Jeanene
Expert July 2012

Anyone using Balloon Decorations?????

Jeanene, on January 18, 2011 at 12:31 AM

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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...

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.

39 Comments

  • Ab
    Master October 2011
    Ab ·
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    I like your original ideas with the lil umbrellas :-)

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  • dionna
    Super April 2012
    dionna ·
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    IMO balloons are for parties not weddings! Even outside to point people in the direction just bothers. As long as my mom has been a wedding coordinator I have yet to see her allow a bride to use balloons. but everyone has their own likes and wants

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  • Nancy Taussig
    Nancy Taussig ·
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    If anyone is going to release balloons, be sure to get the biodegradable ones.

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  • Meghan
    Master August 2011
    Meghan ·
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    Balloons belong at junior high school dances and children's birthday parties, not a wedding.

    I'm sorry, but they never look elegant and super classy. They look juvenille and cheap.

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  • Jackie
    Super March 2012
    Jackie ·
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    I'm not sure i like the balloons but i must say you dont need flowers for a center piece. here are 2 simple pretty ones and like Tanza has allergies one of these the flower is submerged in water so it shouldn't affect too much. The other one, you dont need the petals. beads or something would be just fine. =) hope this helped



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  • Edwina
    Master August 2011
    Edwina ·
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    I think balloons look more like a party than a wedding. I just don't see balloons as being elegant. Nor do they go with a tropical them. You should talk to your wedding planner and explain your vision clearly. It seems like she's missing something.

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  • Jeanene
    Expert July 2012
    Jeanene ·
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    This is the center piece I want. Those white balloons are pretty but a lot olf the balloon arrangements I see are birthday party looking.


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  • Konichiwa
    Master January 2010
    Konichiwa ·
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    As a general rule I like balloons better for kids birthdays, not weddings. I have seen very few pics of balloon centerpieces that I don't think look cheesy (no offence to anyone using balloons, this is just my opinion...)



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  • Jackie
    Super March 2012
    Jackie ·
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    Lol.... those look like 70's and 80's pictures. I think that the balloons is kind of dated. I LOVE those umbrellas and wine glasses very cute. I would put just one or 2 in the middle of the table then little light blue beads in the bottom of the glass like water and then you said something about sprinkling something around them on the table? I think that would be so cute!!!

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  • Jackie
    Super March 2012
    Jackie ·
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    Oh i just found these on google.



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  • Jackie
    Super March 2012
    Jackie ·
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    Sea shells underneath instead of flowers and maybe instead of a candle and candle holder that you can put the umbrella in... just ideas

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  • Jackie
    Super March 2012
    Jackie ·
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    Http://www.beau-coup.com/Pictures/seashell_votive/glass_seashell_tealight_holders.jpg

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    The picture wedding wire is posting is really red look at the link instead....


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  • Jeanene
    Expert July 2012
    Jeanene ·
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    I think balloons are out. Thanks ladies

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  • Jackie
    Super March 2012
    Jackie ·
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    If you like balloons go for it. Just keep in mind that they can be over done. I like this idea and it's a balloon theme. I think you just have to be careful how you place them because they can end up looking bulky.


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  • Jamie
    VIP December 2011
    Jamie ·
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    What about a balloon drop? My wedding is NYE and was hoping it wouldn't look like a birthday party if I dropped silver and white ones at midnight

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  • Mrs. Stradford 2 Be
    Beginner November 2011
    Mrs. Stradford 2 Be ·
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    I'm honestly with you on not being able to get a mental picture of the ballon idea in your head. I, for the life of me, can't imagine it. I can only see kid, birthday, not wedding.

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  • B
    Devoted June 2013
    Becca ·
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    I was going to use Balloons (and make inspired by Disney's Movie Up type of a feel) but our Venue doesn't allow them so we're going with Pinwheels instead. Balloonsaregreat and there are so many designs that can be done with them for Centerpieces & Decor.

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  • H
    Just Said Yes August 2015
    Helio Balionai ·
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    Great ideas to wedding decorations you can found in this site http://www.ponasbalionas.lt/paslaugos. Helio Balionai Kaina recomended it Smiley smile

    I have my own weddings 22th of August so I am searching for the unusual opportunities to make my dayg perfect and special.

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  • S
    Just Said Yes December 2017
    suhailsattar ·
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    You can get the balloon decoration in chennai from http://balloonsunlimitedchennai.com/

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