If you’re a cat person, chances are you’ve thought about including cats in your wedding in some way or another. It can be tricky, as you don’t want it to seem childish or out-of-place. Lucky for you, we’ve scoured the world (and the internet) to bring you some of the best ways of incorporating cats into your wedding. Your guests are sure to love them. Most of all, these ideas are all unique, eco-friendly, and super exciting!
Include Your Own Cats
If you want to take the cat theme or incorporation to the next level, consider including your own cats on your wedding day. You can hold them in wedding photographs or have the wedding party carry them down the aisle. You can even include them as the ring bearers or flower girls. This takes a lot of careful planning, as you have to make sure that you have someone watching them at all times. You also have to organize a way for them to get back to your home after the ceremony.
Cat-Themed Wedding Favors
In order to have cat-themed elements throughout your special day, your wedding doesn’t need to be entirely cat-themed. For a small dose of furriness, you can always opt for wedding favors that center around cats. These can be everything from cat-shaped cookies, to simple treats with a cat-pun on them. How cute would it be to have customized M&Ms in a bag with a cute quote?! Think something like, “Thank you for making my day FURRY sweet” with a picture of a cat on it! Or maybe a jar of jam that has a label reading, “Thanks for making our day so PAWSOME!”. There are so many fun options for favors!
If your love of cats is something you don’t want to hide at all, you can go all out with cat-themed everything. You can have cupcakes with cats made out of fondant, centerpieces with cutouts of cats, and even cat-covered bridal shoes. Definitely discuss this with your significant other, and make sure you’re on the same page about how much you want your wedding to be focus on cats. There are brides and grooms that have gone so far as to paint their faces to look like cats. Consequently, it’s important to know your boundaries. Cat desserts, accessories, and favors are probably the easiest way to go, and they offer plenty of flexibility.
Cat Cake Toppers
For a small, personal element of cat-loving, a cake topper is a great way to go. You can have the traditional bride & groom cake topper with a cat included, or you can opt for a simple cat face. You can even have two cats as the bride and groom. The possibilities are endless, and your guests will love that you included an element of yourselves and your love of cats.
Involve a Local Animal Shelter
If you’re a huge animal lover but don’t necessarily want that on display on your wedding day, a great option is teaming up with a local shelter. You can ask guests to bring a donation for the animal shelter from a pre-approved list, or you can even vow to donate a portion of your wedding gifts to the shelter. There are more ways to get involved, especially if you have an animal-friendly crowd of friends. Consider having handouts or pamphlets with photos and descriptions of adoptable pets for the shelter. Animal shelters can always use the extra help, in a variety of ways. Help with finding great families for pets, or aid them in gathering supplies for the shelter. This is a great way to show your love for animals in the community and help animals in need.
These are just a few of the many ways of incorporate cats into your wedding. If dogs, reptiles, birds, or any other animals are more your style, you can easily adapt the ideas to fit your favorite animal. Most of all, just remember to have fun while including your furry feline friends into your special day!