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If you’re planning a wedding and want to include your furry friend, dressing up your dog can be a delightful and adorable addition to the celebration. The wedding day is all about being best-dressed, formalizing your love, and celebrating like there’s no tomorrow. Now it goes without question, if you are including your dog in your wedding then they need to be well represented too. You may be thinking, “What should my ‘Dog of Honor’ wear?”. Well, you’ve came to the right place. We have all the answers, and more, for you and your fur-baby.
First things first, there are more questions you will want to ask yourself when picking the best outfit for your dog in your wedding.
-Will the wedding be outside?
-Is the wedding in a summer month or a warm climate?
-What are my wedding colors? (Coordinating your furbabies with your wedding party can be a fun way to add a pop of color.
-Is my dog allergic to certain fabrics and/or flowers?
-What is my dog’s temperament? Have I dressed them up before?
-Will they tolerate wearing a full tux or flower color? (If not, there are easier and more comfortable options to consider)
-What is my budget?
These questions can be answered along the way as you are choosing the best outfit for your ‘pup. Without further ado, let’s get into the adorable wedding outfits your dog can rock on your special day. Here are some wedding outfit ideas for dogs:
This is the most paw-fessional option you could choose to dress your dog up with. Although, there are multiple things to consider. All of the questions listed above are crucial to answer when deciding whether or not to go with this option. Full dog tuxedos tend to be warmer to wear and more expensive than other choices. If you are having a wedding on the beach and your dog is expected to be outside for a long time, be sure to hire a wedding pet care company, such as Furever Us, to ensure they do not over heat. It is also important to consider their predicted tolerance for looking so cute. This classic choice for formal occasions, a dog tuxedo can make your pup look dashing. It typically includes a black or grey ‘jacket’, a white shirt with a bow tie, and sometimes even a top hat.
A dog tuxedo will need to be custom made to property fit so you will need to take the measurements when choosing the right size. With this option, your canine will fit in pawfectly with the groomsmen.
You can have your four-legged furriend wear a full outfit with or without sleeves. But we think that sleeves will be more uncomfortable.
For smaller dogs you may opt for a tuxedo harness. Not recommended for larger dogs as they are not that strong and may break if dogs pull a little.
Some may have velcro adjustments or buckles, depending on the type. There are some that are two pieces while others are just one piece.
The tuxedo bandana wins for comfort, price, and simplicity when it comes to wedding outfits for dogs. Most dogs tolerate the tuxedo bandana very well and don’t even notice they have it on! Plus look how adorable it looks! This can be rented as an “add-on” when you book your wedding package with us or can also be purchased customized to your wedding colors. Check out Furever us rental options here.
If you want your pup to have a formal look without a full outfit, a dog bow tie or necktie can do the trick. These accessories can be attached to your dog’s collar and come in various colors and patterns.The bowtie collar is another example of where simplicity meets classy.
A wedding-themed bandana can be a cute and fuss-free option. Look for bandanas with wedding-inspired prints or ones that can be personalized with your names or wedding date. There are so many different designs and styles for you to choose from. Just look at how adorable Penny looks in the photo below! Her fur-mom accented sunflowers for her wedding, so it was only paw-fect that her fur-babies wore bandanas to match.
Our beautiful bride Hanna chose a Lord of the Rings theme wedding and her dog Pippin was dressed for the occasion.
Instead of a full outfit, you can opt for a decorative floral collar for your dog. This can be a simple collar adorned with flowers or a more elaborate floral wreath around their neck.
Alongside the tuxedo bandana, this is the most popular option we see couples choose. Personally, the flower collars are our favorites. They look elegant, classy, and beautiful on your furbaby.
You may ask yourself, “Do I choose real or fake flowers for my dog’s flower collar?”.
You can also do a ‘half’ flower collar and use for either a girl or boy.
For female dogs, a dog wedding dress can be an elegant choice. Look for a dress that complements your wedding gown, featuring lace, tulle, or satin fabric. Consider the weather and your dog when opting for a dress. When it comes to purchase amazon has some very inexpensive options. Check out our top picks from amazon right here .
This option can hide injuries or a recent surgery/scar. It is fresher than a full dress.
So simplistic, yet so elegant!
The good news is, if you choose the veil, then you aren’t the only one having to wear a veil! You can match with your fur-baby.
We had a bride match her dog’s beaded pearl collar with the pearls on her wedding dress. It’s the subtle things that really pull everything together. The pearls were also a minimal accent of the wedding party which tied in together so well with Luna’s wedding outfit.
A wedding sign is paw-fect for a greeter. What’s better than a guest arriving at your wedding and seeing your dog welcoming them to the celebration? These signs are also great for engagement shoots & save-the-dates. They can be customized to read whatever your heart desires. Furever Us has these signs available for rent, or personalized for purchase.
To create a cohesive look, consider matching your dog’s outfit or accessories with your own. For example, you could have a similar color scheme, fabric, or design element in both your gown and your dog’s outfit.
With the amount of time you spend searching for the perfect wedding dress, wedding decor, flowers, vendors, and many more- then, of course your dog’s wedding attire needs to match. It also needs to be practical, and comfortable. Good thing you have a multitude of options to choose from!
Also, as wedding pet care professionals, we know all the do’s and don’ts for doggie wedding attire. So we are here to help guide you to the pawfect wedding outfit for your furbaby. Remember, when dressing up your dog, prioritize their comfort and safety. Make sure the outfit fits properly, doesn’t restrict movement or breathing, and doesn’t have any small parts that can be swallowed. Additionally, take your dog’s temperament into account. Some dogs may not enjoy wearing clothes and may feel stressed or uncomfortable, so it’s essential to respect their preferences and well-being.
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