How to Include Your Pet in Your Wedding

On your wedding day, you want to make sure that all of your loved ones are there, including your fur babies! In this episode, we are talking with Ilania Karcinski of FairyTail Pet Care about how to include your pet in your wedding. 

Photo: Limelight Photography

It is such a special experience to include your dog in your wedding day! It means so much to have them there as part of your wedding celebration. Your pup would be happy with any role you choose for them (as long as it includes belly rubs & treats), but it can be difficult trying to decide where they will fit into the day. There are so many wonderful ways to include them and ensure they don’t get overlooked on such an important occasion. Of course, it also shows your vendors and guests how important their presence is to you!

Flower Girl or Ring Bearer

This is a big responsibility for your pup on your wedding day. Even if they don’t actually carry the rings or flowers down the aisle, this is still a very special role.


Assigning your dog as an escort to an important person in your ceremony can be a great way to include them. Whether it’s a member of the bridal party, your parents or even the soon-to-be Mr. or Mrs., your dog will know they have an important job to do!


Is there anything better than showing up to a wedding only to be greeted with puppy kisses!? If your pup will be the first thing your guests see as they arrive, we guarantee there will be smiles all around!

Engagement Photos

It’s not always possible to include your pet in your wedding day, so why not let them be the ones to announce the big news! The photos will last a lifetime & will make for a great memory.

In the Details!

Again, if you’re unable to include them in the actual day (or maybe you can and you just want to show them some extra love!) you can include them in your wedding details! From adding a custom drawing of your pup on your favors or cocktail napkins, to naming your signature cocktail after them!

There are so many fun ways to include your pet in your wedding day and show everyone how special they are to you.

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About FairyTail Pet Care

Ilana and Kelly are owners of FairyTail Pet Care. They are professional pet sitters who make it possible for couples to include their pets in their wedding day.

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