Post # 1
I was looking on You Tube of weddings in Jamaica. Saw a couple open a small square box and release two butterflies. It was really pretty.
We are having a vow renewal at Sandals Ochos Rios. We had a courthouse ceremony in June. My Darling Husband when he said good night when we did not live together always told me to dream of butterflies, hummingbirds, and sugar plums. Not sure where the sugar plums came from!!
I want some kind of symbolic gesture and my Darling Husband hates sand on his skin.
Anyone done a butterfly release?
Post # 3
I’m sure it’s been done really well and has/can be beautiful, but all I can think about is that episode of Two and A Half Men, where their mom gets married at Charlie’s house and Berta opens the box of butterflies and they’re all dead. Cracks me up!
Post # 4
If you search for butterfly releases on the Bee, you will see that topics involving using living things as props in weddings does not go well with other posters.
While the symbolism would be beautiful for you two, I am just going to say that I think it isn’t worth it and often ends with a lot of dead butterflies in a box.
Post # 6
@WhiteWedding: haha I remember that!
Post # 7
Please don’t have living things as props in your wedding.
Post # 8
My mom and stepdad did this at their wedding. The butterflies wouldn’t come out of the box so they kind of had to shake/dump them out. It was just awkward to watch and probably not very pleasant for the butterflies either.
Post # 9
@WhiteWedding: I thought of this too!
I’ve seen too many mishaps happen where the butterflies are either dead or they just sit in the box unable to move. It sounds beautiful in theory, but really the possibility of it ending terribly (like killing some poor innocent butterflies) just isn’t worth it.
Post # 10
@Regina Phalange: This happened on Four Weddings too.
OP I think you should try to come up with something else.
Post # 11
Thanks to all for the helpful input. I did read some of the other threads about butterfly release. I truly was not thinking of harming any living things. Butterflies are one of the insects I like…….spiders, thousand leggers…..basically anything that moves faster than I do I am afraid of.
One morning my Darling Husband came in at 5:00 am to kiss me good bye. When he touched my arm, in my sleep I swung my arm out and hit him. I screeched “I thought you were a big spider.”
So no butterfly release. Thanks all.