One of the best parts about preparing to say “I do” is filling out a wedding registry. It’s essentially your chance to put together your dream list of all the fun gadgets, gizmos, and items of domestic bliss that you’ll need in order to start your new life together. But don’t forget about your pets!
There are many ways in which you can incorporate them into your gift wish list. From monogrammed pet towels to collectible charm collars, here are a few items that are worthy of a pet-friendly wedding registry:
A Personalized Pet Bed
Getting married means moving in together, ditching your bachelor (or bachelorette) pad furniture, and upgrading to adult-worthy décor. Your dog’s old ratty bed can be an eyesore in your new space, but this Chevron Dog Bed one resembles a chic piece of furniture.
It’s durable, washable, reversible and comes with a zippered cover, which makes it easy for washing. And the best part? You can design your own by selecting from over 100 fabrics. The bed can also be embroidered to include your pup’s name on the front, inside, or back of the bed.
A Glitzy Collar
Getting hitched gives you a fancy new ring to wear on your finger—don’t let your pet feel left out of the bling! Bella & Beau offers leather collars that you can deck out with an array of collectible charms. The idea is to help pets and their owners celebrate special moments together with a charm bracelet-style collar.
The line includes holiday-themed charms, religious and inspirational charms, and birthstones and birthday charms. There are even Swarovski crystal charms for the pup that deserves an added dose of glamour.
A Pop Up Pet Crate
You’ll want to enjoy your first years together as newlyweds, but that doesn’t mean that your pet can’t come along. The SportPet Designs Pop Up Crate is perfect for weekend getaways. Once you get to your hotel, it can easily be converted into a safe space for your dog or cat to relax while you are out and about exploring.
A Pet-Specific Vacuum
You’ll want to keep your new married home nice and clean, so the Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Handheld Vacuum is a great thing to add to a registry. This can be a lifesaver when it comes to having to quickly clean pet fur before your friends come over for couples’ game night. It can be used on a variety of surfaces such as upholstery, in automobiles, and on stairs.
Personalized Pet Food Bowls
Dress your living space up with these handmade pet bowls that come personalized with your dog’s name inside of the shape of a bone. It will make meal time that much more special.
A Stylish Activity Monitor
The WonderWoof Bowtie Activity Monitor is a great way to keep tabs on your dog’s activity level. The bowtie attaches to your dog’s collar and tracks when he moves around, plays, sleeps and walks. It’s a great way to ensure that your pup is getting the proper amount of daily exercise and is a fun gadget to add to a wedding registry.
Pet Food Storage Bins
Gone are the days of displaying your giant bag of pet food in your laundry room or garage. These Classic Food Storage Canisters make storing pet food a breeze. Made of recycled steel, these containers are sturdy and come with lids that ensure that your dog’s food stays fresher than ever. Plus, they are easy on the eyes.
A Funky Cat Scratching Post
There is nothing decorative about a cat scratching post, but this Suck UK Cat Playhouse Series Scratcher turns a boring old nail grinding station into an artsy DJ turntable. Your cat will have fun playing with this and your guests will get a kick out of your latest living room accessory.
A Kitty Bowtie
Marital bliss involves hosting relatives and taking turns being in charge of special occasions, like making Thanksgiving dinner. Dress up your pets for a big day with these adorable pet bowties. The Whisker City Pearl Bow Tie Cat Collar looks great on any feline. It is artfully adorned with an array of pearls and rhinestones and comes with a bell.
A Dog Tuxedo Bandana
Your cat can’t be the only one that gets dressed up for special occasions. Tie this tuxedo bandana around your pup’s neck and he’ll instantly be ready for an elegant evening. And if you want to involve your pet in the wedding, this is the perfect accessory for the big day.
A Doggie Backpack
The active couple will love tossing this Quick Release Backpack on their pup and heading out for a weekend hike. Let your pup carry a bottle of water while on the go. He’ll get an extra dose of exercise and feel like he has a job to do. Plus, he’ll look super stylish. This backpack contains two saddlebag compartments and is accented with reflective material, which can help keep both you and your pup safe while walking in the dark.
Embroidered Pet Towels
Dry off your pet in style with this set of two MicroFiber Dog Towels. Printed on each towel is a paw print that says “I heart my” and can be personalized with your dog’s breed.
A Pet Portrait Session
JC Penny offers a variety of pet photography packages, which strive to capture your pet’s personality behind the camera. The company’s photographers are trained specifically to get your pet to put her best camera-face forward.
Have your pet pose for photos by herself or, if you aren’t sick of having your photo taken after all the wedding hoopla, involve the whole family. Photo packages include in studio and on-location shoots.
A Personalized Pet Painting
Capture your pet’s inner Andy Warhol with a personalized portrait from MarionDeLauzun. All you have to do is send a photo of your pet into the artist and she will transform your dog or cat into a work of art, worthy of hanging on your wall.