They say a photo is worth a 1000 words. In this photo, I think it says a lot more. Something that I noticed in all of our Real Wedding submissions this year, was so many of the weddings took place with the family dog involved. Whether the “pup of honor” was actually in the wedding, walking down the aisle with the bride or bridal party, a ring bearer, or just simply present for the festivities, the proof is in the pudding when it comes to couples and their dog. 

To have a dog at your wedding means a lot of sentimental photos, and memories, but it can also mean a lot of added work during your special day. Always make sure dogs are allowed at your venue, and be sure to have a caregiver at the event so that you can focus on your day and not worry about your beloved four-legged friends. 

If you plan to have your best fur-friend in your wedding party, you may want to consider a special attire for them to stand out more, such as this cute little scarf that say’s Dog of Honor, or perhaps a faux suit or dress, bow tie, or floral wreath around its neck. There are lots of custom dog attire companies to speak of. 

Now keep in mind, great aunt Lucy may be allergic, or cousin Ted may have had a tramatic experience as a child that makes him not like dogs. That’s ok, because it is your special day, so you can choose to let guests know in advance on the invite that your dogs will be there, or you can simply just have an area that the fur babies are secluded to during the reception. Dogs have become more and more like children to us over the years, so there’s a good chance, guests will expect your dog to be there!

Written by: Carrie Alex- Publisher