This post might seem crazy to you if you don’t have a pet, and I totally understand that. But I know some of you can relate. You see, I have neglected to mention that Mr. Woodpecker and I have a 5 year old…
|Pup and Mr. Woodpecker the week we met!!|
PUP! Meet Cooper. He is a crazy, energetic rescue dog, who is very lovable, and whom I humiliate on a daily basis:
|Yeah, I’m that person that puts glasses/costumes on her dog.
In all seriousness, Puppy Woodpecker is a member of our family. We hate going on vacations when we have to leave him behind, and we talk to him all the time like he understands everything we say. He is a big part of our lives, and Mr. WP and I really want to pay tribute to him on the big day. One of our early on questions while planning was who would watch him if we stayed somewhere else the night of the wedding. We totally treat him like a baby.
We want to pay tribute to our “first child” on the wedding day, but we are not quite sure how. I’ve come across some ideas, but don’t really love them:
|Image via Etsy by VirtuosityClay|
This idea is adorable, but I don’t think we will even have a cake topper. Plus, I don’t think this would fit in with the rest of the “theme” of our wedding. Bummer, because they are SO. CUTE.
Then, I thought about doing something more subtle, and came across this idea:
|Image via Personalization mall|
I thought it would be perfect for little photos of Puppy WP for the Mister. But, Mr. Woodpecker got a special pair of cufflinks from family, so my secret gift to be was no more.
It would be perfect to have WP Pup in a few photos, even if they were engagement, but he is a rescue dog and completely hyper. I have only a handful of pictures when he isn’t a moving blur, so photo options (like Mrs. Lobster’s-totally jealous!) were a bust. If only Puppy WP was this tiny and well-behaved:
|Image via Style Me Pretty/Photo by Megan Sorel Photography|
So I ask you hive, how can you pay tribute to puppy (or cat or whatever your pet is!) love on your wedding day? We want something subtle and meaningful, but not wacky. Help!