(Closed) Anyone using balloons at the reception?

posted 10 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Newbee

I was wondering the same thing! I’ve seen pictures somewhere of other couples using balloons and it looked simple and beautiful! But I’m not sure how I would pull it off without it looking cheesey.

 

I know that while I was working in Michigan, they had a company that did beautiful parties with balloons (and made it look classy and not cheap). Maybe there’s a balloon or party company near you that could show you some pictures and ideas?

Post # 4
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Wannabee

Balloons can look great if u do them right I work with balloons alot.We do balloon center pc and bunches of 12 balloons on a base to put around room u can also do arches and I have done collems to will added some picks for u.Have fun with this it’s not chessy at all

Post # 5
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I got married on Oct 18th 2008 and we had balloons at our reception.  We actually had a balloon ceiling of 150 balloons (90 pearl white, 60 brown) with metalic/shimmery ribbon which sparkled off the candle light. It was very pretty. Origianlly I wanted to drape the ceiling, but it would be difficult at our venue and expensive.  We went this route instead and I am soo happy we did.  It was original and really created a great ambiance with the rest of the decorations. This is the company we used here in St. Louis and they have some pictures on their website.  Good Luck!http://www.remingtonsballoons.com/photogallery1.html

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I personally dont like balloons a a wedding.  I think that they stay a party

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

birthday party

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I hate to say this but unless you do it right, the risk is very high that the balloons will cause the wedding party to look very tacky. I saw photos of a wedding once where the couple used red balloons to decorate the event but it ended up looking like a birthday party. If you must – try to (1) get metallic balloons or balloons with a shimmer/shine, (2) if you are having long tables, you can consider getting giant balloons (i.e. balloons which are as big as 3-4 normal balloons put together) – I saw this in snippet and ink before and it was quite a nice effect – the bride had white giant balloons stretched out at intervals along the long table, (3) if no (2) is not easily available, then your must bet is probably to use it as a centrepiece by bunching them together as 3-4 balloons and tying them to the floral centrepiece.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2010

One way to make it a little more upscale is to tie satin ribbons to the ends of the balloons rather than polyester ribbons. Satin ribbons will make it look more luxurious. Then you can incorporate that into other parts of your decor to pull everything together. An alternative is to use tulle to soften the plastic-y looks of the balloons. Depending on your set up, you can incorporate swaths of tulle filled with balloons, and perhaps light strands to create that stars and clouds look. Just keep in mind to make your color palate light. Darker colored balloons will make the room feel smaller and heavy, which will conflict with the light and airy feel you are trying to achieve.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Balloons can be used tastefully. See here.

But I’m not sure about scattering them around the dance floor. Have you thought about renting a fog machine or using dry ice to give that same feeling of floating on clouds?

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