Jeanene
Expert July 2012

Anyone using Balloon Decorations?????

Jeanene, on January 18, 2011 at 12:31 AM Posted in Planning 0 39
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I've looked at some decorations done with balloons, but yesterday my wedding planner mentioned it as well. I'm really not a "girly girl" and I don't want a room filled with floswers. I found a centerpiece made with large margarita shaped glasses and mini drink umbreallas that I plan to add some seashells around. It goes great with my tropical paradise theme. However, My WP has now told me she has a center piece made from the balloons. For the life of me I cannot get a visual of what she could mean, and def nothing better than what I've found. Anybody using balloons, or seen them used. The vibe I'm going for is an evening on a tropical island. Dim lighting and a warm feeling. I dont just want to tell her no, but she hasn't been able to show me what she means yet.

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  • Hayley C™
    Master March 2008
    Hayley C™ ·
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    Well, this is the best looking balloon centerpieces I could find. Honestly, I don't like them much. All other ballon centerpieces looked like a birthday party or bridal shower



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  • Hayley C™
    Master March 2008
    Hayley C™ ·
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    In My opinion... I would tell her No... unless she shows you something amazing... and go with your original idea. Otherwise, here is some other ideas.




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  • Tanza
    Expert March 2012
    Tanza ·
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    I love the white balloon centerpiece i have terrible allergies and so does my son so i have been trying to figure out what kind of center pieces to use,these are great ideas thanks for sharing.

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  • Mrs.B-Baby!!
    Master May 2011
    Mrs.B-Baby!! ·
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    If I had to choose it would be the white balloon centerpiece!

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  • lattabody
    Super June 2013
    lattabody ·
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    I agree with Hayley C. I am not a fan of the ballon centerpiece. I had thought of using balloons to release instead of the throwing rice or blowing bubbles as we exit, but that is the only way that I considered balloons.

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  • Ava
    VIP September 2011
    Ava ·
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    Keep in mind that sometimes balloons can slowly deflate and begin to "sag" as the night goes on. You don't want saggy centerpieces before you even cut the cake. Just a thought.

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  • Mrs. Needam
    Super May 2012
    Mrs. Needam ·
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    I was at a bridal show on Sunday and I saw a lot of balloon decorations and they were beautiful. I am thinking about using them because it would be more cost effective than flowers.

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  • FMS, the barefoot wife!
    Master August 2010
    FMS, the barefoot wife! ·
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    I could never use balloons! I HATE the sound of balloons popping!

    I like the ones that Haylee C posted.

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  • 2d Bride
    Champion October 2009
    2d Bride ·
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    At one point, I thought about using lighted balloons for our reception. However, every picture I looked at reminded me too much of a kids' birthday party. We ended up using paper lanterns instead.

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  • M
    Super September 2011
    mahoganieyes ·
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    I agree with 2d! Paper lanterns is a very nice alternative. Plus with latex allergies, balloon popping will can of dampen the mood. Will there be children there? They see balloons and get to popping.

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  • Holly Renee
    Expert June 2011
    Holly Renee ·
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    I really like balloons and thought of using them but decided they aren't really for a wedding. I did see one picture of a bride with balloons that I really liked, let me see if I can find it.

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  • Carole M (a.k.a "old tart")
    Master October 2011
    Carole M (a.k.a "old tart") ·
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    I have been to weddings where silver mylars were used to decorate the DJ area. It wasn't my style, but it was rather pretty. There isn't a sagging issue with mylars, but then again, I dont think you could do centerpieces shown with mylars.

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  • Sheila
    Master May 2011
    Sheila ·
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    I personally have never seen balloon decorations i like. ill just keep it at that!

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  • Nicole
    Master November 2011
    Nicole ·
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    Steer clear of balloons. It's very high school dance-ish looking. There's nothing breathtaking about them at all.

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  • A
    Super October 2011
    Amanda ·
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    We cant have balloons... but I guess I didn't want balloons. The venue has vaulted ceilings with roof dormers. I guess a lot of balloons have got lost up there lol.

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  • A
    Super October 2011
    Amanda ·
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    A lot of cities have regulations about releasing balloons.

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  • MrsD2011
    Master October 2011
    MrsD2011 ·
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    Ewww ... personally I'm not a fan of balloons at the wedding reception, to me it's going to look to much like a birthday party or like a bridal shower ... doesn't quite fit in with my vibe of Autumn Enchantment ... but you could always do silk flowers for those that are allergic to the real thing surrounded by votive candles (flameless if need be) on circular mirrors.

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  • Amy
    Super February 2011
    Amy ·
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    My mother had a big garden wedding back in the early 70's. The garden was in full bloom so they used yellow and white balloons to add a personal touch. The pictures are really nice. I would not use them as centerpieces.

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  • october bride
    VIP October 2010
    october bride ·
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    Balloon decorations totally remind me of prom. tell your wp no, your ideas sounds much prettier and will definitely fit with your theme.

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  • Lisa Davenock
    January 2020
    Lisa Davenock ·
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    Balloons quickly start to look like a child's birthday party...the last wedding I shot where they had them, the kids started taking them down and sucking the helium out of them. It got out of hand pretty quickly.

    Flowers CAN be expensive, it's true...but you can do a lot with twigs, branches, moss and greenery. I've also seen Chinese paper lanterns and upside-down paper parasols looks really beautiful - very cost effective. You can do better than balloons!

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