Could your best man be man's best friend?

How your fur babies can play a part in your paw-fect big day. They shared your home before your bride or groom, and once you met the love of your life, their approval was more important than your mum or dads. They nursed you through first dates and broken hearts, and gave their fur for you to cry into. In celebration of 'Love Your Pet Day', we're showing you how to include your beloved pooch in your big day.

Canine capers Did you know that Australia has one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world? Dogs are the most common pet, with 38 per cent of households owning a pup, and these numbers are only climbing higher. Licks and love aside, our four-legged friends are scientifically proven to provide us with stress relief and lower our blood pressure, which sounds like just the ticket when you're in the middle of an adrenaline-infused wedding day!

  1. Just walkin the dog down the aisle

You've finally got the ring on your paw, and now, you want to shout it to the world, and we're sure Rover would want to bark about it, too. Make an engagement announcement from your whole furry family by using an Engraved Wooden Wedding Dog Pet Sign as the main prop in your pics.

Once you've got the sign that reads "My Humans Are Getting Married!", it's on to the next challenge: getting him to pose long enough for you to get the shot. Here's a hint - treats and a quick shutter-finger are the order of the day.  If you're planning to invite your little friend to be part of your ceremony, opt to have the 'Dog of Honour' wording engraved on the sign, and pop it over his head before he makes his way down the aisle. It's sure to get a smile out of all of your wedding guests, just make sure you brush the dog hair from your suit and wedding dress before the official photos are taken!

  1. Say 'thanks' with a four-legged family portrait

Your guests are a huge part of your wedding day, so you'll want to make sure you've planned a sentimental way to thank them for being there. Of course, we think Fluffy should be part of this one, too. In the months leading up to the big day, rope in a friend with a steady hand to take some photos of the three of you, and then use them to create a wedding favour like these Photographic Printed Wedding Glass Coasters.

This photograph of you, your new bride or groom, and your furry friend will really add a personal touch to your wedding tables, and best of all, your guests will be able to take them home at the end of the night. If you're looking to send out a 'thank you' in the weeks that follow instead, make sure you set aside some time on the big day for you and your fiancé to take a pic or two with your puppy, and use them on these Personalised Wedding 'Thank You' Magnets.

  1. Raise a glass to the paw-ty guest who couldn't be there

If the venue is less keen to host your four-legged friend, don't despair: it doesn't mean they can't be included. Instead, have a think about some unique places your dog could 'pop up' throughout your wedding décor. One fun way is to include a picture of them on your Personalised Wine Labels. Opt for a custom design that features a little picture of your puppy, and include a bottle on each table, or give them away as wedding favours or bridal party gifts. Each label is professionally designed and printed on white paper label stock, and then cut to size to suit standard wine or champagne bottles. These high-quality, waterproof prints can be placed right on to cold bottles, too, so they're ready to drink when you are! Cheers to you, Fluffy.

 

  1. Give a gift to the puppy-loving couple

Maybe you know a couple that thinks of their dog as their daughter , well, you've gotta get them the best dog-gone wedding gift out there, don't you? For the humans, an Engraved Wooden Pet Sign for the Home is the perfect gift to help them show off the love of their pet, and in addition, you might like to include a present for the pup as well. We also love these Engraved Wooden Dog Tag Pet Keyrings, which are made from honey-brown wood and professionally laser engraved with the cheeky slogan: 'Not Lost, Looking for Bitches'. Doggy decorations and save-the-dates that'll have tails wagging    

View the whole range of unique wedding 'thank you' gifts, decorations and bonbonniere at PersonalisedFavours.com.au  

Team PF. X