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Wedding Tails: Incorporating your Fury Friend into your Wedding Day

There's no denying that weddings are special occasions filled with love, joy, and cherished memories. For many couples, their furry friends are an integral part of their lives and families. Including your beloved pet in your wedding day festivities can add an extra layer of happiness and make the day even more memorable. From cute photo ops to incorporating them into the ceremony, this blog will guide you on how to incorporate your furry friend into your wedding day.



1. Plan Ahead:

Before including your furry friend in your wedding, it's essential to plan ahead and consider their needs. Not all venues allow pets, so make sure to check with your chosen venue if they have any pet policies in place. Take into account your pet's temperament, behavior, and comfort level in social situations. If your pet gets easily stressed or anxious, it may be best to involve them in pre-wedding activities or limit their involvement to specific moments.


2. Outfit Your Pet in Style:

Get your furry friend wedding-ready by dressing them in a cute outfit or accessory. Whether it's a dapper bowtie, a floral collar, or a custom-made outfit, make sure your pet feels comfortable and at ease in their attire. It's important to choose something that won't restrict their movement or cause any discomfort. Schedule a fitting session before the big day to ensure the outfit fits perfectly.


3. Include Your Pet in the Pre-Wedding Photoshoot:

Capture beautiful memories with your furry friend by including them in your pre-wedding photoshoot. Coordinate their outfit with yours and let the photographer capture candid moments of you and your pet together. These photos will serve as a wonderful reminder of the bond you share with your four-legged companion. Here are a few pet outfits to get your fur baby wedding ready!


4. Assign a Pet Handler:

Designate a responsible person, such as a family member or a close friend, your pet trainers, to act as your pet's handler during the wedding. This person should be someone your pet knows and trusts, ensuring their safety and well-being throughout the day. The handler can guide your pet through different parts of the wedding, assist with any necessary breaks, and make sure they are comfortable and happy.



5. Ceremony Involvement:

Incorporating your furry friend into the wedding ceremony can be a heartwarming experience. Here are a few ideas:


a. Ring Bearer: Train your pet to carry the rings down the aisle, attached to a decorative cushion or nestled in a pouch on their collar. Practice with them beforehand to ensure they're comfortable with the task.


b. Flower Petal Delivery: If your pet is well-behaved and comfortable with crowds, consider having them walk down the aisle alongside the flower girl, scattering petals or carrying a small basket of flowers.


c. Escorting Down the Aisle: Have your furry friend walk down the aisle with you or your partner as a symbol of your shared journey and unconditional love.


6. Reception Fun:

During the reception, find ways to incorporate your pet's presence without overwhelming them. Here are a few ideas:


a. Signature Cocktails: Create a signature cocktail named after your pet. It's a fun way to pay tribute to your furry friend and add a personal touch to the celebration.


b. Customized Decor: Incorporate your pet's image or silhouette into the wedding decor, such as table numbers, place cards, a wedding cake toppper, or our favorite... our custom drink topper with a cute pic of your pup or more.


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