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Keeping Your Pet Close on Your Big Day

Congratulations, you're just engaged! While some people plan a wedding in almost no time at all, the whole process typically takes at least a year. The earlier you start wedding planning, the more likely you can book your ideal venue and vendors. This is especially true if you’re planning a wedding during the busier times of the year on a Saturday.

For a lot of couples, their pet is a big part of the family & having them by their side during one of the most important moments of their lives only seems right. Couples involving their beloved pets at their weddings is becoming an increasingly common trend. While incorporating your pet into your wedding ceremony is not the only way to include them, it sure is a special way to include them in the day. Once you’ve decided you want to have your pet play a role in your ceremony, it’s time to think about the logistics. Here are a few of our tips for including your pet in your wedding ceremony!

  1. Choose a Role for Your Pet - While we’re sure your pup (or pet) will be happy with whatever role you choose for them, defining this ahead of time is a great way to make sure they do not get overlooked on the day of. ‘Dog of Honor’ and ‘Best Dog’ are great options for that extra special member of your bridal party. ‘Ring Bearer’ is a favorite, even if they don’t actually carry the rings down the aisle. Even choosing to have your dog (or pet) as an escort to walk an important family or bridal party member down the aisle is a wonderful role for them.
  2. Inform Your Vendors that Your Pet Will Be in the Ceremony - This is a BIG one. Maybe even the biggest one. Your vendors are there to make sure you have the best day ever & they are extremely focused on the details. There is a lot that goes on behind-the-scenes & you never know what small adjustments they need to make once they know a dog (or pet) will be a part of your ceremony. Before anything else, check with your venue to make sure they will allow your pet to be a part of your ceremony. Your planner or coordinator should be next on this list. They may even handle informing your other vendors for you, but either way they NEED to know your pet will be there. Your photographer should be right up there, also. You’ll want photos of your pup’s happy face coming down the aisle & you want to make sure your photographer is prepared for this.

Or maybe you recently lost a pet who is still near and dear to you and your fiancé and you’re feeling like a part of your family won’t be there on the most important day of your life? There are many ways to honor a past pet on your big day. At Printed Pawz, we understand there is nothing quite like the bond shared between pets and humans. Trust us to create a piece that will capture the true memory of this important member of the family – your

pet. Whether your fur baby is a part of the ceremony or there in spirit, our custom pieces will keep them close to your heart and give you a smile when you look at them all day long.

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