(Closed) Balloons are for birthday parties (Pic heavy)

posted 9 years ago in Themes
  • poll: What do you think of a balloon themed wedding?

    Sounds great, balloons are great!!

    Balloons are for outside only

    Balloons are no for weddings

    Balloons are just horrible and tacky

  • Post # 17
    5486 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I love the idea!! However my mom & husband looked at me like I was nuts. Go for it!

    Post # 18
    2294 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I think they work best for outdoor weddings as well. Some of those inspiration pictures are beautiful. I’m not really a fan of having them as centerpieces, but as well placed decor I think they add a pretty, whimsical touch. Def stick to the round ones.

    Post # 19
    7111 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I like balloons! Actually I think the big round  ones are really trendy right now. So I say go for it!!! We’re going to have big bunches of balloons at the entrance to our venue since Family Guy tells us that balloons are the universal symbol for a partay!

    Post # 21
    865 posts
    Busy bee

    You should really make sure that none of your guest have latex allergies.

    If I walked into you wedding and all of those balloons were there I would be required to leave immediatly, or die.

    Post # 22
    630 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    @leecy87:  I agree with PPs that your inspirations are lovely, but you have to be careful about size, shape and colour.I went to a wedding a couple of months ago where there were balloons and it didn’t really work. I could see what they were trying to do, but it just looked wrong and a little tacky.

     I also think you need to take your weddding’s ‘look’ into account. Balloons can be really lovely at weddings and add a touch of whimsy and cuteness, but if you’re going for something super elegant or formal then I think you’ll have a harder job getting them to fit in. 


    Post # 23
    4134 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    I think the ones in your pictures look good, as long as they are executed like that you should be fine!

    Post # 25
    1580 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I had no idea balloons were taboo for weddings! Many people decorate their weddings with ballons here while birthday parties, not so much, except for children’s birthday parties. I think it can look beautiful when done right. 

    Post # 26
    75 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    @PoppyH:  I second this!!  I am one of those people that thinks that everything that one might consider tacky (decor wise) CAN be done beautifully as long as it is not a “second thought” so I never judge

    However, I am allergic to latex and would not be able to stay in an indoor wedding with them and would have to be VERY careful with them outdoors, and on a centerpiece – never gonna work.  They do make non-latex balloons (not the mylar, they look like latex balloons – just made of something different) if you do end up having guests with latex allergies/sensitivities

    Post # 28
    3518 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Shiny/small/oval = birthdayish

    Large/matte/round = more weddingy

    Post # 29
    5317 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Balloons always have the chance to startle people by randomly popping. This can take some of the formality out of the occasion.

    Post # 30
    411 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @ersa0501:  +1 I wouldn’t be able to attend a wedding with latex balloons.

    OP consider the potential for latex allergies, and they’re actually quite common. I would hate to drive a considerable distance to your wedding, show up and see balloons, and then have to leave.

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