Q: Is it OK to include a beloved family pet in a wedding? Our dog is like a child to us, and we’d like to include him somehow.
A: One way to include a dog in a wedding ceremony is to have him or her as one of the attendants. A bridesmaid or groomsman can walk the dog down the aisle and stand with him at the side of the altar. Another creative way to include your dog is to take a cue from Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz and have your dog be the ring bearer. As the ring bearer, the dog walks down the aisle holding the rings either in a satchel in his mouth, or tied to his collar. Some guests may find including your dog a bit out of the ordinary, but it’s your day and you should have it your way by including all your loved ones.