Ideas for Including Your Dog in Your Wedding


Wedding season is quickly approaching. For dog owners who are planning to tie the knot this spring or summer, including your pup in your nuptials has probably crossed your mind at least once. After all, what would one of life’s most important milestones be without your four-legged companion by your side? If you have planned ahead to have your wedding at a dog-friendly venue, there are many ways you can make the big day extra special with your four-legged friend in tow. Here are The Doggy Dojo’s best bets for including your dog in your wedding.

Flower girl (or boy) What’s cuter than dogs and kids? Add a few blooms to your pup’s collar and have her (or him) walk down the aisle with the flower girl. Be sure to only use flowers that are non-toxic to dogs!

Deliver the rings In lieu of a tiny toddler, consider giving the honor of ring bearer to your dog. Take the time to train your pup to perform the deed, and practice a lot before the big day to avoid losing precious cargo.

Part of the wedding party Have man’s best friend stand beside the best man during the ceremony. After tying the knot, your four-legged companion can escort you and your new spouse on your walk down the aisle.

Black tie affair Even if your dog won’t be joining you at the altar, he or she can still get dressed to the nines. Keep it simple by adding a flower or bowtie to your dog’s collar, and enlist a trusted friend or family member to care for your pup during the ceremony.

Your wedding day will be one of the most memorable days of your life. Whether your dog will be a loving face in the crowd or will stand beside you at the altar, you’ll always remember including him or her on your journey into wedded bliss. Having a formal affair where dogs aren’t permitted? Allow The Doggy Dojo to step in. With cage-free, overnight pet sitting available any night of the week, your dog will enjoy all of the comforts of home at a staff member’s house or in The Doggy Dojo’s very own studio apartment. Just let us know how we can help!

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