18 Fetching Wedding Ideas for Dog Lovers


Yes, dogs in suits are adorable—but not always practical.

Fetching Wedding Ideas for Dog Lovers

Magnolia Photography

We've all seen those precious pictures of puppy ring bearers and Dogs of Honor, but sometimes it's just not possible to include your dog in the actual wedding! Perhaps the venue doesn't allow animals...or your mom is allergic...or you'd rather do without the slobber on your $2,000 dress...

If you can't bring your pooch to the party, take note! We've listed 18 pawsitively awesome ways to incorporate your dog(s) into the big day—without having them physically present.



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1. Make them the star of your Save The Dates.

How to include dog in wedding | Puppy save the date photos

Jaye Kogut Photography

2. Get porcelain pup ring holders for your detail shots.

Fetching Wedding Ideas for Dog Lovers | Puppy ring holders for photos

Penny Photographics | La Estancia Bella

3. Rock their squishy face on your socks.

Ways to have dog in wedding | Furbaby wedding socks

The Venue at Murphy Lane | Katey Penton Photography

4. Or wear them on your shoes!

Fetching Wedding Ideas for Dog Lovers | Kate Spade dalmation flats

Kate Spade | Michael and Carina Photography

5. Use a plush version of your pup for the ring bearer pillow...

Dog in wedding ideas | Plush puppy ring bearer pillow

Aaron Monroe | Natural History Museum of L.A. County | Xoxo Weddings | Simply Stated Stationery | Walden Floral LA

6. Or let them greet guests on the ceremony welcome sign!

Dog wedding decor | Wedding ceremony welcome sign

Miss Design Berry | Root Photography

7. Put your dog's mug on an actual mug—or cocktail cup!

Dog wedding details | Dog's face on cocktail cups

Infinite Events | LeFebvre Photography

8. Name your signature cocktail in their honor.

How to include dog in wedding | Signature cocktail sign

Miss Design Berry

9. Or get koozie wedding favors with a hand-drawn illustration.

Dogs in weddings | Custom koozie wedding favor

Gorge Crest Vineyards | Maria Lamb Photography | Ink + Splatter Design | Seventh Stem Floral Design Co

10. Allow them to escort guests to their seats...

Dog Wedding Ideas | Fetch Your Name escort cards

Caroline Tran | Amorology | Brightly Designed

11. Or have them grace the table numbers.

How to include dog in wedding | Pug table numbers

New Leaf Restaurant and Bar | Ahmet Ze

12. Order some cute custom-printed favor bags...

Dog Wedding Ideas | Custom favor bags

Sip Hip Hooray

13. And make it known that love is a four-legged word!

Dog Wedding Ideas | Love is a four-legged word favor stickers

The Fox And The Hare Photography

14. Use a cardboard cutout to let them join in the photo booth fun…

Ways to include dogs in wedding | Cardboard cut-out photo booth props

LKM Studios

15. And turn an artistic portrait of your pooch into the guest book!

Dog wedding guest book idea | Framed portrait for signing

Lisa Boggs Photography

16. Include your canine on the cake topper...

How to include dog in wedding | Puppy cake topper

Scott's Gardens | Eric James Photography

17. Or let them steal the sweet spotlight!

How to include dog in wedding decor |

The Inn at Round Barn Farm | Erin Covey Creative | Sweet Simone's | a schoolhouse garden

18. And finally, there's no better way to honor your furbaby than by donating to a dog-friendly cause.

Dog Rescue Wedding Favor Donations

Up The Creek Farms | Bully Up Rescue



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