(Closed) Anyone else doing a butterfly release?

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
303 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

No, but its a beautiful idea and I wish I had thought of it! Was it expensive?

Post # 5
900 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Just FYI…this tends to be a very controversial topic, so be prepared!

I just went to a wedding that had one – and what I’ve seen on TV and witnessed in person is that the butterflies rarely “fly.”  I think this is because you keep them at a cool temperature which causes them to sleep(?) and then it takes quite awhile for them to reanimate.  The butterflies at this wedding did not leave the little boxes they were individually placed in, or they just dropped to the ground.  If they are in the aisle, it’s hard for the bride and groom to avoid stepping on them.

I don’t want to rain on your splurge and I hope all goes well, just do some research about the best conditions for the butterflies.

Post # 6
71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Yeah, I read about it in a novel long ago (I think it was shopaholic ties the knot or something) and thought it was a pretty cool idea, although I didn’t plan on doing it for my wedding. The idea itself sound magical and captivating, but I agree with sarahsd — do a lot of research before deciding on it might turn out otherwise in reality.  This thread has more about what people think/heard about butterfly release: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/butterfly-release-cruel-or-captivating

Post # 8
570 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I think it is a very beautiful idea, but I don’t think we will be doing it for ours. Unless if it is something that we really want. But if/when you do it, make sure the photographer takes some pictures of the release, I think that would be awesome to see!

Post # 9
4 posts
  • Wedding: May 2011

It is a gorgeous sight to see. A family member of mine handed a butterfly out to each guest before the ceremony. Right after they said their vows we released the butterflys and they seemed to all fly upwards. Great idea!

Post # 10
1079 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Well it definitely sounds like you’ve checked everything to make sure you’re doing this right – it sounds very cool. I’ve been to one of the places in Monterey where butterflies stop off on their migration – it’s a little one block forest that’s filled with Monarchs – it’s amazing.

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