Karen Gordon March 23, 2017 at 9:04 AM 6 min read

Best Ways to Include My Dog(s) in My Wedding

Including your dog in your wedding is mandatory for lots of people getting married. For many couples, their dogs are an important piece of their family puzzle. It makes sense that they want to highlight, or even include, these prized pups on their most special day. Whether you’re inviting your pooch or not, here are several ways to throw them a bone.

1) Incorporate your dog(s) in your engagement shots

You’ll get plenty of photos of you two as a couple on your big day, so take advantage of this time to capture your furry friend(s).

dogs in engagement photos. Washington DC Engagement Photos

2) Let your dog star in your save-the-dates

There’s no better way to ensure your friends and family will leave your date front and center of their fridge than showing off your cute puppy.

dogs save the dates. Maryland Wedding.

3) Put them to work! Dogs make great ring bearers, sign holders, and flower girls

dogs in weddings

4) If your venue doesn’t allow dogs, or the thought of bringing yours gives you “paws,” you can always opt to honor them in the print materials

dogs in wedding program. Bull Run Winery. Virginia Winery Wedding.

5) Utilize puppy photos as décor

Puppy pics make great centerpieces, escort card or dessert table décor, and guest book material.

dog photos as wedding decor

6) Make your pooch part of the fun!

Blow up a photo and make it a prop in your photo booth or get their pictures printed on a cornhole board.

dog photos as wedding entertainment on cornhole

7) Or, you could always just do this:

funny giant dog wedding photo

Including your dog(s) in your wedding can be a special part of making your big day memorable. Do it right with these wedding tips!

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Karen Gordon

Karen Gordon has spent her career growing event and technology companies through consultative sales and strategic growth strategies. She’s developed client and brand experiences for companies such as LivingSocial and Surprise Ride (as seen on Shark Tank). Now, as the VP of Growth at Goodshuffle, she combines her love of both events and technology to drive the company’s growth in revolutionizing the event rental, design, and production industries with modern technology.