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Butterfly Wedding Ideas and Tips

Updated on February 4, 2020
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Butterfly themed weddings are perfect for spring and summer events as well as outdoor weddings. But this theme can also be used at other times as well.Almost any color will work with your butterfly wedding.

Colors to consider for your theme would be pastel or bright colors, depending on your taste. Think about pinks, lavenders, blue and yellow or gold.

Flowers should be more of a Springtime or summer flower. Try to incorporate the flowers that a butterfly would naturally favor.

There are plenty of things that you can craft to make your wedding uniquely yours in every sense of the word. But if you are not crafty, there is enough products available to create a beautiful wedding without the fuss.

The butterfly itself has a lot of meaning and symbolism. In many cultures the butterfly means a new start. It also refers to a transition, a celebration and growth.

Butterfly invitation kits make an easy and economical way to create your own personalized wedding invites. The kits come with everything you need. You just format the information and print them on your home printer
Butterfly invitation kits make an easy and economical way to create your own personalized wedding invites. The kits come with everything you need. You just format the information and print them on your home printer

Wedding Invitations-Butterfly Wedding

Your invitations always should give a hint of your theme to your invited guests. Include butterflies in the design, or include some butterfly confetti within the invite.

Of course you can order invitations that cost hundreds of dollars. However, I have found that these are usually not kept by anyone except the close family. If you do order invites save money by using single sheet invites. You can check with your local office supply store, they often have reasonable prices.

You can also get wedding invite kits from your local craft outlets. These kits come with everything you need. All you have to do is format your information and use your home printer to print them.

Order plain invitations with just the basic information. Take a small butterfly stamp and add your own design in a color close to the ones you have chosen. You can do the same thing with two punched butterflies glued together in the body of the butterfly

Add lace to your invitations. You can punch paper lace or add strips of lace to your invites to create a nostalgic look.

Another idea would be to use butterfly postage stamps on your envelopes

Add a special touch to your wedding with butterfly postage stamps. You can these stamps at your local post office.

This butterfly wedding welcome board could be done in any color . It is a unique way to welcome your guests
This butterfly wedding welcome board could be done in any color . It is a unique way to welcome your guests | Source

Bridal Party Ideas

You as the bride can make a statement by adding a fancy butterfly clip to a plain veil. If you are not wearing a veil, how about adding a formal butterfly clip to your hair?

There are also rhinestone butterfly clips that can be added to a plain pair of white shoes, These would be delightful as the peek out from below your dress.

Your bride maids can help you carry out your theme and make a lovely statement. Pastel colors would certainly make a light statement. You can also add a butterfly clip to their hair. Have your florist add a butterfly or two to their bouquets.d b

You can also find butterfly rhinestone pins to add over a wrap on your bridesmaids flowers. These pins can double as your bridesmaids gifts.

Speaking of gifts, why not give each mother a pretty butterfly pin to wear on their dress?

Add a bit of sweetness to your flower girl. Add some butterflies to her hair. You can purchase them in any craft store. Add them to a barrette or to a hair band. Instad of flowers, have her throw butterflies that you have punched your self. Take a plain basket and add some flowers to the rim. Add a butterfly or two to the rim arrangement.

Add a butterfly to the corsages for the mother of the bride and groom.

Instead o a veil, create your own butterfly head piece. Use a few butterflies as part of your hairstyle. You can chose to pin them in your hair or glue them on bobby pins or slides.
Instead o a veil, create your own butterfly head piece. Use a few butterflies as part of your hairstyle. You can chose to pin them in your hair or glue them on bobby pins or slides. | Source

A Butterfly Wedding Toast

May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun

And find your shoulder to light on,

To bring you luck, happiness and riches

Today, tomorrow and beyond.

~Irish Blessing

Butterfly Wedding Decor

Want a really unique centerpiece? Find branches that are about the sake height. Secure them in a vase or flowerpot. Attach paper flowers and butterflies to the branches in your wedding colors.

