Save the Date
Including pets in a wedding party isn't uncommon, but there are several other ways for yours to be a part of the celebration if your venue doesn't want dogs in weddings. You can always announce your wedding by bringing your pup to your engagement session - use this opportunity for your save the dates.
Invite your pup along while you and your best ladies get ready before the wedding. Don't forget to take a few photos of the two of you before you make your entrance.
An Un-fur-gettable First Look
A first look is one of the most emotional moments of your wedding day. Mark the start of your new lives together by including your furbaby in this sweet surprise.
All Dressed Up
Does your dog have what it takes to walk down the aisle? Designate him or her with a specific role for the ceremony. A tuxedo or tulle tutu will make everyone "aww" as your hound of honor makes an entrance. Assign a bridesmaid or groomsman to handle your dog during the ceremony and rehearse as much as you can beforehand so they both know what to expect.
No Tuxedo, No Problem
Okay, a pup in a tux is pretty cute. But maybe it's too much effort to get your dog to sit still and look pretty while wearing one. Keep it simple with a decorative collar rather than an entire ensemble. This Frenchie is equally (if not more) adorable in this floral inspired accessory.
For the DIY brides, this project requires minimal time and zero sewing. Pick out a pattern or color to match your wedding palette and create a bow tie for your dog. Even after the wedding, he'll steal hearts with this fancy collar.
Boho Chic Style
Flower crowns never go out of style for boho brides. If you choose to wear one for your wedding consider a simple garland for your dog to match your style. Skip the collar entirely and go for the greenery like this guy.
A Flower Girl's Best Friend
If you include young children in your wedding party, a little stage fright is a possibility especially with a larger crowd. Calm the nerves of your flower girl or ring bearer by allowing your fluffy BFF to walk them down the aisle. Rather than flower petals, decorate your dog's leash with your wedding flowers for the flower girls to hold instead.
Keep It Simple
Accessories may not be your dog's thing and that's okay. If you want your four-legged friend looking dapper for your wedding pictures, avoid the fuss of dressing him up for the ceremony and opt for just a collar and leash. If you want to add a little something, a ribbon in a shade from your wedding palette is simply elegant.
A Walk to Remember
Throughout all the excitement on your wedding day it's important to take some quiet time to yourselves too. After their walk down the aisle, this bride and groom took a walk with their dogs for "a moment of normalcy." Their photographer tagged along to capture these moments, which you can read about in the latest issue of mywedding magazine.