Mario wasn't at our wedding mainly because he is just not a traveling, stranger-loving type of rabbit. There was also a no-pet clause in our venue contract. But I definitely wanted to include him in our big day since he is such an important part of my life.
One tip I got when I first started wedding planning was to make a list of things that were important to you and and your partner and things that weren't and spend the money on areas you both cared most about. Low on both of our lists was the cake. I mean seriously, the thing is made of sugar and flour and generally tastes sort of meh, anyway.
A few years ago, Boyfriend brought home a Princess cake for dessert. I can't remember if it was our anniversary or Valentine's day or just-because. We both took a bite of it, looked at each other, and said at the same time that this was going to be our wedding cake.
And we stuck true to our unplanned decision.
The cake is expensive for a cake its size, but is pretty insignificant cost-wise when you compare it to traditional wedding cakes. And it is so, so yummy!
I found a lot of stuff on Etsy for our wedding and I came across a woman who made custom cake toppers. She even included your furry loved one. The boat ended up being meaningful, too, since we did a couple's relay together way back in the day before we even knew we would fall in love (I ran two miles, Boyfriend cycled 12 miles, and we both rather comically rowed a boat for 3/4 mile together).
Out of all of the details on our wedding day, this was the one I was most excited about.
I also tucked a tuft of Mario's fur into my bouquet so he would be with me when I walked down the aisle.