(Closed) Possible cute idea in lu of flowers for the flower girl, thoughts?

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

So, you’re going to release balloons into the sky? Not that it wouldn’t look cute, but environmentally, I’d be against this one. Sorry!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I think it’s cute…but isn’t that littering?  Eventually the balloons have to deflate and come down….landing in the woods somewhere or someone’s back yard.  They don’t just float for ever!  : )

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

I think the visual is cute.. what about butterflies instead? 

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Love the idea! There are balloons that are enviormentally safe, completely biodegradeable and even made out of receycled materials…..I say go for it ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Cute idea (Re: balloons), but I think it would kind of be hard for her to walk down the aisle and navigate releasing one balloon at a time, AND time it right.

I had a friend with a flower girl, who held a wand-type thing, it was very cute.  Or why not just have her hold one big round balloon?

She’ll be cute enough as is…i wouldn’t get too complicated ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@summerbride2b:  biodegradable is great…but, how long does that balloon sit in the woods somewhere before it…”degrades”   lol

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Approximated Time for Compounds to Biodegrade

ProductTime to Biodegrade

Vegetables

5days- 1 month

Paper

2-5 months

Cotton Tshirts

6 months

Orange Peels

6 months

Trees Leaves

1 year

Wool Socks

1-5 years

Plastic Coated Milk Carton

5 years

Leather Shoes

24-40 years

Nylon Fabric

30-40 years

Tin Cans

50-100 years

Aluminum Cans

80-100 years

Glass Bottles

1 million years

Styrofoam Cups

500 years- forever

Plastic Bags

500 years- forever

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

It’s always interesting to see the supposed “facts” people use to support their arguements. Balloons are not plastiuc- they are made of latex- a naturally occurring material.

Balloons do not float back to earth- they rise till they freeze and shatter into small particles.

http://www.balloonrelease.com/faqs.htm

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@julies1949:  Oh I wasn’t saying they were plastic…I was just showing that just because somehting says its biodegradable doesn’t mean it disappears right away, that’s all I was showing.

 

Post # 13
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Honey bee

I think 20 balloons is a lot for a 5 year to hold. They would probably cover her and you wouldn’t get many pictures of her walking down the aisle.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@jenroh1984: good lawd, it’s a couple of balloons. i’m all for being green, but with the amount of shit that people waste on a daily basis, i’m not going to lose sleep if a girl in Vermont feels like releasing balloons on a farm one time, especially given the facts about balloon release/decomposition.

OP, I think 20 balloons at different intervals (20’s a lot – pretty cumbersome to pick out a single string as she’s walking) combined with the pressure of everyone looking at her might be hard for a 5 year old. I like the idea of her carrying a single big balloon, or maybe a bouquet of small ones that are attached to little sticks and bound together. :]

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