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Island Rents for Chuppah? And butterfly release?

Hi Ladies:)
I'm not so good about keeping this updated, to be honest I can't figure out how to do it, and I need some advice.  My mom started planning my wedding, which I knew was a mistake, and then flaked on me so now I'm left doing it.  We're getting married at sunset on the lower wedding knoll at Gannon's May 13th 2011  I've booked Mike Sidney as our photographer but have not gotten any further.  It's going to be a small ceremony w/o reception.  I've read a lot of good things about Rev. Pia and that will be my next email.  I was wondering if anyone had suggestions as to who to go to for a butterfly release.  Also, has anyone rented from island rents?  Their chuppah's are decently priced.  Any feedback is very much appreciated!  I feel real lost at the moment.  Thank you! 

Re: Island Rents for Chuppah? And butterfly release?

  • carrieoz_76carrieoz_76 member
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    edited December 2011
    I hope you'll reconsider doing a live butterfly release.  It's generally not considered humane, and when they arrive many don't make it for more than a couple hours (and some may already be dead).  Here are two articles on this process, one from PETA and the other from the North American Butterfly Association - 
    http://www.naba.org/weddings.html

    There are humane and beautiful ways to incorporate a butterfly theme into your wedding.  You can buy butterfly decorations including nylon butterflies that you can decorate your cake with, paper butterflies to use as escort or place cards, butterfly designs in your programs, etc.
  • Bellsmama07Bellsmama07 member
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    edited December 2011
    Honestly I never thought about it like that.  Now that I think about it it seems like common sense but I saw pictures and it looks beautiful so I just got carried away.  So thank you for the articles and we've decided against a butterfly release. 
  • carrieoz_76carrieoz_76 member
    Combo Breaker First Comment
    edited December 2011
    Totally understandable.   It's not something that would have occurred to me if I hadn't read about it on my local board.  Have you considered bubbles?  The pictures folks get of guests blowing bubbles as the couple walks back down the aisle during the recessional can be really pretty.

    Best of luck in planning!
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