What types of live butterflies are used in a traditional release?
Monarch and Painted Ladies are the most common butterflies, but Swallowtail are also used. The Painted Lady Butterflies will tend to fly away after release, while the Monarch Butterflies stay and mingle with the guests. Take the different types into account when your ordering you're butterflies for your Arlington, Virginia wedding or celebration.
What celebrations typically use butterflies for release?
Weddings incorporate butterfly releases more often that other celebrations. However, the trend to use butterflies is expanding to other events such as birthdays, memorials, company events and funerals.
How do the butterflies come?
If you buy butterflies from a mail order vendor, the they will come in an insulated shipping box. Inside that box will be a smaller box with the butterflies for mass release, or some companies will put the butterflies in individual envelopes. Again, check with the specific vendors in Arlington, Virginia and work with them to find the best method for your release.
Does weather affect butterflies?
Yes, the butterflies do require certain temperatures, so consult your butterfly suppliers as they will apprise you of all condition butterflies require in Arlington, Virginia.