When will the birds be released?

This is entirely up to you!

There can be a lot of creativity in the timing and location of your release,

but usually it is done directly after the service.

We never release the birds close to sunset or after dark.

They must have time to fly home before dark.

What if it rains on the day of our ceremony?

For 'acts of god' such as rain, snow, high winds or other adverse situations,

we reserve the right to cancel the dove release.

We will not jeopardise the health and well being of our beloved doves.

In this event all deposits are fully refundable.

Doves for display only, are not cancelled because of the weather.

Where do the doves go when released?

White doves are highly trained athletes, and they return to their home loft.

People often ask if all doves will fly home. NO. Only those that have been properly bred,

with the homing instinct and correctly trained.

NEVER release doves that have not been trained to return home.

How do release doves know where home is?

Nobody really knows.

But a well trained dove can navigate 100's of miles to find the way home.

But most white dove release businesses keep within 50 miles from home.  


Will they make a mess at the ceremony?

It cannot be guaranteed,

but birds usually don't defecate when flying,

so the chances are slim.


Can we hold the doves?

Yes, you have the choice,

whether to hold them or release them directly from their basket.