Dogs as Ring Bearer, Best Man, Maid of Honor…yes, today dogs are often a welcome part of a wedding. This new trend has launched new business ventures. Namely, services to help coordinate and wrangle pets for that special role. In the Wall Street Journal’s blog, Sarah Needleman reports on some of these businesses that cater to dogs in weddings, including:

* Shadow and Marty’s Pet Care Services, Plano TX. Will pick up the dog, get him dressed, and transport him to and from the ding ceremony for $100- $300.

* Colleen Page of Has trained dogs, a pot belly pig, miniature horse and a goat to participate in weddings. Charges $2,500 and up.

Sarah Needleman also wrote this fun article for The Wall Street Journal, At Some Weddings, Man’s Best Friend is Man’s Best Man. (Great headline!)