(Closed) Butterfly Release

posted 10 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 17
4980 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Do not do this, this is harmful to the butterflys. Do not use live animals! 

Post # 18
1549 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Ugh. Dont do it.

Post # 19
2933 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

If you want to do something pretty with nature, give everyone a sapling to plant in a garden.  🙂

Post # 20
1869 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@MissBoPeep:  Lol those poor pups!

Post # 21
4144 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Personally I think this is really cruel as well. We are doing chinese wishing lanterns at the end of the night, you could do that. No live animals are harmed in that process! I got them off a deal site named Moolala, 10 for 19.00

Post # 22
40 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ve never seen a butterfly release in real life, but I’d think even with the most humane conditions: living things die.  The odds that all 100-200 butterflies will be alive and flying is slim (and from what the other posters have said, it’s very rare)  Any death–even the death of a butterfly–on my wedding day would be depressing. 

When I was thinking about doing a dove release, the really good companies will only let it happen under the best conditions.  So if it rains the release won’t take place for the safety of the animal.  For me it wasn’t worth all the trouble.

@DaneLady:  OMG! I totally want to do a puppy release now! 😉

Post # 23
1752 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

It’s not just cruel to the butterflies you release… It can also spread diseases and mess with migratory and breeding patterns. Bottom line, if you actually like butterflies, this is not a good idea. Animals do not exist to be props and decor for humans.

Post # 24
1581 posts
Bumble bee

Puppy release lol that’s the funniest thing, i can imagine them all running around, chasing their tails & barking !! (i say stroking my pup)

Post # 25
1206 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I’m with PPs – I don’t think a butterfly release sounds a good idea unless you have someone professional and experienced with butterflies contained in an ethical way.  Butterflies in an envelop sounds intolerably cruel to me. Having a professional butterfly releaser (if they even exist) will be expensive, but in my opinion if I was chosing to do a release (which I’m NOT!) I would pay every penny just to know the butterflies were going to be alive at the end. 




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