Posted 28d ago
Getting engaged nowadays involves a fair amount of time thinking about how you will announce your news to the world; a few decades ago, getting engaged would involve a couple of phone calls, or maybe a notice in the local newspaper, but nowadays, the perfect Instagram post involves a lot of careful curating.
Especially for dedicated dog-owners looking to involve their pets in their big day, whether it's as a ring-bearer or an engagement-announcer.
If you or your partner has just said “yes”, here are some ways your dog can be included...
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Get creative on Instagram
The first rule of including your pet in an engagement announcement is to get creative! Whether you're sending an e-card to your family, a save-the-date, or posting on Instagram, you'll want to make sure your announcement stands out.
Try out different poses with your dog, or check out pictures from people who have done the same – maybe you'll want your dog in the middle of both of you, or sharing the news with a sign or couple photo?
Use a sign
If your dog doesn't like dressing up – or isn't well-behaved enough for a fun, posed Instagram photo – getting them to pose beside a sign should be easy enough for any pet.
A note or sign next to your pup announcing an engagement will add a little extra flair to the news, and will make sure that your four-legged friend is part of the excitement.
Tell the world with a bandana
If you're looking to get your pet involved with an engagement announcement, a bandana around their neck is a simple and very adorable way to include them.
This Etsy bandana comes in several different colours, and is a great way for your dog to announce to Instagram, “my humans are getting married!”
Give them the ring
Now this one's risky, as some more mischievous pups may attempt to eat your brand-new engagement ring if you put it near their mouth, but for well-trained dogs, why not announce your big news by giving them the ring?
Simply place the ring on their nose or paw, and snap a creative photo for Instagram... but don't blame TeamDogs if your new jewellery gets nibbled!
Image Brett Holmes
Treat your dog with the news
What dog doesn't love a good treat to celebrate with? If your pet is food-motivated and loves an extra-delicious bite to eat, then announce the news of your engagement with a personalised dog biscuit.
These biscuits, which are stamped with the words, “my humans are engaged”, are a fun way to include your dog in a way which they will definitely appreciate: www.notonthehighstreet.com/afternoonpaws/product/my-humans-are-engaged-dog-biscuits
A friend getting engaged?
If someone close to you is getting engaged, a customisable portrait showing the happy couple with their dog is available in a wide range of breeds and colours, and will celebrate every member of their new family. Buy one here: www.etsy.com/uk/listing/845223175/owner-pet-print-engagement-print-family
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