From the bride who had her tribe walk shelter dogs down the aisle to the rescue puppies over bouquets, we have been seeing all kinds of paw-tastic ideas that help raise awareness around pet adoption. If you're having a ruff time trying to decide about including animals in your wedding for a good cause there are a few factors to think about and various ways to include a do-good vibe with your guests. Teaming up with the Danville-Boyle County Humane Society at the Warrenwood Manor, the spotlight is put on rescue animals as the Best Mutts and Feline Flower Girls with Keith & Melissa Photography behind the lens. If you 're already considering including your own furry family member then you'll still want to check out these doggone cute floral collars and bowties created by Wild Roots.

What better captivated audience is there then the guests at your wedding when love is already in the air to encourage an adoption of a rescue pet? Including animals in your wedding for a good cause is that compassionate extra touch that seems to be trending at love-filled celebrations. Fair warning though, give those out of town guests a heads up so you aren't left in the dog house and they can plan on how to get their new family member home. If you aren't ready for your day to go to the dogs (or cats for that matter) there are still some favorable ideas around about including animals in your wedding for a good cause. Literally. The favors. Planning the favors can sometimes seem like a nuisance to an overstressed bride, but provides another opportunity to make a difference for animals or the environment. We also love the idea of replacing the table numbers with local adoptable animals. Each table number can have a photo of the adoptable animal on one side, with information about his/her age, personality and location on the back. Additionally, think about the impact you can make for a local shelter or rescue by having your guests donate instead of giving you a gift. Do you really need that bread maker?

Photographer: Keith & Melissa Photography Ceremony Location: Warrenwood Manor Floral Designer: Wild Roots Bakery: Sweets By Cindy Equipment Rentals: Bryant's Rent-All Hair Stylist: All That is Lovely