Post # 1
I just saw a picture on another bee’s thread, (http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/our-dutch-wedding#axzz2RQHAvjdY).. I think I may steal her idea…
She had balloons on the ceiling of her (I think) venue! I love the way it looked with all of the strings hanging down! Simple, cheap, yet cute!
I would probably do a bunch more balloons than that, and have a MUCH larger venue ceiling.. What do you ladies think?
Our balloons would be silver/dark blue/dark purple with probably ivory strings…
Please let me know!
Post # 3
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
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
@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
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 # 7
@crayfish: We would never release them! EEGH! Bad bad bad! Umm.. No we would come back the next day and pop what people don’t take.. (Thinking they will probably take them, and they would be like a “bonus” favor! woo!)
Post # 8
@jenilynevette: We’d do it the night before, I think they’ll hold.. I’ve had helium balloons last weeks.. And I’ll be there day of anyway, early in the morning…
@Cyri: We have a super high ceiling, but I appreciate the opinion!
@Hyperventilate: Thanks for the opinion!!! 🙂
Post # 9
- 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
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
@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
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 # 13
@elysion: I’m not sure what I’d think of white balloons (maybe with colored streamers/tails).. I’ll talk to Fh about it!
@SweetFlower: We can get one of the tall helium tanks from a local party store for ~60.. they will do about 400 balloons
@jenilynevette: I’m thinking it *might* be warm at the venue, it was pretty warm when we were there last May, when we picked it… Another of those logistic things I’ll have to figure out… I don’t mind tying balloons while my hair is being done 🙂
@JulietFoxtrot: Hmm… Maybe using an air compressor and hanging the balloons by the tail from the ceiling instead of helium?
Post # 14
Or.. what about a balloon drop over the dance floor? That could be pretty?
Post # 15
@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
I voted too childish. Balloons are for kids parties imo.