I was a wedding DJ for many years and sometimes dogs were there too. Sometimes it was an outdoor wedding reception where they just showed up and other times it was planned.

I didn't think about whether they could be there legally or not until recently. So if you're planning a wedding in New York and you're an animal lover, you'll be happy to know that your furry friend can now be part of your big day in a new and unique way.

According to the latest regulations, your pet can be a secondary witness at your wedding and even leave a pawprint on your marriage certificate! New York is one of the states in the U.S. where your pet can legally take on the role of a wedding witness.

Whether you have a dog, cat, hamster, or even a rabbit, your pet can be there on your special day. Marriage laws in some states require one or two human witnesses, but in New York, your pet can join in on the celebration in an official capacity.

Your furry friend can leave their mark along with your human witnesses on your marriage certificate. This is will be a memory that may last longer than your marriage. California, Florida, and Texas are just a few of the other states that allow your furry companion to officially be a part of your special day.

So, if you're trying to find creative ways to make your big day even better and have your pet serve as a witness at your New York wedding! If you're looking for more ways to have your pet in your wedding, you can also have them stand at the altar, or let them be a non-traditional ring bearer.

After all, including your pet will make the day even more memorable and meaningful. They might eat the wedding cake but you won't have to worry about them having to much to drink and giving an inapproiate toast in front of everyone.

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