One of the most colorful and versatile choices for a wedding theme is the use of butterflies. A butterfly wedding theme is a unique selection with a variety of ways to apply such an incredible component of nature throughout your wedding celebration and reception.
You can start your butterfly theme with imprints on your invitations and carry it through from your bouquet to your thank you notes. With careful planning, your theme will be as elegant or fantasy driven as you choose.
Accents and Decorating with Butterflies
Butterflies can be used in a very traditional sense or in an over the top way. Butterflies are typically fairly easy to find in craft and fabric stores but it is important to maintain a level of consistency with your decoration. Are they traditional butterflies in colors and designs you would find in nature? Or are they whimsical ones in colors that will make great accents to your wedding? Regardless of your selection, the key to your theme is to use it in unexpected ways your guests will remember.
You can consider using butterflies in bouquets and flower arrangements, much like you may see them in nature. Florists are likely to have some sort of decorative butterfly accent however, you can achieve a more customized accent piece by creating your own with craft supplies. These butterfly stems can even be given away after your reception to special guests or kept as your own keepsakes.
Using butterflies imprinted on engagement announcements, save the date cards, invitations, programs and thank you notes will set the tone for your butterfly theme for guests. Taking your theme a step farther and selecting butterfly shaped floating candles for centerpieces, colorful butterfly shaped chocolates or candies for table favors and even butterflies created out of sugar made to look as if they are flying from your wedding cake would be great options.
Creative uses for Butterflies
By using the internet or visiting a local pet store you can have a live release of butterflies at your wedding service or at your reception. An outdoor event would facilitate this best, but certainly it is a great option if you have the resources to support a successful butterfly launch. The local weather, actual site location and time of year will certainly impact the ability to have a butterfly release so be sure to consult with a professional if you have your heart set on having this feature at your wedding.
Another special way to incorporate butterflies is by using them as hair accents for bridesmaids as well as the bride and flower girl. Many hair accents in butterfly shapes are available at retail providers or hair salons. Customized pieces can also be an option, crafted by local bead artists or even created with supplies from craft retailers.
When choosing to use a butterfly wedding theme, it is important to remain consistent with the type of butterflies you are using. If you would like your butterfly wedding theme to be memorable, use your theme where guests will least expect it.