WEDDING STYLE BLOG

Inspiration for the Long Island Bride

  • Date: Apr 12, 2021
  • Author: Long Island Bride and Groom - Danielle Koscik
  • Category: Planning Tips   
Weddings are the chance for you to bring everyone you love together in one place to celebrate, but what about the furry friends we keep at home who love us the most? We are talking about your dogs and cats! There are many adorable ways to include your pets in your wedding. We have a few tips on how to make your pet feel like a member of the family on your wedding day. However, remember to always check with your venue and their COVID-19 restrictions to find out if they allow pets.
 
A Pet is Man’s Best Ring Bearer
 
An idea that is trendy for well-behaved and obedient pets is making them the ring bearer or flower girl. This is the perfect chance to dress up your cat or dog in an adorable little tuxedo. Then you could attach the rings to a pillow on their back. For your flower girl pet, you can put her in a dress or even a simple collar with flowers. If your pet comes to you on command, they can walk down the aisle to you all on their own. Otherwise, you can have a traditional ring bearer and flower girl walk your pet on a leash to you.
 
Pets are the Star of the Wedding
 
Your obedient pet can also be present in your wedding ceremony by standing with you at the altar. Having your pet front and center during your ceremony gives your guests an even more adorable view. He or she can also be a great visual representation of your union as a couple. Especially when your dog or cat is one that you share with your partner. Make sure you have someone there who can care of your pet in case things don’t go as planned. Preferably this person should be a pet sitter and not one of your guests.
 
Pampered Pet
 
If you do not want the stress of looking after your pet during your ceremony and reception, we have an idea for you too. A great way to spend time with your dog or cat on your wedding day is by inviting them to the getting ready suite. By doing this you can keep a careful eye on them while also getting ready. This is also a great chance for some adorable photos. As well as a very special way to share a moment with your pet.
 
Picture Perfect Pet
 
Another way to incorporate your four-legged friend is by including them in your wedding portraits. Bring them along with you and the photographer when you take pictures after the ceremony. There are simple ways to take pictures as a new couple and have your pet there as well. If your pet can't be there on the day of your wedding, you can always include them in your engagement photos instead.
 
Pet Inspired Treats
 
Although it is fun to have your furry friend at your wedding sometimes it is not possible. There are still creative ways your pet can be included in your wedding. One way is to create a signature drink for your wedding, and what better way to honor your pet than naming it after them. For example, “Marley’s Margarita” or “Bella’s Brew.”
 
You also can include them in your cake décor by adding a cake topper that resembles them. Additionally, you could hire a baker to make cookies with your pet's face on them. You can serve these with dessert or send them home with guests as a favor. Lastly, in lieu of favors you could make a donation in your guests honor to a local animal shelter. 
 
Things to Remember
 
Bringing a pet to your wedding is a big commitment, make sure you, your guests and your pet are prepared beforehand. To avoid issues with guests that may have allergies to pets, let them know on the save the date and invitation that an animal will be at the wedding. You can make your pet more comfortable by bringing them to the venue and letting them sniff around a few times before your special day. Pets can be very unpredictable so it is best to prepare well and put as little stress as possible on them on the day of.
 
Your pet is a big part of your life, so it only makes sense to have them be a part of your big day. These are just a few tips, but there are numerous creative ways to include your pet in your wedding.

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Weddings are the chance for you to bring everyone you love together in one place to celebrate, but what about the furry friends we keep at home who love us the most? We are talking about your dogs and cats! There are many adorable ways to include your pets in your wedding. We have a few tips on how to make your pet feel like a member of the family on your wedding day. However, remember to always check with your venue and their COVID-19 restrictions to find out if they allow pets.
 
A Pet is Man’s Best Ring Bearer
 
An idea that is trendy for well-behaved and obedient pets is making them the ring bearer or flower girl. This is the perfect chance to dress up your cat or dog in an adorable little tuxedo. Then you could attach the rings to a pillow on their back. For your flower girl pet, you can put her in a dress or even a simple collar with flowers. If your pet comes to you on command, they can walk down the aisle to you all on their own. Otherwise, you can have a traditional ring bearer and flower girl walk your pet on a leash to you.
 
Pets are the Star of the Wedding
 
Your obedient pet can also be present in your wedding ceremony by standing with you at the altar. Having your pet front and center during your ceremony gives your guests an even more adorable view. He or she can also be a great visual representation of your union as a couple. Especially when your dog or cat is one that you share with your partner. Make sure you have someone there who can take care of your pet in case things don’t go as planned. Preferably this person should be a pet sitter and not one of your guests.
 
Pampered Pet
 
If you do not want the stress of looking after your pet during your ceremony and reception, we have an idea for you too. A great way to spend time with your dog or cat on your wedding day is by inviting them to the getting ready suite. By doing this you can keep a careful eye on them while also getting ready. This is also a great chance for some adorable photos. As well as a very special way to share a moment with your pet.
 
Picture Perfect Pet
 
Another way to incorporate your four-legged friend is by including them in your wedding portraits. Bring them along with you and the photographer when you take pictures after the ceremony. There are simple ways to take pictures as a new couple and have your pet there as well. If your pet can't be there on the day of your wedding, you can always include them in your engagement photos instead.
 
Pet Inspired Treats
 
Although it is fun to have your furry friend at your wedding sometimes it is not possible. There are still creative ways your pet can be included in your wedding. One way is to create a signature drink for your wedding, and what better way to honor your pet than naming it after them. For example, “Marley’s Margarita” or “Bella’s Brew.”
 
You also can include them in your cake décor by adding a cake topper that resembles them. Additionally, you could hire a baker to make cookies with your pet's face on them. You can serve these with dessert or send them home with guests as a favor. Lastly, in lieu of favors you could make a donation in your guests honor to a local animal shelter. 
 
Things to Remember
 
Bringing a pet to your wedding is a big commitment, make sure you, your guests and your pet are prepared beforehand. To avoid issues with guests that may have allergies to pets, let them know on the save the date and invitation that an animal will be at the wedding. You can make your pet more comfortable by bringing them to the venue and letting them sniff around a few times before your special day. Pets can be very unpredictable so it is best to prepare well and put as little stress as possible on them on the day of.
 
Your pet is a big part of your life, so it only makes sense to have them be a part of your big day. These are just a few tips, but there are numerous creative ways to include your pet in your wedding.

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