New wedding norm pets are hot.
Couples increasingly are including pets in their wedding plans.
It is part of a trend where pets are becoming substitute children for many people.
Today it is not uncommon for pets to be part of the wedding party.
Companies have sprung up all over the world selling unique wedding items specially made for pets.
And one of the biggest sellers for these pet wedding outfits is the online seller, Etsy,
Its motto is – If it’s handcrafted, vintage, custom or unique, it’s on Etsy.
New Wedding Norm Pets Are Hot
In one of its regular trend reports Etsy says this about weddings and pets:
“A day as special as your wedding should be shared with your closest friends and family—and that includes your fur baby. In 2016, pets were included in eight per cent of weddings, and Fido’s prominence (and participation) is only expected to grow.
“Whether you’re hunting down the perfect “here comes the bride” doggie sign or searching for a personalized collar or custom tuxedo for your furry ring bearer, you’ll find more than 30,000 search results for “pet wedding” on Etsy. (Say it with us: You may now lick the bride!)”
Today pets can serve as ring bearers, are part of the wedding party or just crowd pleasers during the wedding reception.
The New York Times recently carried a story with the headline:
A Toast to Bulldogs in Tuxedos and Chihuahuas in Chiffon
Well-dressed wedding guests, with four legs, are becoming the norm
“Frank, a stubby English bulldog dressed in a navy tuxedo adorned with a gold-sequined bow tie, ambled down the aisle through the North Carolina grass at his owners’ wedding. He looked quite the part — that is, until he plopped down to relax during the ceremony.
“Frankie has such a human quality about him,” said the bride and owner, Emily Enriquez. “He has this big, broad-shouldered look, and I thought he would look really cute in a tuxedo.”
Some companies are even creating a niche for pet specialty items.
And just like children, pets, are often spoiled silly.
Today pet parents are spending a lot of money on their pets.