Kids, cats and dogs! They have been the cuteness factor for many decades with pictures and videos of them exploding all over the internet, especially on social media platforms. When beginning a journey into wedded bliss, there are some couples who might not have children of their own as of yet, but they may want to share this union with their four-legged best friend that’s already a part of their family in a way that includes them during this blessed event.
Your beloved, furry companion, whether they’re a small breed like a cute little purse puppy, or an enormous animal like a Great Dane, they can still be a part of this important day, even if they’re not present for the actual event itself. For example, while many animal lovers train their dog to be a ring bearer, walking down the aisle carrying the traditional symbol of your love (in a non-traditional way), this isn’t the only possible way they can participate.
Paws The Moment
As a general rule, if a soon-to-be married couple are animal lovers, so are their friends and family, so it’s only natural to include these members of our kin when organizing this event. Think outside the marriage box and remember these cuddly critters from the get-go. Invitations can include pictures of you as a couple along with your pet with cute slogans like “Paws For The Day,” instead of the more traditional “Save The Day” that we’re all accustomed to seeing.
Roles Made Of Honor
Even if your pooch won’t be carrying the rings, (which is entirely possible given some training) that doesn’t mean they can’t walk down the aisle with you and your betrothed during the ceremony if that’s what you want. These cuddly critters could also be included in other responsibilities like:
●Accompanying the flower carrier and/or ring bearer during their walk down the aisle
●Bearing a sign that gives them the title of “The Dog Of Honor”
●An honorary usher that might not be the best at picking seats and accompanying guests but will still shine as ...
●The host or hostess with the mostess greeting guests at the door
●Partaking in the picture taking process with the rest of the wedding party
Having your canine as a part of your wedding party means whatever you want it to be, whether they’re waiting in the shadows or a big part of the event itself, it’s always your choice.
-Guest Blogger Naomi Shaw