Are you an animal-lover and planning a wedding? There are a multitude of methods to include your favorite animal, pet, or the theme of animals in general, in your wedding. We’ve collected some animal wedding theme ideas, both traditional and unique, for how you can throw an animal-themed wedding or make a subtle nod to your beloved beast, bird, or even bug!
20 Ideas for Including Animals When Planning a Wedding:1. Take your engagement photos with your favorite animal or pet. Our recently engaged marketing manager, Meghan, took gorgeous engagement photos with both! Her and her fiancé posed with horses, as well as their pet cats. This is a really easy way to include animals, as well as have professional photos of your pets. 2. Use fish, butterflies, or even birds, as centerpieces. A simple goldfish in a bowl or pretty parakeet in a birdcage is a stunning centerpiece, and easy if you already own them. Another idea is to wrap clear netting around a wire box frame and place butterflies inside. How romantic! 3. Name tables after your pets, instead of using table numbers. You can place a picture of them in a tall wire picture holder or simply use their name. It’s much more fun to be sat at table Felix than table four! 4. Dress up again and take photographs a different day with a horse or other large pet. Bonus: You get to wear your wedding gown again! 5. Have photographs taken after or while getting ready with a pet that has to stay home, like a lizard or guinea pig. 6. Are you a dog-lover? Check out our post on how to include your favorite pup when planning a wedding.
by A. Whitmore Photography17. Include animals in your honeymoon. Plan a pet-friendly vacation and bring along your fur-babies. Go on an African safari or swimming with dolphins. 18. Buy a bunch of inexpensive animal toys and spray paint them gold, silver, or one of your wedding colors. Scatter them across tables as decoration, or use them as place card holders. 19. In Bridesmaids, puppies are given as favors at the bridal shower. While this is maybe a tad irresponsible, consider giving beta fish as bridal shower favors or bridal party thank you gifts. Put them in a vase with a pretty plant! 20. As favors or bridal party thank you gifts, give tickets to the local zoo or aquarium.