(Closed) Balloons

posted 5 years ago in Decor
  • poll: What do you think?
    CUTE!! : (18 votes)
    30 %
    Too Childish : (30 votes)
    49 %
    Excellent, cheap decoration : (11 votes)
    18 %
    This is better (comment please) : (2 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    10367 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    What will you do with them afterward? Just wondering, since releasing them is such an environmental hazard. Is someone going to stay late to pop all of them?

    Post # 4
    8580 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Few things to consider… the helium can be pretty expensive, espcially if you are doing alot of balloons.

    Also, this is something that needs to be done the day-of, the healium won’t hold if you do it the day before.

    Post # 5
    926 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @hiroshymatetrastar:  She pulls it off with the super high ceiling and the fact the balloons are all white. This is just my personal opinion, but I wouldn’t like coloured balloons as they can look garish. But I generally don’t like balloons at weddings at all (albeit as a child they were always done like that at weddings and I loved it). Sorry it’s probably not what you wanted to hear 🙁 If you love the look though, please ignore me and do it!

    Post # 6
    9073 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Balloons remind me of children’s birthday parties.

    ETA: There is a global helium shortage. A lot of companies aren’t selling helium anymore, and helium can be incredibly expensive. Considering helium can be used for medical equipment and scientists are rationing it… take it for what you will.


    Post # 9
    3771 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

    I think it’s pretty cute as long as it’s done a certain way; white balloons with white ribbon (or even strands of something other than ribbon)…

    Post # 10
    930 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Price out helium before you get too excited, it adds up very fast.  I just dropped $175 on helium last week for our wedding, we are doing a wall of balloons in the parking area for our reception.  And this has to be done the morning of the wedding, I’m thankful I have family that will do it, because there is no way I would do it the day of.  (We tested the helium, and it doesn’t hold that long, unless you go with commercial helium, which is way more expensive) 


    Post # 11
    8580 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @hiroshymatetrastar:  We do balloon specials at my work.. where they pop a ballon and get a certain percentage off…

    If the heat is turned off at night, and the temperature fluctuates at all, you won’t be able to do them the night before – they will be flat, and halfway floating by morning.

    I know from personal experiance!

    Post # 12
    924 posts
    Busy bee

    I clicked “This is better”, purely because I don’t agree with any of the other options (I wouldn’t say they’re particularly cute, but I also wouldn’t say they’re childish, and once you add up the cost of helium they’re definitely not cheap!).  Unfortunately, though, I don’t have a better option to provide – I’ve never been good with decor!

    In saying that, as PPs have mentioned, there is a global helium shortage, so I’m not a fan of helium balloons in principle.

    Post # 15
    7234 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @hiroshymatetrastar:  I saw that and thought it was pretty awesome too. 🙂 But helium is actually getting more expensive. It’s not as cheap an option as it may seem anymore.

    Post # 16
    1966 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I voted too childish. Balloons are for kids parties imo.

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