There are a ton of people in this world who have pets, and there's plenty of brides and grooms who have them too! If you're a couple who owns a dog, or a cat, or a fish...or any pet at all for that matter, you can certainly incorporate your pet into your big day. Modern day weddings have certainly evolved from what's considered old-fashioned nowadays. There are no limits--so yes, man's best friend can certainly be turned into your best man for the day.
Most popularly, dogs are assigned the task of ring bearer or flower girl (or 'flower pet,' in this case). If your dog is smart enough to hold a basket of flowers in its mouth, go for it! Unfortunately there's definitely a ton of pooches out there who are too easily distracted. The position of ring bearer is a better alternative, because you can easily strap a dog ring pillow onto his or her back and watch them march proudly down the aisle.
Dogs are forever known as man's (or woman's) best friend. So if you think your dog has stuck by your side more than anyone else has and deserves the honorable position of best man or maid of honor, more power to you. Just remember to dress them in this adorable "best pet" wedding bow. Hey, people actually include pets in the wedding ceremony more than frequently. If you're sticking strictly to humans for the wedding party, but still want your best pal in the wedding, dress him or her up in a wedding dog bandanna. It's available in "best man" or "maid of honor" and gives you ten reasons why they should have been the one standing by your side!
Even if your furball isn't the best man or maid of honor, dress them to the nines in a pet tuxedo. This dog tux is available in four sizes and sure to impress!
Even fish can be incorporated into your wedding. Perhaps a fish bowl as a centerpiece at your reception? Birds can be incorporated too: if you're confident in the bird's obedience and intelligence, try to train it to fly the rings down the aisle. You may even want to consider a pet friendly hotel for your wedding reception! There truly doesn't seem to be any inappropriate wedding etiquette rules today. Incorporating pets into your wedding ceremony is a fun and fresh unique wedding idea
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