Planning a wedding is a lot of work but it’s also so much fun. The excitement of finally putting together all of the details around the most important day of your married life is thrilling – even consuming. Now, if only you had an endless supply of money. Looking for ways to stretch your decorating dollars? Try some of the best balloon decoration ideas for weddings and create an elegant, beautiful backdrop for your special moment or your wedding reception.
- Balloon arches can be used a number of ways for a wedding. Place them at the entrance to your wedding, the entrance to your reception, or entwined with a garland of silk flowers over the couple at the altar. Assemble an arch of white balloons and attach dazzling red heart balloons or wrap the arch with gold ribbon and bows. Arches can be made with or without helium.
- Tall columns of swirled balloons in alternating colors topped with a giant balloon heart filled with smaller hearts can stand guard at entryways and along the perimeter of the reception. Walls of balloon columns can also be used to separate areas of the reception area or as a backdrop for the head table.
- It’s amazing how elegant balloon centerpieces can look alone or dressed with accessories like organza ribbon, silk flowers, or trailing tulle bows. Balloon topiaries mimic small, flowered trees. Twisting balloons can be used to make baskets of balloon flowers in the middle of each reception table. The number of balloon designs available – including patterned balloons, clear balloons, and muted towns of pastels – mean endless choices for unique decorations.
Many balloon wedding decorations don’t require helium which means they last longer and can be made more in advance of the wedding than those filled with helium. However, helium balloons don’t need to be ruled out, either. A substance called hi-float greatly extends the life of helium balloons, allowing you to get a head start on your decoration work and still have high floating helium balloons just when you need them.
Making balloon decoration is not as complicated as you might think. It takes time and a little practice but you can save money doing them yourself. Or, work with your wedding planner to find a professional balloon decorator who can make these for you. Browse the web for great ideas and inspiration from image sites and blogs.
If you follow the do-it-yourself route, don’t be afraid to ask for help. In fact, get friends to agree to help you – or handle the work for you – and you’ll actually find it’s a great deal of fun. Make decorating for you wedding just as enjoyable an event as all of the other activities that lead up to the wedding itself.
You can find free online video demonstrations of how to make wedding arches, columns and centerpieces at Balloon Decoration Ideas.