Post # 1
So I was brainstorming some possible ideas for my flower girl to have, hold, do instead of the traditional flower petal dropping. I am not against this, just trying to come up with possible other ideas. She is 5ish, totally capable of doing the needful and its is an outdoor wedding on a farm in Vermont.
So my idea is, as its an epically long walk to the alter, btw, for her to start off holding roughly, 20 balloons. As she walks to the alter, she will release them one by one periodically, until she reaches the alter.
Idk I am kind of loving this and think the visiual could be super cute. What do you guys think??
Post # 3
So, you’re going to release balloons into the sky? Not that it wouldn’t look cute, but environmentally, I’d be against this one. Sorry!
Post # 4
I think it’s cute…but isn’t that littering? Eventually the balloons have to deflate and come down….landing in the woods somewhere or someone’s back yard. They don’t just float for ever! : )
Post # 5
I think the visual is cute.. what about butterflies instead?
Post # 6
Love the idea! There are balloons that are enviormentally safe, completely biodegradeable and even made out of receycled materials…..I say go for it 🙂
Post # 7
Cute idea (Re: balloons), but I think it would kind of be hard for her to walk down the aisle and navigate releasing one balloon at a time, AND time it right.
I had a friend with a flower girl, who held a wand-type thing, it was very cute. Or why not just have her hold one big round balloon?
She’ll be cute enough as is…i wouldn’t get too complicated 🙂
Post # 8
@summerbride2b: biodegradable is great…but, how long does that balloon sit in the woods somewhere before it…”degrades” lol
Post # 9
Approximated Time for Compounds to Biodegrade
ProductTime to Biodegrade
5days- 1 month
Plastic Coated Milk Carton
1 million years
500 years- forever
500 years- forever
Post # 10
I’m not looking for military perfection out of her releasing them, haha. As for the enviroment factor, yes I agree. I would only consider ones that do breakdown…
Post # 11
It’s always interesting to see the supposed “facts” people use to support their arguements. Balloons are not plastiuc- they are made of latex- a naturally occurring material.
Balloons do not float back to earth- they rise till they freeze and shatter into small particles.
Post # 12
@julies1949: Oh I wasn’t saying they were plastic…I was just showing that just because somehting says its biodegradable doesn’t mean it disappears right away, that’s all I was showing.
Post # 13
I think 20 balloons is a lot for a 5 year to hold. They would probably cover her and you wouldn’t get many pictures of her walking down the aisle.
Post # 14
@julies1949: Oh thanks!! Well this makes me feel even better 🙂
Post # 15
@Bostongrl25: Haha possibly so, and clearly the amount of them will be sorted out. But maybe 20 will slightly lift her and help her get to the alter 😉 JK of course!
Post # 16
@jenroh1984: good lawd, it’s a couple of balloons. i’m all for being green, but with the amount of shit that people waste on a daily basis, i’m not going to lose sleep if a girl in Vermont feels like releasing balloons on a farm one time, especially given the facts about balloon release/decomposition.
OP, I think 20 balloons at different intervals (20’s a lot – pretty cumbersome to pick out a single string as she’s walking) combined with the pressure of everyone looking at her might be hard for a 5 year old. I like the idea of her carrying a single big balloon, or maybe a bouquet of small ones that are attached to little sticks and bound together. :]