(Closed) Are Balloons Awful??

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

Just curious….what kind of lights are you putting inside them? Will they not weigh them down, or put out too much heat inside the balloon? Do you have pictures of lit-up balloons? It’s an interesting theory! What a great budget saver and decor idea, if it works!!

The larger, completely round balloons don’t look as "birthday party"-esque as cheap, elongated balloons.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

at first i say i’m not a fan of balloons, however now looking at your posted pics i think you could totally pull it off. i’m not totally liking the top pic with the ribbons hanging but the other 3 pics have a very elegant feel. i really like the idea of plain, oversized round white ones hanging from the ceiling… a nice substitution for lanterns. as for the lights i’m with Miss Pinot Grigio that i’d be concerned about the weight and heat. great idea!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

The pictures are gorgeous. I think that balloons could fit into a wedding really well depending on your theme. And I would definitely think the rounder ones have a more sophisticated look than the oblong balloons.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I love the balloon idea but I haven’t been able to find the big circle ones any where. Have you been able to find some?

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I was think the same ting rnc620. I wonder if you could use a normal LED light and see if it is too heavy which I am sure it is. But there has to be some way. I think like everyone else that they could be really neat. I like the round over sized ones better.  They would proved great mood lighting.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

http://www.windycitynovelties.com/EPaysoft/cart/product.asp?ITEM_ID=194715&CatID=516

 These are not that bad in price and they show that they are blinking but could also have a solid light. And the come in different colors.

 

http://www.richardsballoons.com/plain.html

They have round balloons but they seem like there price is high..

 
http://newyears.ziggos.com/3-white-balloon-1-ct-p-2669.html

 

Looks like that is around the price you are going to pay. But it gives you an idea. I think it could really be awesome with the lights..
 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I really love balloons.  I think when they’re done sparingly and especially with the lights they loose that birthday party feel and have a more preppy modern feel to them.  Let us know how the project goes!!!

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have used balloons with lights inside to decorate a winter wonderland theme. I used large white ballons tied together in groups of 7 to 9 with white lights inside. The instructions say to insert the lights in the neck of the ballon using a special clip. We found it much easier to simply pop the light into the ballon, inflate with helium, then tie off the ballon. The light drops down to the bottom of the ballon and is easily turned on- just twist the end of the light one direction for a steady light, the other direction for a blinking light. I had most of the lights on steady light with one or two in each bunch twinling. It was beautiful!

http://www.ballumination.com/balloons/home.html

If you want the look of floating paper lanterns, you can use fishing line and suspend the balloons at various heights from a long length of fishing line strung across the room using Commander hooks from 3M. Have it all set up ahead of time strung across the floor(the ends of the long length of fishing line strung through a hole in the Commander hooks which are stuck on the wall at the correct height),  so someone can just turn the lights on and raise the whole thing into place by pulling then ends of the long lenghth of line to the right height.

 

 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I think this would look super. Balloons are like the carnations of the decoration world. Much-maligned, but when used properly, cheap and totally gorgeous! I think the key in both cases is to use a lot so it looks decadent.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

Thanks for posting pics of the lighted balloons….those are so retro!! I think with the right balloons and placed strategically, the balloons could really make your reception. What a unique find!

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