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Butterfly Wedding Theme Ideas

Updated on March 10, 2014

Why a Wedding Theme?

We all know that weddings are, in most cases, one of the most special days between a man and a woman.

Themed weddings often make it a bit more special because it allows the bride and groom to really personalize that special day.

One theme that can be very beautiful is the butterfly theme!

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Butterfly Themed Wedding Cake

Instead of having it tiered in the normal fashion, consider having it shaped like a butterfly with all the beautiful colors of the rainbow represented in the frosting.

Or, if the traditional tiered cake is desired perhaps frosting colors or decorations can be themed in the butterfly fashion.

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Butterfly Accessory Image courtesy of Wedding Favors Unlimited
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Choosing the Colors of the Day

Often, the bridesmaid dresses style and coloring can be a painstaking task for the bride and planners. Themed weddings can sometimes make these decisions a little easier. In the case of the butterfly themed wedding, design of dress along with color can be taken from the wings of tropical butterflies whose colors and wing shapes offer a myriad of options.

Along with dress colors and patterns, you can also accessorize the bridesmaids with colorful hair ties, barrettes, and headbands. Bows can be colored on the back of dresses to look like butterflies along with colorful earrings to really finish off the entire look.


Making Men Embrace the Winged Creatures

Bridesmaids aren’t the only ones representing the butterfly themed wedding. Groomsmen can have cummerbunds, bowties, and lapels all colored to match the bridesmaids. Not to mention ties can have colorful designs to go along with the theme.

Often, gifts are given to both groomsmen and bridesmaids. These gifts represent each party’s feelings of appreciation for their friends and family partaking on this special day. This is a perfect opportunity to keep with the theme of butterflies while making the gifts fun.

Perhaps for the groomsmen, you might consider a butterfly engraved on the side of a flask, or an interesting golf trinket with butterfly engravings.

For the bridesmaid, a pair of sterling silver butterfly earrings would be ideal.


Setting it Off with Centerpieces

Wedding centerpieces can have butterfly-shaped flowers arranged with a variety of beautiful colors. Of course, table napkins, cloths, utensils, and wall coverings can all carry themes and colors.

All these items are the tedious decisions that often burden and stress all parties involved. By having the butterfly themed wedding, these decisions of color, design, and placement become a snap.

Butterflies are docile creatures and though a little extreme, butterflies can be brought in for photos and even placed on objects to make perfect photo opportunities. Many brides and grooms choose to release butterflies at the end of their ceremony.

Butterfly Wedding Favors

Butterfly wedding favors are an easy way to tie the theme from the wedding to the reception. You can find loads of favors ranging from bookmarks to place card holders through companies that sell wedding favors online.

Welcoming Two as One

Finally, when the vows are finished and pronunciations made its time for the bride and groom to leave the church or setting where the proceeding have taken place.

Often, this is huge photo opportunity and it serves as a metaphor for the bride and groom. They came to this place as two individuals and emerge through the doors of the church or setting as a couple.

This metaphor can be used to liken that of the butterfly, which enters the cocoon as one thing and emerges as something else.


Butterflies For Other Occasions

Butterflies are not only for weddings. You can add butterflies to any special occasion. How about a butterfly baby shower?

It is really easy to find candle or mint tins that you can personalize with the date of the shower and baby's name that have adorable flittering butterflies on them.

Have you been to a themed wedding?

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    • sujaya venkatesh profile image

      sujaya venkatesh 3 years ago

      like the hearts of the newly weds nic

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      Shadaan Alam 3 years ago from India

      I think these will look stunning and beautiful during a wedding. Shared this hub,

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      With the most popular month for weddings nearly here, this is a very timely hub. Great ideas for a special wedding!

    • Vinaya Ghimire profile image

      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      In my culture, marriages are for more religious functions than the social event. I found this hub very interesting.

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      C E Clark 5 years ago from North Texas

      Butterflies are so pretty. They would certainly be a good choice for a wedding theme. Good suggestions here.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Butterflies are beautiful creatures and using them for a wedding theme makes sense. You have come up with some clever ideas to incorporate them into that special day of a married couple's life.

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      Sarah Carlsley 6 years ago from Minnesota

      Beautiful theme idea. I think the theme is one of the biggest parts of the wedding because it's what you center everything around. This would make for one beautiful wedding!