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Reception Table Centerpieces

sweet33, on August 25, 2009 at 12:54 AM Posted in Planning 0 11
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Hi everyone. My future husband and I are wondering about table centerpieces. We're interested in doing a nice balloon centerpieces for our tables in our colors of black, white, and silver, with matching tableware and tablecloths is this tacky to use balloon centerpeices? Any suggestions would be great.

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  • W
    Master June 2010
    wowjunkie ·
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    I think it depends on what you do with them. What were you thinking of? I personally like the look of these

    http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.arizonainflatables.com/images/Picture1710r.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.arizonainflatables.com/bd_centerpieces.htm&usg=__To22_qAnTFmuK2pdKA89m556LRQ=&h=420&w=385&sz=26&hl=en&start=16&um=1&tbnid=vqMRx3fouqdjKM:&tbnh=125&tbnw=115&prev=/images?q=balloon+centerpieces&hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&sa=N&um=1

    you can easily do those in alternating colors to pull it all together. I think you might want to consider how you attach them to the table - that will really finish them off. Maybe use the white and black balloons alternating and then get some flowerpots, spray paint them silver, then attach the balloons to the bottom, and fill the pot with some river rocks or glass marbles.

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  • W
    Master June 2010
    wowjunkie ·
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  • Mrs Knight
    Super September 2009
    Mrs Knight ·
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    I'm not too in to balloons but if you are then go for it! I would keep in mind though that it will be hard for your guests to talk across table with ribbon in their way

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  • Konichiwa
    Master January 2010
    Konichiwa ·
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    I think if they are done right balloons can look fine. These look really nice to me and since they are tied with a sheer ribbon instead of say curling ribbon they look more elegant. http://balloons-sacramento.com/images/jpeg/WeddingLodge.jpg You could also have one table with silver, one table with black, one table with white. Or have all white balloons like the pic and have the black and silver on the tables.

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  • weliz
    Super October 2009
    weliz ·
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    How large is your venue? I think balloons need a large space to feel appropriate, and you'd have to use enough to make it seem intentional. For centerpieces they would have to be far enough above the table to be over people's heads.

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  • Celebrations
    January 2020
    Celebrations ·
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    Balloons are really making a big come back and can be quite elegant. Most times, if the balloons look tacky, it is because it was not done by a professional. It may seem fool proof, but balloon decor is a skill that many of us actually invest a great deal of time and money to learn. That being said, balloons will give you the biggest bang for your buck. I would suggest alternating a smaller table centerpiece like this http://www.balloonhq.com/photos/db/complete.php?id=61491&pics=2229&page=24&pos=355&catmapid=0 with taller or larger pieces. This adds interest and depth. I usually recommend using at least 3 balloon decor elements for a more pulled together look. Consider an arch or dance floor treatment too! Check out www.balloonhq.com or www.qualatex.com for help finding a professional balloon artist in your area.

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  • grlbtful
    Dedicated October 2009
    grlbtful ·
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    Dont think balloons will be really elegant for a wedding if you want to do reasonable the best thing is votive candles in a bowl

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  • Jadw1999
    Expert May 2010
    Jadw1999 ·
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    Balloons can be gorgeous depending on how they are used. I think the link that Konichi Wa provided shows a very beautiful setting with using balloons. Personally, I'm not into balloons but seeing that link sort of changed my thoughts about balloon centerpieces. However, I have my centerpieces already so I'll stick with my original plan. Good luck!

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  • Alexis
    Super September 2009
    Alexis ·
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    Not a fan of balloons, but that's me. Maybe a balloon arch for your entrance to the reception but I feel balloons are more for b-day parties not weddings. Black, White and silver are very elegant colors, you could do sooo much so much cheaper than balloons.

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  • Jenni G.
    Super May 2010
    Jenni G. ·
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    I think it's pretty fun actually, especially if done right.. I found a couple examples that look very elegant

    http://www.hallmark-kingswinford.co.uk/resources/Black $26 White Topiary.JPG

    http://www.hallmark-kingswinford.co.uk/resources/Sparkling Roses.JPG

    http://www.ddsflowersandballoons.co.uk/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/.pond/balloon_wedding003.jpg.w180h240.jpg

    http://www.lisasgiftsandballoons.com/images/floating_candle_and_balloons_centerpiece_emuj.jpg

    http://www.celebrationsinspain.com/Balloons/balloons14.jpg

    http://www.balloonsculptures.com/heart centerpiece copy.jpg

    http://www.balloonsculptures.com/Landerhaven black and white.jpg

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  • S
    Dedicated June 2010
    sweet33 ·
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    Thanks everyone for suggestions I like the balloon decor, I think it will be elegant for a wedding, I found someone to do y balloon decor including arches. YAY!!!THey are beautiful.

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