Post # 1
SO i really want to have a butterfly release, it would have a lot of significance to my fiance and I. Yellow butterflies are a symbolism of a guardian angel, a loved one who passed on. His mother will not be here she past almost three years ago and my best friend she passed 7 yrs ago from lightning strike. When she passed away I kept seeing yellow butterflies and she LOVED butterflies. So i looked up the significance of the yellow butterfly and that is what i found out, I was totally shocked and knew something was up because they kept surrounding me after she passed away. And every year around her birthday a yellow butterfly comes really close by me, so I know its my bestie to let me know she is still here in spirit and she looking out for me. So I really want to incorporate the yellow butterfly somehow. Which it shouldn’t be too hard since yellow is part of my color theme. I was thinking of having one of my flower girls (since i have three) to through down some yellow butterflies, and or incorporate a small yellow butterfly on the invites or programs or even in boquet, Any ideas would be greatly appriecated. Thanks bees!!!!
Post # 3
Could you maybe release a pair of butterflies as you exit the church (in place of birdseed/bubbles/etc., or in addition to them)?
Post # 4
I would put a note in the programs about the significance of the yellow butterfly to you, but do not do a butterfly release. Most of them end up dead or stunned, and that is not a good way to commemorate your loved ones.
Post # 5
@GoldfishPie: Thank u! That is so true! I didnt think about that I’ve seen it once in person that happened and several times on tv on the wedding shows it happened too! So thank u for ur input that is why I love this board!!!!!
Post # 6
How about little butterfly confetti on the aisle or tables?
Post # 7
Please don’t release butterflies–they will die. You can incorporate yellow butterflies into your wedding in many ways without killing innocent creatures. Others have made good suggestions and you have as well. You could have butterfly charms hanging on your bouquet, you could buy the fake butterflies made of feathers and have them in your bouquet, in your hairpiece, in your flower centerpieces, on tree branch centerpieces–really anywhere in the decor you’d want them. You could have the flower girls scatter yellow rose petals down the aisle and you could have them wearing little yellow fairy/butterfly wings.
Post # 8
something you could is use yellow paper and cut them into butterflys and have them threw up as you exit the church and mix some into the petals for them flower girl to threw down and you could buy a feather butterfly on wire to have the effect of it flying above the flowers you carry stick it in the center. for a small butterfly template you can look on line I’m going to use a template to cut out butterflys in many colors and string them onto fishingwire and put it up at the alter and around the reception area with candles.
Post # 9
@shugalicious: I think it would be very sweet to have a small yellow butterflies, maybe made of paper, or see what you can find at the craft store, just silently sitting at different areas around the ceremony and reception venues. Kind of like how your friend just sends you a sign out of nowhere. The other idea that i had was to perhaps donate a butterfly house to the venue.. either the church or the reception venue, maybe if they would allow it or if it is in an area where butterflies woudl thrive. I don;t know much about butterfly houses but I know someone who had one made and she put it in her garden. Now is the time of year to be looking for all kinds of butterfly decor! Maybe get a butterfly paper punch too and on the programs or invites you can have a butterfly punched (Or even embossed!) into the paper. (I dunno just throwing around some ideas here…)