Dogs at weddings: 35 furry friends that are SO into your wedding day

Dogs at weddings

Skye Blu Photography via Style Me Pretty

We’ve all seen them — the photos of adorable pups on a wedding day, cavorting down the aisle with a ring sewn to their collars or a flower crown atop their ears. There’s no denying that dogs at weddings are just too. Darn. Cute.

If you’re thinking of bringing your pup to your wedding day though, there’s a few things to keep in mind:

  • Does your venue (ceremony and reception) allow pets?
  • If you’re bringing your dog, what do you need to pack for them to get through the wedding? (Think a leash, food, treats, any medication, etc.)
  • How well-behaved is your pup? Is there a chance he could start barking during there ceremony, or steal the show in some other not-so-desirable way?
  • Who will be your default dog-sitter during the wedding ceremony and even the reception? (Your wedding day is such a whirlwind, you won’t have time to remember if Fido is hungry or needs to go out!)
  • How will your pet get home, if you’re doing a special getaway or spending the night elsewhere?

Once you figure out the above questions, you’ll get a clearer sense of whether or not having your fur baby at your wedding day is actually right for you. If your dog will be attending, it’s safe to say you’ll they’ll be TOTALLY excited to watch you tie the knot, just like these 35 furry friends below!

Dogs at weddings

Galaxie Andrews via Ruffled Blog

Dogs at weddings

Jacque Lynn via Elizabeth Anne Designs

Dogs at weddings

Elizabeth Messina via Wedding Chicks

Dogs at weddings

Skye Blu Photography via Style Me Pretty

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6 Notable Etsy Wedding Invitation Designers

etsy wedding invitations

Mikkel Paige

Everyone loves snail mail. There’s just something about opening your mailbox to find a hand-addressed envelope with your name on it, beckoning your eager eyes. Personally, when I get a letter in the mail, I practically trip up the stairs while hurrying to put my things down, find a comfortable seat, and delicately open my little treat. Obviously, when that treat includes a wedding invite, that excitement gets multiplied by a million. And when that invite is so stinking adorable that it deserves a spot on the fridge? Well, that’s like winning the jackpot.

The wedding industry is vast and there is option after option available when picking invitations, but since the universe blessed us with Etsy, we all have more unique and creative picks than ever before.  To help my fellow Etsy-loving bride-to-be’s with their Etsy wedding invitation search, I’ve rounded up some notable designers worth diving into.

etsy wedding invitations

SHOP NAME: Harken Press

NOTE-WORTHY ATTRIBUTES: Creative invitation suites that include everything from menus to guest reply cards.

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Win a custom hand stamped necklace by Junghwa


So you’ve walked down the aisle, got hitched, went on your honeymoon. Now what? Well, after your wedding is over I have to admit the planning advice and tips we can give you are a little more limited (I mean, you’re not planning a wedding anymore!), but we can show you amazing ways to commemorate and celebrate your wedding day.

One of our favorite ways brides can commemorate their wedding day is by wearing a small token for their new initials or wedding date. Well, today’s giveaway features probably one of the most adorable ways we’ve seen to do just that! Amy Stewart of Junghwa on Etsy creates gorgeous pieces of jewelry, from pretty delicate earrings to custom hand stamped necklaces.

One lucky bride today can WIN one of our favorite hand stamped necklace designs from Junghwa, pictured above! Reading “MR & MRS, EST. 20xx” (or whenever your wedding year was!), this pretty piece is the perfect subtle way to always keep your wedding memories close. Want to learn how you could win it?


Here’s how to enter the giveaway:

1. Repin your favorite image from this Pinterest board

2. Comment on this post & tell us why you want to win this necklace

3. That’s it — you’re entered!


It’s so hard to pick a favorite necklace from Junghwa, because the entire boutique on Etsy is filled with beautifully simple and swoon-worthy jewelry. Want to see more of Amy’s awesome creations? Read on!







Totally gorgeous, right? If you can’t get enough of beautiful jewelry from Junghwa, the solution is simple: enter our giveaway, and follow Junghwa on Instagram and Facebook to get updated on their latest and greatest!

Hurry up and enter though — our giveaway is only open until next Thursday, September 4th! And stay tuned, as the winner will be announced here on Friday the 5th.  Good luck, brides!

Etsy wedding dress guide: 8 amazing Etsy boutiques for brides

Etsy wedding dress

Grace Loves Lace

When starting the search for the perfect wedding dress, most brides round up the ladies, make sure the strapless bra is on, and start hitting the bridal boutiques. While the initial excitement of trying on wedding dresses is a given, after you try on that 17th wedding dress… you can start to imagine how it could get old really quickly.

Well brides, it’s the 21st century and we have the technology to make this process better. How? Shopping for your wedding dress online. Yes, it’s possible and it’s actually awesome. Not does shopping for your wedding dress online mean you can stay at home in your slippers with a mug of tea (YES!), but it also means you’ll have a wider array of dresses to browse.

One of the best online places to shop for your wedding dress (or anything wedding-related!) is Etsy, but with so many boutiques and dresses on this artisan, indie e-tailer, it can be hard to find the true wedding dress gems. But never fear! We’ve put together this handy Etsy wedding dress guide so you can stop searching and start shopping for that perfect gown.


Leanimal designer Leanne Marshall keeps brides looking classic and girly, while still keeping her dresses fresh and not too traditional. From hand-beaded details to lovely lace accents and pin-tucked bodices, brides are sure to love Leanimal’s pretty gowns.

Etsy wedding dress

Etsy wedding dress

Etsy wedding dress

Etsy wedding dress

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