Incorporating your furry friend into your wedding day is a growing trend that adds an extra special and personalized touch to your big day. Here are 5 ways to include your pet on your wedding day.

Include Them in Your Wedding Photos

The obvious first step is to make sure your wedding venue is pet-friendly – psst, like us! Once that’s out of the way, make your wedding photos even more special by including your pet in your wedding party or couple portraits.

If you want your pet to be even more involved, consider having them serve as a ring bearer or flower girl for a unique touch to your ceremony. There are also plenty of cute and stylish pet wedding outfits available online or at local pet boutiques in Fort Worth.

Photos: Heather Thomson Photo

Bring Them Along For Your Engagement Photos

Fort Worth has many beautiful outdoor spaces that are pet-friendly, such as Trinity Park or the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Of course, our venue is also available for your engagement portraits, and you’re more than welcome to bring your furry friends with you. We’ve even had a bride who took her bridal portraits with her cat in front of our ivy wall!

If you don’t want to bring your pet along on your wedding day, consider printing and framing an engagement photo with your pets included to feature at your reception.

Photo: Payge Stevens Photography

Napkins, Cups, Signs, and More!

The easiest way to include your pet on your wedding day is to have them on your cocktail menu (you can even name your specialty drinks after them!), koozies, napkins, cups, signage… anything you can imagine! Many companies can create a cute render of your pet to use across your wedding stationary and favors.

Photos: Reigh Walker

A Celebrity Appearance at Your Reception

Your pet can make a grand entrance with you, or even be a part of your first dance. Make sure you have a trusted friend of family member who can pick them up and look after them before their celebrity appearance and take them back home afterwards. We always recommend taking your pet home after photos so you can enjoy your reception without worrying about them!

The Ostreum groom Jackson handmade these needlepoints of the couple’s cats!

Photo: The Leitzingers

Pet-Friendly Wedding Favors

Pet lovers may even feel inclined to make their wedding favors pet-friendly. Doggie at cat treats, toys, or just favor bags with an illustration of your furry friend are a great way to show your love for your pet at the end of your wedding day.

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