Pearls of Wisdom

Pets in Weddings

Design Idea FC0A Pet Collar
by Susanne Kathol, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

Whether you loved your pet first or have a shared pet together, brides and grooms are looking to incorporate all of their family members into their big day, including the four-legged ones. Pets in weddings range from goldfish to dogs and everything in between, including goats, llamas and even elephants. These VIP guests are being used as ring bearers and looking best-in-show fancy with embellished harnesses and leashes, beaded collars and bow ties, and fancy wreaths.

Pets in Weddings
Pets in Weddings

Couples are finding pets make doggone good ring bearers, whether they're accompanied by flower girls or make the walk down the aisle on their own. Brides are attaching satchels to collars to keep the rings safe and secure for dog ring bearers. Wedding dogs and pets are posing in save-the-date and wedding invitation photos, and pictures of the special day. These wedding pets and dog ring bearers can be seen wearing anything from coordinating pint-sized tuxedos to fluffy tulle skirts, with lots of bow-wow bling.

Pets in Weddings
Pets in Weddings

Picture Frame Pendants, Drops and Focals Give your dog ring bearer the very best by embellishing a dog harness, collar or leash with Swarovski sew-on components and flat back rhinestones. Simply use a 2-part epoxy or Jewel Bond™ to adhere the sparkling stones to the fabric for an unforgettable wedding dog statement. Add seed beads and flat-back stones to bow ties to make any dog or pet wedding ready. Embellished wreaths can also be used for dogs in weddings and pet-friendly style.

Brides can use pet-themed jewelry or embellishments such as bridal bouquet charms to incorporate dogs and pets into the wedding day. Photo frame charms are a great way to keep pictures of your pets close during the special occasion. Pet's names can also be spelled out in jewelry designs using alphabet beads for one-of-a-kind creations.

Make any pet a part of the wedding by creating custom charms for dangle earrings, bracelets or necklaces using polymer clay or metal clay. Shop a wide selection of pet-related charms to add a message of love to any jewelry design, bridal bouquet or wedding invitation embellishment.

Pets in Weddings

Add pets to weddings by personalizing charms with metal stamps and Swarovski crystal flat back rhinestones. Brides can include pet names, birthdates, birthstones and special notes of love to make any pet a part of the wedding.

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Pets that have passed can be celebrated on the special day with memorial jewelry that includes special charms and fillable jewelry-making components for ashes or any special token. Pet-themed jewelry allows you to celebrate the special day with all your loved ones. Brides can incorporate pet-themed favors for wedding guests by offering "doggie bag" treats, creating pet-themed bookmarks or pendant necklaces with pet-related charms.

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