Incorporating Your Pooch In Your Wedding

Hi Love Birds,

So it’s your big day, and you obviously want every special person in your life to be there! But what about the special non-humans in your life? Yes, we’re talking about your fur-baby! Your pooch is like your child, and they deserve to be part of this monumental day. They want to see their humans getting married too! Many couples come to us about how they want their dogs in their wedding, so we have some tips and ideas for how exactly you can make that happen.

Photo Credit: Rhythm Photography

Tips and Tricks

Here are some tips to keep in mind when including your best friend into the wedding:

  • Make sure it is cleared with your venue that dogs are allowed on the property before you get your heart set on having the little bud attend.
  • Consider hiring a professional dog sitter! This way someone is always taking care of the dog. They can bring it when he or she is needed, take them away when appropriate, and make sure your four-legged friend is fed and given potty breaks.
  • Keep in mind that your pooch should have someone familiar nearby. Most likely they are going to want to run straight into your arms to shower you with kisses, but this can cause some wedding trouble. You won’t be able to watch your dog like you do when you’re at home, so having someone they are familiar with will help keep them preoccupied, and comforted.
  • If your dog is taken back to a hotel room during the party, make sure someone is checking up on your little fur baby once every couple of hours so they can be fed and let out. We know this goes without saying, but it is worth noting because once people start drinking and having a good time, we have seen the bridal party or family members completely forget about the pup stuck in a room in desperate need of a potty break! This is another great reason why you may want to consider hiring a professional dog sitter!

Photo Credit: Readyluck Photographers

Options for Prime Pooch Incorporation

Here are some of our favorite options of when your furry best friend can have the limelight.

Ring Bearer

You can entrust your precious jewels to your most reliable friend.

Photo Credit: Jennifer Skog


They love sniffing them anyways, might as well as make them in charge of tossing the blooms down the aisle!

Photo Credit: Catherine Hall Studios

Grand Entrance

Your big moment is also their big moment!

Photo Credit: Lin & Jirsa

Part of Your Romantic Photos

A family photo wouldn’t be complete without them anyways.

Photo Credit: Peterson Photography

Part of Your Wedding Decorations

You may as well as have a whole part of your wedding theme dedicated to your furry friend!

Photo Credit: Jasmine Lee Photography

From one dog lover to another, we wish you the best of luck! We know that you will go to any extreme to make sure your pup feels the love on your special day.

Woof Woof (“cheers” in dog language)!


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