Not everyone is a dog-lover, but those who are, LOVE LOVE LOVE their dogs - am I right? A handful of our clients choose to include their pooches in their weddings in all sorts of ways!
Here are some ways to incorporate your adorable dog into your wedding:
- Ceremony Let your dog be a ring bearer or flower girl! Have your dog bring the rings down the aisle attached to their collar, or if they can, in a cute carrier bag. They can also walk alongside the ring bearer or flower girl. Try a cute doggie corsage or flower wreath around his or her collar. Be sure to have treats at the end of the aisle!
- Engagement and / or wedding photo shoot Using your dog in a photo shoot is always super cute and unique. Some of the best pictures are the candid ones!
- Stationary incorporate the photos from the photo shoot with your dog throughout your wedding with these ideas: Save the Dates, Invitations, Table Numbers, and other framed pictures for decor.
- Wedding Décor Use small touches of dog design elements throughout your wedding decor, while showing your pet you appreciate him or her. We aren't recommending a dog-themed wedding, of course! But little details will make your decor special. You can attach your dog's tags onto your bridal bouquet. For the artsy brides - stamp your dog's paw print and use in decor, such as table numbers, ceremony programs, etc. And we love this idea - engrave your guests' names onto dog tags for table place settings!
- Wedding Favors Wedding favors are a fun way to add your personality into your wedding design. Try dog-themed decorated sugar cookies. And make a few bags of dog treats for your dog-lover guests!
Here are some tips:
- Have your dog looking his or her best! Schedule a grooming appointment the week before your photo shoot or wedding ceremony.
- Make sure, if you plan a photo shoot, to check with the venue's pet policy.
- For hot days, remember to have a bowl of water handy for your dog during the photo shoot or ceremony.
- Check with your photographer first! They usually have a ton of pet photography tricks up their sleeves!
- Nissa Aleman
Photography by: Morgan Miller Photography, Jana Marie Photography, Heirloom Photo Company