Updated: May 21
An important part of planning the wedding of your dreams is mapping out all the romantic things to do and making sure everyone you love can be there to celebrate with you. For many of us pet lovers, this includes our furry family members. That’s why we’re exploring one of our new favourite trends, petiquette at weddings!
There are lots of fun ways to include your pet in the wedding party and our friends at ROX have helped us compile some of the most adorable pet wedding ideas.
Who said diamonds and thrills are only for humans? When it’s time to pop the question, why not get your pet to help you deliver this exciting life event to give your proposal that little something extra.
Why not attach an engagement ring gift box and romantic note to your pet’s collar to surprise your partner? You could train your four-legged sidekick to amaze your partner with a personalised “will you marry me” sign to create the best ‘pup-osal' ever.
Dress to Impress
Whether you’re going for classic glamour or contemporary chic with your wedding look, feeling great about the way you’re dressed on your big day is non-negotiable. Help your favourite four-legged friends look the part with pet wedding outfits and pet accessories they feel comfortable in.
A quick search online will return any number of pet wedding accessories. Imagine your beloved pooch in a tuxedo or a dog bow tie. You can even create custom-made collars with flowers and complete the look with a top hat.
Wedding photos offer a beautiful memento of your big day, helping you keep your memories of the celebration forever. If you’re making a pet part of your wedding photos, do a bit of research to see if you can find a wedding photographer who also works with animals.
Not all photographers have the right skill set to capture pets beautifully on camera, so you might want to ask wedding photography candidates about their experience and if they have a portfolio of pet photography you can have a look at before you book.
Celebrate with Pawsecco
Weddings are full of delicious food and drink, and pets do love a good feast! To make the day an extra special occasion for your pet as well as you, why not order some nose-lickingly good Pawsecco for dogs and cats, in addition to their favourite snacks?
Pawsecco is alcohol-free pet “wine”, developed by experts and has been vet approved, so it’s the perfect party drink for your pet.
Walkies Down the Aisle
Looking good is a great start, but if your pet loves attention you could make them part of the ceremony itself. Consider having them carry the wedding rings and flowers - they can even take on the role of the usher.
Did you know dogs, horses, cats, goats and even alpacas have been known to add an original touch to wedding ceremonies across the UK in recent years?
It’s almost time to get planning your paw-fect big day! Although, with any wedding, research and preparation are key. So, when you are planning a pet-friendly wedding, there are a few more things to consider for making your furry friends feel like an honoured guest at your wedding.
Here is my little bundle of joy! Barney Bear. Soon to have a little Sister. If I could take him to all my weddings, I would in a heart beat. He's such a cool dog