The Wedding Theme – Butterflies

A butterfly theme is still as popular as ever with at least one bride at each wedding fayre we do telling us this is their theme. A butterfly theme can look very pretty and can be easily incorporated into your day. Also there is such a vast array of butterfly decorations available on the market that it is a theme that is manageable and shouldn’t have to eat too much into your budget.

We have had three couples who have chosen a butterfly theme and have carried it through onto their stationery in very different ways. First up was Karen and Nick. Karen had chosen Lexie as her stationery design and so we created stationery with a modern feel to it using a graphic style butterfly on each piece of stationery. Karen really carried her theme all the way through too which I think is great; if you have chosen a theme why not carry it all the way through the day? We included the butterfly on all their stationery items including their save the date cards so as soon as these went out their guests knew their theme. Karen had also found some beautiful table number holders on Ebay that had large sparkly butterflies on them which we put her table name cards in that were each named after a type of butterfly. See Karen & Nick’s full ‘Real Wedding’ story here.

We used the same style of butterfly on Jenna and Kay’s stationery but in different ways. Jenna’s stationery was very bold and her and Tim had chosen two different colour palettes for the day and the evening. Kay’s stationery was very soft and pretty using a baby pink palette teamed with baby pink organza ribbon.

Aside from your stationery – which is obviously a brilliant way to incorporate your theme (!) there are lots of other ways to have a butterfly theme that needn’t include glittery butterflies stuck everywhere!

How about these ideas…

Wishing Tags

I think these butterfly wishing cards would look so pretty hanging around the room or on a wishing tree and make a great alternative to the normal cards or guest books you find.

Conversation starter sticks

Or how about these conversation starter sticks? They are a great idea if you have guests sitting on a table who haven’t met before or don’t know each other very well.

Cookie cutters

You (or someone that can bake if you can’t!) could make your own favours using these cutters. Simply put some icing on them – maybe with the guests name or initials – and they would look great placed on the napkins. Or make a hole near the top, thread some ribbon through and hang them from chairs or a wishing tree and let guests go and find theirs!

How to make origami butterflies

If you’ve got some patience and the time why not make these cute origami butterflies. They could look really stunning dotted around your venue, especially if you use some gorgeous paper to make them with.


Hair clip

This quirky hair clip would really make a statement and be a fantastic attention grabber!


Shoe clips

Finally… how cool are these?! You can even bring your theme into your shoes! You can choose a perfect pair of shoes that you can wear again but add these to style them up for your wedding day. Genius. (Also check out the Blingbacks website they do other fab styles too!)

So there you have it, I hope this post has given you some ideas of how to use your butterfly theme in a slightly different way and how to really make it your own.




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