Yes, We have a USDA permit to ship Live Butterflies into Illinois. Illinois has an average temperatures above 62°F from April through the End of September. You may safely consider having an Illinois butterfly release anytime the outside temperature is above 62°F.

Chicago Illinois butterfly release at outdoor wedding

This beautiful photo of a butterfly release in Chicago Illinois is the work of Maureen Collins. The setting is outdoors under a canopy. It is late spring and the Monarch Butterflies are free, but choose to stay close to the bouquet and live blossoms. The arched trellis centers the butterfly release giving this photo a delightful appearance.

The Mother of the Groom writes:
I wanted to write and let you know what a wonderful day we all had yesterday.  The butterflies were even more breathtaking than I imagined they would be!  My son and his new wife were thrilled as was the rest of the guests. Even the staff at the inn were awed.  Each butterfly was in excellent condition when they arrived and with your helpful guidance, the release went off without a single problem.  I almost hated to see them fly away! 

Thank you again for your great service!!

A beautiful Summer Wedding at Vrooman Mansion in Bloomington, IL. They included a Monarch Butterfly Release.
Wedding with Butterfly Release at Vrooman Mansion Bloomington, Illinois

 

When planning a butterfly release it is important to note that monarch butterflies have difficulty flying should their body temperature be below 60°. For this reason Mr Butterflies advises their clients, not to order butterfly for a time and in a place where the average daily high temperature is not expected to be 65° or warmer. Please use the "Weather Channel" link to check the average daily temperatures where you are planning to release the butterflies.
For our clients needing butterflies shipped out immediately for a Funeral, from April through October Mr Butterflies is usually able to ship out butterflies on the same day that they are ordered.
Mr Butterflies currently has USDA permits to ship their butterflies to all states EAST of the Continental Divide, with the exception of NY. We are able to service NY via an affiliate, but require that NY orders be placed at least three weeks in advance.

 

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