Color Monday: Dog Friendly Wedding

Hello, Color Monday! Today we're talking dogs in weddings! We're seeing a lot more couples including their furry friends in wedding planning somehow--from a few fun poses for their save the date, to a few pre-ceremony shots, to actual role of ring bearer and special guest. And while dogs in weddings can be super adorable, they can also get you into the doghouse with your guests, too. If you're thinking about including your dog in your wedding {and we say go for it!} here are a few reminders + tips for a wedding that's DOG FRIENDLY:

It's a Dog's Life
Is your dog wedding material? The best dogs in weddings are well-behaved ones. If your dog really likes to be a dog and jump, chase, bark ... more than he/she likes to sit, wait and behave, opt for the fun save the date and/or pre-ceremony shots instead. Brainstorm photo ideas with your photographer so your dog still has his day--and so do you.

Dog Days of Summer
Hot days can be miserable for a dog--especially those with thicker furs. Think safety! If your dog is to play a role in your wedding, delegate a beloved sitter for the entire day. They'll need to walk, water, watch out for, and generally love on your pet in your place.

Don't Get Their Dander Up!
Anyone allergic? Share your desire to include your pup with your party--find out who's allergic or even afraid of dogs.

Hair of the Dog
Your dog needs to sparkle and shine too. Don't forget to get your pet groomed for your big day!

3 Creative Ways to Bark up the Right Tree
Favors + Adorable Doggie Décor

  • Personalized Doggie Bags for your guests pets.  What guest wouldn't fall in love with this thoughtful favor idea?
  • DIY Doggie Signs: From wood burned signs to chalkboard signs, there's nothing like adorable signage to showcase the Top Dog.
  • Animal Cake topper: Made in the image of your pet. Not much cuter than that!

dogs in weddings: tips + ideas

What do you think about dogs in weddings?

Suite Details

The Save the Date Magnet featured in the above inspiration, is from the design entitled, For You With Love. Each stationery item in the suite features graphic florals and fun design flourishes--from the Save the Dates and Invites, to the Programs, Favor Tags and even Label & Seal Sets. This design suite is blooming with vintage charm. Change the fonts, colors and wording to call this design your own! Click here to see all the pieces in the suite.

Know your wedding colors? Request your free sample set to get your very own, custom color swatches.

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Photo Credits
For allowing us to use their photography, much thanks to ...

Bride by Zoom Theory {via Bridal Guide}
Doggy Bags by Laura Ashbrook {via United With Love}
Puppy with Sign via Etsy {via shop owner Mary Catherine Starr}
Cake Topper via Etsy {via shop owner MichelesCottage}
Dog with Ring by Mirelle Carmichael {via Heart Love Weddings}