Pet-Friendly Weddings Part of Etsy’s Inspiring Wedding Trends of 2018

So many adorable and touching ways to include your dog in your special day

By The Get Leashed Trends Team

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Online marketplace, Etsy, has compiled their annual Trend Guide that tracks the products sellers are producing and what shoppers are purchasing. The wedding industry is an always evolving Etsy heavyweight and it just so happens that pet people are driving one of 2018’s biggest trends – pet-friendly weddings!

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According to Market Wired, pets were included in 8% of weddings in 2016, and this number is expected to grow significantly in the coming years.

A whopping 30 000 Etsy search results return from the query of “pet wedding”. There are just so many ways to incorporate your dog into your special day.


Here some of our fav pet-friendly wedding items on Etsy today:

A reception collar


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This Champagne and gold collar is a perfect touch for a reception toast.

Save the date signs

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Your dog doesn’t need to physically attend the wedding to play a star role in a special day that guests will remember. Design a save the date sign then have your pup help make the announcement.

Flower collars


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Whether your pup is big or small, a flower collar can be a beautiful and fitting accessory for the big day.

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Adjust the style to match or compliment your wedding decor colors. Many sellers offer flower collars, but we especially love these ones from FlowersLovers.

Try a bridal bandana

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Perhaps your pup is a tad more rustic than dainty. A printed bandana is a cute and personalized way to include your dog without being too fussy.

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We love this fabric bandana from LaceandTwig! It also makes a great photo prop for an engagement announcement.

Would you include your pet in your wedding?