A butterfly wedding could be planned indoors or outdoors, depending upon the couple’s preference. Many park services even offer facilities where couples can rent a building where they can hold a ceremony and/or wedding reception in case of a rain day. Then, if the day happens to be bright and sunny, that couple and the two newly joined families can have the best of both worlds-an indoor and outdoor wedding all-in-one.
Butterfly wedding accessories can easily be found in local stores. However, nowadays the most convenient way to shop for wedding supplies is online. This is the best way to have all wedding supplies especially tailored to a couple’s needs.
Wedding invitations, programs, place napkins, and more can contain butterfly symbols on them. Reception and ceremony hall flower arrangements can contain flower ornaments in them. Even shoes and dresses can be accented with a variety of butterfly accessories.
No butterfly wedding would be complete without wedding music. Therefore, couples can even order wedding music online, and even burn their own wedding CDs that contain songs such as “Butterfly Kisses” by Bob Carlisle. Many pretty spring songs would be appropriate for butterfly weddings.
A couple planning on designed a butterfly wedding must not forget about the cake. Perhaps butterflies can be added to the layers of the cake in lieu of bows, flowers, or other cake decorations. Perhaps they can be painted on the top of the wedding cake, or can be added in stead of the traditional cake top decorations.
Those planning a butterfly wedding must not forget one very important tradition. This is the release of live butterflies. This could be done in place of rice thrown which can be very dangerous, and bubble blowing, which many people may not really enjoy. However, not many people have been to a wedding where butterflies have been released in large groups.
Those who are planning butterfly weddings will also of course need a photographer. It is ideal if the person taking pictures at a wedding is especially trained to capture once-in-a lifetime moments, such as the release of butterflies. These butterfly releases could be planned at variety of times throughout the wedding ceremony or reception.
Two suggestions for the proper release of butterflies would be just as the bride and groom kisses after they say their vows, or as the couple exits the church or ceremony hall. If the wedding is done in a park, the butterflies can be released right into the air.
Butterfly releases could occur at the reception as well, such as during the grand march, or when the bride and groom have their special dance. No matter when the butterfly release happens everyone who attends the wedding will remember the butterfly release for a lifetime. It is a unique tradition that not many people have yet thought of (at least not in the U.S.).
This may be the best time to plan a butterfly wedding-when it is not so overdone and popular that it becomes as standard as the “Here Comes the Bride” processional. Planning a butterfly wedding is one that is for the progressive and adventurous at heart. Guaranteed couples who have a butterfly release will be the talk of many people for at least a few weeks.