If you are a dog lover or perhaps a mother or father to your very own four-legged fur baby, this blog post is for you!

 

Just as couples are opting more and more to bring in personal elements into their wedding to make their big day their very own; a couple’s decision to incorporate their family dog into their wedding is no exception to this trend! Of course it is not always possible to have your canine companion attend your wedding ceremony and reception, so here are some of our favourite ways to incorporate your pooch into your wedding festivities in spirit and in the furry-flesh!
 
ENGAGEMENT SESSION
 
With engagement photos often being much more relaxed and casual in nature than the typical wedding day portraits, your engagement session is a perfect opportunity to bring your dog along for the fun!
 
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STATIONERY
 
Just like other aspects of wedding décor, couples are going personal with their stationery as well. From the save the dates to the invitation suite, a custom illustration of your family dog is a lovely and whimsical way to include them!
 
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GETTING READY
 
If your dog may be anxious in a crowd or around a large group of people, opting to do your getting ready in the comfort of your home with your family dog, is a great way to include them in a more relaxed way!
 
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TABLE DÉCOR
 
Give your formal reception tablescape a fun twist by incorporating your dog into the décor! Love these corgi table number holders!
 
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Photo courtesy of: Miv Photography
 
WEDDING DAY PORTRAITS
 
Decked out in a floral collar or leash, make your dog an extension of your wedding party and include him or her in your wedding day photo session!
 
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CAKE TOPPER
 
If you like the look of a custom bride and groom topper for your cake, why not have one created for your dog as well!?
 
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CEREMONY
 
If your dog is well-behaved and can be trained to walk down the aisle, we are sure that he or she would be as honoured as the pooch pictured below to serve as your flower girl or ring bearer for your ceremony!
 
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PHOTOBOOTH
 
Photobooths have been a consistent hit at weddings for the last few years and it is no lie that guests love a good prop, so why not have a life-size cut-out of your dog created for you and your guests to use in the booth? So fun!
 
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Connect with us! We’d LOVE to hear from you!
 
Are you a bride-to-be with a four-legged family member? If so, let us know if you plan to incorporate your dog into your wedding by commenting below or by connecting with us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter using #thedesigncoblog!
 
xo Brittany