1. Where are the Doves available?
Our Doves are available for all occasions in the London, Essex, Kent and Hertfordshire areas mainly but can fly as far as a 60 mile radius so other areas are considered. Our Doves reside in clean, safe and comfortable lofts located on our property in Hornchurch, Essex
2. Do they really return home?
Yes they do. Each of our Doves undergo many months of intensive training to allow them to navigate home once they are released. Crossed with the homing pigeon, it would appear they use many senses to navigate. Their ability to home depends on their breeding, excellent health and a knowledgeable manager.
3. Will the Doves have an "accident" on my Dress /Suit ?
To positively assure that this won't happen would be like guaranteeing you that the weather during your honeymoon will be flawless. However; we can tell you that our Doves are kept on a restricted diet prior to your event. Our experienced co-ordinator will pass the Doves to you with their legs tucked under their body which is the most comfortable way for them to be held. This physically makes it very hard for them to do so from this position.
4. What time of day can the Doves be released?
The specific time of the day is very flexible but we must allow the doves enough time to return home before dusk. We will advise you of this at the enquiry stage.
5. What if the weather is bad on the day of release?
Under certain weather conditions i.e. fog, rain, storms, blizzards and gales, the doves may not be released. We will not jeopardise the health and well-being of our birds. If the release is cancelled by us due to bad weather, we will promptly return all payments.
6. How do the Doves get to the venue?
They are transported to the venue in special approved carriers by an experienced handler. They are then transferred to the more decorative basket for the ceremony.