Why Us?

Ethical Dove Release Specialists

Wedding Dove Release

An Experienced,
Family Run Business

Hi I'm Andree Woods and I run Forget Me Not Dove Release. We offer a professional service backed by many years of experience handling these beautiful birds.

We hand rear all our birds from our Stevenage base, and look after them as part of our family.

As a company we pride ourselves on 5 basic values:

  1. Passion
  2. Integrity
  3. Honesty
  4. Reliability
  5. Professionalism

Ethical Dove Release

Many of the larger dove release companies raise their doves with the intention that once released they will live in the wild. This is a dangerous practice as hand reared doves are not able to do this.

We raise all our doves at our home, and each dove will travel up to 30 miles back to our home after taking part in one of our release services in Hertfordshire and the surrounding area.

Areas we cover include:

  • Stevenage
  • St Albans
  • Harpenden
  • Bedfordshire
  • Northamptonshire

Forget Me Not Dove Release

Frequently Asked Questions

What regions do your funeral dove release operate in?

Stevenage, Hertfordshire is the home location of our doves and our catchment area is dictated by the ‘safe-return-flight-distance’ for our doves between an ‘event’ and their home dovecote. Typically this allows us to range anywhere within Hertfordshire and the counties of Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire and the Milton Keynes area.

When do we pay for our funeral dove release?

You can make a reservation by paying either the full sum or a part-payment with the balance on the day. Please ask for a quote. Choice of poem or eulogy included. Payments can be made by PayPal to give you full consumer protection.

Whichever payment method you choose you can rest assured that your chosen date will be secure - as long as it is available at the point of booking. All confirmed bookings are immediately entered into our diary giving you peace of mind.Our commitment to service means that your satisfaction is our major focus.

Our commitment to service means that your satisfaction is our major focus.

Do you offer insurance?

For your convenience and benefit please be aware that we carry Public Liability Insurance. Some cheaper service offerings don't carry insurance and could be turned away from your venue.

Dove Release


We just wanted to say a huge thank you for Friday!! The feedback we got was amazing. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend your service.

Kinds Regards
Georgina and Francis

Thank you so much for bringing your beautiful white dove to my brother's funeral. It felt so right doing that for him. I can't tell you how much you giving me the lovely white feather meant to me. My brother's friends all thought it was a wonderful thing to do and many of them were surprised, they had never seen anything like that before. So from my heart I thank you so very much.


A big thank you for participating in our son's funeral reception. Everyone who attended, and as you know there were many, have said what a lovely idea it was to release the doves as a symbolic gesture of our Son's life. Your reading before hand and the explanation of what was about to happen and what it meant was very touching. On the release of the birds there was not a dry eye to be seen. An event that will live on long after other memories have faded. Thank you again.

Bereaved Mother

Thank you so much for helping us to release the five Doves today at my father's funeral - it really made his final farewell very special - I fell in love with my Dove by the way he/she was so sweet. It was love at first sight for me with the Dove I held, I didn’t want to let it go!! I never realised what beautiful, spiritual creatures they are - they definitely have healing properties. Once you placed the Dove into my hand I stopped crying immediately and felt instantly calmed...


Many thanks for all your help, your poem, and the doves were just fantastic, and your team really made it a lovely end to a sad day. Good luck with the business and take care.