(Closed) Butterfly release during ceremony!?

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
1580 posts
Bumble bee

awesome! I saw it done once and one of the butterflies actually landed and sat on the brides bouquet!

Post # 4
562 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

That is so sweet of your Maid/Matron of Honor to do that.  Yay for awesome friends 🙂

Post # 5
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

that is going to be fantastic!

Post # 6
2204 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’ve only been to one wedding where this was done and it turned out SO pretty.

The only downside is that some buttflies die…and you have some really bummed out people if you don’t check them first!

That’s sucha generous gift though!

Post # 8
1580 posts
Bumble bee

yeah, like LatteLove said, some butterflies don’t make it. The ones they used were folded up in little paper envelopes, so I’m not sure how you can check to see if they will be able to fly or not without actually setting them free, but it was still really cool and very pretty.

Post # 9
29 posts

I hate to rain on your parade, but I find this really cruel. Its another example of people abusing animals for our pleasure. Im sure you mean no harm, but most of the butterflies die or are harmed in the process. please read about it before you do it.


Post # 10
238 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

Please don’t do this.  Many of the butterflies die in transit or are injured.  There is a lot written about this and the consensus it that it is cruel to the animal.  I know you mean well, but please reconsider. 

Post # 11
582 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I have to agree with it being cruel. Im a huge animal person and dont like the idea of butterfly releases at all. Also they dont turn out as cool as they sound. Many are unable to fly and actually fall to the ground. They dont just come out and fly.

Post # 12
792 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I was thinking about doing this as well until I stumbled across some similar info as Kourtney’s. I like the idea of doing a dove release though. We found an outfit that does that here in town. They’re actually homeing pigeons that look like doves and they fly home after being released… and they are only allowed to be released under certain circumstances like good weather, the location of the wedding etc.

Post # 13
171 posts
Blushing bee

Do any zoos in your area have butterfly houses/tents that vistors can go inside? That may be a more humane way to get your butterfly fix.

There are also certain flowers that butterflies are attracted to if you wanted to try to coax some butterflies your way.

Post # 15
2634 posts
Sugar bee

I’m also in the camp that finds this rather cruel.  I saw an episode of Masters Of Reception where this was done and probably half the butterflies died and the bride had to try hard not to step on any of them during the recessional.


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