky,but the results will be more than worth it. Just double check none of the flowers are toxic to animals before you go ahead.

Leave on horseback

Leave on horseback

Instead of leaving your wedding reception in a classic car or limo, exit in style on the back of a horse. Leaving on horseback adds a magical fairy tale touch to your big day and will give you some incredible photos. You don’t have to own a horse to do this. There are plenty of stable owners who are more than happy to rent their beautiful horses out for weddings.

Get pet cake toppers

Get pet cake toppers

If you’re planning on having custom-made cake toppers of you and your special someone, why not take it to the next level and get one made for your pet, too? Then if they’re not sufficiently well-behaved to stand at the altar with you, at least their sugar-paste version will be calm enough to stay still on the top of your cake.

Things to remember when including your pet in your wedding

  • Invite a pet sitter. You don’t want to spend your wedding day cleaning up after animals.
  • Make sure you’ve got plenty of food and drink for your pet. You don’t want them pigging out on the buffet.
  • Consider your pet’s personality. If they’re not comfortable with crowds, it might be best they avoid the ceremony and reception.
  • Ask your spouse. It’s their big day too and if they’re not as keen on your four-legged friend as you are, they might not want them there.