Creative Ways to Incorporate Your Pets into Your Wedding

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Put Them on Your Invites

One way you can get your pets into your wedding is by featuring them on your wedding stationery. You can have their image or their name on your invites to include them in your day from the beginning. Look at the personalised wedding invitations from Paper Themes to see how you could have their names included. Or you could do DIY invites with a photo or an artistic interpretation of your furry friend. You can do the same with your other stationery too, from place cards at the reception to programs. Try using a cut drawing or motif that you can put on lots of different things.

Get Them in Your Decorations

As well as your stationery, you could also use your pets in your decorations and other details. Maybe you could have tablecloths with your cat on them or paper mobiles with images of your birds. Get creative with all the ways you could use your pet’s image or name in your wedding. Maybe your welcome sign as everyone arrives at the reception could say “Thank you from John, Jane and Fluffy”. Perhaps you could put a photo of your pet in the flower arrangements. Or you could include them in a montage of pictures of the happy couple. It doesn’t have to be an exact likeness of your pet. Maybe you’re found an ink stamp in the shape of a rabbit that you love.

Have Them Attend

In some cases, you might be able to have your pet come to the wedding. Of course, to do this, they’re going to have to be well behaved. It’s most likely that you’ll bring your dog. However, you might also consider another pet you can put on a leash. For example, you might be able to have your cat, rabbit or ferret there. Some couples choose to get married on a farm and have larger animals attend too, such as horses. You could have them simply be present, or you might give them a role in the ceremony. Ring bearer is a popular choice for dogs. Before you invite your pet to the wedding, think about whether it’s something they can handle.

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Getting Ready in the Morning

If you don’t think your pet could stand the hustle and bustle of the wedding, they can still be part of the day. You might like to have them keep you company in the morning as you get ready. Of course, there could be an argument over who gets to have them around as you prepare for the day! This option is easiest when you’re planning to get ready at home. However, if you’re in a hotel, they might allow pets. Even if they don’t usually, asking nicely could get you far. Have photos taken as you get ready, and you can make sure your beloved pal is in your wedding memories. Just watch out for fur, which you definitely don’t want on your dress. Have a lint roller or clothes brush on hand, just in case.

Take Some Photos

Putting your pets in your photos is another great way to get them in your wedding. You might not want to have them around for the whole day, but having someone bring them for photos is an alternative. You could have them there to take formal photos after the ceremony or maybe for something more casual. Your dog might need a runaround part way through the day anyway, so it’s a good excuse to give them some exercise. Have some fun photos taken of an informal moment playing fetch. It could help you let go of some tension too!

Your pet can become a part of your big day in lots of different ways. If it’s not possible for them to come, you can still get them into the wedding in another way.

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