7 Sweet Ways to Sneak Your Dog Into Your Wedding Day Decor
National Dog Day got us thinking about all the little pups out there, and how much we love seeing them in weddings. But occasionally, whether it's because of travel restrictions or strict venue rules, the most lovable members of the family have to be left at home, eagerly awaiting the newlyweds' return. If they can't be there in person, there are plenty of creative ways to pay tribute to man's best friend in your wedding decor. See our favorites here!
1. Life-Size Moss Topiaries
Your dog is always there at your front door to welcome guests into your home, right? A couple of moss topiaries can act as stand-ins at the ceremony to welcome friends and family to the seating area.
2. Illustrated Ring Bearer Pillow
In a perfect world, your dog would accompany the adorable ring bearer down the aisle and hand off the rings like a casual game of fetch. But if that's not an option, an illustration of the little guy (or girl!) on the ring pillow is a sweet substitute.
3. Chic Cuff Links
For a more subtle nod to your puppy pals, a pair of sleek cuff links is both practical and sentimental. The best part is, they can be reused long after the wedding.
4. Groom's Cake
If your dogs only knew that custom cakes were made in their honor, we're willing to bet they'd be pretty flattered. Put the cakes on display at the wedding reception with a pic of the actual pups so guests can admire how lifelike they are!
5. Wedding Cake Fixtures
Who needs cake toppers when you've got these adorable cake "bottomers"? Two pups peeking out from under a simple two-tier cake—complete with party hats!—is such a fun addition to this traditional wedding detail.
6. Embroidered Pocket Square
Not only is a hand-embroidered illustration a charming gesture, but it can be tucked away and serve as a playful little secret between the to-be-weds amidst such a hectic, fun-filled day.
7. Sweet Favors
Edible favors are never left behind, especially when they're delicious bits of chocolate. Customize your own candy-shelled treats with a few sweet phrases, your initials and a small picture of your pup to tie it all together.
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