My Dog Can’t Attend My Wedding - How Can I Still Incorporate Them in the Day?

Your wedding day is one of the most special days of your life. A lot of couples choose to share this special day with their loved ones, and for a lot of couples their list of loved ones includes a pet.

You consider them family and want them to be a part of the celebration.

For a number of reasons, your pet may not be able to physically join in on the fun, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still incorporate them into the day!

Check out a few of our favorite ways to incorporate your pup in your wedding, even if they cannot attend!

Save-The-Dates and Engagement Photos

This one makes the top of our list because it will be a fun experience for your pup & the photos will last a lifetime! Use the photos for your Save-The-Date and let your pup announce the big news to all of your friends & family!

Check out our 5 Tips for Including Your Dog in Your Engagement Photos before the session to make sure it’s a paw-sitive experience for all!

Stationary (Invitation, RSVP cards etc.)

This adorable & tasteful design is the perfect way to honor your love of animals! Work with an artist to create a custom design of your pet to incorporate into your stationary. We are just in love with how these turned out!


Signature Drinks

A lot of couples come up with a Signature Drink to serve at their reception. Add a personal touch by naming your drink after your pet! We know you have about 15,000 nicknames for your pet, get creative with your partner & design signage to showcase your custom menu option!


Doggie Bags

If you’re surrounding yourself with the right people, most of your guests will have pets of their own so why not offer them a treat to take home? It is a thoughtful way to spread the puppy love to all of your furry family & friends that could not attend the wedding.

Cake Topper

You are officially a family come reception time! Create a custom cake topper that really showcases your family as a whole by including your pets, as well. This will likely be something you hold onto forever, so make it extra special!

Photo by  Rad Red Creative

Life Size Pet Cut-Outs

What’s the next best thing to having your pet at your wedding? Why, having a life-size cut out of them, of course! This is such a FUN idea & we guarantee your pet will be the life of the paw-ty!

Check out our friends at AGold Photo for some more examples of this awesome idea!

Photo by  Ashley Izquierdo

Just because your pet can’t actually ATTEND your wedding, absolutely does not that they can not be honored in a special way.

We hope you found some of these ideas helpful and inspiring!

Did you or do you plan to incorporate your pet in your wedding day? We’d love to hear your ideas, so leave a comment below or find us on social media!