Post # 1
I am getting married on 12-31-13! NEW YEARS EVE! I am dreaming of having a balloon drop at midnight. (Just imagine everyones faces and the photos!!!) I met with the first balloon drop vendor and she quoted me $1,250.00. Then she said she could cut the area covered in half for $650.00. Both way over the amount I wanted to spend. So my question is-did you have a balloon drop and how much was it? Do i need to raise my budget-is this a common quote? Should i think about just doing it myself???
Post # 3
After reading the subject, I thought “She better be getting married on New Years!”
I have no experience with a balloon drop, however, were you talking to an event designer or just a basic balloon company abotu this? I’d call every balloon company in town and get quotes.
Also: be aware that balloon drops, before the balloons actually drop, can be ugly and may show up in some pictures.
Post # 4
Doing it yourself/getting someone else in the fam to do it, might be a really good idea. Since you don’t need helium, it honestly shouldn’t be that costly. You just have to rig a way at your venur to hold them all up there!
Post # 5
I don’t know what goes into a balloon drop, but that sounds expensive. I feel like I could go to a party store, buy my own balloons and blow them up for much cheaper than that. This sounds like such a cool idea though!
Post # 6
You can do it yourself, but the pp is correct, the netting you use to hold the balloons up will be obvious all evening.
You could use tulle instead of netting- even include some mini lights behind the tulle to make it more attractive.
Post # 7
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@MissOtter: This. Tulle or white fabric or other fabric that coordiantes with the ceiling or your color scheme will work just fine. All you need to do is inflate the balloons, attach the fabric sheets to the ceiling (make sure venue allows), and have a ripcord of some sort for a friend or family member to pull at midnight.
Post # 8
I am getting married this New Year’s Eve and will be doing a balloon drop too! I used this website http://www.balloonwarehouse.com/catalog/balloon_drop_kits.htm and got the balloon drop, pull line and ceiling rigs for under $35. They also sell balloons by the hundreds for about $15. You do have to inflate the balloons yourself and luckily my venue will put the drop up over the dance floor for us, so overall we are doing our drop for under $100. Hope this helps!