Whether you’re facing the challenge of decorating a drab venue on a tight budget, or whether you want to make a real colour statement at your reception, then take a look at the stunning range of balloons now available. No longer confined to children’s parties, balloons have really come of age. Be aware, however, that some venues – particularly those with very high ceilings – don’t allow helium balloons. The following information and images have been kindly provided by The Balloon Lady
Balloons are a wonderful way of decorating your venue and adding colour to what can otherwise be very plain spaces. The days of balloons being tied in 3’s and pinned to the walls are long gone and there are so many exciting options available, with simple classic designs of 3 balloons spiralling up above the table centres, to balloons inside balloons that will leave your guests wondering ‘how did they do that?’!!!
Why not consider framing the top table and incorporating an arch of balloons or a set of 3 tulle trimmed Clouds floating above you. Its so easy to concentrate on decorating the guest tables, that brides often forget to add decoration to this, the most important table. Remember its where you will be sitting and there will be masses of pictures taken here, so its important to make sure you have a stunning back drop.
Balloons can also be arranged as floor decorations around the sides of the room, in spaces traditionally filled by pedestals of flower, not only is this often more economical, but it can add a bit of ‘fun’ into a very traditional day, and reminds guests that they are there to enjoy themselves.
Why not consider releasing balloons in your colour scheme – these can be done after the formal photos and before you sit down for your meal, or even in the 45-minute lull between the wedding breakfast and the evening reception. You can either give each of your guests a balloon each to release or you can do it from one large net – whichever you do you will get some spectacular photos and a memorable moment. Don’t forget that balloons can also be used to add the finishing ‘WOW’ factor to your evening reception as well – if you are lucky enough to have a venue with a wonderfully tall ceiling, then you could have a fabulous exploding balloon, that will shower you with small balloons and slow dropping flutter fetti at the end of your first dance, providing you with some magical photos and giving the guests the perfect time to join you on the dance floor. Balloons inside balloons are always very popular – but this year we are seeing weddings move towards very elegant table arrangements, with perhaps a single balloon with small balloons inside, floating on pretty tulle, either above a simple weight, or above floral centrepieces. Its an elegant and understated style, that always wows the guests.