For many couples, joint ownership of a pet can be one of the first steps toward building a life and family together. For animal-loving brides and grooms, including their beloved Fido or Whiskers in the wedding ceremony or photos seems like a given. Huffington Post culled the web for some of the cutest wedding pets to discover the latest wedding pet trends.
One important thing to keep in mind when deciding whether to include a pet in the big day is the pet’s behavior. And remember, while Spot may perform perfectly well under practice conditions, he may lose his cool when he finds himself in the midst of 150 wedding guests oohing and ahhing over his puppy bow tie. Still, for more relaxed couples who are fine with a pet hiccup or two and don’t mind potentially muddy paws, the rewards of including a furry friend in their nuptials can be worth it in the long run. Just look at these adorable pet wedding photos from Petside, forever preserved for adorable posterity.
Other questions to consider:
- Are pets allowed at the ceremony or reception facility?
- Are there poisonous flowers used in the wedding décor?
- Has the photographer ever snapped pets before? (In the Greater Akron area, Vicki Lantz Photography specializes in both wedding shots and pet portraits.)
- Will there be a trusted pet-sitter on site to assist?
Looking into these questions and more can help a couple trouble-shoot any potential pet issues prior to the big day. Bridal Guide offers a more comprehensive pet-planning resource here. When done right, wedding pets can add originality and personality to a bride and groom’s nuptials and infuse even more of their personality as a couple into the big day.