wedding couple holding 2 dogs
Tara Arseven Photography

Thinking about incorporating your pet into the wedding festivities? These precious pooches (and a few other animals) are sure to sway you in the right direction. C'mon, how can you resist a puppy ring bearer?

Keep reading to see our favorite ways to include your pet in your wedding. 

dog wearing tuxedo
UP Studios

Outfit your furry friend in a tuxedo—with a gold bow tie, natch!

dog with ring security sign
Black & Hue Photography

Have your beloved pooch serve as “ring security” during the ceremony.

dog in lobster costume
Two Adventurous Souls

Or even wear a lobster costume for a preppy summer wedding!

groom holding dog
Patrick Nied Photography

Let your pet have the spotlight…

dog photobomb
Elizabeth Star Photography

Or else they might photobomb your wedding party portrait!

dog walking down the aisle
Elizabeth Nord Photography, LLC

Have a trusted wedding party member escort your best friend down the aisle.

dog with couple photo
Lacey Gabrielle Photography

Wedding portraits can be even sweeter when there’s a cute pup involved.

couple with dog on leash
Brett Loves Elle Photography

Smile for a family portrait!

bride getting ready with dog
UP Studios

Spend quality time with your pet while you get ready.

dog at wedding ceremony
Jen Yuson Photography

It looks like their dog had a few words to say during the ceremony!

couple with donkeys
Jennifer Weems Photography

This couple took including pets in their wedding to a whole new level.

dog wearing greenery wreath
Tracy Autem & Lightly Photography

Your prized pooch can look extra festive by wearing a wreath made of greenery.

dog wearing flower wreath
Andie Freeman Photography

Or a colorful wreath featuring bright flowers.

dog wearing video camera
Megan Clouse Photography

Have your pet capture all the memories—with a video camera mounted on his/her back!

two grooms with dog
Brittany Graham Photography

The grooms share a snuggle with their pooch. 

two dogs in tuxedos with couple
Gideon Photography

What a happy crew!

dog in tuxedo
Ahava Studios

This little guy looks ready to party in his mini tux!

dog watching wedding ceremony
Amy E Photography

A proud pup watches the ceremony.

dog wearing greenery wreath with couple
Catie Coyle Photography

A sweet dog poses with his humans.

couple kissing dog
Cory Kendra Photography

This couple gives kisses to their furry friend.

couple with dog
Amber Rhodes Photography

Seriously, how cute is this little fellow?

couple with dog
Natasha I Gillett Photography

This pup is soaking in all the attention!

dog wearing pink bow tie
Pure Plush Photography

What could be more adorable than a doggie in a pink bow tie?

dog giving kisses to couple
The Maine Tinker Studio

This couple takes a minute to snuggle up with (and get kisses from!) their adorable pooch.

couple feeding dog at reception
Green Holly Weddings

If your pup has been an especially good boy or girl, perhaps a mid-reception treat is in order!

couple and dog first dance
Apaige Photography

Your pet may want to join you during your first dance!

couple kissing dog
Asya Photography

You’ll likely doing a lot of kissing on your wedding day, but don’t forget to save some smooches for your pet!

dog bouquet charm becky brown photography
Becky Brown Photography

Photo charms can be a lovely way to remember a pet who has passed away.

wedding couple with horses
Tyler Lindsey

Is any ranch wedding complete without a horse? We don't think so. 

dog of honor
Teal Photography

Who needs a maid of honor when you have a dog of honor? 

wedding bulldogs
Viera Photographics

These adorable French bulldogs are ready to celebrate!

couple with cat
The Maine Tinker Studios

Hey—cats can totally have fun at weddings, too!