20 Cute Puppies & Dogs at Weddings

Be inspired to bring man's best friend to your nuptials.

20 Cute Puppies & Dogs at Weddings

Photo: Brianna Wilbur Photography

August 26th is National Dog Day and we hope you're celebrating with your furry pals by your side. For some couples, the thought of not having their best friend attend their wedding is unfathomable, which is why we've seen so many brides and grooms bring their pups to their celebrations. Many dogs even play a part in the proposal, so why wouldn't they be included in the big day?

Whether they stand up with you at the ceremony as an honorary bridesmaid or groomsman, walk down the aisle as a flower girl or ring bearer, or join guests in the crowd as a witness to your nuptials, having your dog with you on the day you become a true family is high on many couples' lists when choosing a location, venue, and more. If you'll be having your pup attend the wedding, just be sure to have a plan: Will someone take him or her home after photos are taken, will they make an appearance at the reception only, or will you hire a professional to watch the dog on-site, so you can enjoy the festivities with all of your guests?

Regardless of how you and your future spouse choose to include your dog, the opportunity creates a great excuse to find adorable outfits and flourished collars for man's best friend – and it'll bring a great element to your wedding album. Celebrate National Dog Day with us by browsing through photos of pups who attended the real weddings below! For more inspiration, be sure to click on each photo!

Two pomeranian dogs puppies in red wagon with pink flowers and wedding sign ceremony
Photo by Brianna Wilbur Photography

The Bachelorette Ashley Hebert wedding sister maid of honor carrying yorkie dog yorkshire terrier with flower girls ring bearers wedding
Photo by Bob & Dawn Davis Photography; Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers

Black frenchie french bull dog at wedding ceremony with greenery collar wedding
Photo by Carasco Photography; Floral Design by HMR Designs; Planning & Design by Birch Design Studio

Bride with target dog with bright pink flowers on collar wedding
Photo by Carter Rose for f8studio; Floral Design by Bella Flora of Dallas

Big grey dog with tuxedo outfit in front of bride and groom at wedding
Photo by Clane Gessel Photography; Bridal Salon: Kleinfeld Bridal

Little white dog with wedding dress flower girl
Photo by Elizabeth Messina; Bridal Stylist: Dear Maradee

Small white dog with tuxedo and yarmulke for jewish wedding
Photo by Gruber Photographers

Bride and groom holding small dogs at wedding ceremony outdoors
Photo by Elizabeth Messina

Cute cocker spaniel dog puppy in dress and leash with flowers wedding
Photo by Handeland Tesoro Photography; Planning & Design by Alex Events

Little dog chihuahua at wedding ceremony in tuxedo and top hat
Photo by Jay Lawrence Goldman Photography; Planning & Design by Alyson Fox, Levine Fox Events

Golden doodle shaved dog with flower collar at wedding
Photo by Jose Villa Photography; Floral Design by HMR Designs; Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants

Lyndsy Fonseca and Noah Bean wedding with little dog in attendance
Photo by Joshua Behan

Bride and groom with yorkie yorkshire terrier at wedding
Photo by Jose Villa Photography; Bridal Gown by Monique Lhuillier

Bride and groom kissing while puppy looks at camera flower collar
Photo by Kathleen Geiberger Photography

Lab dog with tuxedo outfit at wedding
Photo by KingenSmith; Floral Design by HMR Designs

Nick Carter and Lauren Kitt wedding french bulldog frenchie and pug at wedding ceremony
Photo by Kris Kan

Flower girl walking two dogs down the aisle wedding ceremony
Photo by Laurie Bailey Photography; Planning & Design by Tessa Lyn Events

Adrianna Costa TV host holding grey little dog at wedding
Photo by Mi Belle Photographers

Wedding guest holding dog at ceremony
Photo by Perez Photography; Floral Design by Bella Flora of Dallas

Cavalier King Charles dog puppy in audience of wedding ceremony
Photo by Style & Story Creative

Discover easy, adorable ways to include your dog in the wedding, and read the pros and cons of having your pets included in your nuptials.