(Closed) For bees who did butterfly releases…

posted 5 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@hedwards0524:  oh this sounds like a great idea. replying to follow

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

thanks for posting this! I had been wondering this myself.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

I have not done this, but I haven’t heard a single story of the butterflies all being awake. If his grandmother is no longer with us, I don’t know that I would do this because you can’t be 100% sure that they are alive, and dead butterflies might make him more sad than live butterflies will make him happy. (Not commenting on the cruelty, just how the possible scenarios might affect your FI).

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

You probably read my thread on here about butterfly releases, which ended up being a conversation on cruelty.

We’re still planning on having my niece and nephew raise caterpillars, and then we’ll bring the butterfly houses to the venue and open them during the ceremony. We’re not expecting any sort of rush of butterflies, but we’re hoping that the butterflies will all manage to fly out at some point during the day, and we’ll have lots of butterflies surrounding the area.

It seems hard to get good photos out of butterfly releases, so I would just make sure you have pretty low expectations on how it will turn out, and let their presence honor his grandmother instead of trying to make a specific moment of it. If appropriate, it could be nice to mention that the butterflies are in her honor in the program.

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