How to Include Your Dog in Your Wedding Day

Didn't think you could seamlessly incorporate your furry friend into your wedding festivities? Think again.
The Knot
Updated Jan 31, 2018

Your best friends are the ones you want standing up with you at your wedding, but what about your furry best friends? Assuming they're well behaved, dogs are a delightful addition to the activities and, even more so, the wedding photos. Below, find the best inspiration for (stylishly!) including your pup in your wedding festivities, brought to you by some of our very favorite wedding dogs.

Put them in pearls.

Wedding day dog with pearls

Designate them as ring bearer.

Wedding day dog ring bearer pug

Style them as a second bride.

Wedding day dog wedding dress

Add a bow tie.

Wedding day dogs in bow ties

Dress them in a mini suit or tux.

Wedding day dog in tux

Have them sport signage.

Dogs wear chalkboard signs for walk down the aisle

Have matching accessories (think: flower crowns).

Dog's floral collar matches bridesmaid's flower crown

Strike a pose for family photos.

Wedding day dogs photos

Help them blend in with your rustic décor.

Dog walking down aisle with stick at fall wedding

Appoint them as flower girl (with a bandana, of course).

Burlap handkerchief for

Let them third wheel your kiss.

Wedding day dog kiss

Just have them sit there and look adorable.

Wedding dogs puppy bouquets

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