Pets in Weddings - Stories and Tips

June is wedding season in the Midwest. With all the love in the air and wedding announcements in my mailbox, I wanted to put together some helpful tips for pet parents that may be getting ready to walk down the aisle. Pets are truly members of the family so when animal-loving people get married, they often look for ways to incorporate the furry family members into the nuptials. It is a great way to make a wedding more meaningful, but it does require extra planning to avoid mishaps. From the wedding proposal to the ceremony and reception – it is possible for animal lovers to incorporate pets in many fun and safe ways. Click through the gallery and find stories and tips below each photo.


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Tags: Pets, Weddings

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    Tatiana grew up with dogs, cats, hamsters, parrots, rabbits, guinea pigs, and an iguana… just to name a few pets. She began her professional career with animals in 1995 at Brookfield Zoo. Tatiana has studied wild dolphins in Australia and rescued wildlife in Florida, but she always says that people are truly at the heart of her work. The welfare of people and animals is connected through a shared environment and the same traits of empathy and compassion that make someone a good pet owner also simply make people better neighbors and citizens. If it walks, hops, or slithers, Tatiana cares about it. She currently oversees the Humane Education programs at The Anti-Cruelty Society, hosts "Chicago Tails" on, and is a Guest Blogger for Tails Inc.

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