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!
Photo by Carter Rose for f8studio; Floral Design by Bella Flora of Dallas
Photo by Clane Gessel Photography; Bridal Salon: Kleinfeld Bridal
Photo by Elizabeth Messina; Bridal Stylist: Dear Maradee
Photo by Handeland Tesoro Photography; Planning & Design by Alex Events
Photo by Jose Villa Photography; Bridal Gown by Monique Lhuillier
Photo by Perez Photography; Floral Design by Bella Flora of Dallas