Having a butterfly wedding theme will make your ceremony and reception truly memorable and unique. Butterflies, with their striking colors and beautiful patterned wings, provide inspiration for a memorable and elegant wedding filled with light colors, floral patterns and a warm, spring feel. This theme is graceful and romantic, but blends perfectly with stunning, bold patterns which allow creative couples to step outside the conventional color schemes for everything from the wedding dress to decorations. A butterfly wedding is perfect for an out door wedding, garden ceremony or spring themed event. Select from traditional white and ivory accessories or add a splash of color by choosing pieces featuring pastel butterfly embellishments. Butterflies also make a great theme for a bridal shower party. A butterfly wedding is perfect for spring or summer. To keep your bridal party looking fresh and springy, keep the looks light and colorful. If you are having your wedding based on all kinds of butterflies, choose pastel or bright colors for the bridesmaid dresses.
Start with the invitations. Your wedding theme should always start with your invitations. If you’re having a butterfly theme, choose appropriate colors, which can really be just about anything you want. Talk to an invitation printer about different invitations that can have butterflies on them. You might emboss a small butterfly silhouette on a traditional white invitation, or you can do something more dramatic with a series of butterflies watermarked on the back of your invitation or with an overlay of butterfly-printed vellum paper. Move on to the dress. You probably don’t want to have butterflies all over your dress, since you’d most likely look like a kid. However, dresses with frilly edges, lace, and other small details can fit into your feminine butterfly theme well. If you’re really brave, have a few butterflies hand embroidered on your dress around the hem, waistline, or neckline in gold, silver, white, or pastel colored threads. Use butterfly wedding favors. There are all sorts of butterfly favors you can choose. You can have beautiful butterfly favor boxes, chocolates in a sheer white organza bag with personalized butterfly tag, or butterfly shaped bottle stoppers in a matching butterfly theme gift box. Lately, many brides have been using eco-friendly favors. You can get butterfly design plantable placecards with integrated seeds that your guest can take home to plant and will eventually turn into butterfly-friendly flowers and label them all for individual guests. As they grow, your guests will have plenty of butterflies to remember your wedding by. Decorate with lots of butterflies. Luckily, butterflies make a great wedding decoration. Drape your entire venue in light colored tulle, and then add in the butterflies. You can actually purchase large butterflies made from wire and netting, but you can also fashion your own from tissue paper or fabric, as well. A popular trend of releasing butterflies at weddings may sound like a good idea. You may have the photo of your beautiful send-off pictured in your head all ready. However, wildlife experts caution against such practices. Transported butterflies may arrive dead or sick. They can also lose their way when migrating south from the area to which they are shipped. Importing a non-native species to an area can cause environmental problems for native species.