9 Dapper Ways to Dress Your Dog For Your Wedding Day
We can all agree that when choosing a partner in a relationship, it’s not your dad that your potential suitor needs to get by. It’s not your Mama. It’s not even your (over) protective big sister. The true test lies in winning over your furry, four-legged best friend who’s as loyal and loving as they come. Dogs (and many pets alike) seem to have a sixth sense when it comes to reading people, so when they mark you as their own, you know it’s for real. (And if they just can’t seem to warm up to a new beau, you know it’s time for “someone” to hit the road.) Therefore, we think it’s only appropriate that your #1 guy (or gal) receives the spotlight they deserve on your wedding day.
When it comes to dogs, we can all agree that merely calling them “pets” would be the understatement of the year. Our dogs are part of the family, and that’s that. Regardless of how many slices of pizza have been stolen or precious heirlooms knocked over by wagging tails and wandering paws, we just couldn’t imagine our big day without the face of unconditional love staring back into our eyes (fiancés, we’ll talk about your part in this later.)
Sure, we’ve ogled at extravagant bridal gowns and toiled over bridesmaid dresses to fall perfectly into our color schemes, but we haven’t forgotten about dressing our precious pooches to impress for the occasion. When it comes to finding perfect wedding outfits for dogs, there are certainly a few options to choose from (and even more degrees of cheesiness). Friend to friend, we must implore you to skip the tutus for the sake of your dog’s ego and opt for one of our favorite attire options that will have him or her looking dapper as can be.
Simple Greenery Collar
Sometimes, simple is best. A simple collar made out of greenery is plenty festive, but keeps you from having to fiddle too much with it during photos.
A Single Bright Bloom
Let one statement bloom do all the barking (er, talking).
Don a Dapper Tuxedo
Although we're not always ones to condone a full-out dog costume on occasions other than Halloween, we simply can't resist a classic dog tuxedo on this one day in particular. Hey, you only get married once, right? (...Right?)
Double or Nothing
When it comes to dogs, we say the more the merrier. Having your dogs "twin" in matching floral wreaths makes for oh-so-adorable photos you'll love to look back on.
A Simple Bow Tie
A little bit goes a long way, in this case. Whether it's a black tie affair or a more casual occasion (we can already imagine a seersucker bowtie on this little fellow!) make sure your furry friend is dressed for the occasion.
Lace Adorned Leash
This simple statement is the perfect way for your ladylike dog to feel a part of the big day.
Make Your Own Summer Wedding Bouquet
Forgo an expensive statement by making your own bouquet of blooms in this darling blush-and-bashful color scheme. Join Senior Stylist and expert floral designer Buffy Hargett to put together a dreamy wedding bouquet that you'll want to show off. This DIY wedding project looks complex, but pulling together your own arrangement actually isn't too challenging. All you'll need to get started is your favorite flowers. In this summer-inspired bouquet, Buffy's started with beautiful white O'Hara roses. She's added in some scabiosa, criss-crossing stems as she's grouped loosely in her hand. She also added in white mini callas, a large peony as a focal point, some wispy hydrangea for texture, and a gorgeous grouping of silver dollar eucalyptus. Polish off your bouquet with some pretty silk ribbon and a few decorative floral pins. No one will know that you made your bouquet yourself, because the finished product is pretty and elegant. Here's one DIY you won't want to toss!
Lush Greenery Leash
It simply doesn't get more elegant than a lush greenery leash (and the adorable flower girls in tow don't hurt either!)
Borrow from the Bridal Bouquet
As goes with wedding décor in general, including bits and pieces of similar objects and colors helps keep things feeling cohesive. Borrow a few blooms used in your own bouquet to create a collar for your dog's getup.
No frills. No tulle. Just dog. Let's be honest—your best friend is pretty perfect already. A little grooming goes a long way, so no need to overdo it if that's not your style.