Some questions for those of you who've used those giant round balloons

posted 2 years ago in Decor
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion

I can partly answer your question. I’m not sure how much helium they use, but I got mine filled at a grocery store floral department. I don’t think they charged anything, but it was only 2 balloons (for my son’s b-day party). They had never seen balloons like that before, so they didn’t quite fill them up full enough, but they still looked good. They didn’t have any confetti or anything else inside them. Hope that helps!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

We had two at our wedding and used one for our engagement photos (: The first time we ever had one filled (for our engagement session) we took it to a party store and they filled it for $30. They had a special helium nozzle for big balloons to make it easier. For our wedding, my dad had his helium tank filled and we filled our two balloons with it (with the regular helium tank nozzle). I’m not sure if a mini-helium tank would have enough helium. My dad was concerned his helium tank wouldn’t have enough and he has a fairly large ‘commercial/professional’ helium tank.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

cbgmtx:  Yeah aha, I had to scale back my plans as well. I didn’t realise it would take so much helium to fill one balloon! We were shocked when the party store employee told us our total and super paranoid about it popping on the way to our engagement session!

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

Also, there has been a helium shortage for the past couple of years and so helium prices have increased dramatically 🙁 We had to drive an hour to find a store that was able to fill our balloon. Some stores didn’t want to use up that much helium on one customer :/

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

cbgmtx:  we used them for our engagement shoot and wedding! We got them at party city for around $6 each and didn’t pay anything for the helium, Party City filled them for us! 

 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: Stonehouse at Stirling Ridge

We live in the NY tri state area we bought the balloons at party city (they came in a pack of 6 balloon for like $15) and we had to pay to fill them and we also added hi-float which is a liquid they inject into the balloon before filling to ensure they stay up for a long period f time. All in all it cost about 30 bucks to fill and DIY the tassels for our balloons. I’d say if your just doing the balloons it would cost about $20. Hope this helped! 🙂 

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

LOL Everything is cheaper in the US Jealous of your prices!

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

 

cristinamarie92:  If you dont mind me asking.. how did you do the metallic tassles? these are my exact wedding colors and what I am looking for. 

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: Stonehouse at Stirling Ridge

blshngbride2014:  The silver tissue paper was normal tissue paper the more difficult one to cut was the gold mylar paper. I had to basically put the sheets on a cutting board and use a razor blade and ruler to get straight lines because the paper was so slippery so using a regular scissor wasn’t cutting it. 

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