(Closed) Balloon centepieces … what do you think ?

posted 4 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
Member
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

If there is some way you could end up hanging them from the ceiling? Could you string something along the length of the ceiling in a few places to hang stuff from?

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I never thought of lace covered balloons but they’re amazing!  I love the look.  I would do a mock-up and see if you like it.  I had pinned a thousand images, and had to just start trying things out to see what I liked.  Good luck.

Post # 6
Hostess
12103 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

what if you do the lace on the balloons and use thin wire to hold them upright?  You could also use starch and then pop the balloons ahead of time so you don’t have to worry about the wire popping the balloons

Post # 7
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408 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I love your inspiration photos!  The only other thought I have is just be aware of the total centerpiece height so guests can see each other across the table.

Post # 10
Hostess
12103 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@leecy87:  you can probably find a fairly sturdy wire that’s discreet enough – even wrapped in a ribbon.

Post # 11
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238 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Hmmmm…my wheels are turning because I love this idea and think it is stunning! Maybe do a practice run with a couple of different laces.  If you want them up and floating you could possible just put the lace around the bottom part of the balloon.  If you did that then you could do the color in your wedding for the balloon and the lace at the bottom only?  But I would try to blow up the balloons, figure out a way to adhear the lace so that when the balloon is deflated the lace stays in place and then add helium to see if it stays…good luck and let us know what works.

Last thought, you could do the lace balls and stand them up from your table with some sort of stick.  If you had to you could spray paint the sticks to coordinate. =)  Ok I think I’m out of ideas now haha Good luck!

Post # 12
Hostess
12103 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@leecy87:  it probably would alter the look, they’d be more transparent.  The second picture you posted looks like what i’m talking about – there doesn’t appear to be a balloon in that one.

Post # 13
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261 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

 

@leecy87:  Instead of suspending them, maybe you could elevate them? I was on a committe for my church benefit, and we did 3-d stars with little lights inside.

 

We got PVC pipe cut to size at Home Depot and then I bought gold wrapping paper and we used that to wrap the pipes (it sounded easier than tape or paint, although it was a little fiddly–and PVC is cheaper than dowels). We used a dollar store vase with crystals to hold up the pole, and then a wrap around the bottom of the vase on a gold star vase.

One of the other girls on the decor committee is an event planner and had the crystals but in one of our other centerpieces (we had 3 kinds) we used white aquarium gravel which also looked cool.

 

Post # 16
Hostess
12103 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

perhaps try the starch on the small scale first, if it fails there it will certainly fail on the big version.  Helium is extremely expensive right now (apparently there’s a shortage??) I know friends of mine had to buy a whole tank, they weren’t able to get anyone to fill balloons for them.  

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