If you are using tulle sashes, add a butterfly to the bow

You can add butterfly confetti to the tables. If you a butterfly paper punch or an electronic paper cutter, you can make them your self

Use butterfly wine charms on your wine or water glasses as your guest favors

Free Vintage Butterfly Clip Art

Free butterfly clip art can be used to create banners, straw decor, photo booth decor and a lot more.
Free butterfly clip art can be used to create banners, straw decor, photo booth decor and a lot more. | Source

Butterfly Wedding Cake

Add butterflies in the colors of your choice rising on the layers of your cake
Add butterflies in the colors of your choice rising on the layers of your cake

Butterfly Candy Buffet Idea

Butterfly Release

Many farms specialize in providing butterflies specifically for special event releases. Search for one that can deliver to you, and make sure you check references and get a guarantee from the vendor you choose to go with.

Butterfly releases can be a bit pricey. And there is always a chance that the butterflies may not arrive alive. Before you purchase, always check with the better business bureau to make sure that the vendor has not had compaints

Here is a list of possible butterfly release farms. Many of them also have unique butterfly wedding accessories also.

Make a lovely wreath for u=your wedding with a recycled bicycle rim.
Make a lovely wreath for u=your wedding with a recycled bicycle rim. | Source

More DIY Easy Butterfly Wedding Decor

Here are the most simple ideas that you can use to v=create your own butterfly wedding decor.

  • Butterfly centerpiece- Take a low flat vase. Attach a piece of florists foam to the vase. Arrange as many real branches in your vase. Cover the base with stones. Add punched or cut butterflies with light string. You could also put low artficiall votive lights in the base.
  • Use a butterfly shape as a place card. Make a butterfly shape on heavy card stock. It can be white or any color you wish.. Print or write the name of your guest on the shape. If you are using pastel card stock, write or print the name in gold, silver or any other metallic ink. Make a small slit if the place card. Attach the butterfly to a water glass or a champagne glass.
  • Make your own seating cards. White card stock with the name and table printed on it. Then add a printed or stamped butterfly to the top of the card. So simple and elegant.
  • Make a bubble wedding favor ! Take the standard wedding bubbles. Glue a printed or punched butterfly to the top of the bubble wand.
  • Butterfly Swizzle Stick- Cut or punch a butterfly out of heavy printed card stock . Make two slits in the butterfly and slide on the swizzle stick.
  • Make A Butterfly Wishes-Make a bunch of butterflies in white. Ask your guests as they come in to write a wish to the bride and groom. Have a basket to place the wishes in. Makes a lovely memory that the couple can enjoy for years.

Use these potted orchids as a centerpiece and a favor at the same time
Use these potted orchids as a centerpiece and a favor at the same time | Source
A butterfly garland makes perfect sense as a background for your butterfly wedding. Punched from old books and stamped makes a vintage look. This is so easy to make and makes a lovely backdrop for your wedding ceremony or as a photo booth background
A butterfly garland makes perfect sense as a background for your butterfly wedding. Punched from old books and stamped makes a vintage look. This is so easy to make and makes a lovely backdrop for your wedding ceremony or as a photo booth background | Source

A butterfly sanctuary would be the perfect choice for your wedding ceremony

Butterfly Kisses-One of the most popular wedding songs

Other Butterfly Themed Wedding Music

  • Butterfly Waltz as a processional
  • Butterfly by Corrine Bailey Rae
  • Butterfly Fly Away

DIY Pompom Lanterns

Take a simple party lantern and add cut or punched butterflies. Terrific for an outdoor wedding
Take a simple party lantern and add cut or punched butterflies. Terrific for an outdoor wedding

Final Thought On Butterfly Weddings

No matter if you create it yourself, or use professionals to help you create the butterfly wedding theme, you simply cannot go wrong with this. There are so many options with this theme. You simply cannot make a mistake with your decor. This is a theme that is wide open to interpretation in all aspects. We wish you well on your journey.

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