Post # 1
I was doing some brainstorming on our ceremony & thought it would be really neat to have a balloon release as we were pronounced man and wife/kiss the bride moment. of course, the environment is an issue, so i looked up biodegradable balloons; has anyone had any experience with this?
Post # 3
I’ve never seen or heard of this, but that might be a sweet idea. Maybe that could be a neat job for the ring bearer or flower girl!
Post # 4
I don’t know about balloons but at a wedding I went to recently, they had a butterfly release. That was really cute (and earth friendly).
Post # 5
Yes! I just did a blog post about this a little while ago! You can read and see my inspiration here at http://crosscountrywed.blogspot.com/2009/06/up.html
We found biodegradable balloons at http://www.balloonstomorrow.com
We are HOPING to do this as we walk out of the church!
Post # 6
thanks everyone for your help and comments !
Post # 7
It’s a great idea. It will look really cool. If it were me, I’d put a note in the program or something about the balloons being earth-friendly, just in case some guest gets offended.
Post # 8
Oh my gosh, that sounds so awesome! =) I would love to do that! We are going to play a burst of music (that bit from Pirates of the Caribbean 3 where Will and Elizabeth kiss at their impromptu wedding) but balloons would be so cool…!
Post # 9
When we went to a New Years Eve celebration in Tokyo at a shrine and they gave out these translucent balloons to the first 1000 people. We wrote messages on a little card that went inside, then everyone released them at the stroke of midnight. It made for some really great pictures, I think your idea is great!
If there are stairs to your church, having the guests (who would be standing on the ground level) release the balloons a few seconds after you come through the doors would make a great scene. With the photog below, the baloons would be at the same level as the two of you for a few seconds!
Post # 10
I am not getting married in the near future, but I came across this conversation while looking for biodegradable balloons for an event I am helping to organize. We are thinking about using the balloons to attract people to recycling bins at a street event.
I just wanted to let everyone know that biodegradable balloons can still cause extreme harm to the environment. While they may biodegrade over time, they will likely end up in an ocean and potentially kill marine life after being ingested. There are currently studies being conducted that are finding more plastic than marine life in some areas of the pacific. I’m not saying this to attack anyone, just to put out a perspective you may not have thought about.
I personally like the idea of a butterfly release more. Both visually and for the symbolism.
I truly hope you all have wonderful wedding days.