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Here at When Doves Fly, we understand that you may have questions about our dove release services

and how they can enhance your special event. Below, we've compiled some frequently asked questions to provide you with more information:

  • What is a dove release, and what does it symbolize?
    A dove release is a ceremony in which trained doves are released into the sky, symbolizing love, peace, unity, and new beginnings. It's a beautiful way to add depth and meaning to your special occasion.
  • What types of events are suitable for a Dove Release?
    Dove releases are suitable for a wide range of events, including weddings, anniversaries, memorials, corporate events, birthdays, graduations, and more. They can enhance the significance of any occasion.
  • How do I get started and book a dove release for my event?
    To get started simply fill out or quick and easy Online Inquiry Form and we will get back to you promptly. If you have any other questions or require further information, please don't hesitate to reach out to us directly at We're here to make your event extraordinary with our dove release services.
  • How far in advance should I book a dove release for my event?
    We recommend booking your dove release as early as possible to ensure availability, especially for popular dates. Whenever possoble, booking at least three months in advance is advisable. However, we always try our best to accomodate as long as the date is available.
  • What can I expect on the day of the event?
    A trained team member will arrive to your event dressed appropriately for the occasion and on time, 30-45 minutes prior to the scheduled release. The Doves are then released from the basket and will soar skyward, side by side producing a beautiful, memorable sight.
  • Are there any geographical limitations for your services?
    While we primarily serve Western Suffolk County, NY. We'll let you know when you inquire about a reservation if your location is part of our release area. On a case by case basis, we consider events outside of our usual service area. Additional charges may apply.
  • Are there any time restrictions regarding when the Doves can be released?
    The Doves must be released well before nightfall to ensure ample time for their flight home during daylight.
  • What happens if there is inclement weather?
    In the event of inclement weather conditions such as heavy rain, snow, high winds or fog, the Doves cannot be released. A complete refund will be issued when there are instances of inclement weather.
  • Can the Doves be released indoors?
    No. The Doves cannot be released indoors due to safety concerns.
  • Can I book for dates all year round?
    No, for the safety of our doves, we do not offer bookings year-round. During certain seasons, especially when trees are bare, there isn't enough natural coverage to protect the doves from predators. We prioritize the well-being of our doves and schedule releases during times when they can safely thrive. However, you can send us a booking inquiry, and we will let you know if we are able to accommodate your requested date.
  • Are the doves used in the releases well-trained and cared for?
    Yes, our doves are expertly trained and cared for by experienced handlers. Their safety and well-being are our top priorities.
  • Can I personally hold and release the doves at my event?
    Unfortunately, we do not allow clients to hold and release the doves themselves. Our trained professionals will handle the release to ensure the well-being of the doves and the smooth execution of the event.

Have More Questions?

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