start a white dove release  business, white doves 101, Poems white dove releases, How to, Release Business, Find a White Dove Release for your Wedding

Dedicated to the Worldwide Promotion of the White Dove Profession
Through Public Awareness, High Standards and a World Wide Network
Supporting White Dove Professionals Through Education, Products, & Information
Select Country



Frequently Asked Questions

My fiance and I are currently planning our wedding, and we are very interested in dove release.  Could you please explain to me some info about it?
A dove release as a wedding is very special, but it does take some planning. You should find a release business within 30 miles of your location from the directory at this website or browse the internet.  Most release businesses have a website. The business will assist you in your planning, and probably offer certain packages or displays. 

How much does a dove release cost?
 You should expect to pay $200 to $500 for a release from a reputable company. There are many expenses from the initial purchase of the birds, the loft, upkeep such as food and medicines and vaccines, training, replacement, baskets, cages, display, advertising - and the list goes on.  You want to hire a professional company for quality, not someone who is doing this as a hobby. 

How do I know that the birds will be safe and the company reputable?
Be sure they are members of the International White Dove Society because all members agree to adhere to a code of ethics.

I am writing my own vows and we are having a dove release.  Where can I find some poems or reading or information about white doves to give me ideas.
 If you would like to do a reading or poem about white doves, go to  and there is a lovely book of poems available either printed or as an e-book, and that site also shows some typical displays that you could consider for weddings or funerals.

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. Pet store birds or Turtle Doves should never be released because they cannot be trained to return.

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. There are documented flights of over 1000 miles. But most white dove release businesses keep within about 50 to 100 miles from home.

Will they make a mess at the ceremony?
It cannot be guaranteed, but birds usually do not defecate when flying so the chances are slim.

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. Discuss this the person doing the release so we can plan the event perfectly.  Never release birds close to sunset or after dark. They must have time to fly home before dark so plan your ceremony to START about 1 to 2 hours before sunset, depending on the loca


WHITE DOVE SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL, promoting white dove professionals through education and a public wdc
To find a White Dove Release Professional for any Event,

Click on your Release Area

White Dove Society

White Dove Society

Alabama  Alaska  Arizona  Arkansas  California  Colorado  Connecticut  Delaware  Florida  Georgia  Hawaii  Idaho  Indiana  Illinois  Iowa  Kansas  Kentucky  Louisiana  Maine  Massachusetts  Maryland  Michigan  Minnesota  Mississippi  Missouri  Montana  Nebraska  Nevada  New Hampshire |  New Jersey |  New Mexico |  New York |  North Carolina |  North Dakota |  Ohio  Oklahoma  Oregon  Pennsylvania  Rhode Island |  South Carolina |  South Dakota |  Tennessee  Texas  Utah  Vermont  Virginia  Washington State |  Washington DC |  West Virginia |  Wisconsin  Wyoming  


  Australia  |  Canada  |  England  |  Scotland  |  Ireland  |  Wales France  |  Mexico  |  Nepal  |  New Zealand  |  


List your Business in this Directory


white dove ceremony, e-books about doves, 101, start a white dove business



Title: FAQs  

White Dove Ceremony and White Dove Society International provides white dove release professionals with information and education, plus a world wide directory of their services. White Doves 101 helps you start a white dove business! Poems and reading
Keywords: FAQs  
white doves, how to start a release business, poems, readings, whitedoves 101, wedding, funeral doves, White Dove Society, International White Dove Society

Powered by: Beyond the Sidewalks