Here’s How to Incorporate Animals Into Your Wedding Theme

It doesn’t get any cuter than this.
by Amanda Casertano

If you’re an animal-obsessed couple but aren’t sure you want to bring your pet to the wedding, why not theme your celebration around your love for all things furry, ferocious and adorable? Incorporating subtle touches of animal-inspired décor is a great way to personalize your wedding with a fun spin. Look here to see how these real couples pulled it off.

  1. 1. Watercolor Wildlife

    Animal theme invitation wedding ideas
    NBARRETT PHOTOGRAPHY

    Include illustrations on your event invitations, favors or ceremony programs.

    From: A Rustic, Whimsical Wedding at Golden Homestead in Golden, Texas

  2. 2. Animal Cufflinks

    Animal theme cufflink wedding ideas
    CARRIE PATTERSON PHOTOGRAPHY

    Show off some personal flair with your cufflinks. This bride surprised her groom with these western-inspired moose head ones.

    From: An Upscale Mountain Wedding at the Amangani in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

  3. 3. Illustrated Table Numbers

    Animal theme decor wedding ideas
    CLY BY MATTHEW

    Instead of numbers, mark each table with an adorable animal.

    From: A Summer Wedding at Rock Island Lake Club in Sparta, New Jersey

  4. 4. Cute Cake Toppers

    Animal theme cake topper wedding ideas

    Oh deer! We love this whimsical cake topper.

    From: A Crystal Mountain Resort Wedding in Thompsonville, Michigan

  5. 5. Destination Elements

    Animal theme cake topper wedding ideas
    Shea Christine Photography

    A Florida destination wedding isn’t complete without a couple of flamingos.

    From: A Beach Destination Wedding at The Caribbean Resort in Islamorada, Florida

  6. 6. Ring Bearer Pillow

    Animal theme decor and ring bearer wedding ideas
    The Photography of Haley Sheffield

    This couple's dog couldn’t make it to the wedding, so they had a custom pillow with a photo of their pup made for their ring bearer to carry down the aisle.

    From: A Luxe, Traditional Wedding at Terminal Station in Macon, Georgia

  7. 7. Cat Couple

    Animal theme cake topper wedding ideas

    Incorporate a barely-there detail, like this couple did with a teeny-tiny cat cake topper.

  8. 8. Nautical Nod

    Animal theme food wedding ideas
    Flora + Fauna

    The only time you should feel crabby on your wedding day is if you’re talking about how much you love these nautical cookies.

    From:A Nautical Waterfront Wedding at Osprey Point Inn in Rock Hall, Maryland

  9. 9. Unforgettable Experience

    Animal theme wedding ideas

    Now this is one for the books! If you choose to get married at a zoo, set aside time to utilize the photo opp with the animals and speak with the venue to see if your guests can have access to the experience too.

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