(Closed) Giant round balloons – worth it or waste of money?

posted 11 years ago in Decor
Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I was thinking about doing these as well, but keep in mind that if there’s any wind at all, like, even a small breeze, these things are going to be all over the place and not cute at all.  🙁

Post # 18
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

A couple of tips from someone who used to fill party balloon orders regularly:

If you will be using them for more than 24 hours, you may want to purchase a bottle of balloon sealant like Hi-Float. It will significantly reduce the amount of helium that escapes over time so your balloons will still look their best on the second day.

Regarding transportation, be very aware of temperature differences. As they’re larger balloons you probably won’t have as many issues as you might with your average 11″ balloon, but going from a hot to a cold environment or vice versa could still have a negative effect on them. Try and keep the temperature in the transportation vehicles as similar as possible to the temperature of the venue(s). A hot car is your worst enemy.

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

question – how come you need to rent the helium tank? is it because you have to have them blown up where you are going to use them for transportation reasons?

i was thinking about only doing 3-4 of the giant baloons. do you think its ok to just have the balloon place fill them up and then have someone drive them to the location?

Post # 21
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

@mudratdetector: Definitely worth it. I’ve seen balloons stay looking perfect for an entire week using that stuff. And it will be very noticeable with your big round ones if they lose enough air to become dull and pucker.

Post # 22
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Wannabee

Worth it! They look so nice!

Post # 23
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I saw that picture I wanted them for my reception, alas I can’t find an effective way to incorporate them into my centrepieces.. 🙁 I will however have some at the reception at the entrance to the marquee. I like the idea of having them on the dancefloor, but unsure how practical that would be for the relatively small area… Ideas are forming though!

 

Post # 24
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Balloons wer on my list but got scrapped but i was going to use the giant balloons that kids use, you know the punching ones on a rubber band? i found them for twenty five cents a piece. they have those little knobs on them but if their over peoples heads they wont see them.

Post # 25
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m in love with these balloons. I think I want to use them for engagement photos but the helium tank issue is a pain in the butt. Oh and I can’t decide on colors. lol

 Please post pics!  LOVE THEM!

Post # 26
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

I think it would be frikkin awesome.  If it’s within your budget, do it!!

-eta- just realized the original post was a year ago… LoL

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Cute!

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