(Closed) LED glowing balloons…HAVE YOU SEEN THEM IN PERSON?

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
1184 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

it looks like those balloons are being lit more by the blue/purple spotlights aimed at them than from an LED within them. do you have the possibility of setting up pin lights at your venue to highlight the balloons?

Post # 5
1184 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

got it. i’m afraid i don’t have any advice then other than trial and error….get some balloons and LEDs and try it out! as for hanging, try hanging lines of clear fishing line across the room, from wall to wall. you can then hook the balloons onto the fishing line, instead of having to worry about getting all the way up to the cathedral ceiling. if you don’t want them there for the ceremony, just hang the lines beforehand and then have someone clip the balloons on during the cocktail hour.

Post # 6
921 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

maybe if you got the led lights in stings and when you tie the balloon off hold the light so its in the middle of the balloos and tie the string in the knot? that would light it up and you wouldnt see the light sitting on the balloon. you should probably get the thick latex so its less likely to pop. that would be a little bad

Post # 7
99 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I was thinking about doing this same thing, but filling the balloons with helium, rather than going to the trouble of hanging them from the ceiling. I’d love to hear whether or not LED lights in round balloons work well.

Post # 8
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

does it have to be a round balloon? or can u use round paper lanterns? because lights show through the lanterns much better than balloons

Post # 9
491 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

omg… you met at the Hampton show???  SO glad to see another Phish phan on WB! I am SUPER jealous you got tickets!! How awesome that you met there!!  I saw the videos tho, wasn’t it funny when the one balloon popped over Page?  lol!  We got to see them all 4 nights at Red Rocks last year, as well as The Gorge, and we live in Ohio so that was an amazing trip. 

As for the balloons, no I have not seen them but good luck and amazing inspiration,that is going to rock!!  Our band at our wedding was our friend’s band, Phiasco, and they mainly play alot of Phish but a bunch of other stuff as well… Dead, Stevie, Talking Heads, etc.  Seriously, they are dead on.  If you are anywhere remotely near the Louisville KY area or any of the surrounding states PM me and I can give you their contact info, they made our reception ROCK, even people who don’t know anything about Phish were raging on the dance floor.  I can email you a video so you can see if you PM me.  

One of my favorite moments of the evening was the 2nd or 3rd song they played – they busted into 2001 hahaha!  I was over the moon to be dancing to that at my wedding!  Also at the end of the night, when they were being told to cut it off by the coordinator, they didn’t listen and went right into Sample, with all the lights on and the staff starting to clean up but we were oblivious, loving it on the dance floor 🙂

Post # 10
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@mud rat: You don’t hang pin lights, they are on a stand. I think you might be biting off more than you can chew trying to DIY this. You or your family might be a mess trying to get this set up on the day of. Pin spots are not very expensive, I believe it was $80 for 8 lights in our rental package. I would speak to a pro and see what they can do for you.

Post # 12
335 posts
Helper bee

Hey Phanners!!!

So glad to see chicks talking and getting phish inspired for their wedding. Hubby to be and I are huge phans and went to Festival 8 and countless other shows. Definitely doing New Years run whoo!!

For the balloons have you considered using those round Japanese paper lamps and just putting colored lightbulbs in them??

Post # 13
133 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I got these 36 inch balloons party city has them 6 for like $13 great price blew one up just to c and omg they might be a lil too big lol but u can always underinflate them,, I would think it woud not work with led lights thta was my orignal plan now we r going for a foe cealing affect like bubbles all diff size balloons clear, white  and pearl ,, have fun good luck !!!

Post # 14
194 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

you can even buy the paper chinese lanterns in any size and color and then buy floralytes (google them – they are really nifty) and hang the floralytes inside the paper lanterns.  That’s what I’m planning to do above our dance floor. I can’t wait. I’ve googled so many pictures of lit-up chinese lanterns and they can look amazing. good luck!

Post # 15
14 posts
  • Wedding: September 2012

Hi! Did you end up doing LED Balloons? Has anyone seen them outside at a wedding and what did you think?


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