Butterfly releases are a beautiful and easy addition to your event. Wedding butterflies are very unique. We offer several wedding butterfly packages. Each Butterfly comes in an origami folded envelope with your names and date of your event (is so desired). At the appointed time of release, which can be after the legendary 'Indian Wish' of good will and prosperity, or while the bride and groom are leaving the ceremony (a beautiful replacement or addition to traditional bubbles). Or as the birthday guest is blowing out there candles. Simply unfold and open the envelopes completely and you and your guests will fill the sky with a wonderful spectacle of butterflies. Releases are available in individual releases and mass releases both. We also specialize in large quantities of live butterflies for your fundraiser or special event. We can produce and guarantee large orders of hundreds or thousands of butterflies. To do this we need 30 -45 days of advance notice to raise your butterflies for your event and obtain the proper USDA legal permits for a release. We have a great working relationship with the USDA and will make sure all rules and regulations are met.
Our butterfly release packages are for your convenience but we more than understand everyone's needs are different. Please don't feel obligated or restricted to what we offer. We can customize packages for you with whatever amounts you would like. If you would like a larger release than we offer we can accommodate you and will get all the necessary USDA permits needed for your release free of charge. We do specialize in large releases and guarantee delivery.
We also make our own products calling it 'in sourcing'. This way we can make your decorator box custom for you with any flower or color you would like. We want to match the theme and color of your event. This is true for our other products like the Large Release Cage and Princess Cage as well. We can make your butterfly products with any ribbon color or flower you would like. We also make sure that any product we use or offer is American made. We do not purchase product of any kind in that isn't manufacture by American employee's so that we can help our economy in whatever contribution possible. We want to accommodate you however we can, this is your day and we want to provide for you what you 'want'. So please don't be shy about asking for something different or something we don't particular offer on our site. We're up to any challenge or request.
Weddings of course but we also provide funeral butterflies for Memorials. Also Birth and Birthdays, Quinceaneras, Engagements, Anniversaries, Holidays (Easter), Celebrations, Graduations, Grand Opening, Charity Events, and anything else you can think of. Our kits (below) are great for home school or classroom projects. We will help you with ideas of marketing fundraisers and utilizing live butterflies to raise money and bring attention to your cause. We do several Relay for Life events every year helping raise substantial amounts of money and giving survivors a chance to celebrate and others the chance to remember a loved one. Hospice is also another organization that we've been able to help loved ones grieve, but also raise money for their organization.
Our Guarantee policy is that you will receive live vibrant farm raised butterflies that can be found indigenous in your area and will be shipped with USDA permits to show compliance of your butterfly release meeting the states requirements. We do send extra butterflies above the quantity ordered just in case the rare circumstance of any butterflies that do expire.
We cannot guarantee a successful release if you release the butterflies in inclement weather, or if your release day temperature is below 70 degrees. We recommend that you do not release them in the rain. An alternate plan is to display the butterflies as a centerpiece. Simply cover a basket with tulle, tie it with a ribbon and use it as a display cage. The butterflies can live out their lives in the basket, or you can release them on a nicer day.
The release must he made during daylight hours and must be outdoors. Due to unforeseen circumstances, should your butterflies arrive deceased, please call us within 24 hours and return them for credit. We ship extra butterflies to compensate for the rare occasion of casualties. Expired butterflies need to be sent back for testing in our labs. Any refunds will be made when the butterflies are returned. This is an extremely rare circumstance of butterflies expiring. That is why it is important for us to test to understand the cause of expiration.
Although Butterfly Release Company's guarantee is void after the day of receipt, we wish to be of help if you run into any problems during your butterfly experience. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. We will gladly help troubleshoot to determine the cause of any issues. Photographs and descriptions of your release environment and butterflies will be very useful in these rare situations.
When the butterflies arrive, open the top of the package. It is normal to hear a scratching noise and once you replace the ice pack the butterflies will settle down. Remove the Styrofoam lid, find the ice pack inside, and replace it with a similar frozen ice pack. If reusable ice pack is not available a Ziploc bag filled with ice cubes can be used.
Put the Styrofoam lid back on loosely. The idea is to keep the butterflies slightly chilled and dormant until it is time for them to fly!
Store the butterflies in a cool, dark place (ex. air conditioned room, basement, between 60-75 degrees, no need to refrigerate) until ready to transport to the event. When transporting butterflies to the wedding, keep them covered to shield them from light.
The butterflies will need to warm up before they are released. You may remove the box, or boxes of envelopes from the Styrofoam cooler as indicated below: One hour before you plan on releasing them on days 75 degrees or below. ½ hour before you plan on releasing them on days above 75 degrees.
Butterflies being released from individual personalized envelopes: Gently hold the envelope and carefully unfold the flaps. As soon as the envelope is opened the butterfly should take flight.
It's important to transfer the butterflies when they are still cold and dormant. Using a designer display cage, or release box: The butterflies will be shipped in individual envelopes and will need to be placed in the cage. Open each envelope inside the cage, using care not to allow the butterflies to escape. Place the envelope in the cage either through the top or through the opening in the side.
The butterflies you receive from Butterfly Release Company have been well feed before shipping and do not need to be feed under our normal shipping procedures. Cages or nets can be hydrated by using a spray bottle and occasionally spraying them. If they do need to be feed for any reason, simply use a shallow plate and place a paper towel that is saturated with Gatorade and that will be a great food force for them. Remove the food source prior to the release so the butterflies will want to fly from the container.
We specialize in Wedding, but also offer Birthday and Holiday themes, like t Easter. Need ideas? Or have a question or idea for something that doesn't seem possible? We encourage you to think out side the box or put us up to a challenge. Contact us with question (407) 754-2353 or complete our contact form online. We pride ourselves with the challenge and opportunity to give your party a new and different twist that your guest will love.
Different idea for fundraisers, grand openings, public relations, or a gift.
This is a great idea for a gift for a child and adults alike for birthdays or any special occasion or celebration. Excellent for promotions and gifts for clients.
Regardless if you order your butterflies a year in advance or if you order your butterflies the week of the release, our delivery and shipping policy is that we ship your live butterflies with FedEx priority overnight to arrive the day before your release date. (Some exceptions may be applicable due to FedEx shipping restrictions). Butterfly display products are made to order and shipped FedEx ground requiring at least two weeks for delivery. Additional shipping charges may be needed for some packages and any and all additional charges require a customers permission before added. We do use FedEx Priority Overnight for all shipping packages and FedEx tracking numbers will be emailed along with delivery commitment times the day your butterflies ship. If your FedEx tracking number is not received, please contact us for your FedEx tracking number.