Ideas for having your dog at your wedding (or your cat, or your armadillo…)
Dogs are becoming more and more popular at elopements and full-on weddings, meaning that flower girls are having to play second fiddle. Oh, I kid, but fur babies, as they’re so affectionately called, are ever popular as an adventure buddy. Does that mean I should start bringing my emotional support peacock to my next wedding? Probably not, but it may add color…
Whether an adventure session, engagement session, elopement, or wedding, here are some of my favorite examples of dogs at weddings that I’ve photographed over the years, from New Zealand to New York.
If you’re having a wedding with dogs, make sure they’re not a.) the type that yip 24/7 (‘cause ain’t nobody got time for dat); b.) no one is allergic; and c.) they won’t consume anything they’re not supposed to. Like cake. It’s happened before!
In recent years, wedding animals have become quite popular—but we’re not just talking wedding dogs or wedding cats. Think llamas, alpacas, bunnies, ponies…the list goes on. Weddings with animals can be quite the hit, but think twice about bringing a baby crocodile. I’ve heard they’re not as popular.
…but you know what IS popular? Taking your dog with you on normal activities! If you go stand up paddleboarding, then you pet must go too, right? (And no, neither one fell in nor got wet!)
Looking for wedding accessories for dogs at your own wedding? Try searching for wedding dog cufflinks, a wedding dog bowtie, a flower wreath for your dog, and more. A dress/tux? If you must, but really…then you can’t make fun of cat ladies.
Hey, I never thought I’d be writing a post about pets at weddings, but…#quarantine. Besides, if it brings people happiness, why not? Head on over to your local pet store for bow ties, ask a local florist to make you a flower crown, and knock yourself out!
Dogs: SPCA + Humane Society
Flower wreaths: Kathryn Cooper Weddings