How to Include Your Pet in Your Wedding Day

Are you a pet lover planning your dream destination wedding? There is nothing quite like the unique bond we develop with our fur-babies and while it’s usually not feasible for them to travel for destination events, they can still be part of the celebration! Honoring furry companions can add an extra dose of sentiment, and often humor, to the festivities.

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Here are some paws-itively delightful ideas to incorporate your pet into your big day:

Pet Signage

Let your guests know just how important your fur-baby is with illustrated wedding signage. From “Here Comes the Bride… and Fido!” to “Sit, Stay, Celebrate!”, these signs add a charming touch to your ceremony or reception. Check our couple Nicole + Jason who gave their guests a chuckle by including a cardboard cutout of their pup at the ceremony.

Personalized Napkins

Take your pet’s cuteness to the next level by printing their adorable face on cocktail napkins. Your guests will smile every time they raise a glass to toast your love!

Signature Cocktails

Create specialty cocktails named after your pet to add a playful twist to your bar menu. Whether it’s the “Scout’s Scotch” or the “Whiskers’ Watermelon Whirl,” these drinks are sure to be a hit with your guests.

How to include your pet in your wedding day

Pet-inspired Cake Topper

Showcase your pet’s presence on your wedding cake with a fondant replica of your furry friend. Picture this: a sweet pup or kitty figurine sneaking a nibble of cake from the back. It’s a delightful surprise that captures the essence of your pet’s playful spirit.

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Customized Wedding Favors or Accessories

Treat your guests to adorable favors like custom cut-out cookies in the shape of your pet. These personalized tokens of appreciation are a sweet way to thank your loved ones for sharing in your special day. In the photo below, Jake surprised his bride Sharon and their guests when he pulled out a handkerchief to wipe his eyes during the ceremony.

Pet-friendly Ceremony Roles

If your pet is well-behaved, able to travel, and loves attention, consider giving them a special role in your ceremony. Whether they’re walking down the aisle as a ring bearer or simply sitting by your side during the vows, their presence will add an extra layer of love and happiness to the proceedings.

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Planning a wedding that reflects your personality and style is essential, and including your furry family members is the extra cherry on top. So go ahead, unleash the love, and let your pet be a part of your happily ever after!


How did you include your pet in your wedding celebrations? Share with us in the comments below!

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Ashley Arnett

Ashley Arnett

My favorite thing about destination weddings is the magic that naturally unfolds when beautiful people gather to celebrate in beautiful places. The relaxed, vibrant energy that comes with getting married in such breathtaking settings is unmatched. This bliss is what wedding dreams are made of!

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