Let’s face it, your dog is practically another member of the family. So why wouldn’t you want them to join in on the fun of your big day? This guide will turn your wedding into a tail-wagging extravaganza for both you and your furry best friend.

Pop the Question with a Pup by Your Side!  Forget boring diamond rings (although, your dog might disagree). Picture this: You’re down on one knee, heart pounding, and beside you sits your dog, sporting a bandana that reads “Will you marry my human?” Tears? Laughter? A resounding “YES”? Guaranteed.

Pre-Wedding Pawesome Photos  Engagement shoots are all the rage, and what better way to make yours unforgettable than to include your furry co-star? Not only will you get adorable pictures (because, let’s be real, who can resist those puppy dog eyes?), but your dog will get familiar with the photographer. This means less doggy drama on the actual wedding day (hopefully!).

Should Fido Fetch the Rings?  Now, the main event: The Wedding Day! Look, we all love our four-legged friends, but a crowded, noisy wedding might not be their cup of kibble. Consider a smaller ceremony or elopement if you absolutely must have your dog there, or book a dog sitter to attend the wedding so they can have their own attention and space.

Finding the Perfect Venue: More Walks, Less Woofs  Not all venues are created equal when it comes to canine companions. Look for a place with plenty of outdoor space for your dog to stretch their legs and avoid a potential bathroom incident during your vows. Think “doggy zen zone” – a quiet space for your pup to chill if things get overwhelming.

Spreading the Word: Your Dog’s the Guest of Honour (But Let People Know)  Give your guests a heads-up about your furry plus one. This is especially important for anyone with allergies or a fear of dogs. A friendly canine can turn into a runaway reception wrecker if someone isn’t prepared!

Pre-Wedding Pampering: Keep Calm and Carry On  If your dog isn’t coming to the ceremony, consider having them with you while you get ready. Those furry snuggles are the perfect antidote to pre-wedding jitters!

The Big Woof: Including Your Dog in the Ceremony  Does your dog have the temperament for a starring role? They could be your official ring bearer (complete with a fancy bandana!), flower dog (because who needs petals when you have a wagging tail?), or even your Best Dog or Dog of Honour. Just remember, practice makes perfect (and prevents a ring-stealing incident).

Capturing the Cutest Moments: Hiring a Dog-Savvy Photographer  A good photographer can capture the magic of your love story, and that includes your furry friend. Find someone who gets down on their dog’s level (literally) and has experience wrangling playful pups. Remember, a relaxed doggo makes for relaxed (and happier) wedding photos.

**So there you have it! With a little planning and these tips, your wedding can be a celebration of love, laughter, and woofs!