We Love... Wedding Dogs!


phoenix wedding dogs

We are serious animal lovers here at Brilliant Bridal and we absolutely adore weddings that include the bride and groom’s canine companion! Years ago, this would have been considered quite the faux pas. However, trendy brides everywhere are embracing the idea of inviting four-legged guests to their wedding festivities. Here are a few of our favorite reasons to involve Fido when you say “I do!”

arizona wedding dog

Having your pooch at the wedding allows you to create lasting memories through fun and creative photography. What better photo prop to have on hand than your pet?! You should let your photographer know in advance that your pup will be in attendance. That way, they will be fully prepared to capture their attention for sweet moments like the one above!

arizona wedding dog

If you want your special day to be a laid back and comfortable event, having your doggy as a guest of honor will certainly lighten the mood! Guests who do not know many others in attendance will enjoy having a friendly, happy hound to play with. Be prepared to go with the flow as some silly, unplanned moments are sure to happen.

cute wedding dog Image via Our Hobby to Your Home

Some couples like to give their pup a special job for the ceremony. Creative minds on Etsy have come up with fun ways to allow your fur-child to be a ring bearer or flower girl using doggie appropriate signs and pillows. If you have a well behaved pooch that could handle the responsibility (and look absolutely adorable in photos!), we say go for it!

wedding dog tux

If your pet enjoys dressing for the occasion, they will look quite dapper in a tux like this at your ceremony. We like this idea for the dog who is used to such attire; the day of your wedding should not be the very first time he’s tried on his party clothes. You’ll want him to be comfortable so he can enjoy the celebration, too!