How to Include Pets in Weddings


Don’t leave your furry family member at home, include them in your big day!

Your wedding day should be surrounded by everyone you love – even the furry ones!  More couples are finding ways to include their pets in their big day.  And why not, they’re part of the family too!  Here are 3 ways to include pets in weddings.

1. Engagement photos and save the dates get a little added flair when your pet’s personality is added.  And nothing beats professional wedding photos with a big ol’ furry animal (or two)!

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Photo Credit: Joe Mikos Photographers

2. Give them a spot in the wedding party!  Check to make sure your wedding venue is pet friendly (like Old Town Manor Weddings!), then choose the role that best suits their personality.  Best man, ring bearer, bridesmaid, adorable wagon-rider?  As long as your pet is comfortable in new places with new people, they’ll love attending as much as you love having them there.

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Photo credits: Left: Justin & Mary and Right: Nashan Photography

3. Include your pet in wedding favors and decor.  Cookies in the shape of a dog bone, a wedding topper with the pet, a photo of them on your the table number cards, fire hydrant keychains, the possibilities are endless!

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Whether your pet is well behaved or gets nervous in crowds, there are plenty of options to ensure they’re a part of your big day.  Don’t be afraid to inject some personality in the details and you’ll find plenty of ideas for including pets in weddings!  And remember to choose a pet friendly wedding destination like Key West that offers a variety of dog friendly restaurants, activities and accommodations.  Start planning your Key West destination wedding today!

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