If you are an animal lover, you will surely want to weave that into your wedding. From subtle touches to grand gestures, there are plenty of ways to show your affection for animals as part of a wedding. These are some fun wedding ideas for animal lovers.
The wedding invitations are your first chance to be expressive. A fantastic way to show your love of animals is with a small motif on your stationery. A gold embossed dog, fluffy cat horse, or bird motif can be done in a very tasteful way that will definitely not resemble a child’s birthday party invitation. If you have a favorite pet at home, take the concept to the next level and have custom postage stamps made featuring a picture of your furry friend.
Many animal lovers like to find ways to incorporate one into the wedding ceremony. One of the most popular ideas is to have a beloved dog walk the bride down the aisle or to have him walk down the aisle with one of the attendants. Make it even more fun by adorning the dog with a floral wreath over her collar. Not all venues will permit non-service animals inside, so be sure to take that into consideration when booking a ceremony site.
If you really want to make a splash, make a grand entrance or exit at an outdoor ceremony on horseback. A lovely bride in her flowing white gown galloping up to her groom instead of merely walking down the aisle is something that no guest will ever forget. Bedeck the horse’s mane with ribbons and flowers. This is a great idea for a bride who is an experienced horsewoman, but a risky one for a bride who is not a strong rider.
Gifts are an important part of weddings, and offer another chance to honor animals. A lovely gesture is to make donations to the Humane Society or other association that helps animals in need. This can be done in lieu of traditional favors. You simply place a card at each guest’s place which states, “A donation has been made in your name to the Humane Society”. To sweeten the gift, think about tying the card to a small box of chocolates in the shape of your favorite animal (guests do like to get something tangible). It would not be equally appropriate to substitute a donation in lieu of classic bridesmaid gifts, however. Bridesmaid gifts should be something of lasting value that your friends will have for years, such as jewelry. You could, however, add on a donation in addition to a more traditional bridesmaid jewelry gift.