Post # 1
Butterflies are close to my fiance’s heart as they remind him of his grandmother. I would like to do a butterfly release outside of my church after the mass. I was wondering if any bees have done this, what thier experiences were like, what the logistics were, and what reputable company they used. I dont want to get them and all of them not be awake when we go to release them. I understand how the process works where you need to keep them in a cool place and then a warmer place before the release.
I have researched this topic on this site before and realize that many people have thier opinion whether this is cruel or not. If you have an opinion about that, please do not post it here because I am ONLY trying to get peoples experiences if they actually used them.
Post # 3
@hedwards0524: oh this sounds like a great idea. replying to follow
Post # 4
@W292737: Think I may order from clearwaterbutterfly.com if this helps!
Post # 5
thanks for posting this! I had been wondering this myself.
Post # 6
- 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
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.