Wedding Balloon Unity Release

posted 4 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Honey bee

@BrandiH:  What about something like this….

 

Whatever you do, I would just have it off to the side, ready to go before the ceremony. Then it will be in place and out of the way.

 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I don’t want to be a debbie downer or a nature nut, but also something to think about is that balloon releases pose a significant risk to the environment and wildlife.  Just another viewpoint and something to think about, certainly not trying to start any arguments.  On another note, I’ve seen some groupon offers on those Chinese Lanterns lately.  What are some things that are important to you and your FI.  We did a Unity Cross at our ceremony, and now, in a less prominent religious tone, they have a unity heart that they will be making, if not already on the market. 

Post # 5
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Honey bee

@nl:  They sell “eco-friendly” chinese lanterns now too. They are biodegradeable. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Well I think you need to think about what purpose you are trying to use the balloons for. To me a ballons release would be more akin to a dove or butterfly release. More a gesture of happiness & hope. A unity candle/sand ceremony is generally symbolizing combining your lives together. So I don’t think the balloon release really replaces the unity ceremony.

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I agree–balloon releases are bad for the environment (some states/cities have laws against them). From what I can tell, lantern releases are NOT illegal in New Orleans (especially since there’s a NO Groupon for them right now).

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Ummm no this idea is not good as it is not enviromentally friendly

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