And any other names that you call your four-Legged-best-friend.
If you have a dog (chances are that you do if you are reading this), you know how much they mean to us. They are members of our family, and it only makes sense that you would want them to be part of your big day.
One of the most amazing things about eloping is that it makes it easier for you to have your pup there, and there is always a unique way to have them be part of your day.
This blog post will cover 3 Creative Ways To Include Your Dog In Your Day.
BEST DOG & DOG OF HONOUR
Your dog stands next to you and is present with you during all of the highs and lows of life. They are your best friend, your confidant, and a shoulder to cry on, if needed.
A best dog or dog of honour does the exact same – they stand next to you on your special day as a support system, someone who has your back and is on-board with the choice that you’re making.
RING BARKER OR FLOWER DOG
Another way to include your four-legged-best-friend is to give them one of the most important tasks of the day: carry the rings and/or carry the flowers (ring bearer and/or flower girl).
Have your puppy carry a basket of flowers for you? So cute.
Have your dog present the rings during the elopement? Amazing.
Your pup isn’t just part of your family, they ARE family, and if it is your dream to have them play a big role within your elopement – you should definitely plan it and make it happen.
IT’S ALL ABOUT THE DOG IN THE DETAILS
Another way you can include your dog in your day is having intentional decorations or details that celebrate your dog. Some examples include: a dog cake topper, a polaroid or picture of your dog in your bouquet of flowers or intentionally placed, cufflinks with your dog’s face on them, or a dog bandana attached to your hiking backpack or gear!
BONUS: IF YOUR DOG CANNOT MAKE THE DAY, INCLUDE THEM IN YOUR VOWS
Sometimes, with the location of choice, or with the plans of the day, your dog(s) may not be able to make it. That doesn’t mean they still can’t be included in one way or another. Acknowledging your dog, or your partner’s dog in your vows allows for you to feel like they are still part of your big day.
No matter how you decide to elope, you can always find intentional, meaningful ways to include your dog in your wedding day. Whether they are your best dog, or dog of honour, whether they are your pup barker or flower dog, or including your dog in the details, there are many ways to include and acknowledge your dog as part of your big day.