How to successfully include your dog in your wedding!!

Over the years we have collected some value tips and tricks to make sure your Dog of Honor shines on your wedding day! We have also reached out to some expert "Wedding Dog Sitters" for their advice. 

Pet Personality 

Step 1 decide you want to include your pup in your wedding day. Yay!! Que adorable wedding moments. But before you make them the cutest "Dog Ring Bearer" or "Dog of Honor" consider their personality and how they will behave on the big day first. Make sure your expectations are realistic to their personality. Consider their behavior going down the aisle or sitting for long periods with a crowd. Will your pet cooperate to get that perfect photo or just run around like a spaz? Dogs will be dogs after all. 

Pet Personality For Wedding Involvement

Attire & Grooming

Although this seems like a no brainer don't forget to plan the details of your pet's visuals for the big day. Consider what they will wear, will you need to order it in advance, will you need to have them groomed, and will their outfit need any attention on wedding day? Everything will after-all up in your wedding pictures so make sure all items are in good condition and match the overall color theme.

Attire & Grooming

Pet Sitter

One of the most important and often overlooked details in including your dog in your wedding is making sure they are cared for before, during, and after the wedding. A great way to do this is with a hired pet sitter. The following companies are just some excellent options. Consider hiring a professional for the job so you know your pup is safe and well cared for. Your cousin, uncle, niece, friend ... whomever you assign the job to may not be your best option. 

www. wedpetsstl.com St. Louis Pet Service @wedpets 

@Wedpets St Louis Pet Service

www.furyourpawfectmoments.com Central California Pet Service @furyourpawfectmoments

@furyourpawfectmoments Central California

https://www.pawfectforyou.com Baltimore, Boston, Philly, DC, CT, NY, NJ Pet Service @pawfectforyou 

@pawfectforyou

http://fureverandfuralways.com MD, DC, VA, PA, DE Pet Service @fureveralways 

@fureveralways

Pet Sitter

Getting Your Best Photo

Lets face it your wedding day is all about making memories and capturing them in photos to last a lifetime. But getting that Instagram worthy photo with your pet is not that simple. Make sure your photographer is pet friendly and experianced with pets. Consider your pet personality and plan a specific moment to be captured. If your dog is walking down the aisle make sure someone is capturing that moment too. The bride will miss this moment waiting for her turn to walk down the aisle. And most importantly make sure your pet is photo ready! Make sure pet gear is in good condition and visually ready. This may mean a quick after-all brushing to remove visible hair from a suit or straightening of a bow tie. 

Getting Your Best Photo

Venue & Vendors

We have heard countless stories from our clients about how special their wedding day was with their pet. Some had their final pictures with their beloved pet on their wedding day others had their first family photos. Whether emotion or silly all can agree that including your pet in your wedding is sure to be memorable. 

Venue & Vendors

Creative Alternatives

So you've considered your pet's personality, venue, and logistics and can't include your pet as a "Dog of Honor" or " Dog Ring Bearer". There are many other creative alternative to include your pet in a special way. Here are just a few awesome ideas. 

www.missdesignberry.com @missdesignberry 

@missdesignberry

@brooklyn_frenchie in the cutest Save The Date with our Powder Blue Dog Bow Tie 

@brooklyn_frenchie

Photo Credit @bdeliaphoto Wedding Sign with the most adorable host in our Ivory  Bow Tie

Photo Credit @bdeliaphoto

Creative Alternatives

Testimony

We have heard countless stories from our clients about how special their wedding day was with their pet. Some had their final pictures with their beloved pet on their wedding day others had their first family photos. Whether emotion or silly all can agree that including your pet in your wedding is sure to be memorable.

This touching story of little Bruiser is just one of many. Thank you @adriennekristine for sharing with us!!

Photo Credit @adriennekristine @mattygrash

Including Dog in Wedding Testimony