(Closed) Balloon ceremony for deceased

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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1207 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

You could just have the balloons tied to everyone’s chair, then have the officiant say something along the lines of “Now we will release these balloons in rememberance of family and friends who are no longer with us” And then everyone unties the balloons and up they go.

I have never seen/been to a balloon rememberance ceremony, so I really am not sure how they would go, but I thought it would be a cool idea for everyone to get to release a balloon.

Post # 4
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1580 posts
Bumble bee

what about doing a hot air lantern at night. I’ve never tried to make one, but they look really cool in all the pictures I’ve seen. You have to do it at night, so maybe it could be part of the reception instead of integrated into the ceremony.

you’ll have to get special balloons in order to do the release, but I think it sounds like a really unique idea.

Post # 5
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1756 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

If you Google “balloon release memorial” and “balloon release environmental”, it comes up with a ton of links. The biggest things I found during my brief search were to use fully inflated latex balloons, and to not have anything tied to them (so, release just the balloon, not balloon+ribbon).

Post # 6
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3124 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

make sure to do it the environmentally conscious way – otherwise, remembering the deceased may cause premature death for birds / fish / wildlife.  Nag, i know.

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