Four-Legged Fun

Emma Frankart Henterly
Courtney and Quentin Phillips pose with a baby goat on the family farm where they wed.

There's nothing more fun than a furry friend at a wedding, whether it's the couple's beloved pet or a surprise guest. If you're lucky enough to have a calm pup (or a really patient friend), having Fido attend your wedding as a guest or guest of honor is a snap, so long as your venue allows it. If that's not an option, try bringing your pet to the room where you're getting ready or to the post-ceremony portrait session for a photo op. And if you're getting married at a venue that already has animals on-site—say, a working farm or the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium—your options are limited only by your willingness to risk an unexpected “gift” from your co-star.