Are you crazy for your pup? Our dog wedding ideas will inspire you to include your favorite four-legged-friend in your nuptials (or as a special part, even many miles away). Check out our favorites, from Dog of Honor bandanas and dog ring bearer collars to the dog tuxedo, a must-see… and subscribe for the latest!
Is your dog your BFF? Are you and your soon-to-be spouse crazy over your four-legged friend and want him or her to be a part of your wedding day? Well, we have quite the fun finds for you today. If you’re not a dog-lover, go adopt one already because it only takes a minute to fall head-over-heels for ’em. I had dogs growing up, puppies even, and the attachment is real. When I moved out on my own, I adopted two kittens. Long story short, I spent many years as a cat-only household and, while cats are super awesome in their own right, a cat does not want to be a part of your wedding. I read a quote on a coaster recently that summed it up: “If a cat could text you back, it wouldn’t”. Cats are lovers, too, but they’re independent. They would rather you go off and enjoy the best wedding ever and bring them home the leftover fish. You can tell them about it, but they’ll probably drift off to sleep or interrupt your story by bathing. That’s just how they are.
But dogs… they want a wedding invitation, they want to ride with you in the limo, sit on your gown while you put on your lipstick, and sit at your feet during dinner (hoping for a table scrap, but still). A dog would wag his or her tail all night long, just happy that you’re happy, even if he or she was ready for bed. A dog would be the first one up at dawn to watch you do hair and makeup, and the last one on the dance floor if you were still dancin’. And then want to go home and sleep in your bed and hog the covers and steal your pillow. And snore.
If you asked me about dog wedding ideas — ah, half a year ago — I would have thought it was an interesting request. That’s because six months ago Andrew and I and our sweet boys adopted a labradoodle named Ruby and SHE IS THE BEST. (If you follow on IG, you may remember her cameo appearance here.)
Here’s our Ruby Sue!
Months ago, the concept of wedding ideas to include your dog would sound interesting… but now I really get it. I do. And don’t misunderstand me, as I still wholeheartedly love cats. In fact, my giant cat Geppetto is sitting next to me as I type and constantly steals any blankets in bed, so don’t think for a second I’m not a dog lady AND a cat lady. ;) You can totally be both.
But I digress. Back to dog wedding ideas.
If you want your dog to be a part of your wedding, whether in spirit (i.e., your dog would trip you down the aisle and bark throughout toasts, promptly knock over the wedding cake and cause a ruckus, even though you love ’em) or physically there, fur and all (i.e. to serve as dog ring bearer or “dog of honor”), we’ve got you covered. We’ve curated the coolest list of dog wedding ideas featuring dog wedding signs, dog collars, save the date ideas, and more, all beautifully handcrafted by artists who adore pups just as much as you do.
If you love one of the dog wedding ideas in this list, click on the photo (or link of the shop) to go directly to the store and find out details to order.
Now… on to the list!
Dog Wedding Ideas
1. Best Dog bandana, $11.99
Such a cute lil’ sidekick. Also available: Dog of Honor, Flower Pup, etc. By Cooper and Slinkys.
Buy it here.
2. Dog wedding signs, $22.95
Dog wedding signs are quite a sought-after detail, especially for engagement announcements. We spotted this one by Rustic Sugar Creek Co. Isn’t it cute?
Buy it here.
This is another favorite from our dog wedding signs list — I love how it’s shaped in a dog bone and has a colorful ribbon attachment. This sign is so cute for a save the date / engagement idea. Check out the photo inspirations below! By ZCreateDesign.
3. Dog wedding Tuxedo, $50+
Oh my gosh, look how handsome these pups look! #dapper By Bark and Go.
Buy yours here.
4. A flower crown for your pretty pup, $29
This wedding crown collar will look lovely on every boho-lovin’ pup, from bohemian basset hounds to free-spirited french bulldogs. By BrielleBelle.
5. Dog wedding signs for the bar, price varies
I love these custom signature drink signs from MissDesignBerryInc. They’re made in the image and likeness of your pup (cat, too!) with clever drink names. This is a great way to have your dog as part of your wedding without being in attendance.
Buy your sign here.
6. Silhouette dog wedding cake topper, $17.75
Also lovin’ on this dog cake topper from ChickDesignBoutique.
Buy yours here.
7. Almost-life-like dog standee, $29
This cardboard cut-out is made with your dog’s photo, so he or she can be there (without actually being there). Great for photo ops! By Almost Real Standups.
Get yours here.
8. Dog wedding guest book sign, price varies
This custom guest book sign is made in your image and likeness — and your pet’s! By MissDesignBerryInc.
Don’t worry, cats welcome, too! :)
9. Dog bow tie + collar with ring clip, $12+
If you want your dog to be ringer bearer, this bow tie, collar, and ring clip combination is a must! By HouseofFurBaby. Many colors available.
Buy it all here.
10. Dog wedding gifts
And last but not least in our dog wedding ideas round-up are three wedding gifts for dog lovers. Up first, this photo frame reads, “Happily Ever After is better with a dog”. Cute! By AFurryTailWedding.
And there, ladies and gentlemen, is how you include your dog in your wedding. With these cute dog wedding ideas, it’s easy to do — and now I’ll leave the hard part (sit, stay, don’t eat the cake) up to you. :)
Are you including any of these dog wedding ideas?
So, let’s hear it: is your dog a part of your upcoming nuptials? Will he or she be bringing the rings down the aisle? Or is your pup sending best wishes from a snoozing bed afar? Tell us in the comments below… we’d love to hear from you fellow pet lovers!
Oh! And before you go, if you are planning to include your dog in your actual wedding, here’s a helpful post on how to train your dog to walk down the aisle.